2003 0717 JBs Note
Observation of the Grazing Occultation of Mars by the Waning, Gibbous Moon on 17 July 2003
at 08:42 GMT by Jeffrey D BEISH.

  (ω=115°W,   φ=21°S),   δ=19.6",   ι=31°

This drawing was made on the morning of July 17, 2003 from eastern Highlands County, Florida. Chris Stephan was the team leader for a joint IOTA/ALPO expedition to observe the Mars graze. Our location was set up at the 50% mid graze line. The sky was perfectly clear. 7 people made up the team. They were: Earl Conrad, Doug Morton, Greg Shanos, Donald Parker, Jeff Beish, Andy Chaikin, and Chris Stephan. Our coordinates were:

W81 03'.19, N27 17'.92, height = 10 meters

  Seeing =8. Transparency 5, Altitude 50°.

15cm Newtonian, 185x
at eastern Highlands County, Florida.

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