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¤•••••Subject: Comet C/2019 Y4 on March 29th. 

Received: 31 March 2020 at 01:53 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is my first go at C/2019 Y4. A tail is starting to develop as also seen in others recent images.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/c2019y4_2020_03_29dp.jpg

 

Best wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Venus 2020.03.20 

Received: 30 March 2020 at 06:06 JST

 

Dears,

Venus in infrared without any details visible, but it was nice imaging it given its high altitude:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/v2020-03-28_18-37-26_ir830_md.jpg

Steady skies,

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Re: Mars 27 March 2020 0256UT RGB IR  Possible dust activity in Hellas 

Received: 30 March 2020 at 06:02 JST

 

You're right Clyde.

Dust on Pandorae Fretum, Iapygia Virdis, Hellas and others. Compare with your Feb 21 2020 image below.

 


 

Thanks for your images.

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars images (Feb 26th.) 

Received: 30 March 2020 at 01:57 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from Feb 26th under fair conditions.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_02_26dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200226/DPc26Feb20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 27 March 2020 0256UT RGB IR  Possible dust activity in Hellas 

Received: 29 March 2020 at 21:03 JST

 

Hi all,

The Hellas basin has recently been monitored by Niall MacNeill and Andy Casely specifically regarding possible dust activity.

 Hellas is now coming into view for me and my personal interpretation of the attached image set is that there does appear to be significant dust activity extending across the basin and possibly beyond its rim.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200329/CFs29Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Ps. I note that the email that I sent on the 26 March had an incorrect Subject line (I did not update it from the previous day).

 However, the email content and the image itself (image of 26 March) are correct.

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: RE: Mars 25 March 2020 0354UT RGB IR 

Received: 27 March 2020 at 01:00 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning with S Meridiani again central.

The (dusty?) cloud over Argyre that was so obvious yesterday, is not as condensed.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200326/CFs26Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/25-Kumamori

Received: 26 March 2020 at 11:10 JST

 

Mars images on 25 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200325/Km25Mar20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 25 March 2020 0354UT RGB IR

Received: 26 March 2020 at 03:05 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning, centred on S Meridiani. I believe the Argyle basin is very noticeable below the edge of the SPC. It appears to be discoloured so may have experienced, or be experiencing, some dust activity.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200325/CFs25Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/24-Kumamori

Received: 25 March 2020 at 13:44 JST

 

Mars images on 24 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200324/Km24Mar20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars images (Feb 24th.)

Received: 25 March 2020 at 05:26 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from Feb 24th.

Poor to fair seeing. Chryse hemisphere is on view.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_02_24dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200224/DPc24Feb20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/23-Kumamori

Received: 24 March 2020 at 11:42 JST

 

Mars images on 23 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200323/Km23Mar20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 23 March 2020 0202UT RGB IR 

Received: 23 March 2020 at 22:13 JST

 

Hi all,

I just managed to catch a full set of data this morning before cloud came over. Seeing conditions were rather poor. S Meridiani is close to the CM with S Sabeaus extending to the left.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200323/CFs23Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/22-Kumamori

Received: 23 March 2020 at 13:59 JST

 

Mars images on 22 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200322/Km22Mar20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 21 March 2020 0333UT RGB IR 

Received: 21 March 2020 at 19:13 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning, under reasonable conditions. I suspect subtle clouds remain over the M Erythraeum and Margaritifer regions. Some structure is seen in the SPC. Ophir/Candor remains bright.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200321/CFs21Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/20-Kumamori

Received: 21 March 2020 at 18:03 JST

 

Mars images on 20 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200320/Km20Mar20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Venus images 19 March 2020    

Received: 21 March 2020 at 11:30 JST

 

Venus images on 19 March 2020.

 


Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 20 March 2020 0310UT RGB IR    

Received: 20 March 2020 at 21:04 JST

 

Hi all,

The dark side of Mars. Some subtle cloud appears to be hanging over the Northern regions of M Erythraeum and Margaritifer, Ophir/Candor has been quite bright recently.

I captured an extensive set of data (extending over a period of about 70 mins) following some overnight interaction with Niall McNeill (thanks, Niall) regarding the edge artefact issues I have been experiencing. I haven't fully optimised the results, but could see some improvement in the situation.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200320/CFs20Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/19-Kumamori

Received: 20 March 2020 at 14:09 JST

 

Mars images on 19 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200319/Km19Mar20.png

 

Best Regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 19 March 2020 0253UT RGB IR   

Received: 20 March 2020 at 00:32 JST

 

Hi all,

M Erythraeum extends across the upper section of the planet with M. Acidalium, Niliacus L and Nilokeras at lower left/centre.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200319/CFs19Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/18-Kumamori

Received: 19 March 2020 at 14:01 JST

 

Mars images on 18 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200318/Km18Mar20.png

 

Best Regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars images (Feb 21st.)

Received: 19 March 2020 at 07:00 JST

 

Hi all,

Good seeing on the 21st allowed for a nice view of the Chryse/Acidalium/Solis Lacus hemisphere. All looked normal for the season.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_02_21dp.jpg

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200221/DPc21Feb20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars images (Feb 20th.)

Received: 18 March 2020 at 05:31 JST

 

Hi all,

Average seeing on Feb 20th for this view over the Solis Lacus hemisphere.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_02_20dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200220/DPc20Feb20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/16-Kumamori

Received: 17 March 2020 at 11:46 JST

 

Mars images on 16 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200316/Km16Mar20.png

 

Best Regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars, Venus - March 13th 

Received: 16 March 2020 at 00:26 JST

 

Hi to ALL!.

My most recent session of Mars on March 13th. Venus also on this day.

 


Efrain

 

Mars image:

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200313/EMr13Mar20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 15 March 2020 0322UT RGB IR 

Received: 15 March 2020 at 22:41 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning, with Valles Marineris and Solis Lacus coming into view. Equatorial cloud at left.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200315/CFs15Mar20.png

 

Best regards and be safe in these difficult times, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars images (March 11th.)

Received: 15 March 2020 at 22:37 JST

 

Hi all,

Good seeing on the 11th for a detailed view of the Elysium hemisphere. A small orographic cloud over Elysium itself.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_03_11dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200311/DPc11Mar20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/12-Kumamori

Received: 13 March 2020 at 13:16 JST

 

Mars IR image on 12 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200312/Km12Mar20.png

 

Best Regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/11-Kumamori

Received: 12 March 2020 at 14:05 JST

 

Mars images on 11 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200311/Km11Mar20.png

 

Best Regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 11 March 2020 0243UT RGB IR

Received: 11 March 2020 at 18:39 JST

 

Hi all,

Seeing conditions (particularly in B) were poor this morning for this view looking down on the Tharsis plateau. Some cloud is seen over the Tharsis Montes at centre left.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200311/CFs11Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars March 8th

Received: 11 March 2020 at 13:16 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here are my most recent session of Mars and Venus from March 7,8th.

Efrain

 


 

 Mars image:

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200308/EMr08Mar20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 10 March 2020 0401UT RGB IR

  POSSIBLE DUST ACTIVITY OVER ZEPHYRIA/AEOLIS-continued

Received: 10 March 2020 at 19:31 JST

 

Hi all,

Despite a frustrating and persistent edge artefact, I would like to think that I have been able to monitor the yellowish clouds (above centre, which I suspect to have at least some dust component) that have moved from Zepheria/Aeolis towards Memnonia for a third consecutive day. From what I have seen, I expect them to gradually dissipate further.

Bright cloud continues over the Tharsis Montes at left.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200310/CFs10Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 9 March 2020 0350UT RGB IR

  POSSIBLE DUST ACTIVITY OVER ZEPHYRIA/AEOLIS-continued

Received: 9 March 2020 at 20:01 JST

 

Hi all,

I was able to catch a follow up observation of yesterdayfs apparent dust activity over the Zephyria/Aeolis region. The CM is almost exactly the same as yesterday(160 today against 162 yesterday).

 The yellowish clouds are not as condensed, or as obvious as yesterday, but are still detectable. Not unexpectedly for these localised storms, they appear to be expanding and dissipating. They also appear to have drifted eastwards (to the left) towards the Mesogaea area.

Bright cloud remains over Olympus Mons and the Tharsis Montes.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200309/CFs09Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/08-Kumamori

Received: 9 March 2020 at 13:56 JST

 

Mars images on 8 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200308/Km08Mar20.png

 

Best Regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 8 March 2020 0318UT RGB IR

  POSSIBLE DUST ACTIVITY OVER ZEPHYRIA/AEOLIS

Received: 9 March 2020 at 00:35 JST

 

Hi all,

POSSIBLE DUST ACTIVITY OVER ZEPHYRIA/AEOLIS.

Bright cloud is visible over Olympus Mons(lower left) and the Tharis Montes(left).

However, what was very noticeable to me was the significant change from yesterday in the region to the upper right of centre. There appears to be at least 3 discrete clouds. They are visible in B and G, but also definitely show bright in R and can also be detected in IR. They show a yellowish tinge as against the white clouds over the Tharsis region, which makes me suspect there is at least some dust component in the clouds.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200308/CFs08Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 7 March 2020 0223UT RGB IR

Received: 8 March 2020 at 00:18 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning.

Olympus Mons at lower left with late afternoon cloud over the Tharsis Montes at left.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200307/CFs07Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/06-Kumamori

Received: 7 March 2020 at 17:18 JST

 

Mars images on 6 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200306/Km06Mar20.png

 

Best Regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars - March 4th

Received: 7 March 2020 at 00:46 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here are my most recent session of Mars from March 4th.

 

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200304/EMr04Mar20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 6 March 2020 0300UT RGB IR

Received: 6 March 2020 at 18:52 JST

 

Hi all,

I had reasonable seeing conditions for all three of my favourite planets this morning.

Mars was centred on the Amazonis region. Cloud covered Olympus Mons is at lower left and Elysium is at lower right. Propontis is at lower centre.

M Sirenum is at upper left and M Cimmerium at upper right. The South Polar Hood remains prominent at top, possibly with the NPC starting to become visible?

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200306/CFs06Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/05-Kumamori

Received: 6 March 2020 at 13:51 JST

 

Mars images on 5 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200305/Km05Mar20.png

 

Best Regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars images (Feb 15th.)

Received: 5 March 2020 at 05:15 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some Mars images from Feb 15th. Fairly poor seeing.

Solis Lacus is visible coming into view. Bright clouds over Chryse on the terminator.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_02_15dp.jpg

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200215/DPc15Feb20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 3 March 2020 0237UT RGB IR

Received: 3 March 2020 at 20:21 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning. As with Jupiter, conditions were difficult, with poor seeing, heavy dew and mist.

The south polar hood is impressive. Amazonis is centre/centre left with Elysium towards the lower right.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200303/CFs03Mar20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars 2020/03/02-Kumamori

Received: 3 March 2020 at 13:54 JST

 

Mars images on 2 March 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200302/Km02Mar20.png

 

Best Regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Subject: Mars - Feb.28th

Received: 3 March 2020 at 00:00 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here are my most recent session of Mars from Feb. 28th.

 

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200228/EMr28Feb20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 


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