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Images of Mars

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Mars: December 10, 2005

Mars: December 10, 2005, 19:44 MEZ

8" f/6 Maksutov-Newton working at f/72 (Televue "Powermate" 5x + Celeston Ultima 2x)
Webcam: Philips PCVC 840K with IR-cut filter
Site: Mistelbach, Lower Austria
Exposure time: 456 x 1/25s

Image taken and processed by Howdii.

Mars: November 20, 2005

Mars: November 20, 2005, 1:13 MEZ

8" f/6 Maksutov-Newton working at f/72 (Televue "Powermate" 5x + Celeston Ultima 2x)
Webcam: Philips PCVC 840K with IR-cut filter
Site: Mistelbach, Lower Austria
Exposure time: 114 x 1/25s

Image taken and processed by Howdii.

Description: The Valles Marineris side, as in the image of October 15th. An interesting broad white cloud cap covers the northern polar region, however. The southern polar cap seems to have faded. Features in the southern hemisphere are somewhat smeared, possibly by dust storms.

Mars: October 30, 2005

Mars: October 30, 2005, 1:30 MESZ

9.5" f/4.9 Newtonian working at f/24.4 (Televue "Powermate" 5x)
Webcam: Philips PCVC 740K with IR-cut filter
Site: Ebenwaldhöhe, Lower Austria
Exposure time: 805 x 1/33s

Image taken and processed by Walter.

Description: The large orange plain Elysium Planitia covers most of the upper part of the planet's disk. Terra Cimmeria, Terra Sirenum and Hesperia Planum make up the brownish band, which thrusts two fingers into the Elysium plain. Planum Chronium and Planum Australe form the lower (southern) part mof the disk. No southern polar cap is visible, while slight bluish haze covers the upper part of the northern hemisphere.

Mars: October 27, 2005

Mars: October 27, 2005, 2:34 MESZ

8" f/6 Maksutov-Newton working at f/72 (Televue "Powermate" 5x + Celeston Ultima 2x)
Webcam: Philips PCVC 840K with IR-cut filter
Site: Mistelbach, Lower Austria
Exposure time: 1228 x 1/25s

Image taken and processed by Howdii.

Description: The most prominent feature seen here is Syrtis Mayor, the large brownish "finger" which extends into Elysium Planitia, the large plain which forms the upper orange part. Near the left edge, below Syrtis Mayor, the Hellas basin is apparent as a half-circular structure. Dark features at right are Hesperia Planum and Terra Cimmeria, which thrusts two small dark fingers into the Elysium plain. Elysium Mons can be seen as lightly brighter structure near the right edge in Elysium Planitia.

Mars: October 15, 2005

Mars: October 15, 2005, 4:54 MESZ

8" f/6 Maksutov-Newton working at f/30 (Televue "Powermate" 5x)
Webcam: Philips PCVC 840K with IR-cut filter
Site: Mistelbach, Lower Austria
Exposure time: 2233 x 1/50s

Image taken and processed by Howdii.

Description: Lunae Planum forms the upper orange part, Valles Marineris the brownish central part, Noachis Terra is slightly brighter below. At the bottom is Planum Australe and the southern polar cap. The blue-whitish region on top is named Acidalia Planitia. Brownish "fingers" extending into the orange planes include Candor Chasma and Ares Vallis.

Mars: October 8, 2005

Mars: October 8, 2005, 4:24 MESZ

8" f/6 Maksutov-Newton working at f/30 (Televue "Powermate" 5x)
Webcam: Philips PCVC 840K with IR-cut filter (for RGB) and R filter (for the luminance channel)
Site: Mistelbach, Lower Austria
Exposure time: 978 x 1/50s (RGB), 1056 x 1/50s (R)

RRGB image taken and processed by Howdii.

Description: The Tharsis Plateau forms most the upper orange part. Somewhat brighter spots indicate all of the Tharsis Mounts, including Olympus Mons near the upper left edge, and possibly some clouds. The multi-armed dark structure below is Vallis Marineris, the gigantic canyon system. Planum Australe and the southern polar cap are located at the lower lower edge of the planet's disk.

Mars: September 24, 2005

Mars: September 24, 2005, 5:17 MESZ

8" f/6 Maksutov-Newton working at f/30 (Televue "Powermate" 5x)
Webcam: Philips PCVC 840K with IR-cut filter
Site: Mistelbach, Lower Austria
Exposure time: approx. 800 x 1/50s

Image taken and processed by Howdii.

Description: Elysium Planitia forms the upper orange part, Terra Cimmeria the brownish stripe below, at the bottom is Planum Australe and the southern polar cap. Syrtis Major and the bright Hellas basin are the formations near the left edge. The bright spot to the right of Syrtis Major may be Libya Montes.

Mars: August 10, 2003

Mars: August 10, 2003
2 Webcam images


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