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¤¤••••• Subject: Mars image (March 30th)

Received: 2 April 2021 at 00:00 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image taken from home on March 30th.

Reasonable conditions near sunset.

Syrtis Major and Hellas are well seen.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2021_03_30dp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210330/DPc30Mar21.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: March 31, 2021

Received: 1 April 2021 at 08:33 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my Mars image March 31, 2021 at 0:22 UT.

   Thanks, 

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210331/FMl31Mar21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 20210329

Received: 29 March 2021 at 22:02 JST

 

Mars images on 29 March 2021.

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210329/Ak29Mar21.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars image (August 3rd)

Received: 28 March 2021 at 22:01 JST

 

Hi all,

A previously unprocessed result from Aug 3rd. Poor to fair seeing.

Syrtis Major/Mare Cimmerium on view. SPC with Novus Mons is nicely seen.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2020_08_03dp.jpg

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/200803/DPc03Aug20.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 2021/03/27

Received: 28 March 2021 at 17:42 JST

 

Hello, here is an image from March 27th.Average conditions.

Mars disc diameter is just below 5.5".

Hellas clouds are visible. NPCap(?) is exposed:
http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2020.html


https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210327/MKd27Mar21.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars image, 25 March 2021

Received: 28 March 2021 at 15:52 JST

 

Sending you my last Mars image from March 25, showing what appears to be the northern cap at the extreme limb. 

 

Looking back at my previous images, the cap appears to be visible on February 12 and 14 as well, while on Feb 11, 10 and 6,(also) the hood is visible, expanding further south and being brighter towards the morning limb. There appears to be considerable variation in the extent and brightness of the hood.

 

With best wishes,

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210325/JWr25Mar21.png

 

Johan WARELL (Skurup, SWEDEN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars image (March 25th)

Received: 28 March 2021 at 02:44 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from March 25th. Fair conditions.

Syrtis Major is prominent at right with Hellas below it covered in clouds.

Mars is now 255 million km from us - almost four times further away than it was in Oct 2020 hence its now much harder to record fine details on its small disk.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2021_03_25eedp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210325/DPc25Mar21.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 24 March 2021

Received: 26 March 2021 at 15:24 JST

 

Hi All,

Attached a Mars IR image from the 24 March session under rather poor seeing condition.

Visually (X800), the desert area wore strong reddish hue, and the dark features showed rather remarkable contrast.

NPC suspected along the northern limb though uncertain. Elysium Mons was at 11am local time, afternoon orographic cloud might have started forming?

Worth trying B light imaging?

 

 Stay Safe,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210324/Kn24Mar21.png

 

Reiichi KONNAI (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 20210325

Received: 26 March 2021 at 11:31 JST

 

Jupiter images on 25 March 2021.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 7th March, 19th March, 24th March        

Received: 26 March 2021 at 06:51 JST

 

Hi,

Catching up with sending out some images of diminutive Mars all from this month.

Trying to image it once a week if the weather allows.

Very best wishes

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210324/MLw24Mar21.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210319/MLw19Mar21.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210307/MLw07Mar21.png

 

Martin R LEWIS (St. Albans, Hertfordshire, the UK)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars Sketch  23 March 2021        

Received: 26 March 2021 at 03:59 JST

 

Hello,

I have attached a new sketch of a very small Mars.  Here are the details:

 

Mars 23 March 2021  0115 UT

CM: 120   Ls: 21  De: -7.0  Dia: 5.6"

Seeing: 6/10 P  Trans: 6/6   Alt: 55

35cm SCT f/11 @ 391x   Filters:  W30, 23A, 80A, & IL

 

Thanks,

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210323/MRs23Mar21.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars M210324 ishibashi        

Received: 25 March 2021 at 12:53 JST

 

Mars image on 24 March 2021.

 

Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210324/Is24Mar21.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: March 22, 2021        

Received: 24 March 2021 at 08:59 JST

 

Hi,

I have attached my Mars image March 22, 2021 at 23:53 UT.

 

  Best,

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210322/FMl22Mar21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars, 2020 Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, 6, 11, 13, March 4, 5, 16 and 19        

Received: 24 March 2021 at 00:59 JST

 

Dear all,

 

Attached please some Mars observations I have previously not reported. 

 

The northern Mare Acidalium region has been frequently covered by a prominent NPH, especially towards the morning side, while the NPH has been largely absent or faint at other longitudes. I do not think my resolution is high enough to detect the northern cap.

 

Seeing has been mostly poor with my telescope, only on a couple of occasions has seeing been average. However, in near-IR wavelengths surface features are still easily detectable.

 

In a few weeks I believe the observation campaign will be over for me. With Mars moving towards the western horizon, it will be occulted soon by our large birch trees. However, till then I will continue imaging, hopefully under a little better conditions now when spring has arrived.

 

With best wishes,

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210131/JWr31Jan21.png

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210201/JWr01Feb21.png

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210202/JWr02Feb21.png

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210206/JWr06Feb21.png

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210211/JWr11Feb21.png

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210213/JWr13Feb21.png

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210305/JWr05Mar21.png

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210305/JWr05Mar21.png

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210316/JWr16Mar21.png

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210319/JWr19Mar21.png

 

Johan WARELL (Skurup, SWEDEN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: March 21, 2021        

Received: 21 March 2021 at 22:40 JST

 

Hi,

   I have attached my image of Mars March 21, 2021 at 0:32 UT.

   Thanks, 

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210321/FMl21Mar21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars M210318 ishibashi        

Received: 18 March 2021 at 22:58 JST

 

Mars image on 18 March 2021.

 

Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210318/Is18Mar21.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 2021/03/14        

Received: 16 March 2021 at 16:26 JST

 

Hello,

Mars disc diameter is just below the visual observation limit of 6".

Here is an image of the planet in poor conditions and not max altitude:
http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2020.html

Manos

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210314/MKd14Mar21.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars M210315 ishibashi        

Received: 16 March 2021 at 09:03 JST

 

Mars image on 15 March 2021.

 

Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210315/Is15Mar21.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: March 14, 2021        

Received: 15 March 2021 at 08:58 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my image of Mars March 14, 2021 at 1:19 UT.

  Thanks, 

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210314/FMl14Mar21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 11 March 2021        

Received: 12 March 2021 at 12:59 JST

 

Hi All,

Attached here an IR image from the session on 11 March, just ten years from the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake.

Seeing wasnft that good, but visually the contrast of the dark features seemed to be higher, and whole the Martian disk showed stronger reddish tint. No particular change noticed for the albedo markings.

 

   Stay Safe,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210311/Kn11Mar21.png

 

Reiichi KONNAI (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars M210311 ishibashi        

Received: 11 March 2021 at 22:40 JST

 

Mars image on 11 March 2021.

 

Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210311/Is11Mar21.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: March 10, 2021        

Received: 11 March 2021 at 09:37 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my Mars photo March 10, 2021 at 1:18 UT.

  Thanks, 

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210310/FMl10Mar21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 7/3/21        

Received: 8 March 2021 at 07:07 JST

 

Hi,

Mars from this evening in tolerable seeing.

See some cloud S of Mare Sirenum.

 

Regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210307/MLw07Mar21.png

 

Martin R LEWIS (St. Albans, Hertfordshire, the UK)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars - March 2nd        

Received: 5 March 2021 at 07:48 JST

 

Hi To All!,

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

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210302/EMr02Mar21.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 3 March 1728UT  RGB IR        

Received: 4 March 2021 at 17:37 JST

 

Hi all,

Its a real struggle getting anything reasonable with Mars looking more like a wildly shaking amoeba than a planet under the recent evening conditions.

The view is centred on Amazonis, with Elysium at lower right and Propontis lower centre. A hint of cloud in both the north and south. The IR at least cuts through the conditions to some extent.

 

Best regards, Clyde

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210303/CFs03Mar21.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: March 4, 2021         

Received: 4 March 2021 at 13:38 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my Mars photo March 4, 2021 at 0:55 UT.

 

  Thanks, 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210304/FMl04Mar21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 20210303        

Received: 4 March 2021 at 11:06 JST

 

Mars images on 3 March 2021.

 


 

Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210303/Ak03Mar21.png

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars, 2021 February 10, 12, 14, 20, 28        

Received: 4 March 2021 at 05:06 JST

 

Dear all,

Here are my Mars images from five dates in February.

There have been quite a few opportunities for imaging the past month, which is somewhat of a surprise, but seeing has been generally poor. 

 

The NPH has been invariable present near the morning terminator when seeing has been adequate.

 

I am now catching up with processing and have a few more results to send from this period, which will arrive as soon as possible.

 

With all the best wishes,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210210/JWr10Feb21.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210212/JWr12Feb21.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210214/JWr14Feb21.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210220/JWr20Feb21.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210228/JWr28Feb21.png

 

 

Johan WARELL (Skurup, SWEDEN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars M210303 ishibashi        

Received: 3 March 2021 at 22:40 JST

 

Mars image on 3 March 2021.

 

Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210303/Is03Mar21.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 1 March 1704UT  RGB IR       

Received: 2 March 2021 at 05:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from early this evening.

M Cimmerium extends across most of the upper section of the plant, with the S Gomer extensions just visible at upper right. Elysium is at lower right.

Bright cloud covers the north (NP Hood?), and there is also a bank of cloud over the Electris region in the SE(upper left).

Best regards,

Clyde

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210301/CFs01Mar21.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars - Feb. 28th       

Received: 2 March 2021 at 03:15 JST

 

Hi To All!,

Here is my latest session of Mars on February 28th.

Efrain

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210228/EMr28Feb21.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 


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