From P Clay SHERROD
® . . . . . . . .Date: Wed, 10 Sept 2003 02:15:28 -0500
Subject: ASO Mars, Sept. 10
Two images of Mars in fair seeing, showing Syrtis Major and Hellas; note that it appears that the impression of a bright Hellas to the NE quadrant may be incorrect; this image suggests that indeed it is possible that we are seeing an obscuration of the SW areas of this large feature; the lack of contrast and duskiness of this area is very evident. Image has minimal post processing for accuracy.
® . . . . . . . Date: Thu, 11 Sept 2003 01:32:27 -0500
Subject: ASO Mars, Sept. 11, 2003
very unsteady air but some interesting detail visible; note that the previously
reported obscuration in southern
® . . . . . . . .Date: Wed, 17 Sept 2003 01:22:05 -0500
Subject: ASO Mars, Sept. 17
Mars, showing some distinct high
and extended clouds over the
® . . . . . . . .Date: Thu, 18 Sept 2003 04:45:21 -0500
Subject: ASO - Mars, Sept. 18
Mars in steady skies, three images total, showing some strong blue clouds on the eastern (fol, right edge) terminator; note the very bright Elysium (bottom, center), particularly in RED light, and some whitish blue clouds located along its northern perimeter.
Interesting variations along the northern rim of the SPC, particularly seen well in red light.
® . . . . . . . .Date: Fri, 19 Sept 2003 08:18:12 -0500
Subject: ASO Mars, Sept. 19
Mars, poor seeing, but with some strong blue/white clouds hovering on eastern (right) terminator. Note strong cloud reflections in blue light inset.
® . . . . . . . .Date: Sat, 20 Sept 2003 03:52:02 -0500
Subject: Mars - Very bright cloud over
Mars showing an intense and very blue (see inset Blue image) cloud over the Tharsis region, perhaps associated with the Araxes/Phoenicis Lacus area(s); this seen in both RGB and blue images on the left edge of the planet. Note also the bright whitish south polar haze that was recorded on 9-19-03 that stretches far northward from the small SPC.
® . . . . . . . .Date: Tue, 23 Sept 2003 11:33:13 -0500
Subject: ASO Mars, Sept. 23
Mars this morning under very unsteady skies with high haze moving in; there is a very bright blue brightening seen on the limb in both RGB and blue images. The SPC in this longitude is very strong and uniform with little degradation.
® . . . . . . . .Date: Wed, 24 Sept 2003 08:06:25 -0500
Subject: ASO Mars, Sept. 24
Another poor night with very unsteady air and overriding cirrus from Trop. Storm Marty....
Some very thin clouds interspersed and a very unusual bright zonal area in the NE, strongly shown in blue light.
Dr Clay SHERROD (