From Johan WARELL
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Subject: Mars obs June 22 - July 9
Here's another batch of seven of my visual observations. I will send you the complete photocopied observing forms by snail-mail at a later date and at constant scale. I made a final finetune of the new form for the July 9 observation, organized so that subscans may be made for mailing with minimal file size. It is easy for me to share the editable MS Word 97 file if anyone is interested in using it for their own purposes.
The full scanned observing forms are posted on the SAAF web site, www.saaf.se, they can be accessed directly at
via "Observationer 2003". On this page I also posted scanned versions of Ebisawa’s classical Mars maps, I hope this is OK or do you think it would be considered a breach of copyright?
As for the observations, the very small and dark appearance
of Yaonis Fretum or Nerei Depressio
on July 9 was very different compared to June 29 and July 3 when it was more
centrally on the disk, I suppose this was an effect of dust clearing. On July
I have found that the seeing here in
July 12-August 3 I will go to Australia for three weeks to attend the IAU 25th General Assembly and do some vacationing and will not perform observations. I hope to have time for more drawings or webcam imagery before then however.
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Subject: CMO address
I would like to ask you to mail future CMO's
to my new home address in
I hope you will have great skies and enjoyable moments with Mars this year and hope to contribute well myself now that I have commenced Mars observations again, albeit with a new scope.
Looking much forward to the excellent CMO's.
Johan WARELL (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory,