2003 0815 RBg Note
Martian Drawing on 15 August 2003
at 06:40 GMT by Robert BUNGE.

  λ=241゚Ls,   (ω=181°W,   φ=19°S),   δ=24.4",   ι=13°

 Seeing 5 out of 10. Very humid, very hot. Hard to tell if it's dew or just left over rain from a late evening thunderstorm. Seeing actually pretty poor.
  Some interesting weather... bright North Polar Hood. Pretty bright cloud in south, near Elysium, perhaps activity over a volcano. There was also a faint, blue hazyness along the north following limb that appeared to extend into the planet a good amount, mostly over Mare Tyrrhenum. Otherwise, a nice amount detail. The Thyles Mons region in the South Polar Cap was extended away from the rest of the SPC and was much brighter. 20-inch scope stopped down to 17-inches.

43cm f /7.8 reflector, 260-480-680x

Bowie, MD USA.

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