Re: Viewing Mars
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I agree aesthetically the unfiltered views are the most pleasant though filters are quite useful for whatever detail you can get and some details can't be seen without them. This has been the best apparition I have seen in decades and the best we are likely to see in the next two decades (for some of us the last good one most likely!). After Mars recedes you can sell or put away your colored filters except the 56 green for Jupiter next year.
On Friday, October 23, 2020, 10:25:23 AM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:
Here are my notes from viewing Mars last night in a small 120/900 refractor. It really is the best opposition I have ever seen. I tried all my filters, including nebula filters. Oddly enough, some deep sky brought out details. I found the older OIII and UHC to be more effective than the newer versions. Overall, it's hard to beat the view without filters.