Mars 22days before oppositionDate:2nd December 2007 0445utTelescope:C11 @ f50Camera:Skynix 2.0M. In December 2007 Myself, Damian Peach, Ian Sharp, Bruce Kingsley and Leon De st Croix. made the trip to Barbados to image Mars approaching opposition, I also imaged the sun. Ian kindly shared his ex Damian C11 with me. Seeing was not brilliant the wind was a problem, cloud and sudden rain played a part in making this a challenging but great fun expedition. The changing Martian clouds were a big feature.
Mars 13days before oppositionDate:11th December 2007 06:00utTelescope:C11 @ f50Camera:Skynix 2.0MPlenty of action on there tonight, but imaged a little late.
Mars 11days before oppositionDate:13th December 2007 03:20utTelescope:C11 @ f50Camera:Skynix 2.0M1 day missed due to rain and imaged early ,Mars now shows "the one eyed pirate" face of Mars. Oxia Palus is on the meridian.
Mars 10days before oppositionDate:14th December 2007 02:19utTelescope:C11 @ f50Camera:Skynix 2.0MThis is the last in the series from Barbados, Sinus Meridiani is on the meridian
Mars 5days before oppositionDate:19th December 2007 23:00utTelescope:C14@ f40Camera:Skynix 2.0MI fancy that the colours of Mars go a bit monotone near opposition, as do Saturn's.
Mars 3days before oppositionDate:21st December 2007 23:28utTelescope:C14 @ f40Camera:Skynix 2.0MThe last image of Mars in 2007, Syrtis Major has just appeared over the limb.