From Christophe PELLIER
@ . . . . . . . . . .Dear Masatsugu,
I have received the paper copy of CMO 270 today. Many thanks for that ! The article about the possible linkage between solar activity and dust activity on Mars is very interesting. The weather is cloudy now here and must remain so until many days, but I just hope to send you more images as soon as possible.
@ . . . . . . . . . .Subject: Mars may 3, 2003
is my latest Mars observation from this morning. Seeing was better and
transparency excellent. I think that the SPC is clearly caught this time.
Argyre may still be covered by frost, as it seems to be light in the red image.
Solis Lacus doesn't look very dark. My apologies for the "false
alert" of my april
images where I saw bright areas. I'm almost certain now that this was due to a
brighter albedo of the
(3 May 2003 email)
@ . . . . . . . . . .please find attached some images of the transit of Mercury this morning. Conditions were somewhat good but there was absolutely no solar details next to the planet, unfortunately, and I had some computer problems at the end...
(7 May 2003 email)
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Subject: Mars may 10, 2003
Seeing on Mars this morning was quite correct for the 17 degree altitude, but coming clouds didn't allowed me to wait for the planet to get higher in the sky.
The western border of Syrtis Major, Sinus Sabaeus and Sinus Meridiani are easily seen. I find that the area of Argyre is still light, as seen on the first Mars images of Paolo Lazzarotti and Cristian Fattinnanzi over the last week.
(9 May 2003 email)
@ . . . . . . . . . .Another Mars, still under poor to fair seeing. But this is the first time that I manage to get an image through the blue filter W38A... OK so the next challenge now is to obtain details with that filter :-The color image is a result of an LRGB, with the G image being synthesized between Red and Blue.
(12 May 2003 email)
@ . . . . . . . . . .here is a Mars image from this
morning. Despite my unfavourable latitude I find that
the observing conditions are really improving and I didn't expect to see so
"much" on these images... The "
(25 May 2003 email)