Mars UTC

CM1: 306.80°

CLat: -13.20°


Seeing improved after the first Mars photo. I was continuing to capture between clouds.


  • The north polar hood is peeking over the northern limb, presumably above the dust.
  • The global dust storm has left a very opaque view of most of the surface.
  • Hellas Basin appears to be covered by a completely opaque cloud of dust, which also appears to be extending east out of the basin.
  • The south polar cap is covered in dust on the eastern side, but mostly clear on the western side.


Celestron X-Cel 3x


Celestron EdgeHD 8