The south polar cap is very small.

Mars UTC

CM1: 351.70°

CLat: -26.10°

Description

I decided to call it a night after this image so I could get enough sleep for Jupiter in the morning.

Notes:

  • Sinus Meridiani is at the central meridian.
  • Syrtis Major and Hellas Basin are setting.
  • The bright orange cloud over Hellas looks like it may have escaped the basin on its western side.
  • The south polar cap is very small.

Equipment

Celestron C8 EdgeHD

ZWO ASI174MM

Celestron X-Cel 3x

Logs
FireCapture v2.6  Settings
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