2003 05 23 Mo Note
Martian Images taken 23 May 2003 at 19:26~19:57 GMT by Yukio MORITA.

  λ=190゚Ls,   (ω=075°- 082°W,   φ=20°S),   δ=11.5",   ι=43°
  Seeing: 2-3 /10. Observation at a break in the clouds.

  Ophir-Candor looks whitish bright (so in B) affected by the evening mist from Xanthe. Compared with Ophir, the brightness of the Syria Planum (the area following Solis L) is not definite. Phasis is apparent.

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
    30 IR images each exposed with 0.5~0.8secs
    30~50 R + IR Rejection images each with 0.4~1 secs
    10~30 G + IR Rejection images each with 0.8~1.2 secs
    10 B + IR Rejection images each with 10 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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