2003 0828 JBs Note
Martian Drawing on 28 August 2003
at 03:15~03:30 GMT by Jeffrey D BEISH.

  λ=250゚Ls,   (ω=017°~ 020°W,   φ=19°S),   δ=25.1",   ι=5°

SPC clear. NPR hood seen. MH. 2-MC 's SW limb. BC = 1.

Opposition. At times of perfect seeing surface details are sharp and high in contrast. The sky is absolutely clear with a brilliant Milky Way above and transparency is as clear as I have ever seen it. Mars is too bright in the 41-cm aperture, so I am using a neutral density filter at 590x and no neutral density filter at 670x. "Mountian of Mitchel" obviously detached from main cap.

More QuickCam imaging tonight. No second drawing.

  Seeing =6-8, Transparency 5, Altitude 37°.

41cm f /6.9 Newtonian, 590-1175x
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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