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Mars during 2014

All images have been taken with an Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm @f/4.5 telescope
mounted on an
Skywatcher AZ EQ6 mount German Equatorial / Alt-Az dual mode. 
A QHY5L-II(High QE!) - Monochrome camera was used along with SupaSlim Filter Wheel.
A Televue 3x barlow was used to increase the effective focal length and consequent magnification. 
Image acquisition with Torsten Edelmann's Firecapture software

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May 21, 2014

Condition good seeing and transparency.

- Deutoronilus Mensae
- Protonilus Mensae
- Cecropia area and the Deutoronilus Mensae!!!
- Cydonia Mensae and Thymiamata


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera FL3-FW-03S1M-C POINT GREY, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 339




May 11, 2014

Condition good seeing and transparency.

The Tharsis region continues to have clouds but the volcanoes is still visible
- Arsia Mons - 19.31 km with diameter 435 km
- Pavonis Mons - 14 km with diameter 375 km
- Ascraeus Mons - 18.1 km with diameter 480 km

Also Interest region we can see at this capture :
- Valles Marineris
- Acidalia Planitia with some clouds
- Alba Patera is visible
- Chryse Planitia with near a Kasei Valles
-The Lunae Planum region with small clouds


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 75




May 07, 2014

Condition average seeing and medium transparency.

- Nix Olympica (Olympus Mons)
- Alba Patera
- Lycus Sulci with Acheron Fossae
- Acidalia Planitia
- maybe is vissible a Echus Chasma with Saronov


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 114




May 02, 2014

Condition average seeing and medium transparency.

- Nix Olympica (Olympus Mons) with clouds
- Arcadia
- Amazonis
- Planitia


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 167



Mars Central Meridian: 165




April 14, 2014

Condition average seeing and bad transparency.

- Deutoronilus Mensae
- Protonilus Mensae
- and maybe is visible a crater Lyot between Cecropia area and the Deutoronilus Mensae!!!
- Between a Cydonia Mensae and Thymiamata I see two dark spots but I can not recognize this


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 349




April 12, 2014

Condition good seeing and bad transparency.

- Deutoronilus Mensae
- Protonilus Mensae
- and maybe is visible a crater Lyot between Cecropia area and the Deutoronilus Mensae!!!
- Between a Cydonia Mensae and Thymiamata I see two dark spots but I can not recognize this


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 355




March 31, 2014

Condition good seeing and transparency.

- Nix Olympica (Olympus Mons) with clouds
- Mesogaea with clouds
- Lunae Palus with clouds


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 111



Mars Central Meridian: 111




March 30, 2014

Condition good seeing and transparency.

- Nix Olympica (Olympus Mons) with clouds
- Mesogaea with clouds
- Lunae Palus with clouds


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 123




March 22, 2014

Condition average seeing.

- Syrtis Major
- Gomer Sinus
- Elysium
- Eridania
- Nodus Alcyonius


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 230




March 21, 2014

Condition average seeing.

- Syrtis Major
- Gomer Sinus
- Elysium
- Eridania
- Nodus Alcyonius


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 215




March 20, 2014

Condition average seeing.

- Syrtis Major
- Gomer Sinus
- Elysium
- Eridania
- Nodus Alcyonius


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 227




March 15, 2014

Condition very poor.

- Syrtis Major
- Simus Sabaeus
- Hellas
- Eden
- Aeria
- Arabia
- Utopia
- Nodus Alcyonius


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 314



March 14, 2014

Condition very poor.

- Syrtis Major
- Simus Sabaeus
- Hellas
- Eden
- Aeria
- Arabia
- Utopia
- Nodus Alcyonius


Telescope Skywatcher BK DOB14" Collapsible 355mm, camera QHY 5L-II, filters RGB, barlow 3X.



Mars Central Meridian: 294



Mars Central Meridian: 311



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