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My repaired mount controller finally arrived and I was happily able to have my
16" scope usable again! Mars has grown to 12.7 arc seconds as it makes closest
approaches to Earth just three weeks from now. Unsteady seeing made focusing
extremely difficult but the major features of the Red Planet were never-the-less
distinctly captured. Both northern and southern polar caps are evident. Clouds
and haze also cover a good portion of Mars.

Date Imaged       :

February 10, 2012

Lens       :

N16 f/29

Camera       :


Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio