Last updated: 30 August 2003
Subject: Mars in the ETX-70 Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 22:06:49 From: email@example.com (Thomas Henry) Here's a quick and current report to give you ETX-70 owners some confidence: head outdoors pronto for Mars! I got my first shot tonight, and it's excellent with a 6mm and 2X Barlow. I immediately picked out the dark "continents". They're instantly visible. I knew the southern polar ice cap should be visible, but I didn't notice it at first. Then, wham! It is very white and really stands out once you know where to look. It's also enoromous. That must be some cold planet. I put the scope in sleep mode and will check it again in a couple hours when Mars rises a bit more. Plus, the temperature is finally beginning to fall, so perhaps the viewing will be even better in an hour or two. Best wishes, Thomas Henry
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