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    Rick, what telescope and eyepiece are you using?  How confident are you that your scope was properly cooled down and collimated?  Were you aiming directly above roofs or pavement that might have been releasing heat?

    Mars is a tricky one for seeing detail on, even under the best of conditions.  It takes a good long look to really spot much on most nights, on the order of 5-10 minutes.