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Mars 18 Sept


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Seeing was good. Transparency was poor but improved. Very still and damp.

8" Bresser dob. Could take up to 350x but most done at 227x

Extended periods of clarity and good resolution. Could make out some fine detail.

Disk is still obviously getting larger as we approach opposition.

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4 hours ago, Pixies said:

Seeing was good. Transparency was poor but improved. Very still and damp.

8" Bresser dob. Could take up to 350x but most done at 227x

Extended periods of clarity and good resolution. Could make out some fine detail.

Disk is still obviously getting larger as we approach opposition.

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That's brilliant. 

Do you use a filter? I'm finding Mars quite bright and a bit glarey tbh.

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18 minutes ago, sputniksteve said:

That's brilliant. 

Do you use a filter? I'm finding Mars quite bright and a bit glarey tbh.

I use the Baader Neodymium filter, which helps. I also deliberately kill off my dark adaption, by putting the kitchen lights on. I had tried my ND moon filter, but that was to much.

Mind you, I know what you mean and I think there's still scope to reduce the brightness a little bit more. I might see if a variable polarising filter helps too.

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