2001

Mars 20010930-0110

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

Date 2001-09-30
Time (UT) 01:05 - 01:15
CM 265-268°
Telescope 15cm f/6 MN @ 200x w/bino-viewer
Filters none
Seeing 3/10
Transparency clear
Notes Disk appears almost colourless. First time I've seen albedo features worth drawing since July!
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Mars 20010731-0147

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

Date 2001-07-31
Time (UT) 01:43 - 01:51
CM 134-136°
Telescope 15cm f/6 MN @ 225x w/bino-viewer
Filters none
Seeing 4/10
Transparency clear
Notes Orange colour has not returned to the cental part of the disk. Dark markings becoming more definite.
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Mars 20010725-0211

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

Date 2001-07-25
Time (UT) 02:07 - 02:16
CM 195-197°
Telescope 15cm f/6 MN @ 225x w/bino-viewer
Filters none
Seeing 5/10
Transparency clear
Notes Detail seems to be coming back after dust storm. More colour & contrast.
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Mars 20010713-0150

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

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Mars 20010710-0200

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

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Mars 20010709-0151

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

Date 2001-07-09
Time (UT) 01:47 - 01:55
CM 335-337°
Telescope 15cm f/6 MN @ 150x w/bino-viewer
Filters none
Seeing 4/10
Transparency clear
Notes Disk appears pale yellow - reddish colour is gone. Markings very low contrast.
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Mars 20010628-0248

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

Date 2001-06-28
Time (UT) 02:45 - 02:52
CM 88-89°
Telescope 15cm f/6 reflector @ 225x w/bino-viewer
Filters none
Seeing 4/10
Transparency haze
Notes Seeing not as good as last night. Blue gray shading on S limb.
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Mars 20010627-0310

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

Date 2001-06-27
Time (UT) 03:05 - 03:15
CM 101-104°
Telescope 15cm f/6 reflector @ 290x w/bino-viewer
Filters none
Seeing 6/10
Transparency haze
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Mars 20010617-0344

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

Date 2001-06-17
Time (UT) 03:40 - 03:49
CM 199-201°
Telescope 15cm f/6 reflector @ 225 w/bino-viewer
Filters none
Seeing 4/10
Transparency clear
Notes Eridania clearly seen as whiter than rest of disk.
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Mars 20010613-0338

Mars sketch by Geoff Gaherty.

Date 2001-06-13
Time (UT) 03:33 - 03:44
CM 232-235°
Telescope 15cm f/6 reflector @ 150x w/bino-viewer
Filters none
Seeing 6/10
Transparency 2/6, haze
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