2003 0908 DPk Note
Don PARKER's Images on 8 September 2003
at 02:15~ 04:52 GMT

  λ=257°Ls,   (ω=265°~ 302°W,   φ=19°S),   δ=24.5",   ι=10°

Seeing variable (4-8 Pickering). Transparency 4 m, haze.
Wind WSW1-9 kts. Altitude =35-48°. No dew.

"Mountains of Mitchel" separated. Some S. Polar hazes. NP Hood rmains tenuous but cloud band noted SE of hood. Non-rotating AM limb clouds.
Note: Floor of Hellas has changed; normal albedo features (Zea Lacus, Peneus, etc.) no longer visible -- replaced by dark streaks.
Note some delicate clouds over Iapygia crossing southeast Syrtis Major.

PARKER uses a 41 cm Newtonian working at f /55 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) : 0.15-0.16s   2-3 images   (RG610, NO IR ejection)
  Green   (488 - 574nm) :  0.45s   8-11 images
  Blue      (392 - 508nm) : 1.45-1.70s   8-10 images
Images bias, flat and dark corrected.

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

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