2003 05 01 Mo Note
Martian Images taken 01 May 2003 at 19:44~20:17 GMT by Yukio MORITA.

  λ=177゚Ls,   (ω=292°W - 300°W,   φ=16°S),   δ=9.5",   ι=43°
  Seeing: 5/10.

  The spc shows a depression from the top. The morning side of the spc is brighter. Hellas shows an off-white area inside the western basin also in the B image. Hellespontus and Yaonis Fr make a broad dark band whose southern part is the dark D Hellesponticae. S Sabaeus is caught well in R. Syrtis Mj is recovering the usual shape?

Use is made of 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
    15 IR images each exposed with 0.1 secs
    15 R + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 secs
    10 G + IR Rejection images each with 0.3 secs
    20 B + IR Rejection images each with 0.5 secs
Filters: Koh-Ei-Sha's interference RGB filter of Type 3.

The Morita Observatory is located (132.3°E, 34.3°N) at Hatsuka-ichi, Hiroshima, Japan.

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