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The challenge has been met by Geoff Gaherty, and in a very short time.  Thanks Geoff!  You can see all eight Mars sketches at /category/archivetags/sazielinski

A page in a scrapbook at National Office contains 8 Mars sketches and 8 dates/times/seeing ratings each on a piece of paper.  Unfortunately, 7 of each of these have come unglued from the page. (There's a lesson in that somewhere!)  So here is a challenge for all you sketchers and Mars observers out there: can you figure out which sketch goes with which date?

  1. 1958 Nov 01 @ 22:00 EST, seeing 5
  2. 1958 Nov 02 @ 21:30 EST, seeing 4
  3. 1958 Nov 04 @ 21:00 EST, seeing 2-3
  4. 1958 Nov 09 @ 21:00 EST, seeing 4
  5. 1958 Nov 12 @ 20:00 EST, seeing 2
  6. 1958 Nov 22 @ 20:00 EST, seeing 3
  7. 1958 Nov 27 @ 21:00 EST, seeing 5

Drawings made through a 10" f/7.2 Newtonian. Power 150. Seeing in Pickering's scale; 5 is the best we ever have here. Polar region marked in dotted line: glimpses and doubtful. Time: EST.
Location: N.Lat. 45°17'31", W.Long. 72°33'02"; elev.: 650 feet
Address: S.A. Zielinski, Fulford, Que.


Mars #1

Mars #2

Mars #3

Mars #4

Mars #5

Mars #6

Mars #7