2003 1224 RBg Note
Martian Drawing on 24 December 2003
at 00:45 GMT by Robert BUNGE.

  λ=322゚Ls,   (ω=318°W,   φ=26°S),   δ=9.0",   ι=42°

  Seeing 8 out of 10. Cold, but not freezing. Light wind. Cold front with rain moved through today.
  Only 9 arcseconds! Amazing that any markings are visible, but they are, with some detail. Two brighter areas - view is too dim in this scope to use a filter. The one near the center could be dust in Hellas, or it Hellas could just be bright. Rare early evening observation since the kids are in bed early awaiting St Nick.

11cm (f / 10) relector, 212x

Bowie, MD USA.

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