2003 0903 DPk Note
Don PARKER's Images on 3 September 2003
at 03:25~ 04:26 GMT

  λ=253°Ls,   (ω=326°~ 341°W,   φ=19°S),   δ=24.9",   ι=7°

Seeing fair (5-7 Pickering). Transparency 0-4 m, frequent clouds.
Wind ESE 6-13 kts. Altitude =42-47°. No dew.

Novus Mons splitting to form the "Mountains of Mitchel." Violet clearing strong (3+) both visulally and on CCD. NP Hood weaker than on 30 August, but cloud band still coming off it toward Acidalium. PM limb arc; Localized AM limb clouds rotating with planet.

PARKER uses a 41 cm Newtonian working at f/59 with an eyepiece projection together with an SBIG ST9XE ccd camera, equipped with a CFW-8C filter wheel and RGB interference filters

Integration times:
  Red      (610 -1100nm) : 0.13-0.33s   1-3 images   (RG610, NO IR ejection)
  Green   (488 - 574nm) :  0.34s   8-12 images
  Blue      (392 - 508nm) : 1.10-4.00s   6-9 images
Images bias, flat and dark corrected.

Observer: Donald C PARKER, Coral Gables,  FL.  USA

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