2003 07 01 Mo Note
Martian Images taken 01 July 2003 at 17:20 ~ 18:44 GMT by Yukio MORITA.

  λ=213゚Ls,   (ω=031~ 051°W,   φ=21°S),   δ=16.7",   ι=37°
  Seeing: 3-4 /10.

  The dark areas including Nereidum Fretum are made of large dark patches, and the famous one protruding into Argyre is shot. Otherwise these show the areas including Mare Erythraeum have been devastated by the previous Great Dust Storm in 2001. These also show some dark markings in Chryse. Niliacus L is not particularly separated from M Acidalium.

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
    18-35 IR images each exposed with 0.05 secs
    20-30 R + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 secs
    14-21 G + IR Rejection images each with 0.2 secs
    10-35 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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