From Daniel M TROIANI
@. . . . . . . . . Happy Mars Opposition Night!!!
Just got back from a great trip to the
@ . . . . . . . . . . Date: Thu,
From: Dan Troiani firstname.lastname@example.org
Dust Alert! Reports just received from Masatsugu Minami and his colleagues in
The storm may have been initially over Mare
Tyrrhenum, and according to Ishadoh it has for the most part cleared that
two streaks have a common intersection at Ausonia Australis, with one toward
Incidentally, they further submit that the SPC is diminutive but visible, and that the NPH is rather prominent.
This is a fourth email on the dust at Hesperia-Hellas.
They still enjoy the clear sky and seeing at
AKUTSU arrived safely there.
I had a telephone call from Yasunobu HIGA at
night. According to him, a small, but bright germ of dust has
newly appeared today at the east coast of
interesting to note that the place looks following the area where
the vanished Moeris Lacus was once located, if I have not
misheard. HIGA assures that it is brighter than the spc at
present, but very dim in the blue light. We expect to hear the
aftermath of the germ tomorrow.
My email receiver has however been silent up until now; maybe
since the observation time is not yet over (1:00 o'clock local
We are sorry since we were late in uploading the images of the
dust cloud on 26 and 27 June (by AKUTSU, KUMAMORI and MORITA),
but the CMO Gallery has been updated with these images, and so we
hope you may make an access to
There you will also find the images of the Edom brightening
observed on 7 June at the Florida Keys (by courtesy of Tom
DOBBINS and David MOOR).
Thank you in advance for your interest.
With best wishes,
@ . . . . . . . . . A MARTIAN DOUBLE-HEADER:
In addition to
the much-anticipated specular reflections from Edom Promontorium as predicted
by Dobbins and Sheehan and observed by several from the optimal southern
latitude of the
Based on observations made in the 1950's plus
the repetition of the peculiar alignment positions in the current apparition, Dobbins
and Sheehan, upon checking close-ups of Mars Global Surveyor imagery of the
appropriate region and orientation, concluded that the mysterious
As the mechanics
of Martian rotation shift the visibility zone, occidentalsb are hopeful that
the dust their Asian colleagues have been imaging will still be available to
check out for themselves. The
undersigned, with a Wratten #23A filter and a 10" f/8 Newtonian were able
to just detect a preceding limb brightening early July 3 UT. It appears that the storm has at least
semi-hemispheric coverage centered about Martian longitude 275 degrees. As many observers as possible are requested
to look for this outbreak as the appropriate longitudes become available to
them. The dust may have specifically originated either in eastern
Dan TROIANI ( IL
Dan JOYCE ( IL
ALPO Mars Section
Dan TROIANI (IL,