From P Clay SHERROD
® . . . . . . . .Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 04:48:27 -0500
Subject: ASO Mars, Sept. 26
Mars this morning with what is
becoming typical unsteady air; the combination of Mars receding and the low
altitude is really resulting in poor imaging for us here in
® . . . . . . . Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 08:14:36 -0500
Subject: ASO Mars, Sept. 27
Mars from Sept 27 (UT) showing a high blue haze over Tharsis, particularly evident in blue light. Seeing continues difficult but early observing revealed some interesting detail. Beautiful SPC at this longitude.
® . . . . . . . .Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 02:19:35 -0500
Subject: ASO Mars, Sept. 29
Mars and the Solis Lacus region from Sept. 29 under poor to fair skies....
® . . . . . . . .Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2003 16:53:09 -0600
Subject: Re: Mars Images
Absolutely stunning images, Don. The dark feature was there on Sept. 28 (UT) in an image that I obtained but have not posted yet; when I processed the image from the raw data and saved it for later work, I assumed that the dark "spot" was an artifact from the webcam I was using. I will dig this up and post it tonight.....if I remember right, this appeared very much like a linear streak, running SW to NE.
® . . . . . . . .Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 07:27:09 -0500
Subject: Mars and blue haze over Solis Lacus SCr03Oct03.jpg
Mars, showing a high blue haze on the eastern terminator (upper right) which appears to be perhaps centered over the Solis Lacus region. Note the particular intensity of this haze/cloud in both blue and green light. Imaged in poor and very unsteady conditions, Mars low in SE sky.
Dr Clay SHERROD (