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First sketch of Mars


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Hi All,
I got some reasonable views of Mars this morning (relative to recent cloudy or very poor conditions) and decided there was enough detail to try my first sketch.
I had my 8" Edge HD and Hyperflex Zoom at 10mm giving 214x and sketched from 12.40 to 1.10am.
I'm sketching to observe more rather than observing to sketch - so this is just the doodle I did at the eyepiece not a 'proper' finished piece.
I was so excited when I compared it to a map picture of Mars just now!  It does seem to have some of the main features in about the right places.



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It's a great feeling when you compare your sketch and see you've actually recorded recognizable detail from another world. It's really encouraging to see antibodies sketches but as a first sketch its loaded with detail. I really hope that this first step is one of many. ☺

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