Mars Apparition 2013-2014.

Observing Site: Selsey, UK. +5043' N, 0047" W. 

Opposition date: April 9th, 2014. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 15.2". Declination:-0501'. Constellation: Virgo.

 

Mars in 2014


Mars on April 28th, 2014. Diam=14.73". Excellent seeing conditions. Hellas bright with frost and clouds at top. Elysium orographic clouds bright on the evening limb. Outlying NPC fragments surrounding the cap.


Mars on April 27th, 2014. Diam=14.79". Excellent seeing conditions. Hellas bright with frost and clouds at top. Elysium orographic clouds bright on the evening limb. Outlying NPC fragments surrounding the cap. Syrtis Major prominent near centre.


Mars on April 26th, 2014. Diam=14.86". Excellent seeing conditions. Hellas bright with frost and clouds at top. Elysium orographic clouds bright on the evening limb. Outlying NPC fragments surrounding the cap.


Mars on April 24th, 2014. Diam=14.94". Excellent seeing conditions. The Hellas basin appears bright at top filled with frost and clouds. Bright clouds over Chryse and Mare Acidalium. Syrtis Major is prominent showing albedo variations.


Mars on April 22nd, 2014. Diam=15.02". Good seeing conditions. Extensive clouds and hazes across the planet. Mare Acidalium and Sinus Meridiani are prominent. Note the bright clouds over Syrtis Major on the left side of the disk.


Mars on April 21st, 2014. Diam=15.05". Excellent seeing conditions. Extensive clouds and hazes across the planet. Mare Acidalium and Sinus Meridiani are prominent. Note the bright blue clouds over Syrtis Major becoming more intense as they approach the limb.


 

Mars on April 20th, 2014. Diam=15.08". Good seeing conditions. Extensive clouds and hazes across the planet. Mare Acidalium and Sinus Meridiani are prominent. Note the bright clouds over Syrtis Major on the left side of the disk.


Mars on April 19th, 2014. Diam=15.10". Excellent seeing conditions. Extensive clouds and hazes across the planet. Mare Acidalium and Sinus Meridiani are prominent. Note the bright clouds over Syrtis Major on the left side of the disk.


Mars on April 18th, 2014. Diam=15.12". Good seeing conditions. The giant volcanoes appear near the limb shrouded in bright clouds. The north polar cap shows the dark Chasma Borealis rift while the far southern basin Argyre is covered in mist. 


Mars on April 17th, 2014. Diam=15.13". Good seeing conditions. The giant volcanoes appear near the limb shrouded in bright clouds. The north polar cap shows the dark Chasma Borealis rift while the far southern basin Argyre is covered in mist. 


Mars on April 16th, 2014. Diam=15.15". Fair seeing conditions. Tharsis and the giant volcanoes are well presented shrouded in bright clouds. The north polar cap shows the dark Chasma Borealis rift along with the fragmented NPC outlier, Olympia.


Mars on April 15th, 2014. Diam=15.16". Fair seeing conditions. Tharsis and the giant volcanoes are well presented shrouded in bright clouds. The north polar cap shows the dark Chasma Borealis rift along with the fragmented NPC outlier, Olympia.


Mars on April 14th, 2014. Diam=15.16". Excellent seeing conditions. Tharsis and the giant volcanoes are well presented shrouded in bright clouds. The north polar cap shows the dark Chasma Borealis rift along with the fragmented NPC outlier, Olympia.


Mars on March 19th, 2014. Diam=13.58". Very poor seeing conditions. Syrtis Major is central with brilliant clouds over Hellas. NPC bright with dark colar. NPC outlier  Olympia is prominent to the left of the cap. Brilliant orographic clouds over Elysium.


Mars on October 6th, 2013. Diam=4.45". Solis Lacus is seen at the top with clouds over Chryse. Also clouds over Tharsis. Bright NPC.


Mars on September 20th, 2013. Diam=4.26". The first set of images obtained for the apparition. Syrtis Major is well seen with a bright NPC at bottom. Some light haze over Hellas and Elysium looks pretty clear.

 


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