Syrtis Major and Hellas Basin are just past the central meridian.

Mars UTC

CM1: 301.40°

CLat: -19.60°

Description

With Saturn becoming too low to photograph, I turned my attention to Mars, where the seeing was much better due to the higher elevation.

Notes:

  • Sinus Meridiani is emerging from the night side of Mars.
  • Syrtis Major and Hellas Basin are just past the central meridian.
  • The south polar cap is small.

Equipment

Celestron C8 EdgeHD

ZWO ASI174MM

Celestron X-Cel 3x

Logs
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