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Rick Murray

    I was finally able to see some definition in Mars. After remembering north is south through my Dob I could see the northern ice cap. On a bright planet it was even brighter, almost like a glare. At times I thought I could see some darker shading, but then I also thought I could see three dark stripes at times. I won't claim to have seen any major definition. I did get the best look I think I ever have at Mars. I had to use my polarized filter to get that view. It was too bright without it.
    It was good to see Saturn again…I've missed it. The atmosphere was more steady tonight than last night, in my opinion. I did a quick look at the Eskimo & Owl nebulas, M35, 36, 37, & 38 just for practice.

    Happy Trails