Wednesday, July 7, 2010

2009-2010 Mars Map

Accepted as an astronomy sketch of the day

This 2009-2010 Mars map is a collage of sketches made through my telescope, which spanned from October 2009 till May 2010. Mars offers the best telescopic views at opposition. Large surface markings offer interesting analysis and comparison with similar maps produced by astro-imagers using cameras instead of their eyes. As often seen through an astronomical telescope eyepiece, the planet's orientation is inverted, with Mars' north polar cap at the bottom.

I invite readers to CLICK HERE for a full detailed report of the 2009-2010 Mars Apparition.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Charles,

    I was very impressed by your Mars map compilation. I'm a "sketcher" myself, but have never thought about, much less attempted, to put them all together as you have. I'd like to learn more about your process in constructing this. Congratulations on your map.

    Jay Albert