2003 1225 DPk Note
Don PARKER's Images on 25 December 2003
at 00:21~ 00:47 GMT

  λ=322°Ls,   (ω=300°, 304°W,   φ=26°S),   δ=8.9",   ι=42°

Seeing poor, (3-4 Pickering); pre cold front . Transparency = 4m .
Wind SW-W 2-7 kts. Altitude = 62-59°. Moderate dew.

Dust clouds in eastern Hellas and Ausonia, extending north across Tyrrhenum. Hadriacum not visible but Alpheus and Zea Lacus prominent. Hellespontus and Yaonis are now distinct. Libya bright.

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) : 0.18s   4-3   (RG610, NO IR ejection)
  Green  (488 -  574nm)  : 0.70s   2-4 images
  Blue     (392 -  508nm)  : 2.80s   4 images
Images bias, flat and dark corrected.

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

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