Mars UTC

CM1: 180.50°

CLat: -15.00°


My first image of Mars this apparition. This is the first time I'm using an Orion Luminance filter for UV/IR cut. I was hoping to use it to improve color balance using the south polar cap as a reference for white, but the dust storm obscured it to the point of being useless.


  • Dust is covering much of the visible northern hemisphere of the planet, but the summit of Elysium Mons appears as a dot near the limb.
  • Mare Cimmerium and the surrounding regions are visible, most of it past the CM.


Celestron X-Cel 3x


Celestron EdgeHD 8