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¤••••• Subject: Mars Sketch  15 October 2020

Received: 16 October 2020 at 09:54 JST

 

Hello,

I have attached a new sketch of Mars. 

 

Here are the details:

Mars 15 October 2020 0420 UT

CM: 226   Ls: 297  De: -20.6  Dia: 22.3"

Seeing: 4-5/10 P  Trans: 5/6   Alt: 56

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

 

Thanks,

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201015/MRs15Oct20.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 15th 2020 at 05:43 UT

Received: 16 October 2020 at 01:35 JST

 

Mars image October 15th 2020 at 05:43 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_10_15_20.jpg

 

Ed Grafton

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201015/EGf15Oct20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/14-Kumamori

Received: 15 October 2020 at 17:22 JST

 

Mars images on 14 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201014/Km14Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Oct 14 IR-G-B

Received: 15 October 2020 at 10:53 JST

 

Hi all, here's a false-colour image of Mars from this morning in poor seeing, I decided to use IR750 longpass for the red channel. However green and blue showed almost no detail other than the polar cap and a vague hint of limb clouds.

The resulting colours are not quite right but still there is a fair amount of detail visible.

 

Sinus Meridiani is visible on the right hand side of the image, with Valles Marineris rising at left. Prominent blue cloud over the north polar region at top.

 

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/index.live?dir=/mars&image=20201014-144809

cheers, Anthony

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201014/AWs14Oct20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images 13 October 2020

Received: 15 October 2020 at 10:43 JST

 

Mars images on 13 October 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201013/Ys13Oct20.png

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars

Received: 15 October 2020 at 10:27 JST

 

Hi To All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on October 10th,12th, 13th and 14th.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201010/EMr10Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201012/EMr12Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201013/EMr13Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201014/EMr14Oct20.png

 

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 14th 2020 at 06:07 UT

Received: 15 October 2020 at 02:29 JST

 

Mars image taken October 14th 2020 at 06:07 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_10_14_20.jpg

 

Ed Grafton

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201014/EGf14Oct20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (October 9th)

Received: 15 October 2020 at 02:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from Oct 9th. Good seeing. Elysium/Mare Cimmerium on view.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_10_09dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201009/DPc09Oct20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - Oct 13 UT

Received: 14 October 2020 at 18:34 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Attached is a Mars image from
October 13, 2020 15:02:01 UT

Comments:
Mars on opposition day 2020 in poor seeing conditions.
I have enjoyed this apparition visually more than any other, and also believe the overall process of imaging has made me a better observer (EAA included).

best regards,
https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201013/RHf13Oct20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 13 October  2036UT  RGB IR    Opposition

Received: 14 October 2020 at 17:39 JST

 

Hi, all

Not the greatest conditions for opposition night, but better than the recent cloud.

With it being a long, 5h session (including Jupiter and Saturn), I eventually lost the battle with dew before Mars got to greatest elevation, thanks to the recent rains.

Talking about clouds, there was cloud visible extending almost all the way around the limb of the planet.

Solis Lacus at upper left with the Valles Marineris complex below it. Olympus Mons is bright to the right of lower centre.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201013/CFs13Oct20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/13-Kumamori

Received: 14 October 2020 at 17:37 JST

 

Mars images on 13 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201013/Km13Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 10/10 and 10/12

Received: 14 October 2020 at 13:08 JST

 

Hi,
I'm getting some good views with Mars so high in the sky.

Very nice. I tried two monochrome colors (deep red 665nm and IR 850nm).

I'm not sure this is useful as they are not spectrally all that far apart.

Thoughts?

Best,
-Rik

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201012/RHi12Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201010/RHi10Oct20.png

 

Richard HILL (Tucson. AZ)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars RGB Image 13 October

Received: 14 October 2020 at 11:00 JST

 

Poor seeing. Mare Tyrrhenum central.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201013/GWk13Oct20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 0201013

Received: 14 October 2020 at 09:32 JST

 

Mars images on 13 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201013/Ak13Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Images Oct 13

Received: 14 October 2020 at 08:30 JST

 

Hello sending over this mornings images.

Thank You
https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201013/TWl13Oct20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO.)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/02

Received: 14 October 2020 at 04:28 JST

 

Hello, here are some sets in average to good conditions.Morning&evening clouds, also in Hellas and the northern parts of the planrt that can seen.

http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2020.html


Emmanuel(Manos) Kardasis

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201002/MKd02Oct20.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 13th 2020 at 05:27 UT

Received: 14 October 2020 at 01:23 JST

 

Mars image taken October 13th 2020 at 05:27 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_10_13_20.jpg

 

Ed Grafton

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201013/EGf13Oct20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars RGB Images 08 October

Received: 14 October 2020 at 01:06 JST

 

Hi all, 

Hellas and Syrtis Major to Sinus Sabaeus are well positioned in these images.

Mars appears very clear with the exception of some limb clouds and the NPH.

A white cloud extends over Libya.

 

Gary

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201008/GWk08Oct20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - Oct 12 UT

Received: 13 October 2020 at 15:56 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Attached is a Mars image from
October 12, 2020 16:07:41 UT

Comments:
Mars at one day before opposition.
Another epic battle with passing clouds but I was somehow able to get an image in thanks to the 224MC and high frame rates.

best regards,


https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201012/RHf12Oct20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/12-Kumamori

Received: 13 October 2020 at 13:20 JST

 

Mars images on 12 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201012/Km12Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Image update for Mars 11-10-2020

Received: 13 October 2020 at 05:50 JST

 

Please discard the first version. It needed a bit more contrast.

Regards,

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201011/SBd11Oct20.png

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/01 & 03

Received: 13 October 2020 at 03:57 JST

 

Hello, here are some sets in average conditions.

http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2020.html


Emmanuel(Manos) Kardasis

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201003/MKd03Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201001/MKd01Oct20.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/09

Received: 13 October 2020 at 03:36 JST

 

Hello, here is a set in good conditions.

Clouds over the volcanos, in northern area and morning limb .

http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2020.html

 

Emmanuel(Manos) Kardasis

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201009/MKd09Oct20.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (October 12th)

Received: 13 October 2020 at 03:15 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from this morning - just one day before opposition.

Poor to fair seeing. Syrtis Major/Hellas on view.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_10_12dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201012/DPc12Oct20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 12th 2020 at 06:30 UT

Received: 13 October 2020 at 02:05 JST

 

Mars image taken October 12th 2020 at 06:30 UT

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_10_12_20.jpg

 

Ed Grafton

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201012/EGf12Oct20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/10

Received: 13 October 2020 at 01:48 JST

 

Hello, here is a set and some maps under very good conditions.

Clouds over the volcanos and a thiner belt around the equatorial area.

A smal south polar cap is well viewed on the polar map.



https://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=22499

http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2020.html

Emmanuel(Manos) Kardasis

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201010/MKd10Oct20.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - October 7th, 8th

Received: 13 October 2020 at 00:45 JST

 

Hi To All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on October 7th, 8th.

Jupiter from the 9th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201008/EMr08Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201007/EMr07Oct20.png

 


 

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars September 18 - October 10

Received: 13 October 2020 at 00:45 JST

 

Dear all,

 

Sending a batch of seven Mars images from the past three weeks. I've had a couple of nights with good seeing, but weather is more unstable now.

 

On Sep 18, a bright patch over Argyre near the evening terminator seems to be a light cloud, but is not as evident on other images close to this time.

 

Olympus and Elysium were brightly yellowish near the morning limb and evening terminator on Oct 10, and orographic clouds over Tharsis are becoming more widespread and brighter in the evening. The NPH has varied considerably in extent, especially large over M Acidalium on Sep 19, and morning hazes are thin and close to the limb.

 

With best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201010/JWr10Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201005/JWr05Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200930/JWr30Sept20n.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200930/JWr30Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200923/JWr23Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200919/JWr19Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200918/JWr18Sept20.png

 

Johan WARELL (Skurup, SWEDEN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image taken on 11 th October 2020.

Received: 12 October 2020 at 20:42 JST

 

Greetings everyone,

Attached to this email please find my new photographs of Mars taken on the 11 th October 2020 from my home between 18:24 and 19:50 UT.

I took the images with my 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 also ImageJ software.

The weather conditions were quite good. The seeing was good. I am most proud of the last image taken at 19:50 UT.

One can even see the Valles Marineris in all three images.

Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201010/MCz10Oct20.png

 

Maciej CZEPITA (Szczecin, POLAND)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image 11-10-2020

Received: 12 October 2020 at 19:47 JST

 

Hi everyone,

Please find attached my first Mars image for the apparition.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201011/SBd11Oct20.png

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars, Oct 4 RGB+ enhanced cloud

Received: 12 October 2020 at 14:18 JST

 

Hi all, here's an interesting experiment done with image data from Oct 4. I had very good seeing that night but I've only now had the chance to come back to it and process it the way I wanted to try out.

 

In addition to normal RGB I recorded several runs using a narrow B filter (400-450nm) which shows the faint clouds more clearly, and I've added that as an overlay onto the RGB data to make this cloud-enhanced image.

 

Unfortunately the clouds now show all as white rather than some of the limb cloud in its natural blue colour, but otherwise this image shows more clearly the faint clouds that were around at the time, in particular the cloud near the centre of the image over Arsia Mons.

 

cheers, Anthony

 

Link:

http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/index.live?dir=/mars&image=20201004-155101

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201004/AWs04Oct20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/11-Kumamori

Received: 12 October 2020 at 13:49 JST

 

Mars images on 11 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201011/Km11Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images Oct 11

Received: 12 October 2020 at 08:22 JST

 

Hello,
Sending over this mornings images..
Thank you
https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201011/TWl11Oct20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO.)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (October 8th)

Received: 12 October 2020 at 04:30 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from October 8th.

Elysium on view with Elysium Mons and Hecates Tholus seen as bright spots.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_10_08dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201008/DPc08Oct20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image taken on 10 th October 2020.

Received: 11 October 2020 at 17:49 JST

 

Greetings everyone,
Attached to this email please find a new photograph of Mars taken on the 10 th October 2020 at
19:21 UT from my home.

I took the image as usual with my 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 also ImageJ software.

Finally I had a clear night with calm conditions and intermittent moments of good seeing.
Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201010/MCz10Oct20.png

 

Maciej CZEPITA (Szczecin, POLAND)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - Oct 10 UT

Received: 11 October 2020 at 17:24 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Attached is a Mars image from
October 10, 2020 16:14:16 UT

Comments:
Had only 2-3 minutes of sudden cloud break to work with but seeing was decent during that brief time.
Short barlows + ADC combo is better than long barlows, and am trying not to let Registax auto color balance recently (two mistakes I made this apparition).

Jet stream is coming back this week so maybe last image from me showing clear details (hoping otherwise though!).

best regards,


https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201010/RHf10Oct20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: October 10, 2020

Received: 11 October 2020 at 11:45 JST

 

Hi,

 I have attached my image of Mars October 10, 2020 at 3:25 UT.

 

 Best,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201010/FMl10Oct20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/06-Kumamori (Added)

Received: 10 October 2020 at 19:33 JST

 

Mars images on 6 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/Km06Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars on Oct 8, 2020 Hidetoshi Kudo

Received: 10 October 2020 at 18:38 JST

 

Dear Murakami-sama,

 

Please find attached my Mars image on Oct 8, 2020.

I have found that the ice cap area looks over-exposed.

Next time I will reduce the exposure and see what happens.

I was impressed with Anthonyfs image on the same day showing a gap in the middle of the ice cap!

 

Kind regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201008/Kd08Oct20.png

 

Hidetoshi KUDO (cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: October 9, 2020

Received: 10 October 2020 at 14:11 JST

 

Hi,

I have attached my image of Mars October 9, 2020 at 3:53 UT.

 

Thanks, 

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201009/FMl09Oct20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 10/08

Received: 10 October 2020 at 13:23 JST

 

Hi,
My first look at Mars with the Dynamax-6, after hip replacement surgery.

Nice to start with Syrtis Maj. on the CM!!

-Rik

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201008/RHi08Oct20.png

 

Richard HILL (Tucson. AZ)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - October 02, 03, 04, 06 and 07

Received: 10 October 2020 at 03:33 JST

 

Dear Masami,

Attached are five image sets of Mars taken on October 02, 03, 04, 06 and 07 from here in Houston, Texas, USA

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201007/WFl07Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/WFl06Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201004/WFl04Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201003/WFl03Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201002/WFl02Oct20.png

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 8 October  2003UT  RGB IR

Received: 9 October 2020 at 22:19 JST

 

Hi all,

I took my chances relatively early yesterday evening, as there was cloud forecast for later, and although seeing didn't look particularly good, I managed a full data set.

Olympus Mons is bright at lower left with cloud over the Tharsis Montes and Valles Marineris at left.

There are more subtle clouds extending across the Amazonis region towards Elysium.

Best regards, Clyde

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201008/CFs08Oct20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Revised Mars image - Oct 6 UT

Received: 9 October 2020 at 16:07 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Attached is a revised Mars image from
October 6, 2020 16:11:12 UT

Comments:
I don't usually go back and revise images lately, but since this is closest approach I tried to make better use of the data.

best regards,
https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/RHf06Oct20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars, Oct 8 IR650

Received: 9 October 2020 at 13:13 JST

 

Hi all, seeing wasn't so good this morning so the imaging was limited to IR650 longpass.

This image shows Solis Lacus as the prominent "Eye of Mars" feature near the centre of the image, with one of the solar systems deepest chasms making up the northerly edge (Valles Marineris). Olympus Mons is rising at top left, and the south polar cap is present at the bottom of the image.

Some cloud can be seen on the northern and eastern limbs.

 

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/index.live?dir=/mars&image=20201008-145606

regards, Anthony

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201008/AWs08Oct20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars on Oct 7, 2020

Received: 9 October 2020 at 11:22 JST

 

Dear Murakami-sama,

Please find attached my Mars image on Oct 07, 2020.

Unfortunately I missed the closest approach due to clouds.

 

Kind regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201007/Kd07Oct20.png

 

Hidetoshi KUDO (cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - October 4 and 6

Received: 9 October 2020 at 10:35 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from October 4 and 6.

Average seeing (3/5) on October 4 with poor transparency and developing fog.

On October 6, the seeing was average (3/5+) with average transparency and clear skies.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201004/PGc04Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/PGc06Oct20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 8

Received: 9 October 2020 at 09:11 JST

 

Hi,
Sending in this mornings images.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201008/TWl08Oct20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO.)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20201006

Received: 8 October 2020 at 23:45 JST

 

Mars images on 6 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/Ak06Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: October 7, 2020

Received: 8 October 2020 at 13:19 JST

 

Hi,

I have attached my image of Mars October 7, 2020 at 3:54 UT.

 Thanks, 

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201007/FMl07Oct20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - Oct 6 UT

Received: 8 October 2020 at 11:48 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Attached is a Mars image from
October 6, 2020 16:11:12 UT

Comments:
Sub-optimal imaging conditions (some jet stream effects) but this was actually quite a nice view visually in the telescope!
Was able to view all of the macro details in the image and also tried to process the color I saw visually.

I don't have any super high res images from this apparition, but visually the views have been outstanding.
Hoping to get in 1-2 more images before the winter jet stream becomes permanent overhead.

best regards,
https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/RHf06Oct20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images 6 October 2020

Received: 8 October 2020 at 11:00 JST

 

Mars images on 6 October 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/Ys06Oct20.png

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - October 5th, 6th

Received: 8 October 2020 at 10:13 JST

 

Hi To All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on October 5th, 6th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201005/EMr05Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/EMr06Oct20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 07 October RGB Image

Received: 8 October 2020 at 08:29 JST

 

Similar to the image from previous night.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201007/GWk07Oct20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 7

Received: 8 October 2020 at 07:34 JST

 

Hello everyone,

Sending today's observation. 

Some clouds East of sytris Major and along the morning limb as well as the North Polar Hood.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201007/TWl07Oct20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO.)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (October 7th)

Received: 8 October 2020 at 04:24 JST

 

Hi all,

Despite the strong 160kt jetstream parked overhead conditions were better than i expected.

This view taken around 10hrs after closest to Earth for 2020 show the Elysium/Mare Cimmerium hemisphere.

Prominent NPH and limb clouds.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_10_07dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201007/DPc07Oct20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 7th 2020

Received: 8 October 2020 at 00:01 JST

 

Mars October 7th 2020.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_10_07_20.jpg

 

Ed Grafton

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201007/EGf07Oct20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/06-Kumamori

Received: 7 October 2020 at 17:55 JST

 

Mars images on 6 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/Km06Oct20_b.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: October 6, 2020

Received: 7 October 2020 at 11:46 JST

 

Hi,  

I am sending my images of Mars October 6, 2020 at 4:04 UT and 4:19 UT.

 Thanks, 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/FMl06Oct20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars, Oct 6 RGB

Received: 7 October 2020 at 10:46 JST

 

Hi all, here's an image of Mars from this morning in good seeing.
Multiple RGB recordings were measured and combined in Winjupos to get this image.

Olympus Mons is prominent at top left, with some north polar cloud on the limb above it. Small amounts of cloud can be seen on both the rising and setting limbs. In the middle of the image at right is Valles Marineris.

 

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/index.live?dir=/mars&image=20201006-161609

 

cheers, Anthony

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/AWs06Oct20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Sketch  06 October 2020

Received: 7 October 2020 at 09:52 JST

 

Hello,

I have attached a new sketch of Mars. 

 

Here are the details:

Mars 06 October 2020 0530 UT

CM: 322.6   Ls: 291  De: -19.5  Dia: 22.6"

Seeing: 5-6/10 P  Trans: 6/6   Alt: 58

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

Thanks,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/MRs06Oct20.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020 October 05

Received: 7 October 2020 at 09:30 JST

 

Dear All,

Two days from closest approach, I grabbed Mars in fairly poor seeing between clouds.

Syrtis Major is almost central on the disk, blue hazes are seen at the limbs, and the S polar cap is almost gone.

 

I have many other images not sent anywhere, taken in September, but I tend to process them, just to free up the space on the PC, and then give up at the stage of putting the labels on...

 

David

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201005/DAr05Oct20.png

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 06 October Image

Received: 7 October 2020 at 09:18 JST

 

Sinus Sabaeus on CM with surrounds.

Prominent NPH and morning and evening limb clouds.

Note small yellowish cloud at northern edge of SPC at 4:00.

 

Gary

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/GWk06Oct20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 6th 2020 at 06:47UT

Received: 7 October 2020 at 02:14 JST

 

Mars October 6th 2020 at 06:47 UT

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_10_06_20.jpg

 

Ed GRAFTON

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201006/EGf06Oct20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images 5 October 2020

Received: 6 October 2020 at 17:03 JST

 

Mars images on 5 October 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201005/Ys05Oct20.png

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars, Oct 5 RGB

Received: 6 October 2020 at 16:08 JST

 

Hi all, here's a colour image of mars from this morning.

Olympus Mons is prominent at top left with the Tharsis volcanoes below and to its right.

South polar ice cap at bottom and some clouds over the north and east limbs.

 

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/index.live?dir=/mars&image=20201005-152606

regards, Anthony

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201005/AWs05Oct20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/05-Kumamori

Received: 6 October 2020 at 14:17 JST

 

Mars images on 5 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201005/Km05Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Oct 5

Received: 6 October 2020 at 08:18 JST

 

Hello Everyone,
Sending over images from this morning session.
Thank you
https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201005/TWl05Oct20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO.)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images 03 October 2020

Received: 5 October 2020 at 18:44 JST

 

Hi All,

Attached here a set of images from 03 October. Seeing was hopeless, better drink and go to bed one, Mars image was wriggling along like an amoeba.

In the images, Arsia Mons at the local noon suspected to show orography, and Olympus Mons looks lighter due to opposition effect. Visually nothing was discernable.

 

  GOOD Seeing!

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201003/Kn03Oct20.png

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars, Oct 3 RGB

Received: 5 October 2020 at 12:00 JST

 

Hi all, here's an image of Mars from two nights ago in true colour RGB.

Olympus Mons is prominent near the top of the image and some thin cloud can be seen over Arsia Mons just right of centre. The south polar cap is quite small now, and some cloud can be seen over the north polar region at top.

 

Just over an hours worth of data was merged to make this image, in variable but sometimes quite good seeing.

 

cheers, Anthony

 

Link:

http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/index.live?dir=/mars&image=20201003-152701

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201003/AWs03Oct20.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: October 4, 2020

Received: 5 October 2020 at 11:07 JST

 

Hi,

 I have attached my Mars images October 4, 2020 at 4:39 UT and 4:50 UT

 Thanks,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201004/FMl04Oct20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - October 2nd

Received: 5 October 2020 at 06:12 JST

 

Hi To All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on October 2nd.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201002/EMr02Oct20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 4th 2020 at 06:50 UT

Received: 5 October 2020 at 01:26 JST

 

Mars October 4th 2020 at 06:50 UT

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_10_04_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201004/EGf04Oct20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20201003

Received: 4 October 2020 at 15:29 JST

 

Mars images on 3 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201003/Ak03Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: October 3, 2020

Received: 4 October 2020 at 09:41 JST

 

Hi,

I am sending you my Mars images of October 3, 2020 between 4:21 UT and 4:41 UT.

 

   Thanks, 

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201003/FMl03Oct20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20201002

Received: 4 October 2020 at 08:52 JST

 

Mars images on 2 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201002/Ak02Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - October 3

Received: 4 October 2020 at 02:57 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from October 3. Poor seeing (2/5). 

Images were captured through a layer of thin clouds.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201003/PGc03Oct20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 01 October RGB Image

Received: 4 October 2020 at 02:18 JST

 

Margaritifer Sinus and surrounds on display. Some cloud structure seen in the NPH.

Orange color artefact near SPC and bright limb (seeing effect).

 

Gary

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201001/GWk01Oct20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 3rd 2020 at 06:15 UT

Received: 4 October 2020 at 01:11 JST

 

Mars October 3rd 2020 at 06:15 UT

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_10_03_20.jpg

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201003/EGf03Oct20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/02-Kumamori

Received: 3 October 2020 at 23:49 JST

 

Mars images on 2 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201002/Km02Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: October 2 Mars image  revised.

Received: 3 October 2020 at 22:32 JST

 

Hello everyone,
Sending over some images from October 2.

I have noticed that the North Polar Hood breaks apart during the Martian day into several clumps of denser clouds I have not seen this before. 

I have seen it in denser layers in a horizontal form but not into clumps..

Anyone have any ideas on this.

 

The clumping North polar Hood is most evident seen on the 3rd image..

 

Thank you.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201002/TWl02Oct20.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO.)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Returning to sketcing the planets?

Received: 3 October 2020 at 17:29 JST

 

Hi, ALL

 

Damianfs revised image of 30 September is great, as well as his accurate and beautiful sketch on the same night.

For the imagers, checking the visual Mars image as often as possible would be a good way to get information to make final images to be natural, reliable and reproducible.

His drawing reminds me of my good old nights and days when the planetary sketching was the only way to express/demonstrate/show the optical performance of our telescopes.

 

Attached here are my drawings of the red planet taken almost half a century ago with my 25cm F7.6 Newtonian X480 under nearly perfect seeing condition. I still enjoy visual appearance of Mars every time before starting image capturing.

 


 

  Good Seeing and Stay Safe,

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images 2 October 2020

Received: 3 October 2020 at 15:57 JST

 

Mars images on 2 October 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201002/Ys02Oct20.png

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M201001 ishibashi

Received: 3 October 2020 at 06:53 JST

 

Mars image on 1 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201001/Is01Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars re-worked - September 30th

Received: 3 October 2020 at 03:03 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Firstly my thanks to Ian Sharp and Anthony Wesley for their comment and discussion. The original version of this image showed artifacts in places that i suspected were not real details, and on comparison with some of my own previous work during August and images by others it confirmed there was an issue. Please update records with this new image.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_09_30dprp.jpg

 

I suspect the problems here were a result of a few factors. Here are some details on changes i made:

 

1. Smaller align boxes in AS3 on the contrasted albedo areas mixed with larger align boxes overall.

 

2. A more careful alignment of the WJ alignment frame using the new 11.2.3 version. I was quite surprised to see after a few attempts at slightly different angles this can affect small scale details. I am begining to see how important it is to get this spot on - using the moons may be the only real solution as Anthony has mentioned.

 

3. I removed a few R and G images that were not as sharp as the best data during the capture period.

Overall its been an interesting afternoon working on this data experimenting and finally managed to produce a result i'm happy with.

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200930/DPc30Sept20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - 2020 September 26, 27, 30 an October 01

Received: 2 October 2020 at 22:55 JST

 

Dear Masami,

Attached are four image sets of Mars taken on September 26, 27, 30 and October 01 from here in Houston, Texas, USA.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201001/WFl01Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200930/WFl30Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200927/WFl27Sept20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200926/WFl26Sept20.png

 

Best wishes,

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/10/01-s

Received: 2 October 2020 at 20:45 JST

 

Mars images on 1 October 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201001/Km01Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 23-09-2020

Received: 2 October 2020 at 20:16 JST

 

Dear Mr. Masami MURAKAMI,

Thanks for the posts!

We offer new photo to your attention - 23.09.2020.

Mars - 23.09.2020, 0h 39min, Sofia.

Celestron CPC 925 SCT, iNova PLbCx2000fr., SharpCap.

Author: Volodya VELKOV, AAS.

Observatory ANDROMEDA, Astronomical Association Sofia.

best regards

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200922/VVk22Sept20.png

 

Volodya VELKOV (Sofia, BULGARIA)

www.aas.bg

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image - Oct 1 UT

Received: 2 October 2020 at 19:42 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is an LRGB image of Solis Lacus and Olympus Mons from October 1.
Will send some R-G-B images from this session later (B captures also).
best regards,


https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201001/RHf01Oct20.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images 1 October 2020

Received: 2 October 2020 at 15:27 JST

 

Mars images on 1 October 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201001/Ys01Oct20.png

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20201001

Received: 2 October 2020 at 15:17 JST

 

Mars images on 1 October 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201001/Ak01Oct20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: October 1, 2020

Received: 2 October 2020 at 11:15 JST