2003 05 10 DPk Note
Don PARKER's Images on 10 May 2003
at 09:06~10:16 GMT

  λ=183°Ls,   (ω=049°, 060°W, 066°W,   φ=18°S),   δ=10.2",   ι (phase angle)=43°

Seeing good (8, Pickering), however high winds 8-15 kts. Transparency 5m+.
No dew. Altitude = 37-44°.

Solis Lacus "L"-shaped, thin with western part lighter, oriented NE-SW. Bathys conspicuous.
Nectaris SInus a dark dot. Agathodaemon, Melas L., dark. Coprates, Tithonius L., Hebes L. detected. Phasis still conspicuous. Nilokeras, Lunae L., Juventae F. visible. Margaritifer, Oxia Palus dark on PM limb.
Thin clouds over Chryse, Candor, and N. Tharsis. AM limb haze.

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

Integration times:
  Red      (610 - 1100nm) : 0.11s   19-57 images   (RG610, NO IR Rejection)
  Green   (488 - 574nm) : 0.45s    1-8 images
  Blue      (392 - 508nm) : 1.70s   1-6 images
Images bias, flat and dark corrected.

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

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