Saturday, 20 February 2010

A Mars a Day!

Bizibilder finally had a clear night last night AND had the telescope assembled in the Observatory AND had collimated it as best he could.  So a decent sketch at last – Mars – South is at the top.  You can see the North Polar Cap easily.  Not much other surface detail visible tonight.

8” (200mm) Newtonian reflector x 200.
Sketch with coloured pencils, blending stump, eraser and smudgy fingertip!  Processed in GIMP to get the good black background and put on the information.
Mars 0001

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