LtE in CMO #275

From Damian A PEACH



. . . . . . . .Date: Sat, 19 July 2003 15:05:46 +0100

Subject: Mars Images - July 19th.

D. A. Peach. Herts, UK.

8" (20cm) f/6 Newtonian @ f/35.

Philips PCVC 740k ToUcam Pro.

 

Total Exposure times: 260 x 0.04 secs.

 

Seeing variable/poor (Pickering 0-5.) at 25 degrees.

Seeing good (Pickering 6-8) at 60 degrees.

Transparency variable with frequent & increasing low clouds.

Wind SW (0-5mph.) Light dew.

Hi all,

 

Here are my first Mars images since February. The altitude is low (25 degs) and conditions are very difficult, but the resulting images do reveal the albedo markings clearly. Sinus Meridiani is prominent, as is the pointed Oxia Palus.

 

Maybe better when the weather improves...

 

Best Wishes,

 

. . . . . . . .Date: Sun, 20 July 2003 15:09:42 +0100

Subject: Mars images, -July 20th.

D. A. Peach. Herts, UK.

8" (20cm) f/6 Newtonian @ f/35.

Philips PCVC 740k ToUcam Pro.

 

Total Exposure times: ~650 x 0.04 secs.

 

Seeing fair (pickering 3-7) at 25 degrees.

Transparency excellent (5.5mag.), but low clouds forming.

Wind SW (5mph.) No dew.

Hi all,

 

Here are some more Mars images from this morning. Not so many clouds allowed me to take a bit more time over everything!. The seeing was fair at 25 degrees this morning, and visually the surface details were quite well defined.

 

The images show Sinus Meridiani showing its fork like appearance. Also the SPC shows Rima Australis, and also Argenteus Mons and Novus Mons.

 

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dpeach78/2003_07_20lrgb.jpg

 

Best Wishes,

 


Damian PEACH (Hertfordshire, UK)

ALPO/BAA Jupiter Sections; BAA Saturn Section
dpeach_78@yahoo.co.uk

Homepage: http://www.damianpeach.com/

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dpeach78

BAA Saturn Section:http://uk.geocities.com/dpeach_78/sat/

BAA Jupiter Section: http://uk.geocities.com/dpeach_78/jup


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