LtE in CMO #276

From Richard McKIM

. . . . . . . .Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 03:08:27 EDT

Subject: Re: Mars images, July 28th.


Thank you Damian.


I want to draw attention to the little 'canal' joining Osiridis Prom. (where Moeris Lacus would be on classical maps) to the NW end of M. Tyrrhenum, which I saw visually this morning with a 16" Cass. at the same time as you. I think this could be new, after the Hellas storm. A little tiny spot, but not drawn out into a line, was seen in 1988 and 1990. Portus Bucoleontis also looks less remarkable after the storm. The dark spot on Huygens is seen but its surroundings are darker than they were in the 1980s and 90s. The part of Sinus Sabaeus south of Edom was lighter to my eyes and your camera. Hellas has not yet recovered the floor details seen before the storm.

I have just got back from holidays and have a huge number of images to look at.


All the best


Richard McKIM (Peterborough, UK)

Director, the BAA Mars Section

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