LtE in CMO #275

From David M MOORE

. . . . . . . .Date: Fri, 11 July 2003 10:51:20 -0700

Subject: Mars - July 01, 2003 by Adirondack Video Astronomy w/ PADC



Enclosed is an image taken by John Cordiale of Adirondack Video Astronomy. It was taken July 1st as he was experimenting with his new Planetary Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector.

Since it was taken at the very beginning of the current dust disturbance, at my urging, we are submitting it as a formal image.

I include the raw image for others to experiment with as well.




. . . . . . . .Date: Fri, 11 July 2003 11:20:03 -0700

Subject: Mars - July 11, 2003



Conditions changing in Arizona as the monsoon begins. Breezy and warm this morning. Seeing a bit soft, though not too bad for my standards.



. . . . . . . . Date: Mon, 21 July 2003 09:15:18 -0700

Subject: Mars - July 20, 2003



My first image in a while. Lots of clouds as the monsoons have kicked off with a vengeance.


I note not nearly as much cloud activity as the last rotation of the area. NPH almost absent as well. Dust activity has suppressed it in some way I would imagine.


Sunday I visited with Tan Wei Leong. He is in town on business. I took him to Kitt Peak Observatory. Nice and cool up there! Despite Tan's 24 hour marathon flight, he managed to stay awake long enough to share some good discussion and stories. Cloudy weather and my work schedule may prevent out observing together or meeting again before he leaves. For that, I am truly sorry.



Dave MOORE (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

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