C8 and 5X Barlow, QHY5IIL CCD Camera
My close-up of Mars from Wednesday Night 06-29-2016…above average seeing Cranked it up with my old orange tube C8 and 5X Barlow, QHY5IIL CCD Camera, kinda pushing the limits of the 8inch, but it shows some surface details, High puffy clouds up North, Elysium Mons volcano region dead center, Elysium Fosse & Planitia right, Utopia Planitia left, and the tiny little fingers sticking up from the long dark feature along the bottom shows Gale crater. Upper top right edge shows the rare Blue limb clouds! At bottom we can see clouds around the Southern Ice cap region too!. Phase 0.931 & Diameter is 16.4 arcsec.