Mars on July 11 and July 17, 2016
Mars Drawing On July 11, 2016
The great deserts of Mars dominated the planet when I made this drawing.  The gibbous
phase of the planet has become obvious as it moves away from its opposition with Earth.
It is more than an arcsecond smaller than when I made my last drawing, so it is becoming
smaller in the telescope quickly. Details are labeled on the drawing.
Drawing Of Mars On July 17, 2016
The skies were reasonably stable last night and although Mars is quickly
decreasing in size through the telescope the planet still made a good
appearance.  Easily good enough for a drawing.  Details are labeled on
the drawing.