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MarsWatch 1996-1997

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21 May 1997


The equatorial cloud band was very faint in I.L., but quite wide, and faint in W58 and W80A. I am however not absolutely confident it was the physical ECB as I could not detect it in W38A (quite poor seeing, very difficult fuzzy image), it would have additionally coincided in position with light desert areas along the equator. The wide morning limb haze was detected in W58 and W80A, in other filters and I.L. only the morning cloud and a light spot over northern Tempe-Mare Boreum was seen. The Mare Boreum spot faded significantly during the session. NPC small, sharp and white. The shape of Nilokeras was again difficult.

Johan Warell
Nordic Mars Observers
Wennerbergsg. 11
S-754 21 Uppsala, Sweden

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