LtE in CMO #280


. . . . . . . .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 Arkansas. Hope all others are getting better skies and some steady air. We are suffering through the remnants of the odd tropical storm Marty which came in over Baha, CA and has now worked its way over Texas; the residual outflow from it is creating horrible changes in the jet stream.


. . . . . . . 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....

getting smaller!


. . . . . . . .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 (Arkansas Sky Observatory, AR, USA)

10 Observatory Hill Drive, Petit Jean

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