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¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter 2020.05.29      

Received: 31 May 2020 at 12:59 JST

 

Dears,

Under not favorable conditions:


 

RVB: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2020-05-29_03-08-06_rgb_md.jpg

Infrared: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2020-05-29_02-45-12_ir685_md.jpg

Methane absorption band: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2020-05-29_03-24-52_ch4_md.jpg

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars M200529 ishibashi      

Received: 31 May 2020 at 09:33 JST

 

Mars image on 29 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200529/Is29May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter, Europa & Ganymede 2020.05.28      

Received: 31 May 2020 at 06:26 JST

 

Dears,

Jupiter under average conditions, with my 1st acceptable rgb at 25‹ high, that shows what I can expect for this opposition :(

We can see around the great red spot the reddish chimney opening North, the following part, and the unusual dark spot south west. North EZ is quite yellow.

 


 

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2020-05-28_03-53-18_rgb_md.jpg

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2020-05-28_04-08-47_ir685_md.jpg

 

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter 20200529      

Received: 30 May 2020 at 22:31 JST

 

Jupiter images on 29 May 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Venus 20200530      

Received: 30 May 2020 at 22:29 JST

 

Venus image on 30 May 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/29-Kumamori      

Received: 30 May 2020 at 16:30 JST

 

Mars images on 29 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200529/Km29May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 29 May 0324UT RGB IR           

Received: 29 May 2020 at 21:05 JST

 

Hi all,

A rather rushed set of captures of Mars from this morning.

Solis Lacus is at upper centre with Valles Marineris central. A hint of cloud at centre left.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200529/CFs29May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/28-Kumamori      

Received: 29 May 2020 at 15:57 JST

 

Mars images on 28 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200528/Km28May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Venus 20200529      

Received: 29 May 2020 at 13:12 JST

 

Venus image on 29 May 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Saturn & satellites 2020.05.28     

Received: 29 May 2020 at 12:11 JST

 

Dears,

 

Under acceptable conditions, Saturn with 5 of its satellites in infrared
- no visible details:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s2020-05-28_03-32-37_ir685_md.jpg

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Venus 20200528      

Received: 29 May 2020 at 06:29 JST

 

Venus image on 28 May 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars - May 26th      

Received: 29 May 2020 at 02:53 JST

 

Hi to All!,

My most recent sesions of Mars on May 26th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200526/EMr26May20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  C/2020 F8 on May 5th.      

Received: 29 May 2020 at 02:01 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a belated image from May 5th. My last one of this comet.

The tail was still near full strength at the time. Field here shows around 1deg of tail.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/c2020_f8_2020_05_05dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter 20200727      

Received: 28 May 2020 at 13:04 JST

 

Jupiter iages on 27 May 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars image (April 15th.)       

Received: 26 May 2020 at 01:30 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image showing Syrtis Major and Hellas from April 15th.

Average seeing conditions.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_04_15dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200415/DPc15Apr20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/23-Kumamori       

Received: 24 May 2020 at 14:45 JST

 

Mars images on 23 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200523/Km23May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 23 May 0318UT RGB IR       

Received: 24 May 2020 at 00:34 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor seeing conditions. Olympus Mons is at lower left and appears to be clear of cloud.

The other Tharsis volcanos have extensive cloud at centre left.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200523/CFs23May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  C/2017 T2 with galaxies M81/82 - May 22nd  

Received: 23 May 2020 at 21:16 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image of C/2017 T2 passing by the bright galaxy pair M81/2 in Ursa Major.

Many thanks to James Willinghan for providing colour data.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/c2017t2_2020_05_22dp.jpg

 

FSQ106 with STL-11k camera. LRGB. 80/5/5/5mins.

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Saturn images (April 15th)  

Received: 23 May 2020 at 00:47 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from April 15th. Saturn saw the best of the conditions on this session.

Some discrete features are visible in the atmosphere. The hexagon is also nicely defined.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat20/s2020-04-15-0920_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter, Io & Europa on 2020.05.19  

Received: 22 May 2020 at 16:23 JST

 

Dears,

Under average conditions, we can see oval BA and the aspect of the SEB (rather narrow and calm) and NEB (rather large) on this face of the planet.

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2020-05-19_03-50-18_r642_md.jpg

 

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/21-Kumamori  

Received: 22 May 2020 at 14:26 JST

 

Mars images on 21 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200521/Km21May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter images (April 15th)  

Received: 22 May 2020 at 05:18 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 15th. Ganymede's shadow in transit. Seeing was very poor.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup2020/2020-04-15-0806_8-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 21 May 0231UT RGB IR  

Received: 21 May 2020 at 23:34 JST

 

Hi all,

Variable seeing for this image set from this morning.

Olympus Mons is the reddish spot at lower left and appears to be clear of any cloud. There is, however late afternoon cloud over the other Tharsis volcanos at centre left. The clearing in the SPC remains well seen.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200521/CFs21May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars Apr~ MayCMorita

Received: 21 May 2020 at 22:47 JST

 

Mars images on 15, 24, 27~30 April and 1 May.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200501/Mo01May20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200430/Mo30Apr20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200429/Mo29Apr20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200428/Mo28Apr20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200427/Mo27Apr20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200424/Mo24Apr20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200415/Mo15Apr20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars - May18th

Received: 21 May 2020 at 08:37 JST

 

Hi to All!,

My most recent sesions of Mars on May 18th and the Sun on May 19th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200518/EMr18May20.png

 


 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Saturn & satellites 2020.05.18

Received: 21 May 2020 at 06:13 JST

 

Dears,

Under correct conditions, ~25‹ high, no details can be made out though:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s2020-05-18_03-47-51_r642_md.jpg

 

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 20 May 0311UT RGB IR  SPC and Depressio Parva

Received: 20 May 2020 at 21:18 JST

 

Hi all,

I have become quite intrigued over the last week as the dark markings on the SPC have become more evident. Masami Murakami of ISMO/CMO has kindly sent me some background information.

 A dark marking in the SPC was apparently first observed by W H Pickering on 22 May 1894, as noted by Percival Lowell in his book of 1895, prompting him to develop a proposal of a polar sea. Two large polar markings were subsequently identified and named by E M Antoniadi which are shown on his map of 1924. From what I can gather, measuring the location, it appears that the main polar dark area seen in my image is Depressio Parva. As always, I am open to comment and correction.

 

Olympus Mons is at lower left, almost on the terminator, and there is again a slight cloud formation over Arsia Mons at centre left.

It was again nice to get something reasonable out of rather poor seeing conditions, although a pity that the R and IR are negatively affected by the edge artrifact.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200520/CFs20May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/19-Kumamori

Received: 20 May 2020 at 14:09 JST

 

Mars image on 19 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200519/Km19May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars image (April 18th.)     

Received: 20 May 2020 at 04:15 JST

 

Hi all,

Average seeing for this image on the 18th.

Mare Cimmerium is on view with Hellas/Syrtis Major near the limb.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_04_18dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200418/DPc18Apr20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 19 May 0228UT RGB IR     

Received: 19 May 2020 at 21:38 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning under poor seeing.

Centred on Amazonis, with Olympus Mons just coming into view at lower left. Arsia Mons is at centre left and appears to have some cloud. M Sirenum at upper left and M Cimmerium at upper right. I am not sure if the dark marking in the SPC is shadow or a clearing in the ice.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200519/CFs19May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 18 May 0410UT RGB   

Received: 18 May 2020 at 22:36 JST

 

Hi all,

Variable seeing. A view very similar to my set of 16 May, with Elysium close to lower centre and M Cimmerium extending across the upper section of the image. S Gomer, with the Gale crater extension can be seen just right of centre.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200518/CFs18May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars - May 15th 

Received: 18 May 2020 at 05:16 JST

 

Hi to All!,

My most recent sesion of Mars on May 15th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200515/EMr15May20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  2020-05-17(UT) Venus 

Received: 17 May 2020 at 23:21 JST

 

Venus image on 17 May 2020.

 


Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 16 May 0302UT RGB 

Received: 16 May 2020 at 22:33 JST

 

Hi all,

I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by this result from this morning, as I thought the conditions were poor, with jet stream. I only used capture one of each channel for the RGB.

Elysium can be seen at lower centre, although the markings are quite subdued. The Gale crater extension(Curiosity Rover) is just right of centre. Large scale structure is seen in the SPC at top.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200516/CFs16May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter images (April 18th)

Received: 16 May 2020 at 03:24 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from April 18th. Average seeing.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/jup2020/2020-04-18-0950_5-RGBdp.jpg

 

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars - May 13th

Received: 15 May 2020 at 10:45 JST

 

Hi to All!,

My most recent sesion of Mars on May 13th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200513/EMr13May20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars M200511 ishibashi

Received: 15 May 2020 at 10:40 JST

 

Mars image on 14 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200514/Is14May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/13-Kumamori

Received: 14 May 2020 at 21:08 JST

 

Mars images on 13 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200513/Km13May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 14 May 0319UT RGB   

Received: 14 May 2020 at 20:49 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning in very poor seeing conditions.

Very limited detail visible in the Elysium region at lower left. M Cimmerium is towards upper left with M Tyrrhenum to the right. Hesperia extends between them. The lighter shading of Hellas is on the upper right limb.

By the time I got to IR captures, the seeing had deteriorated even further, ending the session.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200514/CFs14May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Saturn in 2016  

Received: 14 May 2020 at 01:51 JST

 

Hi all,

Was inspired to re-process one of my best Saturn images sets from 2016 in the past few days. Using improved knowledge and software not available at the time, i was able to get a much more pleasing result. Surprising just how active Saturn was around this time with many features visible in its atmosphere.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat1617/s2016-06-18-0341_6-RGBnew.jpg

 

Obtained from Barbados under near perfect seeing on June 18th, 2016 when the rings were close to maximum Earthward tilt.

Surprising how much more can be gleaned from past data - software and techniques continually improve. I may do more if and when time permits.

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Re: Mars 13 May 0307UT RGB 

Received: 13 May 2020 at 23:51 JST

 

Clyde --

Despite the frustrations you describe in making this image, you have acquired an excellent demonstration of the extension of the dust from Hellas across Mare Hadriacum, Ausonia, Mare Tyrrhenum, and at least part  of Hesperia.

-- Roger

 

Roger VENABLE (Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 13 May 0307UT RGB 

Received: 13 May 2020 at 17:47 JST

 

Hi all,

A short, frustrating session, with only one capture of each channel for this RGB as cloud, with poor seeing, was interfering.

No IR. Hellas is at upper right and Elysium at lower left. Syrtis Major is on the right limb, badly affected by the edge artefact.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200513/CFs13May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/12-Kumamori

Received: 13 May 2020 at 13:54 JST

 

Mars IR image on 12 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200512/Km12May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/11-Kumamori

Received: 12 May 2020 at 15:01 JST

 

Mars images on 11 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200511/Km11May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars M200511 ishibashi

Received: 12 May 2020 at 14:06 JST

 

Mars image on 11 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200511/Is11May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 11 May 0334UT RGB IR

Received: 11 May 2020 at 23:26 JST

 

Hi all,

The decent conditions this morning included my Mars session, with Hellas and Syrtis Major well placed.

Features are detected in Hellas, together with its lighter colouring.

I noted some subtle light markings (IR/R) to the north east/east of Syrtis Major.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200511/CFs11May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars - May 8th, 10th

Received: 11 May 2020 at 23:21 JST

 

Hi to All!,

My most recent sesion of Mars on May 8th, 10th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200508/EMr08May20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200510/EMr10May20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars in good seeing (April 17th.)

Received: 11 May 2020 at 04:25 JST

 

Hi all,

A spell of good seeing near sunrise gave a suprisngly detailed result.

Syrtis Major/Hellas/Mare Cimmerium are on view. SPC at bottom shows some indentations in the edge of the cap.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_04_17dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200417/DPc17Apr20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 10 May 0254UT RGB IR

Received: 11 May 2020 at 01:31 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor seeing for this image set.

The best IR (centred on Syrtis Major and Hellas) was later than the best RGB and is included.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200510/CFs10May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter images (April 11th, 17th.)

Received: 10 May 2020 at 06:33 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Here are some images from the 11th and 17th. Very poor seeing on the 11th - but may as well send as a record of the attempt! Average at best on the 17th.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup2020/2020-04-11-0950_6-RGBdp.jpg

 

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup2020/2020-04-17-0926_3-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 9 May 0357UT RGB IR

Received: 9 May 2020 at 19:10 JST

 

Hi all,

I was fortunate to get some detail out of the rather average seeing conditions of this morning.

Features can be made out in Hellas, best seen in the IR. There is an interesting line of bright streaks running below Hellas, extending from the Ausonia region, across Posidium Pr, Crocea and Oenotria (south of Syrtis Major).

The western edge of Hellas remains quite bright. I measure the bright spot(R) on the edge of the SPC at roughly 334 long and -65 S , which corresponds approximately with the location of Novissima Thyle (Mitchel Mons).

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200509/CFs09May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars images (April 10 & 11th.)

Received: 9 May 2020 at 01:28 JST

 

Hi all,

Some images from the 10th and 11th. Very poor seeing on both occasions.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_04_10dp.jpg

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_04_11dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200410/DPc10Apr20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200411/DPc11Apr20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/07-Kumamori

Received: 8 May 2020 at 13:58 JST

 

Mars images on 7 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200507/Km07May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 7 May 0206UT RGB IR

Received: 8 May 2020 at 00:21 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor seeing for this image set, although some detail may be seen in Hellas in the IR.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200507/CFs07May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/06-Kumamori

Received: 7 May 2020 at 12:15 JST

 

Mars IR image on 6 May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200506/Km06May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars - May 2nd

Received: 7 May 2020 at 00:23 JST

 

Hi All!,

My latest session of Mars on May 2nd.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200502/EMr02May20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Re: Mars 5 May 0347UT RGB IR

Received: 6 May 2020 at 03:41 JST

 

Clyde --

It looks to me as though the right (western) "finger" is Hellespontus itself, while the left (eastern) one is Hellas Depressio. The latter is continuous with Yaonis Fretum along the western edge of Hellas, as you point out. These features have not been evident recently, due to the recent Hellas dust, and they appear to be returning toward normal.

-- Roger

 

Roger VENABLE (Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars image (April 8th.)

Received: 6 May 2020 at 02:42 JST

 

Hi all,

Some good seeing on the 8th for this view.

Some interesting light streaks across Hellespontus toward bottom right.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_04_08dp.jpg

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200408/DPc08Apr20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 5 May 0347UT RGB IR

Received: 5 May 2020 at 21:23 JST

 

Hi all,

A short session (regrettably) but with some good seeing. The two "fingers", at upper left, that have been quite noticeable recently are well see in the IR and R.

I think the left hand one runs on the inside western edge of Hellas, but I am open to correction. Subtle features can be made out across the Hellespontus, Pandora Fretum and Noachis regions.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200505/CFs05May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter 2020-05-04

Received: 5 May 2020 at 20:24 JST

 

Jupiter images on 4 May 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 4 May 0323UT RGB IR

Received: 4 May 2020 at 20:30 JST

 

Hi all,

Seeing was very poor with Jetstream conditions, so I was pleased that I could at least get something out.

Sinus Sabeaus extends across the centre of the planet with the bright Arabia region below it. Hellas can just be seen at upper left and Syrtis Major is coming into view at left.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200504/CFs04May20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  RE: [alpo-obs:02335] Re: Mars 30 April 0343UT RGB IR

Received: 4 May 2020 at 17:23 JST

 

Dear Makoto Adachi,

Thank you very much for taking the time to investigate and to prepare the interesting report.

 

Best regards, Clyde

--------------------------------------------

From: Makoto Adachi

Sent: 04 May 2020 05:50 AM

Subject: Re: [alpo-obs:02335] Re: Mars 30 April 0343UT RGB IR

 

Hi all

@@I checked the situation around Margaritifer Sinus a little back, and put the report at the following URL.

 

http://alpo-j.sakura.ne.jp/kk20/m200503rpe.pdf

 

   It turned out to be an old figure, as Richard shows.

 

 Best regards, Makoto Adachi

 

----- Original Message -----
From: Makoto Adachi

Date: 2020/5/1, Fri 19:16
Subject: [alpo-obs:02335] Re: Mars 30 April 0343UT RGB IR

 

Hi all

@@@I didn't notice until Richard pointed out. When you look at the map of Ebisawa, you can see that there is a thin east-west pattern on the south side of Margaritifer Sinus, which is the same as the old Margaritifer Sinus.

     I thought there was a dust veil, but it's not. This part is faint even in the IR image, so I think it is a change in the albedo. Let's trace back to when it started.

 

 Best regards, Makoto Adachi

------------------------------------------

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars images

Received: 4 May 2020 at 07:38 JST

 

Dear Sir,

A Mars image set from the 27th April attached.

Seeing was poor.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200427/MJs27Apr20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/05/01-Kumamori

Received: 2 May 2020 at 18:51 JST

 

Mars images on 1st May 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200501/Km01May20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars images

Received: 2 May 2020 at 17:21 JST

 

Dear Sir,

A Mars image set from the 26th April attached.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200426/MJs26Apr20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter with Ganymede (April 8th.)

Received: 2 May 2020 at 05:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 8th. Ganymede in transit across the northern hemisphere. The bright Osiris ray crater is visible.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup2020/2020-04-08-0933_4-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Jupiter 2020-04-30

Received: 1 May 2020 at 20:56 JST

 

Jupiter images on 30 April 2020.

 


 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 2020/04/30-Kumamori

Received: 1 May 2020 at 18:48 JST

 

Mars images on 30 April 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200430/Km30Apr20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  RE: Mars 30 April 0343UT RGB IR

Received: 1 May 2020 at 17:58 JST

Hi Richard,

As always, thanks for your comments. As I only started imaging in 2014, I am only really familiar with developments since then. But, from 2014 through to before the dust storm, I always considered the extension to Margaritifer S to look like a fist with a finger pointing(!), which does not appear to be evident now? (refer attached image from 2016). The best way I guess would be to do maps and compare. If I get a few more rainy days, Ifll see if I can do something . It will also be interesting to see, as resolution gets better, whether there has been significant change from immediately after the 2018 dust storm (as things cleared) until now.

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars image (April 7th.)

Received: 1 May 2020 at 04:23 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a Mars image from the 7th. Average seeing. Some prominent clouds over Syrtis Major and Hellespontus.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_04_07dp.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200407/DPc07Apr20.png

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Re: 30 April 0343UT RGB IR

Received: 1 May 2020 at 01:21 JST

 

Margaritifer Sinus is now looking more like its old form, is it not, according to these images?

I am thinking that the recent Valles Marineris storm may have influenced the albedo pattern here. What do others think?

 

Richard McKim

Sent from my iPad

 

Richard McKIM  (Peterborough, The UK)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject:  Mars 30 April 0343UT RGB IR

Received: 30 April 2020 at 22:26 JST

 

Hi all,

A rather rushed dataset from this morning as I was racing against heavy dew, after 4 days of cloud, some good rains and dropping temperatures.

S Meridiani and S Sabeaus are at centre left. The "rearranged" (after the 2018 global dust storm) Margaritifer- Indus region is central. Argyre can just be made out near the edge of the SPC at upper right.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200430/CFs30Apr20.png

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 


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