Watercolor Mars – March 4, 2010

Mars - March 4, 2010
Mars – March 4, 2010
Sketch and Details by Andrew Watkinson-Trim

Pencil sketch at eyepiece worked up with watercolours later in the warm! This is offered as a comparison with my first attempt at drawing Mars using the same equipment from the same location. The seeing was reasonable, but again the manual Alt/Az mount necessitated frequent repositioning of the object. I was attempting this time to capture something of the colour of the planet as seen in the eyepiece, to show the astro-camera-imagers at my astronomy club what sort of results are realistically possible for a novice with a bit of patience!


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