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Imaging on Mar 9, 2003
at Mar 7-10 Coordinates

I took 2 more images tonight because there is going to be a full moon next week. There is some cloud effect in these images, but it’s stuck to the CCD, not the sky. I had autoguider problems for 32 minutes before Arnie showed up. When he tried to fix it another user jumped and then I took a one second dummy image just in case before I took the 2 images.
Frame 1 is excellent! I find a tight swirl just left of main triangle of stars above/left of March 10 coords that is big/strong enough to trigger Avis. Not a star. Lots of lightness surrounds where I expect Planet X is. Tail debris appears to trail back similiar to Steves March 08 circled image (and all around area). Some odd light activity streaking further afield, more than one instance. Planet X Red (if in regular relative location) is quite bright. Frame 2 has 1 strong swirl just below mentioned Frame 1 swirl. The area is washed out to some degree, but I see a possible Planet X.

Once again, these are FITS files, which means one must use a FITS viewer which can be downloaded from a Harvard site. Use Pierre's Guide to locate the coordiantes in reference to neighboring stars, including the large SAO star used for orientation on the Sep 21, 2002 imaging.

Note: the Frames Zip files are missing and cannot be located. We appologize. This is true for all images collected during March, 2003. However, all images collected from September, 2002 through Febaruary, 2003 are available.

Mar 7 FITSRelated FITS