021128 Mo Note
Yukio MORITA's Martian Images
taken on 28 November 2002 (101゚Ls)

The sky is fair but seeing is 2/10.

The LCM is around 009゚W, and shows M Acidalium near the morning side as well as some dark markings on the SH or equator. The season is 101゚Ls and the central latitude is 21゚N.

The apparent diameter rose just upto 4.1".

MORITA uses an f /7.7 Newtonian extended to f /50 having a 25 cm speculum equipped with an ST-5C (at -5゚C).

Image data are
     7 IR images each with 0.1 secs
    10 R60 + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 secs
    10 PO1 + IR Rejection images each with 0.5 secs
    10 B390 + IR Rejection images each with 2 secs

He is using some older filters, but is going to use a new set soon.

MORITA's observing site is located at Hatsukai-chi, Hiroshima
He is a CMO member ever since July 1992 (cf CMO #122)

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