021201 Mo Note
Yukio MORITA's Martian Images
taken on 1 December 2002 (102゚Ls)

The sky is fair but seeing is 2/10. High Pressure air but with much cloud.

The LCM is around 334 degs W. and shows S Sabaeus near the CM and a bit of Syrtis Mj at the evening side. The season is 102 degs Ls and the central latitude is 21 degs N.

The apparent diameter is 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
     9 IR images each with 0.1 secs
    10 R60 + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 secs
    10 PO1 + IR Rejection images each with 0.7 secs
     9 B390 + IR Rejection images each with 6 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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