Monday, February 13, 2012

small Mars (Toronto)

It was very clear as I readied for bed. I realised Mars would be fairly high in the sky. SkyTools said 50° up.

Took a quick peak with the little reflector from the porch... Frickin' tree in the way.

I tried the Meade 18mm and Tele Vue 9mm eyepieces. Unsatisfying views were returned, Mars a bright orange dot. 17 power and 33, respectively. Not much better than binoculars.

Briefly, for a moment, the idea flickered through my mind: get out the big 'scope.


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