λ=176°Ls, (ω=183°W, φ=16°S), δ=9.3", ι (phase angle)=43°
Seeing good (7-8, Pickering). Transparency 4-5m.
Wind NE 2-9 kts. No dew. Altitude = 36-40°.
SPC breaking through hood. Note very delicate PM cloud on terminator over Olympus Mons.
Thin AM limb arc and some N. Polar clouds-- ? NPH forming.
Propontis I, Hyblaeus very dark. Trivium-Cerberus remains weak.
As in the past several apparitions, a dark streak noted along northern borders of Cimmerium M. and Sirenum M. This has been most conspicuous near quadrature.
PARKER uses a 41 cm Newtonian working at f/55 with an eyepiece projection together with an SBIG ST9XE ccd camera, equipped with a CFW-8C filter wheel and RGB interference filters as well as a luminance Red RG610 Schott filter.
RG610 (610 -1100nm): 0.13s 25 images
Red (612 - 670nm) : 0.31s 1 image
Green (488 - 574nm) : 0.50s 8 images
Blue (392 - 508nm) : 2.10s 12 images
Images bias, flat and dark corrected.
Observer: Donald C PARKER, Coral Gables, FL. USA