LtE in CMO #274

From P Clay SHERROD



. . . . . . Date: Mon, 7 July 2003 10:19:58 -0500

Subject: Mars on July 7, ASO Petit Jean Mt.

 

Attached is a single image from July 7, 09:16 UT of Mars under very unsteady air; nonetheless some transient detail and information is readily seen, particularly associated with the recent dust outbreak from Hellas; image is 1400 images over 60 seconds stacked via Registax, totally unprocessed with no color correction applied, using the ASO/Petit Jean 16" Meade LX 200 at f/25; seeing = 3/9 with intermittent clouds, trans. = 2/6

 

. . . . . . Date: Mon, 7 July 2003 13:43:01 -0500

Subject: Wanted: IR blocking filter

 

Hello to all; sorry about this "slightly" off topic, but we are looking for a good quality IR blocking filter (preferably 1-1/4" standard eyepiece threaded) to use with our Mars Patrol for this summer....we have misplaced one that was used on another project or I would have thought ahead on this....

 

Need quickly and would appreciate any responses on available ones OR where to get one post haste....thanks!

 

. . . . . . Date: Tue, 8 July 2003 06:23:26 -0500

Subject: ASO Mars, July 8

 

Again unsteady air but Mars imaged as twilight progressed after clearing this morning; for those without an image attached, it is posted at the Planetary Patrol link for July 8 at:

 

http://www.arksky.org/

 

Image obtained via 1700 stacked (Registax) AVI images (Toucam Pro) with our 16" Meade @ f/25.

 

Hopefully our conditions will improve before the current apparition is over.

 

. . . . . . Date: Wed, 9 July 2003 06:08:16 -0500

Subject: ASO - Mars, July 9

 

Hello to all; poor seeing continues, but some interesting morphology nonetheless, CM = ~200 deg.

 

For those not receiving an image, there are two (CM 198.6 & 204.7) posted at the Planetary Patrol Image Archives of ASO at:

 

http://www.arksky.org/

 

by merely entering today's (default) date.

 

. . . . . . Date: Wed, 9 July 2003 15:08:26 -0500

Subject: Congrats to Don Parker....

 

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/09jul_marsdust.htm?list913724

 


Dr Clay SHERROD (Arkansas Sky Observatory, AR, USA)

drclay@arksky.org


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