2003 0820 RBg Note
Martian Drawing on 20 August 2003
at 07:15 GMT by Robert BUNGE.

  λ=245゚Ls,   (ω=146°W,   φ=19°S),   δ=24.9",   ι=9°

 Seeing 7 out of 10. Calm, warm, no dew, quite dry. Hazy, no wind.
  The Mt. of Michell area on the South Polar Cap was very extended and almost detached from the rest of the SPC. The following side of the SPC is gray and very mottled in texture. Much detail across the rest of the surface, but not very much apparent detail in the north. Pretty quick drawing made just before the planet moved behind a tree. Observing session in company with Washington Post reporter. 20-inch stopped down to 17-inches.

43cm f /7.8 reflector, 260-480x

Bowie, MD USA.

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