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¤••••• Subject: Mars September 30th 2020 at 07:02 UT

Received: 1 October 2020 at 06:10 JST

 

Mars September 30th 2020 at 07:02 UT

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_09_30_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200930/EGf30Sept20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Mars drawing (Sep 30th)

Received: 1 October 2020 at 03:52 JST

 

Damian,

 

This is a true beauty - very reminiscent of the early drawings/sketches of Mars! So glad that you are sketcher - I want to help my amatuer astronomers master that skill also!

 

BTW: I might use it as a group pic for PACA_Mars!

 

Thanks,

 

Padma YANAMANDRA-Fisher  (Space Science Institute, CA)

Senior Research Scientist 

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Mars drawing (Sep 30th)

Received: 1 October 2020 at 03:43 JST

 

Beautiful drawing!

 

From 1965 until about 2000, 25 years, I was purely a visual observer and made drawings of the moon and planets. Then I got into imaging and visual observations became less and less important. Now that I have turned 70 I am going to try to get back into drawing areas on the Moon and planets, even using an image at the same time to get the main features accurate as Richard points out. Here is one of my old drawings from the distant past.

 

Jim PHILLIPS (Charleston, SC)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Mars drawing (Sep 30th)

Received: 1 October 2020 at 01:37 JST

 

Dear Damian and Robin

 

Thank you. I am glad Damian was moved to sketch the planet.... and why not? Nice work, and you did well. It is hard to put everything down on paper when there is so much to see, and like in drawing portraits, the main features must be accurate first, as they certainly were. (By the way, I do portraits, and always do the eyes and nose first, because unless they are correct, there is no point going further!) 

 

To Robin, this version of Antoniadi was published by him at the end of 1909 in the BAA journal. As he later remarked, the printers made the reproduction too hard... the original pencil sketch being softer. On my web tutorial on drawing, still there on the BAA website front page, you can find Antoniadi's glorious coloured version, drawn specially for Camille Flammarion for the planned but never realised third volume of his monumental work, La Planete Mars. Flammarion, a keen canallist, was wise to stop his chronology in 1907, because in 1909 the canals were finally demolished, by his former Assistant!

 

All the best

 

Richard McKIM  (Peterborough, The UK

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Mars drawing (Sep 30th)

Received: 1 October 2020 at 01:24 JST

 

Hi Damian,  

 

A very useful comparison with historic observations -- excellent work.

I found this picture of Mars made by Antoniadi on virtually the same date in 1909. (Don't know where I copied it from -- sorry.) Others in Splendour of the Heavens from the same apparition by other observers show more canals!

 

Best,

 

Robin SCAGELL

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars drawing (Sep 30th)

Received: 1 October 2020 at 00:25 JST

 

Hi all,

A spell of near perfect seeing last night allowed for some truly splendid views of Mars - the best ive had in some years. I made a visual drawing of the view displaying the classic central Syrtis Major/Hellas view so famous in drawings of past visual observers such as Antoniadi.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_09_30dwg.jpg

 

Images to follow later.

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 20200930

Received: 30 September 2020 at 23:54 JST

 

Jupiter images on 30 September 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - 29 Sept 2020

Received: 30 September 2020 at 22:44 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars with Syrtis Major on display. Taken in tricky conditions in drifting cloud last night at only 34 degrees.

However, In the gaps the seeing was good.

Best Regards

Ian.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200929/ISp29Sept20.png

 

Ian SHARP (Ham, nr.Selsey, the UK)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/09/29-Kumamori

Received: 30 September 2020 at 20:08 JST

 

Mars image on 29 September 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200929/Km29Sept20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Mars: Mars Images 28 September 2020

Received: 30 September 2020 at 13:34 JST

 

Hi All,

Attached here a set of images from 28 September session. Seeing was variable while transparency was good.

Visually (X700 binocular viewer) Arsia Mons orographic cloud was distinct, pure whitish, not bluish. Olympus Mons was remarkable as a shaded relief, sunlit western flank wore beautiful rosy tint.

Along the northern coasts of Maria Sirenum to Cimmerium ran a string of bright spots. I saw a similar but more glaring chain of bright tiny spots there around the opposition day of 1971 great apparition with my 25cm F/7.6 Newtonian X480, kind of an opposition effect, I guess.

 

   Stay Safe, Stay Martian,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200928/Kn28Sept20.png

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Mars: Mars, Sep 29 RGB

Received: 30 September 2020 at 10:53 JST

 

Hi all, here's an image of Mars from this morning in reasonable seeing.
Olympus Mons is prominent at top right as it sets, cloud is visible to its south over the Tharsis volcanoes, in particular over and around Arsia Mons.

Limb cloud is visible on the left as well as over the north polar region at top.

 

5 RGBB Image sets spanning 30 minutes were derotated and merged in Winjupos to make this image.

 

cheers, Anthony


Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20200929-155604/m2020-09-29_15-56-04_AW_RGB.png

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200929/AWs29Sept20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤•••••Mars: Mars image - Sept 28 UT

Received: 30 September 2020 at 10:27 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Attached is a Mars image from
Sept 28, 2020 14:33:12 UT

Comments:
Finally was able to do some R-G-B imaging, first time in more than 10 years.

Bit rusty but will try again this week. 

Again clouds over Tharsis and preceding limb clouds visible.

 

best regards,
https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200928/RHf28Sept20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤•••••Mars: September 29, 2020

Received: 30 September 2020 at 09:31 JST

 

Hi,  

 I have attached my images of Mars September 29, 2020 between 4:28 UT and 4:35 UT.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200929/FMl29Sept20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Sept 29

Received: 30 September 2020 at 09:08 JST

 

Hello,
I am sending over this mornings Mars images.
Thank you very much.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200929/TWl29Sept20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (July 10th.)

Received: 30 September 2020 at 02:06 JST

 

Hi all,

Catching up on several unprocessed sessions.

This one from July 10th with Tharsis/Solis Lacus. Very poor seeing.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_07_10dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200710/DPc10July20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (September 20th.)

Received: 30 September 2020 at 01:32 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a Mars image from Sep 20th.

Very poor seeing. Solis Lacus on view.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_09_20dp.jpg

 

Best wishes.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200920/DPc20Sept20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars on 27/09/2020

Received: 29 September 2020 at 21:49 JST

 

Dear Murakami-sama,

Please find attached my latest Mars image on Sept 27, 2020.

I noticed that the center of the ice cap has been slightly shifted off the south pole.

Then I found your article about the melting ice cap on the September report #09, which is quite interesting.

I also found that my image was capturing the shadow of Olympus Mons. I was quite excited about this.

 

Kind regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200927/Kd27Sept20.png

 

Hidetoshi KUDO (Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALLIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/09/28-Kumamori

Received: 29 September 2020 at 21:38 JST

 

Mars image on 28 September 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200928/Km28Sept20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 28th September 2020

Received: 29 September 2020 at 20:22 JST

 

Hello all
I had a go at imaging Mars this morning at about 2am LT - it was cold.
Seeing was pretty good from my place, but the low 45 degree altitude of Mars made the image wobble a fair bit.

Attached is a composite of two images showing western hemisphere morning 'hazes' as well as evening cloud on the eastern terminator above mountains.
Olympus Mons is at
7 o'clock near the eastern terminator.

regards

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200928/MVl28Sept20.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars, Sep 20 RGB

Received: 29 September 2020 at 16:00 JST

 

Hi all, here's a colour image of Mars from September 20 in good seeing, a bit delayed as I wanted to wait and test the new Phobos/Deimos code coming in the next version of Winjupos that gives a more accurate prediction and makes it more reliable to use these moons to set the measurement template. Hopefully this will be released publicly in the near future.

I used 7 x RGBB recordings over about 70 minutes to make this image.

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20200920-162309/m2020-09-20_16-23-09_AW_RGB.png

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200920/AWs20Sept20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images 28 September 2020

Received: 29 September 2020 at 14:53 JST

 

Mars images on 28 September 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200928/Ys28Sept20.png

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - September 26th

Received: 29 September 2020 at 01:24 JST

 

Hi To All!, here is my latest sessions of Mars on September 26th.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200926/EMr26Sept20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 26th September at 07:23 UT

Received: 28 September 2020 at 21:19 JST

 


http://www.egrafton.com/mars_09_26_20.jpg

 

Ed in Houston

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200926/EGf26Sept20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - Sept 27 UT

Received: 28 September 2020 at 18:00 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Attached are two Mars images from
Sept 27, 2020 

Comments:
Here are two LRGB images showing Tharsis clouds and preceding limb clouds in trying conditions.

Seems like this week we will have a weaker jet stream, so will aim for some true RGB images and higher quality images.

 

best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200927/RHf27Sept20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/09/27-Kumamori

Received: 28 September 2020 at 17:58 JST

 

Mars image on 27 September 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200927/Km27Sept20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars, Sep 27 IR750

Received: 28 September 2020 at 08:42 JST

 

Hi all, here's an image of Mars from this morning through a 750nm longpass filter.

The seeing was poor with strong jetstream blurring, 5 images captured between 1544utc and 1630utc were combined to get this result.

Olympus Mons can just be seen setting on the right hand side.

The large bright region of Elysium is prominent at the top of the image.

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/index.live?dir=/mars&image=20200927-160306
regards, Anthony

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200927/AWs27Sept20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: September 27, 2020

Received: 28 September 2020 at 07:37 JST

 

HI,

  I have attached my Mars images September 27, 2020 at 4:27 UT and 4:46 UT.

  Thanks,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200927/FMl27Sept20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 26 September 0118UT  RGB IR

Received: 26 September 2020 at 22:37 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning centred on S Meridiani with extensive clouds in the north.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200926/CFs26Sept20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Images Sept 25

Received: 26 September 2020 at 21:40 JST

 

Hi,
I am sending you yesterdays Mars images..
Thank you.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200925/TWl25Sept20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - September 25

Received: 26 September 2020 at 12:37 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from September 25.

Very good seeing (4/5+).  Average transparency and clear sky.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200925/PGc25Sept20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Some Mars images

Received: 26 September 2020 at 02:37 JST

 

Hello,

 

* Mars observation 22/9/2020
Here then my observation of Tuesday (9/22) in the early morning.
You see a lot of cloud around the North Pole (you can see this clearly on the blue observation) and morning clouds on the edge of Mars.
The South pole is getting smaller and smaller.
Telescope C14, camera Basler 640, Chroma RGB filters and 1 degree dispersion wedge.

 

* Mars observation 14/9/2020
I have edited this observation somewhat differently from what you may be used to.
This time I chose to do it a little less than usual. Mars observations are made with RGB filters and are also used in the processing of clean RGB (so no RRGB or LRGB etc.).

I have left the large one exactly how I record it with the C14 at 10 meters focal distance.

When using pure RGB perception, the sharpness may become less, but that doesn't matter this time. No d-rotation done.

 

* Mars 14-9-2020 00h43 UT (winjupos)
Here then the impression of Mars that morning.

 

* Mars Red Green en Blue images 14-9-2020 00h43

 

Regards Richard

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200922/RBs22Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200914/RBs14Sept20.png

 

Met Vriendelijk Groet Richard Bosman

 

Richard BOSMAN (Enschede,The NETHERLANDS)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - September 24

Received: 25 September 2020 at 12:35 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from September 24.

Very good seeing (4/5+).  Fair transparency and clear sky.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200924/PGc24Sept20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: September 24, 2020

Received: 25 September 2020 at 11:56 JST

 

Hi,

I have attached my image of Mars September 24, 2020 at 5:05 UT.

 

  Thanks, 

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200924/FMl24Sept20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars on Sept 21, 2020 Hidetoshi kudo

Received: 24 September 2020 at 07:31 JST

 

Hello Murakami-sama,

Please find attached my image of the Mars on Sept 21, 2020.

The sky conditions werenft very good that night. The image looked unstable.

However the stacking turned out to be reasonably OK for some reason.

It is hard to know what works out better.

 

Kind regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200921/Kd21Sept20.png

 

Hidetoshi KUDO (Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALLIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (September 22nd - take two.)

Received: 24 September 2020 at 06:14 JST

 

Hi all,

Found some slightly better data taken earlier on during this session.

Obtained using the new C14 telescope from here at home.

Solis Lacus/Chryse/Valles Marineris on view.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_09_22Adp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200922/DPc22Sept20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image taken on 22 nd September 2020.

Received: 24 September 2020 at 05:13 JST

 

Greetings,

Attached to this email please find my photograph of Mars taken yesterday on the 22 nd September 2020 at 21:00 UT from my home.

The settings were the same as in my previous photo. I took the image with a 6 inch SOLIGOR MT-750 reflector. The image was shot afocal through a 15 mm Plössl 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.

Seeing conditions were quite good.
Best regards,

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200922/MCz22Sept20.png

 

Maciej CZEPITA (Szczecin, POLAND)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - September 20th

Received: 24 September 2020 at 04:57 JST

 

Hi To All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on September 20th.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200920/EMr20Sept20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: September 22, 2020

Received: 23 September 2020 at 12:25 JST

 

Hi,

I have attached my image of Mars September 22, 2020 at 5:17 UT.

 

  Thanks, 

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200922/FMl22Sept20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Sketch  22 September 2020

Received: 23 September 2020 at 06:12 JST

 

Hello,

I have attached a new sketch of Mars. 

 

Here are the details:

Mars 22 September 2020 0712UT

CM: 112   Ls: 283  De: -18.0  Dia: 21.8"

Seeing: 7/10 P  Trans: 5/6   Alt: 59

35cm SCT f/11 @ 355x & 391x   ZWO ADC  Filters: W23A, 30, 80A, & IL

 

Hope you are well on this first day of fall.

Thanks,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200922/MRs22Sept20.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (Sep 22nd)

Received: 23 September 2020 at 01:41 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from Sep 22nd.

Chryse and Solis Lacus on view. North polar hood is prominent at bottom.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_09_22dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200922/DPc22Sept20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images in good seeing. 21/21 Sept 2020

Received: 22 September 2020 at 21:45 JST

 

Hi all,

Thought it was about time I started sending out my Mars images on email again.

The seeing has been very good indeed over the past two nights in particular.

Great views of the Red Planet!

 

Best Regards

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200921/ISp21Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200922/ISp22Sept20.png

 

Ian SHARP (Ham, nr.Selsey, the UK)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images 21 September 2020

Received: 22 September 2020 at 18:50 JST

 

Mars images on 21 September 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200921/Ys21Sept20.png

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/09/21-Kumamori

Received: 22 September 2020 at 18:43 JST

 

Mars image on 21 September 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200921/Km21Sept20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - Sept 21 UT

Received: 22 September 2020 at 15:20 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Attached is a Mars image from
Sept 21, 2020  17:01:25 UT

Comments:
Here is an image of Syrtis Major and
Hellas with the 224MC in poor local seeing conditions.
Jet stream is forecasted to dip here next week, so will be more active from then (filter work etc).

Got a set of high quality RGB filters ready, but weather has not cooperated this apparition.

best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200921/RHf21Sept20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20200921

Received: 22 September 2020 at 14:27 JST

 

Mars images on 21 September 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200921/Ak21Sept20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - September 21

Received: 22 September 2020 at 10:51 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from September 21.

Very good seeing (4/5).  Very good transparency and clear sky.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200921/PGc21Sept20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 2002 September 9, 13, 21

Received: 22 September 2020 at 09:46 JST

 

August was very wet here, but September has been very dry, with a lot of clear sky and sometimes good seeing.

 

Images from the 9th and 21st show the NTB outbreak Plume 2 (NTBO-2) prominently.

 


 


 


 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Circular dust haze around SPC

Received: 22 September 2020 at 07:16 JST

 

Dear Reiichi,

 

It's quite a long time since we last wrote to each other. I hope that your recovery is complete? I have stopped writing things about Mars since many years because I focused on producing some technical methodology knowledges for amateurs, but I have been resuming my interesting for amateur science for 2 years now.

 

I think the 2005 visual aspect (I missed it visually this year, even if I did take a visual glance) was more remarkable not only because of its color but because of its brightness. Maybe it varies from year to year (it was more subtle this year), yet I would begin to think that it would be something like a last state of the south polar background dust activity due to the sublimation of the seasonal CO2 ice. Earlier this year in August, some true dust clouds have been imaged over the SPR and now in late september (Ls 275/280 as of 2020) the circular haze looks gone, so do dust clouds. In 2005 from September, the SPC looked free from any dust activity or haze. Probably when the sublimation is over, no more dust activity can happen - moreover because the residual summer cap is very small. So we could have something like Ls 260 = true dust clouds, Ls 270 = circular dust haze, Ls 280 = nothing !

 

I hope that you will try multiband imaging. Color cameras are very good nowadays, but they can't produce true blue images and too few amateurs are doing so.

 

Stay safe as well and let's keep in touch,


Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Images Sept 21

Received: 22 September 2020 at 03:57 JST

 

Hello everyone,

Sending in todays Mars images..
Nice orographic clouds over Arsia Mons and Pavonis Mons,
while Ascraeus Mons drifts into the Martain night.
Olympus mons shows up very well also.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200921/TWl21Sept20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City,MO)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: September 20, 2020

Received: 21 September 2020 at 22:37 JST

 

Dear Christophe,

Great comparison! And your complete multispectral image sets are always most effective to analyze Martian meteorological phenomena.

On my end, I have just recovered from rather severe kidney disease, and I regard this apparition of Mars as a training period to establish my own routine of imaging/processing before shifting to multispectral band observation. Still I have the DNA of visual observer like as you or Damian, every time before starting image capturing I enjoy Mars image visually through binocular viewer X700. And the Martian seasonal event you verifiedgsouthern circum-polar cap dust haze bavoirshwas quite bright visually also to my eyes, often more conspicuous than in the processed final image showed.

Is it due to its green-yellowish tint?

 

    Stay Safe, Stay Martian,

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: September 20, 2020

Received: 21 September 2020 at 10:28 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my latest images of Mars September 20, 2020 at 6:07 UT - 6:19 UT.

  Thanks, 

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200920/FMl20Sept20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - September 19

Received: 20 September 2020 at 11:39 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from September 19.

Poor seeing (2/5).  Very good transparency and clear sky.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200919/PGc19Sept20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images Sept 18 and 19

Received: 20 September 2020 at 09:03 JST

 

Some new Mars images ..

Thank you

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200919/TWl19Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200918/TWl18Sept20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City,MO)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images on September 2nd - 2005 comparison

Received: 19 September 2020 at 18:55 JST

 

Hi all,
Here a late plate from September 2nd.
A large circular dust haze is recorded above the south polar region.

 

This phenomenon was observable in August 2005 (pj), when the planet was at the same exact season (Ls = 270), and was remarkable at the time, almost perfectly circular on some images, and quite bright visually.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2005/050816/M2005-08-16-CPL.jpg

 

15 years later we can confirm that is a seasonal feature !


Regards

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200902/CPl02Sept20.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 19 September 0231UT  RGB IR

Received: 19 September 2020 at 18:43 JST

 

Hi, all

I was up a bit too late to catch Mars at greatest elevation, and conditions were not that good.

Centred on the western extensions of Valles Marineris, with Solis Lacus upper right of centre.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200919/CFs19Sept20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars, July 25 - September 16, 2020

Received: 19 September 2020 at 18:40 JST

 

Dear all,

Attaching here my Mars images obtained this apparition (except for July 27 which I already sent).

Seeing has been very variable and only a couple of dates have allowed detailed images to be recorded.

The August 30 image is the best yet.

 

I have now switched to an ASI 462MC camera, 2.7x APM ED barlow (better coated than the previous barlow with internal reflections evident) and added a 685 nm filter. 

 

The SPC has been retreating with internal details and ice islands at the rim, a nearly constant haze has been present at the northern limb, but no orographic clouds on the dates I have imaged.

No other significant activity seen, such as dust clouds.

 

All the best,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200916/JWr16Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200914/JWr14Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200907/JWr07Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200901/JWr01Sept20.png

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200830/JWr30Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200818/JWr18Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200817/JWr17Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200814/JWr14Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200812/JWr12Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200809/JWr09Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200808/JWr08Aug20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200801/JWr01Aug20.png

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200725/JWr25July20.png

 

Johan WARELL (Skurup, SWEDEN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M200918 ishibashi

Received: 19 September 2020 at 12:23 JST

 

Mars images on 18 September 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200918/Is18Sept20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - September 17

Received: 18 September 2020 at 08:00 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from September 17.

Good seeing (4/5).  Poor transparency (due to smoke from western wildfires).

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200917/PGc17Sept20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 200917

Received: 18 September 2020 at 08:00 JST

 

Jupiter images on 17 September 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars September 16h 2020 at 08:00 UT

Received: 18 September 2020 at 07:41 JST

 

Here is Mars on September 16th 2020 at 08:00 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_09_16_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200916/EGf16Sept20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Images Sept 17

Received: 18 September 2020 at 07:28 JST

 

Hello,
Here is my latest images of Mars this morning..

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200917/TWl17Sept20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City,MO)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - Sept. 16th

Received: 18 September 2020 at 05:19 JST

 

Hi To All!,

here is my latest sessions of Mars on September 16th.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200916/EMr16Sept20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (Sep 16th)

Received: 18 September 2020 at 00:32 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from Sep 16th. Solis Lacus and Chryse on view.

Data aquired via a 1m F/8 RC operating with a 33cm aperture mask.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_09_16dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200916/DPc16Sept20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image taken on 15 th September 2020.

Received: 17 September 2020 at 23:30 JST

 

Dear Mr. Murakami,
Attached to this email please find my photograph of Mars taken on 15 th September 2020 at
20:20 UT from my home.

I took the image with my 6 inch SOLIGOR MT-750 reflector at f/30.3.

The image was shot afocal through a 15 mm Plössl 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.

 

Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200915/MCz15Sept20.png

 

Maciej CZEPITA (Szczecin, POLAND)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - September 16, 2020

Received: 17 September 2020 at 22:56 JST

 

Dear Masami,

Attached is an image set of Mars taken on September 16th  from here in Houston, Texas, USA.

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200916/WFl16Sept20.png

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX )

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Images 16 September 2020

Received: 17 September 2020 at 21:09 JST

 

Hi all areoholics,

Attached here a set of images from 16 September.

Between clouds session again, better go to bed atrocious seeing.

Visually, darker albedo features seems to be getting darker.

 

   Clear Skies with Good Seeing,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200916/Kn16Sept20.png

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images Sep 16

Received: 17 September 2020 at 16:38 JST

 

 

Hi all, here are images of Mars from this morning through various filters in very good seeing.

I've included a composite RGB image however there is also a lot to see in some of the discrete blue channel images so I've included them as well.

The 425/50 images (400-450nm) show interesting structure when strongly enhanced, but also in the normal Blue (400-500nm) images there is a feature visible on the setting limb in the early part of the session which was no longer visible after about an hour. I'm guessing this is dust or some sort of transient cloud.

 


 

If you're interested in investigating any of this please let me know and I'll share the raw stacks with you.

 

regards, Anthony

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200916/AWs16Sept20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars, Sep 16 RGB

Received: 17 September 2020 at 15:47 JST

 

Hi all, some very good seeing this morning on Mars, here's a true colour RGB image showing Syrtis Major at top, Hellas basin and the South polar Cap at bottom and Meridiani at left.

The crater Huygens is prominent near the centre of the image and Schiaparelli to the left.

The lower right of the image, ie the setting limb, appears partly obscured by dust or haze. Blue cloud is visible at the northern limb.

 

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/index.live?dir=/mars&image=20200916-165804

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200916/AWs16Sept20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: COMET IMPACT PAPER

Received: 17 September 2020 at 15:43 JST

 

Dear Jim,

 

I saw your paper when the ALPO journal came out, as I am a member, but thank you for sending the copy.

 

If you will kindly refer to my 1999 BAA Memoir or catalogue about the Martian dust storms - Roger has a copy, I think - you will see that this event is described as an ordinary local dust storm.

It was also illustrated in Sky and Telescope at the time, and I gave a reference to it.

The region is prone to local events of this type and several reports mention a slight yellowish tint, so I don't agree that it could have been the result of an impact.

The complex series of changes in albedo of the area west of Solis Lacus are also discussed in my publication, resulting from a succession of events of different magnitude.

 

Good wishes

 

Richard

 

Richard McKIM  (Peterborough, The UK)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Correct file - Mars through the smoky skies: September 16, 2020

Received: 17 September 2020 at 09:13 JST

 

Hi -

 I have attached my latest images of Mars September 16, 2020.

 This is the correct file to post it.

  Thanks, 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200916/FMl16Sept20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: COMET IMPACT PAPER

Received: 17 September 2020 at 08:38 JST

 

Hi everyone,

I wrote a paper entitled "Report of a Probable Comet Impact on Mars in 1973" that was just published in the Journal of the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers. I think I covered all of the bases but please read and reply if you have any comments.

See  Probable Comet Impact. Thank you for reading.

 

Good seeing,

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Mars images (Sep 13th)

Received: 17 September 2020 at 06:15 JST

 

Hi Jean and all,

I did not see any on the night before, despite good conditions, see attached captures.

Cheers

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200913/MDc13Sept20.png

 

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Re: Mars images (Sep 13th)

Received: 17 September 2020 at 04:26 JST

 

I do not see the possible aurora anymore (which is good since there is no longer any solar activity at Mars).

Am I wrong ?
Amitié
Jean

Jean LILENSTEN (Grenoble, FRANCE)

ditor in Chief of the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC)

Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG)

IPAG          : http://ipag.osug.fr/

SWSC          : http://www.swsc-journal.org/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images (Sep 13th)

Received: 17 September 2020 at 04:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Very good seeing again on the 13th.

Some detailed B filter images were possible.

This was the final session with the Mewlon 250.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_09_13dp.jpg

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_09_13blue.jpg

 

Best wishes

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200913/DPc13Sept20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20200915

Received: 16 September 2020 at 21:45 JST

 

Mars images on 15 September 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200915/Ak15Sept20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image 15th September 2020

Received: 16 September 2020 at 20:32 JST

 

Hello
Please find attached an image of Mars taken on
the 15th September 2020 UT in good seeing conditions.

Kind regards

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200915/MVl15Sept20.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/09/15-Kumamori

Received: 16 September 2020 at 17:51 JST

 

Mars image on 15 September 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200915/Km15Sept20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Image

Received: 16 September 2020 at 10:03 JST

 

Greetings,
Sending in today's images of Mars.  North polar hood visible, as well as Elysium and Sinus Gomer.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200915/TWl15Sept20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City,MO)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020.09.13 (my best one)

Received: 16 September 2020 at 07:05 JST

 

Dears,

I had very good conditions that sunday morning, which allowed me to get probably my most detailed colored Mars.

Valles Marineris is setting on the limb, and the view on Tharsis dome is superb, with Olympus Mons caldera (and maybe the volcano shadow?), and the other volcanoes.

Blue images show the boreal polar hood, orographic cloouds on Arsia and Pavonis Mons and on other reliefs, in Nectaris Fossea south of Valles Marineris.

It's so good to get good resolution on a  planet high in the sky, for a change ... :)

 

Here are the pictures:

Color:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-09-13_02-13-15_color_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-09-13_02-31-18_color_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-09-13_02-49-59_color_md.jpg

Blue:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-09-13_03-05-28_b436_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-09-13_03-10-27_b425_md.jpg

Infrared, less resovled:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-09-13_02-22-39_ir685_md.jpg

Steady skies,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200913/MDc13Sept20.png

 

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - September 14th

Received: 16 September 2020 at 03:38 JST

 

Hi To All!, here is my latest sessions of Mars on September 14th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200914/EMr14Sept20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars September 15h 2020 at 08:46 UT

Received: 16 September 2020 at 00:13 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken September 15th 2020 at 08:46 UT

It should be noted that this is a new filter set from previous images and is a LRGB with L = 400-700 nm.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_09_15_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200912/EGf12Sept20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/09/14-Kumamori

Received: 15 September 2020 at 22:08 JST

 

Mars image on 14 September 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200914/Km14Sept20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 


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