Observing Mars

Since the Martian dust-storm sees to be dying down, I wondered what the best time might be to observe Mars’s dominant feature – Syrtis Major.

A bit of research with Stellarium suggests around midnight on 11th August would be good. Syrtis Major is then near the meridian, Mars is due south at an elevation of 11 degrees and its diameter is still reasonable at  23.9 seconds.

Doubtless it will be cloudy!

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