2003 0722 JBs Note
Martian Drawings on 22 July 2003
at 08:30~08:45 GMT by Jeffrey D BEISH.

  λ=226゚Ls,   (ω=066°~069°W,   φ=21°S),   δ=20.5",   ι=29°

SPC clear, rifts well-defined with bright area on northeast edge of cap and near CM. Novissima Thyle detaching from cap on evening limb. Novus Mons bright. Argenteus Mons bright. NPR hood seen. No clouds, thin line of morning limb haze.

Mars is very clear and appears to be returning to "normal" with higher contrast. So many fine and subtle features to draw I cannot possibly transcribe them all to paper. BC = 0.

  Seeing = 9-10. Transparency = 5, Altitude 49°.

41cm f /6.9 Newtonian, 520-1045 x
Wratten Filters: W23A, W25, W33, W57, W64, W38A, W47.

The Beish Observatory is located (81°19'34.7"W, 27°21'07.1"N) at Lake Placid, FL, USA.

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