LtE in CMO #274

From Erwin Rene van der VELDEN

® . . . . . . To: "Masami Murakami" <>

Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 1:29 AM

Subject: Mars observations (12 June, 15 June)


Dear Masami,


I send you some other observation made during recent days. Thanks for posting them on your website.




® . . . . . .Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 10:26 PM

Subject: Mars 2003/06/27


Dear Masami,


I've reprocessed the 2003/6/25 observation and send you the new version. Please would you be so kind to put this new version on your website.




® . . . . . .Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 10:34:12 -0400

From: Erwin Rene van der Velden <>

To: Masami Murakami <>

Subject: Oops!


Hi Masami,


I just realised I used the wrong date for my latest Mars observation. Please find the attached corrected version and delete the previous sent a030625.jpg file.




® . . . . . .Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2003 4:36 PM

Subject: Mars 2003/7/3


Dear Masami,


Prompted by all the dust talk on the Mars newsgroup I decided to have a look as well because you never know if it will be the last opportunity to shoot a decent image. Seeing was average. I used Registax to focus since it gives me an indication how sharp the stacked image is going to be and used Animation shop to set the brightness level as high as possible without over exposure. There is still no dust activity visible on these images, but this

morning I made another shot with a bright patch, I'll process that one tomorrow after a good night of sleep. I changed the processing also a bit, I left the colour unchanged.




® . . . . . .Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2003 1:34 PM

Subject: Mars 2003/7/3 reprocessed


Dear Masami,


after some advice of Stefan Seip (Thanks!) I've processed my latest images a bit brighter and had also a peek at the frontpage of the S&T of June for the colour. It might still lack a bit of colour, but I'm afraid that's all this image can bear.


Now I've really start to process on the 2003/7/4 image, thank goodness it's cloudy tonight!



Erwin van der VELDEN (Brisbane, Australia)

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