2004 0203 DPk Note
Don PARKER's Images on 2-3 February 2004
at 23:58~ 00:46 GMT

  λ=344°Ls,   (ω=260°~ 270°W,   φ=22°S),   δ=6.6",   ι=39°

Seeing poor, (2-4 Pickering). Transparency = 3.5m with high haze.
No Wind. Altitude = 63-53°. Heavy dew.

Region east of Syrtis Major has become dusky: Is the Loacoontis-Thoth complex reviving? Hyblaeus dark. Cloud over Hellas on terminator. South Polar Hood appears to be forming. Np Hood present but somewhat weak. Syrtis Blue Cloud visible.

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)  : 0.19-0.20s    2-4 images   (RG610, NO IR ejection)
  Green  (488 -  574nm)  : 0.85s   3-6 images
  Blue    (392 -  508nm)  : 3.40-3.50s   5 images
Images bias, flat and dark corrected.

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

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