This is one of only two imaging runs of Mars on Friday evening.

Another long day and a short night… not enough sleep hours in a day

After completing the double shadow transit of Jupiter, Mars had just risen above the treeline.

Best 10% of 16K images! Low altitude… one of these days I will be able to stay up late enough to capture mars overhead… if the cloud cooperate!

Lastly.. how to compare against known references to identify surface features… We have the Mars Previewer from Sky and telescope, Stellarium, The British Astronomical Association Mars Mapper. We will run a test one of these days…