2003 06 25 Mo Note
Martian Images taken 25 June 2003 at 19:00 GMT by Yukio MORITA.

  λ=209゚Ls,   (ω=112°W,   φ=21°S),   δ=15.7",   ι=39°
  Seeing: 3 /10.

  Caught a lull during the rainy days. The spc shows a rift whose eastern end is quite dark. The hook made by Phasis and Phienics L is consipicuous. The Araxes complex is also evident. Arsia Mons is near the CM, while its LMT is about 2:40 PM (since ι =39°), and looks slightly misty. Olympus Mons is barely seen in R. Notable is the white matter on the morning limb at Electris/Eridania.

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
    26 IR images each exposed with 0.05 secs
    21 R + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 secs
    18 G + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 secs
    26 B + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 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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