LtE in CMO #277

From David M MOORE

. . . . . . . .Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 09:03:03 -0700

Subject: Mars - August 09, 2003




This is one is bit late. Seeing was a touch better, though deteriorated slightly for the last image. The first Tcam image was 200 images combined. The RGBL image turned out well. Lots of detail. Course, as I like to tell everyone and to throw cold water on my efforts, "With Mars so large now, everyone is an expert imager now!"


Mars looks fairly quiet in this set. Perhaps a small disturbance preceding and adjacent to Syrtis Major. That area tends to bright anyhow though.




. . . . . . . Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 07:33:27 -0700

Subject: Re: Mars headlines - circa 1900


Clay, the really sad part of it all is, it could just as well say circa 2003!



Dave Moore


----- Original Message -----

From: P. Clay Sherrod

Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 6:45 AM

Subject: Mars headlines - circa 1900


This should make us all appreciate this current apparition just a bit more!



. . . . . . . Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 17:05:01 -0700

Subject: Mars - August 17, 2003




Seeing seemed good, but images turned out a bit softer than I would like. I wish Mars was always this size! I downsized these 10 percent.

Morning limb Arc irregular. Some clouds lingering over Mare Tyrrhenum.

On the evening terminator the Olympus Mons and Tharsis complex are showing some evening cloud tops.

Olympus Mons visible in Red on the evening terminator.

SPC not as bright.

NPH increasing in size and brightness.




. . . . . . . Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 17:15:59 -0700

Subject: Mars - August 22, 2003




Working this weekend so just got this set totally processed. Seeing was above average, but bouncy and deteriorating.

I note a decrease in NPH activity over my image on Aug. 17. Dust somewhere in the North? I see a very slight bright area in the preceding North. Arcadia or dust?


Small clouds over Olympus Mons and Tharsis area.



Dave MOORE (Phnix, AZ, USA)

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