From Frank J MELILLO
® . . . . . . .Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 03:27:14 EST
Subject: Mars - November 22, 2003
Mars was imaged under the average seeing on November 22, 2003 at 0:34UT.
Mars is heading downward to 12 arc seconds even. Most details are still visible. Mare Tyrrhenum and Mare Cimmerium are dominating the disk. As this point, Mars is looking normal.
® . . . . . . .Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 00:53:09 EST
Subject: Mars - November 26, 2003
Dear all -
Mars was imaged November 26, 2003 between 0:27 UT and 0:53 UT. The seeing was pretty good and most of the details are visible.
Mare Cimmerium is prominent across the disk. Mars is free of dust at this point.
® . . . . . . .Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 00:59:33 EST
Subject: Mars - December 5, 2003
While we are
bracing for a winter storm coming up in the
Mars is getting increasingly difficult to image and the seeing must be better than average to succeed. Mars was taken on December 5th at 1:07 UT. Luckily, the seeing was average and quite clear during some fine moments. At 143 CM longitude, Mare Sirenum is broad and the rest of the southern hemisphere is dark. Not sure what feature it may be. The SPC is barely showing it at all. At this time, Mars is free of dust.
See at: http://hometown.aol.com/frankj12/mars2003index.html
Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY, USA)
Director, the ALPO Mercury Section