2003 1002 RBg Note
Martian Drawing on 2 October 2003
at 03:30 GMT by Robert BUNGE.

  λ=272゚Ls,   (ω=067°W,   φ=20°S),   δ=20.5",   ι=27°

  Seeing 3 out of 10. Very cool (frost warnings are out), crisp, very transparent. Ever since cold fronts started to move through the area, the seeing has been awlful. At least 30 degree deltas between day and night now. Difficult observation, low power only.
  White light and W25 (red). South Polar Cap small, not oval in shape. A small area of brightening in both white and red light on preceding northern limb. Possible North Polar Hood. Very light surface detail. Disk size has really shrunk.

43cm (f / 7.8) relector, 240x

Bowie, MD USA.

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