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Mars Sketches and Observations

Here is a collection of some of my Mars sketches and observing reports I have made over the years. Note it does not include numerous observing reports and sketches that I have made since 1973.

Also in 1978 I purchased a C-90, and in addition to using it for observing I started to do astrophotography. This continued when I bought a C8 in 1980, and from the early to mid-1980's I did a lot of deep-sky astrophotography.html. I still observed but did not make sketches during this time.

The first time I observed Mars through a telescope was in 1973 during a favorable opposition where its diameter reach 21.47". Through a 60mm refractor I was able to some of the larger surface features such as Mare and the South Polar Cap.

You can select the sketches individually from the list below or select one and scroll down to the bottom and the click the arrow button to view the rest of them.

The Mars Nomenclature page has information on how to identify features on Mars including the atmosphere and surface features.


Mars Occultation of Epsilon Geminorum April 8, 1976 (observing report)

July 25, 1986

July 26, 1988

August 6, 1988

August 13, 1988

August 20, 1988

September 3rd, 1988

September 11, 1988

September 17, 1988

October 2, 1988

October 28, 1988

November 18, 1988

October 2, 1988 (Nomenclature)

May 1, 1999

May 2, 1999

May 2, 1999

May 16, 1999

May 16, 1999

June 23, 2001

July 31, 2003

August 24, 2003

August 29, 2003

April 14, 2005 (observing report)

May 5, 2005 (observing report)

May 13, 2005 (observing report)

August - September 2005 (observing report)

September 25, 2005

October 2, 2005

October 20, 2005 (observing report)

October 22, 2005

November 13, 2005 (observing report)

November 20, 2005

January 2006 (observing report)

September 2 - 3, 2007 (observing report)

September 8, 2007 (observing report)

October 15, 2007 (observing report)

November 19, 2009 (observing report)

February 19th, 2012 (observing report)



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