2003 06 26 Mo Note
Martian Images taken 26 June 2003 at 17:06 GMT by Yukio MORITA.

  λ=210゚Ls,   (ω=075°W,   φ=21°S),   δ=16.0",   ι=38°
  Seeing: 4 /10.

  Again taken during a lull. Bathys is seen within a light Thaumasia basis in B. The hook of Phasis-Phoenicis L is eveident. The morning limb haze is also shot, especially thicker at the south circumpolar morning limb. Evening mist is also vastly seen including over Argyre, and Tharsis is also faintly whitish misty. Ophir is bright as usual.

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
    16 R + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 secs
    10 G + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 secs
      9 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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