2003 0829 RBg Note
Martian Drawing on 29 August 2003
at 02:25 GMT by Robert BUNGE.

  λ=250゚Ls,   (ω=355°W,   φ=19°S),   δ=25.1",   ι=5°

  Seeing 6 out of 10. Short observation between trees. Warm, humid, no wind, distant lightning, increasing clouds.
Set up the old 6-inch f/15 achromat! Still a very good performer. Who cares about a little color when you are mostly using color filters anyway.
  For the first time, planet surface seemed to appear on the "other side" of the South Polar Cap. Some detail in the SPC, including the broken off chunk on the preceding side. A very nice amount of detail across the surface of the planet. Sinus Merdiani and Margaritifer Sinus were very dark and very easy to make out. Quick glimpse of North Polar Hood in white light before tree blocked view.

15cm f /15 refractor, 180-274x

Bowie, MD USA.

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