2004 0117 DPk Note
Don PARKER's Images on 17-18 January 2004
at 23:45~ 00:15 GMT

  λ=335°Ls,   (ω=053°~ 059°W,   φ=25°S),   δ=7.4",   ι=41°

Seeing very good, (7-9 Pickering). Transparency = 3.5-4m, pre-front cirrus.
Wind SSE 0-7kts. Altitude = 67-64°. No dew.

Tiny SPC Remnant detected -- also glimpsed visually at 700X.
Localized cloud on SW limb -- appears to rotate with planet.
Conspicuous NP Hood and PM limb arc. Chryse bright in all filters. Aurorae Sinus very dark.

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) : 0.20s   2-3 images   (RG610, NO IR ejection)
  Green  (488 -  574nm)  : 0.80s   4 images
  Blue     (392 -  508nm)  : 3.15s   4-5 images
Images bias, flat and dark corrected.

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

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