LtE in CMO #272

From Donald C PARKER



. . . . . . . Here are some Mars images from 21 and 22 April. Best,

(28April 2003 email)

 

. . . . . . .Here are some Mars images from 24 April. Best,

(29April 2003 email)

 

. . . . . . .Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 19:59:07 +0000

 

Thanks, Masatsugu,

 

It is getting warmer here, too, but for us that just means mosquitoes! I agree about the processing. I have started using a new technique as of today -- I am still on a learning curve with the new ST9XE and am getting a bit old to climb those learning curves any more!

 

I agree that the albedo features are a bit muted visually, but I try to process to bring out fine details whenever possible. Earlier this month, April 14-16, there was fairly strong blue clearing both visually and on the CCD images. It is no longer apparent. The SPC has broken through with the "Lifesaver Effect" appearing as you describe.

 

Hope we keep the dust away for a while! Best,

 

. . . . . . .Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 20:29:51 +0000

Here are some Mars images from 28 April. Note the tiny terminator cloud over Olympus Mons and the streak running parallel to Cimmerium and Sirenum. This has been observed fro several apparitions and is especially conspicuous near quadrature.

 

. . . . . . .Here are some Mars images from 2 May. Note orographic clouds in Eastern Tharsis.

(6 May 2003 email)

 

. . . . . . .Here are some belated Mars images from 4 May. Note the strong appearance of the "W" clouds in Tharsis: Spring has sprung on Mars and the birdies are chirping!

(13 May 2003 email)

 

. . . . . . .Here are some Mars images from 10 May. Looks pretty normal for season. Note shape of Solis Lacus, the western portion of which is considerably lighter.

   (15 May 2003 email)

 

. . . . . . .Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 02:39:00 +0000

Here are some Mars images from 15 May. Best

 

. . . . . . .Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 20:37:06 +0000

Here are some Mars images from 20 May. Note fairly strong violet clearing.

 

. . . . . . .Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 03:15:21 +0000

Subject: RE: Initial Mars 22nd May UT

 

Dear Masatsugu,

Many thanks for the alert regarding dust in Thaumasia. You, Valimberti, Kumamori, and Ng have done beautiful and prompt work. Even though it would be most interesting, let's hope this doesn't go global!! I'll send out a message to the Marsgroups and ALPO.

Best,


Don PARKER (Miami, FL, USA)

park3232@bellsouth.net


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