Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Got a good view of Mars last night, could see the polar cap and a few dark patches.

Despite the clouds, I managed to get a good few glimpses of Mars last
night. The polar cap was pretty obvious and some of the darker surface
features easily visible, bizarrely better when looking through the
clouds. Don't know if that means my scope need stopping down a bit -
filters didn't seem to help. The colours were also pleasingly
distinct. No pictures though, I couldn't be bothered with setting up
the webcam.

I was pleased to have caught this glimpse now, as it has been cloudy
for weeks on end, it seems, and in couple of days Mars will be at its
closest until 2014 (see

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