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5 May 1997


Daniel M. Troiani
Mars Section Leader, Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers
Rima Tenuis Observatory
629 Verona Ct.
Schuamburg, IL 60193

Date: 5/5/97 U.T.
Time:01:59-02:14 U.T.
CM: 287 deg
Ls: 115.84 deg
De: +24.33 deg
Mars Date: July 16
Telescope: 17 1/2" f/4.5 newt. 520x
Filter: Red-W#25, Violet=W#47, Blue=W#80A
Seeing: 8 (1-10, 10 best)
Transparency: 5.5 (1-6, 6 best)
Observing Station: Rima Tenuis Observatory
Schaumburg, IL 60193
+42.09o LAT. North, 88.66o LONG. West,
Elevation: 766'.

Notes: Hellas very bright. Very light ELH. Frost or/and small clouds just south of the small NPC.
(Legend: N=north. S=south, P=preceding, F=following, Np=North- preceding,Nf=North-following,Sp=South-preceding, Sf=South- following, MLH=Morning limb haze, ELH=Evening limb haze,SLH=Southern limb haze, ECB=Equatorial cloud band,NPC=North Polar Cap.)