LtE in CMO #273

From Paolo R LAZZAROTTI



. . . . . . Subject: Mars 20030525

Hi all,

Here (*) my last Mars image taken at 1500 m. altitude with excellent transparency and poor to good seeing. For the first time I followed all the night the Red noticing a large cloud (B channel) at sunset limb to disappear behind the disc. Seeing was variable and so I wasn't able to get a following RGB sequence for color image. Hope this helps any way.

 

(*) for Mars Observer list, please check CM 150-180 folder.

(25 May 2003 22:00:25 +0200)

 

. . . . . . Subject: Re: Mars may 28, 2003

 

Christophe Pellier wrote:

>Hello everyone

>This morning the seeing was better than on the two previous days. I made two

>series of blue, red and LRGB images showing CM 150-160 on Mars. A white

>cloud is noted over Tharsis, very well seen in the blue images.

>

Very nice shots! You imaged the same large cloud at same longitude I did on May 25th! Now it seems dimmer and smaller. I guess if the dark line running close and parallel to the bright limb is a real feature or not.

(28 May 2003 12:22:38 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030531

Hi all,

Here attached my last Mars image taken with hard weather condition (poor seeing and quite haze sky). I guess if what can be seen in desertic northern hemisphere is noise or some real surface detail.

(31 May 2003 09:46:54 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030601

Dear all

Here my first raw attempt to make an LRGB image with Mars. Seeing was fair/good but transparency very low due to the heavy haze sky above horizon, so final result is suffering a lot of noise. Hope to improve ASAP...

(01 June 2003 22:09:15 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030604

Dear all,

Finally a good seeing morning happened...although a very strong haze yellow backlighted by Na lamps pollution disturbed a lot sky transparency! The whole Capricornus constellation was not visible (!) so I was forced to reduce the focal to prevent noise. On next time, I'll be back again with my KC381 video CCD.

 

Here you can find a full size image:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030604_bw.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(04 June 2003 19:08:55 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030605

Dear all,

Here another image close to my previous one taken on yesterday, June 4th. Both the 2 images together can confirm each other with details. Seeing was a bit poorer but transparency moved finally to fair/good.

 

Here you can find full size image:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030605_bw.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(05 June 2003 11:28:34 +0200)

 

. . . . . . Subject: Mars 20030607

Dear all,

Here my latest Mars image under fair/poor seeing and transparency. You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030607_bw.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(07 June 2003 13:49:51 +0200)

 

. . . . . . Subject: Mars 20030608

Dear all,

Here an RRGB color image of Mars taken under fair/good seeing and transparency condition. Its constant low altitude above polluted and hazed horizon avoid me a correct color balancing. Notice the irregular shape of SPC, more evident in B channel: it looks like as divided into 2 lobes.

 

You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030608_rrgb.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(08 June 2003 13:45:42 +0200)

 

. . . . . . Subject: Mars 20030609

Dear all,

Here my latest Mars image under fair seeing and transparency. Only red image available due to technical problem. You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030609_r.jpg

 

Enjoy!--

(09 June 2003 14:25:09 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030610

Dear all,

Here my latest Mars image under fair/good seeing and fair transparency. This morning I had the best opportunity to image it so far. But I'd like very much to fix the maddening red brightening limb problem, so any suggestion would be very appreciated!

 

You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030610_rrgb.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(10 June 2003 09:03:44 +0200)

 

. . . . . . Subject: Mars 20030611

Dear all,

Here my latest Mars image under fair seeing and transparency. High pressure and steady skies still go on; so do I!

You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030611_rrgb.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(11 June 2003 14:16:04 +0200)

 

. . . . . . Subject: Mars 20030612

Dear all,

Here my daily Mars image under good seeing and fair/poor transparency. Hope this bombing do not cause some bore with any of you...

You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030612_rrgb.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(12 June 2003 12:11:21 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030613

 

Dear all,

Here my latest Mars image under fair/poor seeing and transparency. Due to some problem, G image has been made by R and B median, so colors are not so real.

 

You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030613_rr(g)b.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(13 June 2003 12:44:49 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030619

Dear all,

Here my latest Mars image under poor seeing and fair transparency. In Hellas I seem to notice 4-5 small orange/yellow clouds (just faintly visible also in G image) placed at its inner board: is there someone for an eventual confirmation? If I'm not mistaken, Eric Ng should have been capturing something of similar, too.

 

You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030619_rrgb.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(19 June 2003 12:04:09 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030622

Dear all,

Here my latest Mars image under good seeing and transparency. I just had one of the best oportunity to image Mars so far; it will be hard to hope with something better for my mid latitude location! :-(

 

You can also find full size image at:

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030622_rrgb.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(22 June 2003 13:04:29 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030622

Dear all,

Here my latest Mars image under good seeing and transparency. I just had one of the best oportunity to image Mars so far; it will be hard to hope with something better for my mid latitude location! :-(

 

You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030622_rrgb.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(22 June 2003 14:41:56 +0200)

 

. . . . . .Subject: Mars 20030624

Dear all,

Here my latest Mars image under fair seeing and poor transparency. Remarks are smoother and more soft than my previous image taken on June 22nd.

 

You can also find full size image at:

 

http://www.lazzarotti.lunigiana.it/cielo/mars20030624_rrgb.jpg

 

Enjoy!

(24 June 2003 14:17:01 +0200)


Paolo LAZZAROTTI (Massa, Toscana, Italia)

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