2003 0705 JBs Note
Martian Drawings on 5 July 2003
at 08:40~08:55 GMT by Jeffrey D BEISH.

  λ=216゚Ls,   (ω=226°~230°W,   φ=21°S),   δ=17.4",   ι=36°

Dust clouds/haze from morning limb in Hellas, Hidriacum, Ausonia and Eridania with faint dusty haze spreading westward over Ausonia and Eridania to evening limb.. Some dusty haze over Syrtis Major.
Bright dust in Corcea-Libya-Moeris Lacus. Bright dust cloud over Hesperia and Titanum Sinus.
Dust clouds obvious, bright, obscuring features and numerous. Extensive dust storm in progress.

SPC dusky with rifts, bright edge to west into Sun Very thin morning limb arc from 60°S to NPR. NPR hood seen. Tyrrhenum Mare, Cimmerium Mare washed out, obscured by dust haze. Hesperia gone. BC = 0.

Sky partly cloudy with stratuocumulus.

  Seeing = 5-6. Transparency 3-4, Altitude 49°.

41cm f /6.9 Newtonian, 350-520x
Wratten Filters: W23A, W25, W33, W57, W64, W38A, W47.

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