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¤•••••Subject: Re:

Received: 31 August 2019 at 23:29 JST

 

Dear Tomoko,

   We are exceedingly glad to offer a permanent home for the important records Masatsugu has left us about Mars, and aware of the fact that since Percival Lowellfs own time, the relationship of the Observatory with the great country of Japan has always been one of deep affection.  I believe my dear friend Masatsugu would have been delighted to know that his work will live on in this way.

   With warm regards and thanks

    Bill

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Aug 30, 2019, at 5:57 AM,

 Dear Bill,
 Thank you for your great kindness to my husband Masatsugu Minami.

 I finally completed packing the load and deliverd it to air carrier.
 The load consists of 90 sketchbooks and 20 cm telescope reflector.
 I'm sorry to have kept you waiting so long.

 The load will arrive at Lowell Observatory in about 5,6days.
 I sincerely hope that his sketchbooks are helpful to astronomers and lead to the development of astronomy in the future.
 I believe that his books will be kept and exhibited there for as long as the Lowell Observatory survives.
 
 Sincerely yours,

 Tomoko

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Bill SHEEHAN (Flagstaff, AZ)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Saturn (August 27th.)

Received: 29 August 2019 at 02:26 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 27th. Poor seeing so IR only.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat19/s2019-08-27-0116_0-IR685dp.jpg

 

Best wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Saturn (August 23rd.)

Received: 29 August 2019 at 00:29 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor to fair seeing on the 23rd allowed a reasonable result. Little of note across the planet.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat19/s2019-08-23-0040_3-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mercury 17-21 Aug 2019 742nm IR animation

Received: 28 August 2019 at 04:58 JST

 

Hi All,

A three-frame animation of Mercury from last week

 

 

(there were seven initially but the conditions were not good for four of them)

 

Regards

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, the UK)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Jupiter 2019/08/25

Received: 26 August 2019 at 17:06 JST

 

Jupiter images on 25 August 2019.

 


 

Kimikazu OZAKI (Aichi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter (July 20th.)

Received: 24 August 2019 at 05:05 JST

 

Hi all,

Reasonable seeing on the 20th allowed a nice view of the region following the GRS.

Note the STB spectre is seen appearing as a closed circulation pattern in the STB latitude.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-07-20-0002_5-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter & Io 2019.08.13 (1m @Pic du Midi)

Received: 23 August 2019 at 03:17 JST

 

Dears,

Last processing of that observing night with Jupiter, GRS is setting:

 


 http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2019-08-13_20-56-24_irrgb_pic.jpg

 

Two pure infrared images:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2019-08-13_20-56-24_ir680_pic.jpg

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2019-08-13_20-17-36_ir680_pic.jpg

 

In methane absorption band, some high altitude features like white ovals in SSTB are visible:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2019-08-13_21-29-00_ch4_pic.jpg

 

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Uranus and satellites 2019.08.14 (at Pic du Midi)

Received: 20 August 2019 at 02:51 JST

 

Dears,
Uranus with the 1m telescope, without any detail here except maybe a small protusion South of the bright North polar zone, which in this start of boreal spring, is quite bright, probably warming up from years of shadow ...

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u2019-08-14_04-13-30_ir680_pic.jpg

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u2019-08-14_03-58-30_ir680-anim_pic.gif

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn (July 20th, 2019.)

Received: 20 August 2019 at 02:46 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from July 20th. Poor seeing.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat19/s2019-07-20-0207_0-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Neptune 2019.08.14 (from Pic du Midi)

Received: 19 August 2019 at 07:17 JST

 

Dears,
Under acceptable conditions.

At least one north spot is visible (which turns around with the planet during acquisition). South pole, colder (it's end of winter there), is bright.

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n2019-08-14_01-33-42_ir680_pic.jpg

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n2019-08-14_01-12-00_ir680-anim_pic.gif

More to come on Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter that night.

Steady skies,

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images on 01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 14, 16 August 2019

Received: 18 August 2019 at 23:49 JST

 

Jupiter images on 01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 08, 10, 14, 16 August 2019.

 

 

01 Aug


 

02 Aug


 

04 August


 

06 August


 

07 August


 

08 August


 

10 August


 

14 August


 

16 August


Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Jupiter 2019/08/18

Received: 18 August 2019 at 23:07 JST

 

Jupiter images on 18 August 2019.

 


 

Kimikazu OZAKI (Aichi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter (July 17th.)

Received:18 August 2019 at 03:52 JST

 

Hi all,

A belated image from July 17th under poor seeing. The GRS is seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-07-17-0020_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mercury 11-08-2019 742nm IR

Received:12 August 2019 at 05:21 JST

 

Hi All,

Few good opportunities on Mercury so far this time.

This morning was too windy to put up the scope sun shade; the pause control on 'Firecapture' was great for coping with the scudding clouds.

The single run was stopped early when the cloud came across rather too frequently...still, some detail was seen on processing.

 

Regards

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, Herts, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter GRS, Ganymede & Io from HST (June 26th.)

Received:10 August 2019 at 09:27 JST

 

Hi all,

I processed another set from this raw data. This time the GRS is on view with Ganymede and Io alongside the planet. Moons were processed separately but their positions are exactly correct for the time. Ganymede was taken from the 0950 data set as it was just slightly out of frame for the 0817 set.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/hstproc/jup2019-06-26-0817_8-RGBhstdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter from HST (June 26th.)

Received:10 August 2019 at 03:49 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a Jupiter image processed from the raw HST data obtained by Amy Simon and colleagues on June 26th.

 

The quality is of course exceptional. However achieving an accurate colour balance is challenging (due to the violet filter used for the B channel) and took some time. Oval BA is nicely visible.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/hstproc/jup2019-06-26-1614_7-RGBhstdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter (July 16th.)

Received: 06@August 2019 at 05:56 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 16th. Average seeing. Oval BA is well seen.

 

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-07-16-0133_3-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 


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