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¤••••• Subject: Mars 13 August 2020 18h05m GMT

Received: 16 August 2020 at 15:28 JST

 

Hi all,

This is my very first observation of Mars in this apparition.

Seeing wasnft that good but the great Syrtis Major welcomed me!

Visually, the contrast of the albedo markings was rather high than I had expected.

Feel some yellowish tint along the limbFconsiderable amounts of airborne dust still remain?

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200813/Kn13Aug20.png

 

Stay healthy, stay areoholic,

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M200815 ishibashi

Received: 16 August 2020 at 12:03 JST

 

Mars image on 15 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200815/Is15Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutom ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20200815

Received: 16 August 2020 at 11:43 JST

 

Mars images on 15August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200815/Ak15Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - Aug 14 UT 

Received: 16 August 2020 at 10:49 JST

 

Dear CMO
Attached are three Mars images from
Aug 14, 2020
 
18:27:31 UT
 
19:25:27 UT
 
19:42:35 UT

Comments:
Picked up the ASI 290MM again for some filter work/IR images, as the local seeing is perennially challenging.
224MC + 3x barlow + the C11 edge is also proving to be a decent EEA observing setup visually.

SPC is rapidly diminishing in size, and the details around the SPC are readily observable at this apparent diameter of 16.35"
The 610nm Baader filter showed the least amount of ring artifact in raw frames, will keep that in mind as we head into opposition.

Best regards,

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200814/RHf14Aug20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 15 August 0338UT  RGB IR 

Received: 16 August 2020 at 02:01 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor RGB data, but I persevered to try and give some context to the IR, which showed some reasonable detail.

In the IR there appear to be two brighter spots in the region of Solis Lacus, the albedo structure of Aurorae Sinus is quite marked and there is a slight lightening extending across the southern regions.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200815/CFs15Aug20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 15th 2020 at 09:38 UT

Received: 16 August 2020 at 00:14 JST

 

Interesting to see the volcanoes on today's image.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_15_20.jpg

 

Study finds martian volcanofs last eruption

https://astronomy.com/news/2017/03/martian-volcano-extinct-with-dinosaurs

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200815/EGf15Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/14-Kumamori

Received: 15 August 2020 at 16:42 JST

 

Mars images on 14 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200814/Km14Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20200813

Received: 15 August 2020 at 08:31 JST

 

Mars images on 13 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200813/Ak13Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - August 14

Received: 15 August 2020 at 08:20 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from August 14.

Above average seeing (3/5+). Below average transparency. Clouds moved in after 6:45UT.

The clouds cleared out again after 8:10UT.

The cloud over Arsia Mons was bright and visible even in the capture preview video.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200814/PGc14Aug20.png

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 14th 2020 at 10:00 UT

Received: 15 August 2020 at 07:35 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken August 14th 2020 at 10:00 UT

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_14_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200814/EGf14Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - August 13

Received: 14 August 2020 at 21:52 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from August 13.

Average (3/5) seeing. Poor transparency. Many passing clouds. Very humid.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200813/PGc13Aug20.png

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20200811

Received: 14 August 2020 at 20:59 JST

 

Mars images on 11 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200811/Ak11Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/13- 

Received: 14 August 2020 at 17:41 JST

 

Mars images on 13 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200813/Km13Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M200813 ishibashi

Received: 14 August 2020 at 09:28 JST

 

Mars image on 13 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200813/Is13Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutom ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 13th 2020

Received: 13 August 2020 at 17:32 JST

 

Here are images of Mars taken August 13th 2020

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_13_20.jpg

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200813/EGf13Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/11-Kumamori

Received: 13 August 2020 at 17:32 JST

 

Mars images on 11 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200811/Km11Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 12th 2020 at 09:42 UT

Received: 13 August 2020 at 04:30 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken August 12th 2020 at 09:42 UT

 

    http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_12_20.jpg

 

   

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200812/EGf12Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - August 11

Received: 13 August 2020 at 03:36 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from August 11. Very good (4/5+) seeing, especially for the second RGB set.

Average transparency until fog rolled in just after 8:00UT. No clouds. Some dewing, but manageable.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200811/PGc11Aug20.png

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image taken on 12 th August 2020.

Received: 13 August 2020 at 03:21 JST

 

Dear Mr. Murakami,
Attached to this email please find my photograph of Mars taken today at
2:15 UTC from my home.

I took the image with a 6 inch SOLIGOR MT-750 reflector.

The image was shot afocal through a 15 mm Plösl eyepiece using a FUJIFILM JX600. I also used a 2x Barlow lens.

Image stacking was done with REGISTAX. Further processing was done with IRIS and ImageJ.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200812/MCz12Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

Maciej CZEPITA (Szczecin, POLAND)

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images (August 11th)

Received: 13 August 2020 at 00:03 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Here is an image from August 10th. Olympus Mons central. A weak orographic cloud over Arsia Mons is also present.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_08_10dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images (August 11th)

Received: 12 August 2020 at 20:29 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Here are some images from August 6th. Solis Lacus central with Olympus Mons visible at the dark reddish spot (this could be seen visually at the eyepiece.) Note how dark and obscure looking the Solis Lacus region is in blue light (far right image.) The atmosphere of the planet is clearly hazy. This is also apparent visually with the markings appearing quite low contrast.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_08_11dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200811/DPc11Aug20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M200811 ishibashi

Received: 12 August 2020 at 15:29 JST

 

Mars image on 11 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200811/Is11Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutom ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars on 10 Aug 2020

Received: 12 August 2020 at 07:12 JST

 

Dear Murakami san,

Please find attached my first Mars image in this round. Mars is still bit too far for my 8 inch reflector to see the details.

This is my best capture from the night before clouding up. Hope you can see Novus Mons.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200810/Kd10Aug20.png

 

Kind regard,

 

Hidetoshi KUDO (Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: RGB Image 11 August.

Received: 12 August 2020 at 05:50 JST

 

This image features M. Sirenum/Amazonis.

 Patches of light colored clouds near the SPC likely represent mixed water ice clouds and airborne dust as pointed out to me on my images of 10 August by Roger Venable.

Also of note in this image are two clouds at the terminator likely orographic clouds over Arsia and Ascraeus Mons. Olympus Mons appears clear.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200811/GWk11Aug20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 10-8-2020

Received: 12 August 2020 at 04:31 JST

 

Hi,

 A recognizable area of Mars.

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

Mars 10-8-2020

02h35UT  CM 80.5


Telescope C14 camera Basler 640 R, IR, G, B filters.
1% dispersion prism.
AS2 and PS.

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

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200810/RBs10Aug20.png

 

Regards,

 

Richard BOSMAN (Enschede, the Netherlands)

Met Vriendelijk Groet Richard Bosman

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 11th 2020 at 09:20 UT

Received: 12 August 2020 at 00:36 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken August 11th 2020 at 09:20 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_11_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200811/EGf11Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - August 10

Received: 11 August 2020 at 23:50 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from August 10. Good (4/5) seeing. Good transparency. No clouds.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200810/PGc10Aug20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/10

Received: 11 August 2020 at 17:32 JST

 

Mars images on 10 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200810/Oz10Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Kimikazu OZAKI (Aichi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Venus 20200806

Received: 11 August 2020 at 08:00 JST

 

Venus images on 10 August 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 20200806

Received: 11 August 2020 at 07:59 JST

 

Jupiter images on 10 August 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: RGB Image 10 August

Received: 11 August 2020 at 05:58 JST

 

Great image, Gary.

Actually, the light colored stuff near the SPC is a mixture of water ice clouds and airborne dust.

The linear aspect of it that is evident is some other images (as it depends on the angle from which you view it) shows that a cold front has come off the cap, and like polar vortices on Earth, the front is cloudy. Further, the winds blow up some dust.

The combination of water ice clouds and dust renders the features visible in all colors, not just blue. 

 

The S polar region remains somewhat dusty, IMHO.

 

Roger VENABLE (ALPO: Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: RGB Image 10 August

Received: 11 August 2020 at 04:41 JST

 

Mare Cimmerium is dominate in this image. 

Discrete white clouds are not apparent.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200810/GWk10Aug20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 10th 2020 at 10:01 UT

Received: 11 August 2020 at 02:06 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken August 10th 2020 at 10:01 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_10_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200810/EGf10Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/09

Received: 10 August 2020 at 18:55 JST

 

Mars images on 9 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200809/Oz09Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Kimikazu OZAKI (Aichi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/09-Kumamori

Received: 10 August 2020 at 17:11 JST

 

Mars images on 9 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200809/Km09Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Mars 9 August 0340UT  RGB IR

Received: 10 August 2020 at 14:04 JST

 

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your comments.

In this specific instance, and comparing with similar excellent images from other  european based observers yesterday, I believe the low contrast in my image is likely a result of the poor seeing conditions and also my recent attempts to not push the processing too hard.

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars:August 9, 2020

Received: 10 August 2020 at 09:40 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my image of Mars August 9, 2020 at 9:38 UT.

  Thanks,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200809/FMl09Aug20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Mars 9 August 0340UT  RGB IR 

Received: 10 August 2020 at 08:17 JST

 

Hi everybody,

It looks like a large part of the Southern hemisphere is cloaked by airborne dust including

most of the SPC. It looks like there is a hole in the clouds there revealed by a bright white

spot. I would like to hear comments especially about the dust. Thanks

 

Good seeing,

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - August 9 

Received: 10 August 2020 at 06:45 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from August 9. Above average (3/5+) seeing to start but quickly deteriorating as fog set in. Transparency started fair but then fog set in. No clouds.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200809/PGc09Aug20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020 August 04 & 07 

Received: 10 August 2020 at 04:59 JST

 

Dear All,

Here are some filtered images in good seeing. The technique I have used is a near-IR luminance layer on an RGB composite, with the view derotated to the time of the IR. Ifve tried a couple of different IR filters here.

 

On the 4th the volcanoes were nicely on show.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200804/DAr04Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200807/DAr07Aug20.png

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Saturn 20200804 

Received: 10 August 2020 at 04:31 JST

 

Saturn image on 4 August 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: 08 August RGB Images 

Received: 10 August 2020 at 03:55 JST

 

Elysium well placed near the CM in these images. The volcano is free of cloud.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200808/GWk08Aug20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 9 August 0340UT  RGB IR 

Received: 10 August 2020 at 02:45 JST

 

Hi all,

Not particularly good conditions this morning. Solis Lacus at upper left and Tharsis central.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200809/CFs09Aug20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 9th 2020 at 10:51 UT

Received: 10 August 2020 at 02:00 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken August 09th 2020 at 10:51 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_09_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200809/EGf09Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 8-8-2020

Received: 10 August 2020 at 01:19 JST

 

Hi All,

We see Valles Marineris, Solis Planum. Volcano Olympus Mons can be seen slightly.

Two images, including the normal size when recording the avi.

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

Mars 2020-08-08 02h14UT-CM 102.0
Telescope C14 camera
Basler 640 R, IR, G, B filters.
1% dispersion prism.
AS2 and PS.

Enschede, the Netherlands

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

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200808/RBs08Aug20.png

 

Regards,

 

Richard BOSMAN (Enschede, the Netherlands)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - August 7th

Received: 10 August 2020 at 01:10 JST

 

Hi to All!, My latest sessions of Mars on August 7th.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200807/EMr07Aug20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images, 9th August 2020

Received: 9 August 2020 at 23:05 JST

 

Hi all,
Since the planet is high in the sky, I am back to the RGB filters method+ b&w camera. The method is more fastidious (especially as I need to correct the field rotation) but at least can deliver a *slightly* better range of colors than a color camera. No difference in resolution there, on a next occasion I will try LRGB with the mono camera

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200809/CPl09Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - Aug 8, 2020 20:08:52 UT

Received: 9 August 2020 at 18:26 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is a Mars image from
Aug 8, 2020 20:08:52 UT

Comments:
Clouds everywhere but tried to forecast a mini cloud break using satellite imagery at dawn. Just 1 quick image.
Was able to see all the macro features visually in the telescope.

Best regards,

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200808/RHf08Aug20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Jupiter in B filter - August 6th

Received: 9 August 2020 at 05:12 JST

 

Damian,

The B image of Jupiter is spectacular! Thanks for sharing - I will take the liberty of sharing it in the various PACA groups - this is what I keep asking for - the B image is quite sensitive to the TOA conditions.

 

Thanks,

 

Padma A. Yanamandra-Fisher

Senior Research Scientist 

Space Science Institute

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter in B filter - August 6th

Received: 9 August 2020 at 03:38 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image of Jupiter obtained on August 6th with the planet 17deg altitude. Despite the wavering under water like seeing there were sharp moments coming and going. The GRS and Oval BA are well seen.

 


 

http://www.damianpeach.com/jup2020/2020-08-06-2245_4-BLUEdp.jpg

 

Mewlon 250 with ASI290MM.

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 8th 2020 at 10:16 UT

Received: 9 August 2020 at 01:21 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken August 08th 2020 at 10:16 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_08_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200808/EGf08Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - August 6

Received: 8 August 2020 at 23:24 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from August 6. Average seeing (3/5). Below average transparency with passing thin clouds.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200806/PGc06Aug20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Saturn image 4th August 2020

Received: 8 August 2020 at 19:57 JST

 

Hi all,

Some Jupiter taken under variable seeing.

The IR image on the 4th looks to reveal a CH4 wave or very dark patch, except that it has not been taken in the CH4 band, but in broadband IR.

This looks like an interesting limb behavior of the feature, I don't believe it would appear like that on the CM.

It lies at II = 160‹ and can be seen as well on a set by T Akutsu taken one rotation earlier.

Christophe

 


 

PS Happy birthday John Rogers !

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Saturn image 4th August 2020

Received: 8 August 2020 at 19:57 JST

 

Here is a BP 642 image of Saturn.

 


Best regards

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/05

Received: 8 August 2020 at 18:27 JST

 

Mars images on 5 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200805/Oz05Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Kimikazu OZAKI (Aichi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20200806

Received: 8 August 2020 at 10:13 JST

 

Mars images on 6 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200806/Ak06Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20200805

Received: 8 August 2020 at 10:12 JST

 

Mars images on 5 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200805/Ak05Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: 06 August RGB Image

Received: 8 August 2020 at 05:12 JST

 

Seeing average. Hesperia near CM. No clouds visible.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200806/GWk06Aug20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 7th 2020 at 10:39 UT

Received: 8 August 2020 at 03:09 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken August 07th 2020 at 10:39 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_07_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200807/EGf07Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/06-Kumamori

Received: 7 August 2020 at 18:35 JST

 

Mars images on 6 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200806/Km06Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020 August 01 & 02

Received: 7 August 2020 at 09:15 JST

 

Dear All,

These are my first high-resolution Mars images of this apparition. The planet is now above 40º in a fairly dark sky.

 

There are some colour ones coming, but here are some monochromes showing the subtle differences between IR 685, IR 742, and red.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200801/DAr01Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200802/DAr02Aug20.png

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Sketch 5 August 2020

Received: 6 August 2020 at 21:55 JST

 

Hello,

I have attached a new sketch of Mars. 

Here are the details:

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Mars 5 August 2020 0835 UT

CM: 216   Ls: 253  De: -19.8  Dia: 15.1"

Seeing: 4-5/10 P  Trans: 3/6   Alt: 53

35cm SCT f/11 @ 326x & 355x  ZWO ADC  Filters: W23A, 30, 80A, 56, & IL

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Thanks,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200805/MRs05Aug20.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

Twin Sugars Observatory

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/05-Kumamori

Received: 6 August 2020 at 18:12 JST

 

Mars images on 5 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200805/Km05Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images

Received: 6 August 2020 at 12:31 JST

 

Dear Sir,
A Mars image set from
the 30th July 2020 attached.
Seeing was fair.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200730/MJs30July20.png

 

Best regards,

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars ‚l200805 ishibashi

Received: 6 August 2020 at 12:05 JST

 

Mars image on 5 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200805/Is05Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutom ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images, 5th August 2020

Received: 6 August 2020 at 07:32 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are my first Mars images of the season. The seeing was superb, so much that the RGB image completely dominates the IR ones.

Some dust clouds can be seen above the southern polar region. The Arsia orographic cloud is complexe.

Some dark red markings of the surface are well visible in blue light, Valhalla and the shadowy Olympus Mons, as I described ten years ago on a CMO article

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200805/CPl05Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 5th 2020 at 10:32 UT

Received: 6 August 2020 at 02:32 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken August 05th 2020 at 10:32 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_05_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200805/EGf05Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images

Received: 5 August 2020 at 17:38 JST

 

Mars images on 31 July and 1 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200801/Oz01Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200731/Oz31July20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Kimikazu OZAKI (Aichi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 20200804

Received: 5 August 2020 at 17:31 JST

 

Jupiter images on 4 August 2020.

 


Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20200804

Received: 5 August 2020 at 17:29 JST

 

Mars images on 4 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200804/Ak04Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 2020 July 19 - August 01

Received: 5 August 2020 at 10:33 JST

 

Dear All,

Some further images of Jupiter up to the beginning of August, all taken with a colour camera, with sometimes pretty good seeing for the maximum 16º altitude. I note that white patch trailing the GRS has got very bright of late.

 

David

 

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David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: RGB Image 04 August

Received: 5 August 2020 at 09:39 JST

 

CM 244. No discrete clouds or dust activity.

Gary

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200804/GWk04Aug20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Saturn from La Palma (July 27th.)

Received: 5 August 2020 at 05:16 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is Saturn on July 27th obtained from near the Gran TeCan telescope on La Palma.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat20/s2020-07-27-0232_0-RGBdp.jpg

 

The mosquitoes up there were like nothing ive ever seen! I must have had over fifty bites the next day - not really what you expect to find 6000ft above sea level!!

 

Otherwise good conditions with perfect transparency and good seeing. We used a prototype ASA 50cm F/15.6 Cassegrain to obtain this image.

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - August 2nd

Received: 5 August 2020 at 03:01 JST

 

Hi to All!,

My latest sessions of Mars, Venus on August 2nd.

 


 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200802/EMr02Aug20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter image (Aug 1st.)

Received: 5 August 2020 at 01:04 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from August 1st. Seeing was average.

GRS and Oval BA are nicely seen.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/jup2020/2020-08-01-2259_6-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Notice from Tomio Akutsu

Received: 4 August 2020 at 21:12 JST

 

TOMIO AKUTSU  loved star

 

This time, we will do cloud funding for the construction of an astronomical observatory on Cebu Island.

The crowdfunding period is from August 29th to September 30th.

The first round of funding is 1.2 million yen.

The funds will be used to build a sliding roof observatory and transport the telescope from Japan.

It's handmade locally because we don't have a lot of funds, but in the future, I'm thinking about a visitor house.

 

After retirement, I want to observe in Cebu, I made an observatory with an extension of that thought, and other than planet observation I want to do it.

Currently, there are no astronomical facilities on Cebu Island. I hope to provide the wonderfulness of the Cebu star to Japanese, Filipinos, and foreigners alike.

 

For more details, please refer to the project documents that I wrote about my thoughts.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13eGu3u831sNqzLTtBLtf4rZ-stMyoPjQ/view

 

Please note that you can support this project from Ready for's website when the project period comes. I will explain how to support the project in English on the site page after it goes live.

https://readyfor.jp/projects/philippines/preview?preview_token=8884cfeb768e5982ce1827fbf0da9914a835f5a0

 

 

Thanks you

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: RE: Mars 3 August 0416UT  RGB IR  -corrected

Received: 4 August 2020 at 16:12 JST

 

Hi, all

The date on my image of the 3 August was incorrect (it was shown as 2 August)

Kindly find attached corrected version.

My thanks to Yoneyama Seiichi of ALPO-Japan for noting the error.

Please update your records.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200803/CFs03Aug20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars ‚l200803 ishibashi

Received: 4 August 2020 at 14:43 JST

 

Mars image on 3 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200803/Is03Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutom ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

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

Received: 4 August 2020 at 14:30 JST

 

Mars images on 3 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200803/Km03Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Saturn images; 28th and 29th July 2020

Received: 4 August 2020 at 02:01 JST

 

Here are two Saturn images. Seeing is often better for me on this planet this year than on Jupiter, despite the elevation being not so different...

Christophe

 


 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter images, 28 and 29th July 2020

Received: 4 August 2020 at 02:00 JST

 

Hi guys

Some Jupiter images taken under average conditions.

I have included a 1 micron image just to have one in the collection.

 

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Best regards

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 20200802

Received: 3 August 2020 at 18:30 JST

 

Jupiter images on 2 August 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars August 3rd 2020 at 10:01 UT  

Received: 4 August 2020 at 00:17 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars August 3rd 2020 at 10:01 UT

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_08_03_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200803/EGf03Aug20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 3 August 0416UT  RGB IR  

Received: 3 August 2020 at 19:21 JST

 

Hi, all

I timed this capture just as Arsia Mons had rotated into the dark, in the hope that I may catch some evidence of the linear cloud that has recently been reported. But also as reported, it is more evident under early morning conditions rather then afternoon, as is the case here. I took a string of B's, trying various processing, without any indication. The fine, subtle features can be seen across Amazonis as well as in the southern regions.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200803/CFs03Aug20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20200802

Received: 3 August 2020 at 18:14 JST

 

Mars images on 2 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200802/Ak02Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• SubjectMars 2020.07.30

Received: 3 August 2020 at 14:58 JST

 

Dears,

I almost forgot what it is to have a large apparent diameter planet at more than 30‹ altitude ...

Mars has now a confortable apparent diameter allowing to catch a lot of details on its surface:

 

Clear image:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-07-30_03-16-46_color_md.jpg
Infrared, more detailed:
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-07-30_03-21-37_ir685_md.jpg
A mix with the two images :
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-07-30_03-21-37_irrgbrgb_md.jpg

Steady skies,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200730/MDc30July20.png

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/08/01-Kumamori

Received: 3 August 2020 at 11:11 JST

 

Mars images on 1 August 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200801/Km01Aug20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: August 1, 2020

Received: 3 August 2020 at 09:01 JST

 

Hi -  I have attached my latest images of Mars August 1, 2020 at 9:21 UT.

 

  Thanks,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200801/FMl01Aug20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - August 1

Received: 2 August 2020 at 19:10 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from August 1.

Less than average seeing (3/5-). Very poor transparency. Images were captured through a layer of fog.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200801/PGc01Aug20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 20200801

Received: 2 August 2020 at 08:48 JST

 

Jupiter images on 1 August 2020.