Mars - February 5, 2010

Mars Pastel Sketch – February 5, 2010

Mars - February 5, 2010
Mars – February 5, 2010
Sketch and Details by Mark Seibold

Technical information regarding the sketch:

At my current residence of Sandy Oregon in the home driveway; 30 miles east of Portland Oregon:

After Observing Mars through my Nexstar 5i and 10.1″ f/4.5 Coulter Odyssey Dobsonian telescope on two evenings of February 5th and 6th 2010, I produced this large 22″ X 30″ pastel impression with artists conceptual Martian landscape showing a dust storm over the polar cap region as science news reported today. The pastel chalks were applied to black Stonehenge 100% cotton cold pressed pastel paper. Through broken clouds over two nights, I eventually rendered most of the prominent albedo features on the martian surface; the left hemisphere edge exhibited a definite blue limb haze along most of the discs edge on the evening of February 5th at approximately 7 UT ~ 9 UT.


3 thoughts on “Mars Pastel Sketch – February 5, 2010”

  1. Thank you Scott and Frank, for the kind words.
    I just discovered this morning on March 3rd 2020, that Frank had published several of my other astronomy sketch-works, aside from what I assumed was only a single one, that of my total eclipse of the moon in early December 2011.
    So I must express that I owe Frank a great thanks for publishing these other sketches of mine, in Astronomy Sketch of the Day.

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