2003 0708 JBs Note
Martian Drawings on 8 July 2003
at 07:10~07:30 GMT by Jeffrey D BEISH.

  λ=218゚Ls,   (ω=176°~181°W,   φ=21°S),   δ=17.9",   ι=35°

Dust clouds/haze on south morning limb in Eridania-Ausonia. Dusty haze from south morning limb over north limb onto northeast limb.
SPC dusky with diffuse rifts, 2-bright spots to east and west. NPR hood not seen. Sirenum dark and well- defined. Parts of Tyrrhenum Mare and Cimmerium Mare washed out, parts dark and well-defined. Dust storm appears to be diminished on this side. BC = 0.

Sky clear and steady, M31 seen without optical aid, Milky Way brilliant.

  Seeing = 8-9. Transparency 5, Altitude 43°.

Continued observing at 0815 - 0830 UT, CM 192.0 - 195.7, Seeing 8 - 9, Trans. 5
No noticeable change on Mars with rotation. Remnants of dust storm still in Eridania and Ausonia. Some dusty haze over this hemisphere of Mars, Mars brighter than usual and yellowish. Bed time!

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

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