Posted By Carlos E. Hernandez
Date (U.T.): May 8, 2003
Time (U.T.): 03:00
L1 271.9, L2 279.7, L3 126.6
Instrument: 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain
Magnification: 248x, 295x, 352x
Integrated light (IL)
Seeing (1-10): 5-6 (moments of 7), Antoniadi (I-V): III
Transparency (1-6): 4-5
South Polar Region (SPR): Appears dusky (4/10) with no other detail noted within.
South South Temperate Zone (SSTZ): Appears shaded (6/10) and thin.
South South Temperate Belt (SSTB): Appears dull (5/10) and thin.
South Temperate Zone (STZ): Appears bright (7/10) and broad.
South Temperate Belt (STB): Appears dark to dusky (3-4/10) with two dark (3/10) projections noted along it's northern border extending into the South Tropical Zone (STrZ).
South Tropical Zone (STrZ): Appears bright (7/10) with a dark (3/10) condensation within it which appears connected to a dull (5/10), thin band.
South Equatorial Belt (SEB): Appears dark (3/10) and separated by a bright (7/10) and thin SEB zone (SEBZ).
Equatorial Zone (EZ): Appears bright (7/10) with a diffuse dusky to dull (4-5/10) band (EZB). A dark (3/10) condensation appears over the preceding EZ within the EZB.
North Equatorial Belt (NEB): Appears dark (3/10) with very dark (2/10) blue festoons noted along it's southern border and very dark (2/10) barges along it's northern border.
North Temperate Zone (NTZ): Appears bright (7/10) without the presence of the North Temperate Belt (NTB).
North Polar Region (NPR): Appears dull to dusky (4-5/10), but without any detail visible within.
Carlos E. Hernandez