2003 07 10 Mo Note
Martian Images taken 10 July 2003 by Yukio MORITA

  λ=219゚Ls,   (ω=294~314°W,   φ=21°S),   δ=18.3",   ι=34°
  Seeing: 3~4 /10.

  The area where the dust storm occurred on 4 July turned out to be quite darkened and it is as if Mare Serpentis has been widened. Hellas looks normal: Its western edge is light as usual and the ES corner is also light. Novus Mons is apparent still inside the SPC.

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
    24~31 IR images each exposed with 0.05 secs
    13~42 R + IR Rejection images each with 0.1 secs
    17~49 G + IR Rejection images each with 0.2secs
    23~42 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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