LtE in CMO #287

From Donald C PARKER



. . . . . . . . . Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 03:47:43 +0000

Subject: Mars Images

 

Hi All,

I have attached some Mars images from 6-7 Jan, 2004. Looks normal for season.

Best,

MARS IMAGES 6-7 January, 2004

 

D.C. Parker, Coral Gables, FL. 16-in (41cm) Newtonian

ST9XE CCD Camera Eyepiece Projection @ f/59

Integration Times: RRGB Images

RED (RG610 Red Filter, 610-1100nm: NO IR Rejection) 0.16-0.17s 2-3 images

GREEN (CFW8C, 531nm central; BWHM 86nm) 0.73s 4-5 images

BLUE (CFW8C, 450nm central, BWHM 116nm) 3.10s 5-8 images

Images bias,flat and dark corrected.

 

Seeing very good, (7-8 Pickering). Transparency = 3.5-4m with frequent high cirrus bands. Wind light E 0-3 kts. Altitude = 68-67 degrees. No dew. Pre cold front.

 

NP Hood prominent. Some cloud streaks in Memnonia and Amazonis. Dark streak along N. border of Cimmerium and Sirenum again noted. Bright PM limb arc.

 

 

. . . . . . . . . Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 05:07:17 +0000

Subject: Mars Images

 

Hi All,

I have attached some Mars images from 15-16 Jan.

Best,

MARS IMAGES 15-16 January, 2004

 

D.C. Parker, Coral Gables, FL. 16-in (41cm) Newtonian

ST9XE CCD Camera Eyepiece Projection @ f/59

Integration Times: RRGB Images

RED (RG610 Red Filter, 610-1100nm: NO IR Rejection) 0.18-0.20s 2-3 images

GREEN (CFW8C, 531nm central; BWHM 86nm) 0.80s 3-5 images

BLUE (CFW8C, 450nm central, BWHM 116nm) 3.10s 4-6 images

Images bias,flat and dark corrected.

 

Seeing fair, (5 Pickering). Transparency = 3.5-4m, waves of strato-cirrus clouds.

Wind light NW 0-4 kts. Altitude = 67-56 degrees. No dew.

 

NP Hood very prominent. SPC not detected. Cloud present on SW limb. Localized cloud in Chryse.

Bright PM limb arc. Argyre remains light. Solis Lacus and the Tithonius complex appear normal.

 

. . . . . . . . . Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 05:35:26 +0000

Subject: Mars Images

 

Hi All,

I have attached some Mars images from 17-18 Jan. Tiny SPC remnant glimpsed

visually at 700X and suggested on the images.

Best,

MARS IMAGES 17-18 January, 2004

 

D.C. Parker, Coral Gables, FL. 16-in (41cm) Newtonian

ST9XE CCD Camera Eyepiece Projection @ f/59

Integration Times: RRGB Images

RED (RG610 Red Filter, 610-1100nm: NO IR Rejection) 0.20s 2-3 images

GREEN (CFW8C, 531nm central; BWHM 86nm) 0.80s 4 images

BLUE (CFW8C, 450nm central, BWHM 116nm) 3.15s 4-5 images

Images bias,flat and dark corrected.

 

Seeing very good, (7-9 Pickering). Transparency = 3.5-4m, pre-front cirrus.

Wind SSE 0-7kts. Altitude = 67-64 degrees. No dew.

 

Tiny SPC Remnant detected -- also glimpsed visually at 700X.

Localized cloud on SW limb -- appears to rotate with planet.

Conspicuous NP Hood and PM limb arc. Chryse bright in all filters. Aurorae Sinus very dark.


Don PARKER (Miami, FL, USA)

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