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
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