Mars 2010

Mars at opposition: January 29th        Mag: -1.2          Diameter: 14.1" 

Previous apparitions of Mars from Worth Hill Observatory

January 8th

Syrtis Major on eastern limb. White cloud over 'Chaos' just passed the central meridian.
Dark area bordering  North Polar Cap is 'Utopia'.





January 18th


Dark area to the south is Mare Sirenum. Possible white cloud over Nix Olympia just west of  the central meridian.
Imaged in R:G:B  Celestron 9.25". Not much detail but this is the 'boring' side of Mars. Prominent North Polar Cap.
South at top in all images.


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