Mars on 2020-10-08, 07:31 UT.

Posted by Rod Pommier
on Sunday, January 10, 2021
Mars on 2020-10-08, 07:31 UT, mean time of observation, imaged under mediocre seeing conditions, but I was still able to pull out some details. This image shows Sinus Sabaeus central on the disk with Sinus Meridiani to its left. Syrtis Major and Tyrrena Terra are setting on the right limb with the Hellas basin below them. The darker area below Sinus Sebaeus and to the left of the Hellas basin is Noachis Terra (Noah's Land). Details were obscured along much of the lower left/eastern limb, likely from morning mists and clouds, but Margaritifer Terra can be seen emerging from them. The South Polar Cap is noticeably smaller than in my image from 2020-10-03.
Image Data:
Telescope/Mount: Celestron Compustar C14 with TeleVue Powermate 2x.
Camera: Point Grey Flea3 Color.
Location: Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA.
Date/Time: 2020-10-08, 07:31 mean time of observation.
Best 3379 frames from 5 videos, stacked and de-rotated in WinJupos.

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