2003 03 08 DPk Note
Don PARKER's Images on 8 March 2003 at 9:41 - 10:13 GMT

  λ=149°Ls,   φ=4°S,   δ=6.4",   ι=39°

Seeing fair (6, Pickering) despite low altitude. Transparency 4.5m.
No wind. Light dew. Altitude = 26 - 31°.

The SPH is bright. Cloud is detected over Chryse on the morning limb. Edom looks bright in Red. There is shown an extraordinarily enlarged dark patch in Hellespontus-Noachis.

PARKER uses a 41 cm Newtonian working at f/60 with an eyepiece projection. SBIG ST9XE ccd camera is used, equipped with a CFW-8C filter wheel and RGB interference filters as well as a luminance red Schott filter.

Integration times:
RG610 (610 -1100nm): 0.14s 31 images
Red      (612 - 670nm) : 0.30s   7 images
Green   (488 - 574nm) : 0.45s   7 images
Blue      (392 - 508nm) : 2.00s  7 images
Images biased, flat and dark corrected.

Observer: Donald C. PARKER, Coral Gables,  FL.  USA

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