Clark R. Chapman’s maps of Mars



The Strolling Astronomer, 1961 (1-2)

Drawing, made with a 10-inch reflector, 1960.




Chapman’s 1960-61 map of Mars.  Photo source

“The map of Mars was constructed by Clark R. Chapman and based on 60 of his drawings during the 1960-61 apparition of Mars. The drawings were made primarily with his 10-inch reflector between 11-May 19, 1960, and May .., 1961. The positions on the map are based on positions measured from JJ of Mr. Chapman’s drawings. It is placed on a Mercator projection”.

Literature: The Strolling Astronomer, 1962(7-8), p. 168.




Barabashev’s drawing of Mars


Reproduced in Kulin-Zerinváry: A távcső világa. Budapest, 1958.

Courtesy of I. Almar


” In the 1920-1926 yrs. with the help of a 270-millimeter reflector NP Barabashov conducted a large number of visual observations of Mars in different spectral ranges, the result of which was the compilation of a map of the planet’s surface.” (Wikipedia, Russian version)


Pic du Midi drawings and map of Mercury

Upper row: 1942, Lyot – 25 drawings, 36 inch refractor, 300-500x magnification.

Lower row: 1950, A Dollfus, 60-inch refractor, 750-900x magnification


Lyot and Camichel, 1942:  Map from 12 composites. 23 markings were measured.

Source: A. Dollfus: Visual and photographic studies off planets at the Pic du Midi. In: Planets and Satellites, GP Kuiper and B Middlehurst, eds. Chicago Univ Press 543-571.



Comparative infographics


The giant volcano Olympus and some terrestrial volcanoes.

Source: В. Н. Губин Дистанционные методы в геологии. Курс лекций. МИНСК
БГУ 2004.



Иллюстрации из наглядного пособия А. А. Михайлова «Луна — ближайшее к нам небесное светило» (М.: Гос. изд — во культурно — просветительной литературы, 1946): относительные размеры Луны и Земли, проекция Луны на земную поверхность и карта Луны.

Illustrations from the visual aid of AA Mikhailov “The Moon is the nearest heavenly celestial” (M .: State Publishing House of Cultural and Educational Literature, 1946): the relative dimensions of the Moon and the Earth, the projection of the Moon on the Earth’s surface and the map of the Moon.