Jun 052016
 

I haven’t had many opportunities to image Mars this year, as it’s been very low in the sky and the weather here in the eastern U.S. has been very rainy and turbulent (typical of an El Nino year).  Here are two images taken recently, however.  The first shows the Elysium region and bright spot that may be an uncharacteristic dust storm, to the left, and Olympus Mons with some orographic clouds formed around it, to the right.  The next shows a cloudless Olympus Mons (the largest volcano in the solar system) centered on the planet (it’s the light colored ring in the middle) with some clouds over the Tharsis region (just to the right and a little lower).

 
C14 /PGR Flea3m/Astrodon filters
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Mars_1_June_2016_0306ut_wjaeschke

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