2003 0707 JBs Note
Martian Drawings on 7 July 2003
at 07:45~08:05 GMT by Jeffrey D BEISH.

  λ=217゚Ls,   (ω=194°~199°W,   φ=21°S),   δ=17.7",   ι=35°

Dust clouds/haze from morning limb in Ausonia into Eridania-Electris-Phaqethontis. Dusty haze mostly from south morning limb. SPC dusky with disfuse rifts, bright edge to west into Sun. Broad and bright morning limb arc from 70°S to e. NPR. NPR hood seen. Parts of Tyrrhenum Mare and Cimmerium Mare washed out, parts dark and well-defined. Sirenum Mare well defined on E. limb.
Dust storm still in progress. BC = 0.

Sky clear.

  Seeing = 8-9. Transparency 4-5, Altitude 46°.

Resumed observing at 09:15 - 09:30 UT, CM 216.0 - 219.9,
Seeing = 8 - 9. Transparency 5, Altitude 49°.
Mars appears essentially same as before, dust clouds on morning limb bright. SPC west edge very bright and rifts more defined than yesterday. More limb haze and Elysium appears to be hazy. Dust haze obscuring Syrtis Minor and areas nearby to west and east.

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

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