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¤••••• Subject: Mars - Dec. 30th        

Received: 2 January 2021 at 00:52 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on December 30th.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201230/EMr30Dec20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/31-Kumamori        

Received: 1 January 2021 at 12:02 JST

 

Mars images on 31 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201231/Km31Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (November 10th)         

Received: 30 December 2020 at 22:52 JST

 

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from Nov 10th. Average seeing. Syrtis Major/Hellas on view.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_11_10dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201110/DPc10Nov20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/29-Kumamori        

Received: 30 December 2020 at 15:30 JST

 

Mars images on 29 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201229/Km29Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - December 27 and 28      

Received: 30 December 2020 at 05:54 JST

 

Sir,

Attached are sets of Mars images from December 27 and 28.

 

December 27 - Average seeing (3/5-). Good transparency, cold, slight breeze.

December 28 - Average seeing (3/5+). Below average transparency (hazy thin clouds).

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201227/PGc27Dec20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201228/PGc28Dec20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - Dec. 26th       

Received: 29 December 2020 at 23:58 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on December 26th.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201226/EMr26Dec20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Uranus 20201228        

Received: 29 December 2020 at 22:34 JST

 

Uranus images on 28 December 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20201228        

Received: 29 December 2020 at 22:33 JST

 

Mars images on 28 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201228/Ak28Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Images 26 December 2020         

Received: 29 December 2020 at 12:19 JST

 

Hi All,

Have attached mars images from 26 December session. Mars in the view field was no other than a bouncing fuzzy fire-ball. Again through IR685 filter, captured 80.000 frames with minimal ROI, 1.0msec shatter speed, averaged 263fsp, then stacked 3%., just managed to squeeze out the shape of the major features.

@@Stay Safe!

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201226/Kn26Dec20.png

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/28-Kumamori        

Received: 29 December 2020 at 11:44 JST

 

Mars images on 28 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201228/Km28Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: December 28, 2020        

Received: 29 December 2020 at 10:07 JST

 

Hi,

   Hope is well...

  I have attached my image of Mars December 28, 2020 at 1:02 UT. 

  Be safe and stay healthy for the upcoming New Year!

  Best, 

 

  https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201228/FMl28Dec20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: RGB Image 26 Dec        

Received: 28 December 2020 at 01:08 JST

 

This RGB image taken under challenging conditions has Mare Cimmerium on CM. Note southern cloud band.

Gary

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201226/GWk26Dec20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (November 5th)        

Received: 28 December 2020 at 01:08 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a belated Mars image from Nov 5th. Good seeing. Sinus Meridiani is central with Schiaparelli crater alongside. Clouds along the terminator. A prominent rift bisects the south polar cap at bottom. Huygens crater is also nicely seen over on the right.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_11_05dp.jpg

 

Best wishes

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201105/DPc05Nov20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/26-Kumamori        

Received: 27 December 2020 at 14:17 JST

 

Mars images on 26 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201226/Km26Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/25-Kumamori        

Received: 26 December 2020 at 16:59 JST

 

Mars images on 25 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201225/Km25Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Geometric albedo of martian features on 2020/11/17        

Received: 26 December 2020 at 01:17 JST

 

Hi all, this is a little photometric work on my series of images from November 17th. It depicts how much a few selected features on Mars can reflect the Sunlight, i.e. their albedo (which is measured out of 1 = perfect reflection)

 

This starts from calculating the five apparent magnitudes of the planet (three references stars in Pisces), and transforming them into absolute planetary magnitudes (as if Mars was 1 AU from the Sun, and 1 AU from the observer). Then a comparison can be made of how much sunlight is reflected, after correcting as well the orbital parameters.

 

The equations have been found from Richard Schmude's and Anthony Mallama's references in the scientific litterature. The results are quite exact in V, R, I looking at the references but a bit faint in UV and B. This comes certainly from an average photometry in these two bands, but could also partly reflect the reality of a planet that was probably darker than usual in the short wavelengths due to a very small and dull polar cap, and an almost complete absence of white clouds.

 

Every area measured is normalized in intensity as if it had the same size than the whole planet.

Nothing to discover really from this little study, but this was above all an exercise to prepare for the next Jupiter apparition where I intend to perform such a work as well 🙂

 

Merry Christmas to everyone !

Christophe

 


 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Images 22 December 2020        

Received: 25 December 2020 at 20:42 JST

 

Hi ALL,

Attaching here images of Mars from the 22 December session. Seeing was poor but not hopeless.

Captured 70.000 frames with minimal ROI with 1.0msec, then stacked 3%.

Some local dust events suspected, possible changing appearance of albedo features as well.

  Stay Safe!!

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201222/Kn22Dec20.png

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

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

Received: 25 December 2020 at 12:43 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from December 19. Poor seeing (2/5).

Very good transparency, clear, cold and calm.

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201219/PGc19Dec20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - Dec. 21st        

Received: 25 December 2020 at 10:16 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on December 21st.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201221/EMr21Dec20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Uranus 20201223        

Received: 24 December 2020 at 21:27 JST

 

Uranus images on 23 December 2020.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20201223        

Received: 24 December 2020 at 20:47 JST

 

Mars images on 23 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201223/Ak23Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/22

Received: 24 December 2020 at 19:58 JST

 

Hello, here is may latest obs in high altitude but hunting between clouds:
http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2020.html

May the divine presence of Jesus Christ be with you throughout this holy season and 2021.
Merry Christmas

Emmanuel (Manos) Kardasis

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201222/MKd22Dec20.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction (Dec 22nd.)

Received: 24 December 2020 at 05:43 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image taken 24hrs after the first one with both planets near minimum separation (6.2 arc mins.) No GRS visible this time however....

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/jup2020/dec22nd_conjunction_dp.jpg

 

Same set-up as previous image.

 


 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M201223 ishibashi        

Received: 23 December 2020 at 23:03 JST

 

Mars image on 23 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201223/Is23Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/22-Kumamori        

Received: 23 December 2020 at 10:18 JST

 

Mars images on 22 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201222/Km22Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M201222 ishibashi        

Received: 22 December 2020 at 22:50 JST

 

Mars images on 22 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201222/Is22Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M201221 ishibashi        

Received: 22 December 2020 at 09:08 JST

 

Mars image on 21 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201221/Is21Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction (Dec 21st)        

Received: 22 December 2020 at 04:16 JST

 

Hi all,

We captured some data last night from Chile of the conjunction using the deep sky camera. Several exposures combined to reveal both planets and moons.

The GRS can be seen on Jupiter. A few of Saturn's moons can be seen including Titan at lower right.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/jup.../dec21st_conjunction_dp.jpg

 

1m F/6.8 telescope with FLI CCD camera.

 

 


 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/20-Kumamori        

Received: 21 December 2020 at 15:16 JST

 

Mars image on 20 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201220/Km20Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/19-Kumamori        

Received: 20 December 2020 at 16:15 JST

 

Mars image on 19 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201219/Km19Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M201219 ishibashi        

Received: 20 December 2020 at 09:40 JST

 

Mars images on 19 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201219/Is19Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars RGB Image 19 Dec         

Received: 20 December 2020 at 03:41 JST

 

Syrtis Major and Hellas are central in this image taken under fairly good seeing.

The cloud bank in the south is prominent.

Gary

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201219/GWk19Dec20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars December 18th 2020 at 01:28 UT         

Received: 19 December 2020 at 08:23 JST

 

Here is Mars December 18th 2020 at 01:28 UT

http://www.egrafton.com/mars_12_18_20.jpg

 

Ed Grafton

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201218/EGf18Dec20.png

 

Ed GRAFTON (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - December 18th         

Received: 19 December 2020 at 07:28 JST

 

Dear Masami,

Attached is an image set of Mars from last night, December 18th.

Bill

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201218/WFl18Dec20.png

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M201217 ishibashi        

Received: 18 December 2020 at 18:40 JST

 

Mars image on 17 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201217/Is17Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - December 17th                     

Received: 18 December 2020 at 05:34 JST

 

Dear Masami,

Attached is an image set of Mars from last night, December 17th.

Bill

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201217/WFl17Dec20.png

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars16 December  1746UT  RGB IR                    

Received: 17 December 2020 at 16:24 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from yesterday evening.

M Cimmerum is just above centre with Sinus Gomer at centre right. Elysium is just to the right of lower centre. The cloud bank in the South west (upper right) which has been quite persistent recently is well seen.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201216/CFs16Dec20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - Dec. 14th                 

Received: 17 December 2020 at 10:29 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on December 14th.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201214/EMr14Dec20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (December 15th)                 

Received: 17 December 2020 at 02:10 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from Dec 15th. Average seeing.

Syrtis Major, Hellas and Sinus Meridiani on view. Small residual SPC.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_12_15dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201215/DPc15Dec20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/15-Kumamori                 

Received: 16 December 2020 at 11:17 JST

 

Mars images on 15 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201215/Km15Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - Dec. 13th                 

Received: 16 December 2020 at 08:52 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on December 13th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201213/EMr13Dec20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - December 5, 8, 9 & 10                 

Received: 16 December 2020 at 05:54 JST

 

Dear Masami,

Attached are images sets of Mars from December 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th.   

Cloudy here now but hoping for some clearing soon!

 

Best wishes,

Bill

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201205/WFl05Dec20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201208/WFl08Dec20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201209/WFl09Dec20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201210/WFl10Dec20.png

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars on 13/12/2020 Hidetoshi Kudo                 

Received: 15 December 2020 at 19:43 JST

 

Dear Murakami-sama,

 

Please find attached my latest Mars image on 13th Dec.

It seems that the double edge ghosting is affecting a lot this time in the bottom left corner.

 

Kind regards,

Hidetoshi

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201213/Kd13Dec20.png

 

Hidetoshi KUDO (Cairns QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - Dec. 9th, 11th                 

Received: 14 December 2020 at 22:29 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on December 9th, 11th.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201209/EMr09Dec20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201211/EMr11Dec20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/13-Kumamori                 

Received: 14 December 2020 at 10:23 JST

 

Mars images on 13 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201213/Km13Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - December 12                     

Received: 13 December 2020 at 09:59 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from December 12.

Average seeing (3/5). Poor transparency. Some thin clouds.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201212/PGc12Dec20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars11 December  1758UT  RGB IR                    

Received: 12 December 2020 at 18:35 JST

 

Hi all,

Cloud and poor seeing for this set from yesterday evening, centred on Mare Tyrrhenum.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201211/CFs11Dec20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: December 11, 2020                 

Received: 12 December 2020 at 11:17 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my Mars image December 11, 2020 at 1:15 UT.

 

  Thanks,

  https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201211/FMl11Dec20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/11-Kumamori                 

Received: 12 December 2020 at 09:57 JST

 

Mars images on 11 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201211/Km11Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (November 4th)                 

Received: 12 December 2020 at 04:16 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from November 4th. Good seeing. Chryse/Sinus Meridiani on view.

Extensive clouds/haze across Solis Lacus toward the terminator.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_11_04dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201104/DPc04Nov20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

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

Received: 12 December 2020 at 04:00 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from December 11.

Average seeing (3/5). Good transparency, clear, calm.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201211/PGc11Dec20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: RGB Image 11 Dec                 

Received: 12 December 2020 at 02:39 JST

 

Sinus Meridiani near CM in this image taken under somewhat better seeing compared to yesterday.

A relatively thin white cloud is noted in the south circumpolar area extending to the morning terminator.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201211/GWk11Dec20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: RGB Image 10 Dec                 

Received: 11 December 2020 at 02:26 JST

 

Seeing only fair for this image centered near Margaritifer/Niliacus. Southern hemisphere appears dusty westward from Hellas.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201210/GWk10Dec20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 9 December  1753UT  RGB IR                 

Received: 10 December 2020 at 20:29 JST

 

Hi all,

Hellas and Syrtis Major still in view for this set from yesterday evening. The band of cloud in the South West (upper right), also noted by other observers can be seen.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201209/CFs09Dec20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/09-Kumamori              

Received: 10 December 2020 at 18:18 JST

 

Mars image on 9 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201209/Km09Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

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

Received: 10 December 2020 at 11:31 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from December 9. Average seeing (3/5). Good transparency, clear, slight breeze.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201209/PGc09Dec20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 20201209              

Received: 10 December 2020 at 10:08 JST

 

Mars image on 9 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201209/Ak09Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars Images 06 December              

Received: 9 December 2020 at 15:39 JST

 

Hi ALL,

Seeing hasnft been cooperative at all these days. Attached here a set of images from the 06 December session with a disappointing seeing condition.

Dust event along southern tropical~temperate zone seems to be calming down, while some sporadic dust activity suspected in the southern circumpolar area. Along the northern coast line of Maria Sirenum and Cimmerium runs a similar-shaped darker reddish gValhallah turning north at the Medusafs Teardrop, connecting with Elysium via Cerberus to form a gigantic redish dark serpentine cutting across the entire Martian disk, a strange gHeaven to Hell to Another Heavenh line!!

It would be interesting If the long vaguely light streak just off inside the morning terminator parallel to the dawn line is a new born dust belt occurred at the boundary of the night and daytime where the temperature and other meteorological conditions heavily change. But itfs likely to be an artifact due to over processing.

 

@@@Stay Safe,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201206/Kn06Dec20.png

 

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/08-Kumamori              

Received: 9 December 2020 at 10:48 JST

 

Mars image on 8 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201208/Km08Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars: December 8, 2020              

Received: 9 December 2020 at 10:48 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my image of Mars December 8, 2020 at 1:35 UT

  Thanks, 

 

  https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201208/FMl08Dec20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - December 7              

Received: 9 December 2020 at 06:31 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from December 7. Average seeing (3/5).

Good transparency, clear, slight breeze.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201207/PGc07Dec20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 7 December  1720UT  RGB IR              

Received: 8 December 2020 at 17:07 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor conditions (some persistent jetstream recently) yesterday evening for this set, again looking down on Hellas and Syrtis Major. Some subtle cloud to the South West(upper right).

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201207/CFs07Dec20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 6 December  1737UT  RGB IR           

Received: 8 December 2020 at 15:52 JST

 

Hi all,

Looking down on Hellas and Syrtis Major.

Not great seeing, and it is noticeable how Mars really is dropping quickly in size.

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201206/CFs06Dec20.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: RGB Image 03 Dec        

Received: 8 December 2020 at 11:46 JST

 

Imaged under fair conditions, Solis Lacus is central.

A band of white cloud extends from Thaumasia westward to the morning limb.

Gary

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201203/GWk03Dec20.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M201207 ishibashi        

Received: 8 December 2020 at 08:41 JST

 

Mars image on 7 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201207/Is07Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars on 06/12/2020 Hidetoshi Kudo

Received: 7 December 2020 at 21:58 JST

 

Dear Murakami-sama,

Please find attached my latest Mars image.

The sky was covered by clouds soon after this image was taken.

Kind regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201206/Kd06Dec20.png

 

Hidetoshi KUDO (Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 6 December 2020

Received: 7 December 2020 at 13:31 JST

 

Mars images on 6 December 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201206/Ys06Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images,        

Received: 7 December 2020 at 03:00 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars on November 26th. Good seeing, with the morning Tharsis volcanoes casting their red shadows due to grazing sunlight.

Note again some particular behavior of the martian ground from blue to UV. The current Mars at southern summer is poor in white clouds and this allows us to see such a subtle information.

The sky is now closed again at my site, maybe I'll get more nights past mid-December...

Best regards,

Christophe

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201126/CPl26Nov20.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M201206 ishibashi        

Received: 6 December 2020 at 23:26 JST

 

Mars images on 6 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201206/Is06Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars M201205 ishibashi        

Received: 6 December 2020 at 15:46 JST

 

Mars images on 5 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201205/Is05Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

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

Received: 6 December 2020 at 10:54 JST

 

Mars image on 5 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201205/Km05Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - Nov. 30th, Dec. 3rd         

Received: 6 December 2020 at 06:55 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here is my latest sessions of Mars on November 30th, December 3rd.

Efrain

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201130/EMr30Nov20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201203/EMr03Dec20.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

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

Received: 6 December 2020 at 06:12 JST

 

Sir,

Attached is a set of Mars images from December 3.

Poor seeing (2/5). Good transparency, clear, slight breeze.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201203/PGc03Dec20.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/05 correction again!

Received: 6 December 2020 at 04:52 JST

 

Hello, here is may latest obs in high altitude but unstable conditions and some wind:
http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2020.html

Manos

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201205/MKd05Dec20.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020.11.29        

Received: 6 December 2020 at 01:48 JST

 

Dears,
Mars under acceptable seeing, unfortunately technioal problems shortened drastically my session.

Valles Marineris and Solis Planium are at central meridian, and the 3 Tharsis volcanoes rising close to the terminator.

RGB:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-29_21-57-54_rgb_md.jpg

Blues:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-29_22-02-00_b_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-29_21-47-15_b425_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-29_22-40-29_b425_md.jpg

Steady skies,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201129/MDc29Nov20.png

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix 

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020.11.22 (good seeing)i        

Received: 6 December 2020 at 01:33 JST

 

Dears,
Nice seeing that night, giving a nice view of Terra Sirenum in the souothern hemisphere, the austral cap, and North Amazonis Planitia and the extent of Olympus Mons, and its caldeira. On blue images a high
altitude feature can be seen.

RGB:

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_21-50-12_rgb_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_22-28-42_rgb_md.jpg

(IR)RGB:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_22-28-42_irrgb_md.jpg

Infrareds:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_22-30-30_ir685_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_22-41-06_ir685_md.jpg

The best resolved blue:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_21-54-24_b_md.jpg

A 6 blue images animation:

 

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_21-54-24_b-anim_md.gif

Individual blues:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_21-41-32_b425_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_21-54-24_b_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_22-03-37_b425_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_22-16-47_b_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_22-25-29_b425_md.jpg
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/mars2020-11-22_22-41-45_b_md.jpg

Steady skies,

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201122/MDc22Nov20.png


Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix 

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/04-Kumamori        

Received: 5 December 2020 at 22:08 JST

 

Mars images on 4 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201204/Km04Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 4 December 2020

Received: 5 December 2020 at 15:08 JST

 

Mars images on 4 December 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201204/Ys04Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 1 & 2 December 2020

Received: 4 December 2020 at 12:24 JST

 

Mars images on 1st and 2nd December 2020.

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201201/Ys01Dec20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201202/Ys02Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars October 17, 18, 29 and November 26, 28        

Received: 4 December 2020 at 06:53 JST

 

Dear all,

 

Here are a few more Mars images obtained since Oct 17. Seeing has been poor, undoubtedly due to the large aperture, low altitude and passing fronts, and periods of clear sky very short. However it has been possible to extract some detail on a few dates, including some more images of the dust cloud activity.

 

I am including a couple of really poor images for completeness, you never know if there turns out to be something interesting.

 

With best regards,

 

Johan

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201017/JWr17Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201018/JWr18Oct20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201029/JWr29Oct20.png

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201126/JWr26Nov20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201128/JWr28Nov20.png

 

Johan WARELL (Skurup, SWEDEN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images, 22nd November 2020        

Received: 4 December 2020 at 01:39 JST

 

Seeing was superb on the 22nd.

A bright transient morning cloud is visible on the morning terminator in deep blue and UV light. I have not been able to find another occurence of such a feature on another day.

Regards,

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201122/CPl22Nov20.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - 1 December & 2 December 2020        

Received: 3 December 2020 at 23:55 JST

 

Dear Masami,

Attached are two image sets of Mars taken on December 1st and 2nd.   Hope all is well there!

 

Best wishes,

Bill

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201201/WFl01Dec20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201202/WFl02Dec20.png

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/02-Kumamori        

Received: 3 December 2020 at 10:12 JST

 

Mars image on 2 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201202/Km02Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images, November 25th 2020         

Received: 3 December 2020 at 01:34 JST

 

Mars on the 25th. Still mild dust activity on this face of Mars.

Best regards,

Christophe

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201125/CPl25Nov20.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars 2020/12/01-Kumamori        

Received: 2 December 2020 at 16:56 JST

 

Mars images on 1 December 2020.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201201/Km01Dec20.png

 

Best regards,

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images - November 29        

Received: 1 December 2020 at 13:49 JST

 

Sir,

Attached are sets of Mars images from November 29.

For the first image, seeing was poor (2/5) with good transparency.

For the second image, seeing was average (3/5) with fair transparency.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201129/PGc29Nov20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201129/PGc29nNov20.png

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: mars: November 29, 2020        

Received: 1 December 2020 at 11:36 JST

 

Hi,

 I have attached my Mars image November 29, 2020 at 1:29 UT.

   Thanks, 

 

  https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201129/FMl29Nov20.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars - Nov. 26,27th        

Received: 1 December 2020 at 06:01 JST

 

Hi to All!, Here is my latest sessions of Mars on November 26th, 27th.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201126/EMr26Nov20.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201127/EMr27Nov20.png

 

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars image (October 31st)        

Received: 1 December 2020 at 04:19 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image under good seeing conditions from October 31st. The Chryse hemisphere on view.

Note the three Tharsis volcanoes very close to the terminator.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_10_31dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201031/DPc31Oct20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images, 23rd November 2020        

Received: 1 December 2020 at 02:12 JST

 

Mars on November 23rd, under good seeing. Some dust veils are still present on South-East limb.

Best regards,

Christophe

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201123/CPl23Nov20.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤••••• Subject: Mars images, November 20st 2020        

Received: 1 December 2020 at 01:36 JST

 

Hi all,

A following of 3 hours of the planet under fair seeing with nothing especial to see.

Best regards,

Christophe

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/201120/CPl20Nov20.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 


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