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¤¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 20210430

Received: 1 May 2021 at 12:59 JST

 

Jupiter images on 30 April 2021.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Jupiter image (April 28th)

Received: 29 April 2021 at 04:32 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is my first image of the new Jupiter apparition. Average seeing.

The most striking thing by far when seeing the planet for the first time this season is just how dramatically dark the northern section of the Equatorial Zone has become in B filter (giving rise to the strong orange colouration in this region) - its almost as dark as the North Equatorial Belt!

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup21/2021-04-28-0950_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 20210427

Received: 28 April 2021 at 16:44 JST

 

Jupiter images on 27 April 2021.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars image (April 24th, 2021)

Received: 28 April 2021 at 03:26 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is the distant Mars captured on April 24th under reasonable conditions.

Chryse/Mare Acidalium on view. NPC at top.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2021_04_24eedp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210424/DPc24Apr21.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Jupiter 20210424

Received: 27 April 2021 at 20:24 JST

 

Jupiter images on 24 April 2021.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: New Mars book by Sheehan/Bell

Received: 25 April 2021 at 02:54 JST

 

 

Dear colleague,
  The following may be of interest.
   Best,

 

Jim and Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovering_Mars_Flyer.pdf (720 KB)

 

Bill SHEEHAN (Flagstaff, AZ)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars, 2021 March 31 and April 1, 3

Received: 24 April 2021 at 23:38 JST

 

Dear all,

I am here submitting my last three observations of Mars for this apparition - the birch trees in our garden are now effectively preventing any imaging. 

It has been a memorable apparition with 57 days of observations and 128 reduced images in color and with near-IR filters. I have never before observed Mars at this small diameter, 5.2", which is thanks to the larger aperture I have been using. There is room for improving the sharpness of the optics and hope to have better imaging quality during the next apparition. 

 

With best wishes,

 

   https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210331/JWr31Mar21.png

   https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210401/JWr01Apr21.png

   https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210403/JWr03Apr21.png

 

Johan WARELL (Skurup, SWEDEN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: April 24, 2021

Received: 24 April 2021 at 23:18 JST

 

Hi ,

    I have attached my latest image of Mars April 24, 2021 at 00:25 UT.

    Thanks, 

   https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210424/FMl24Apr21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars 20th April 2021

Received: 22 April 2021 at 07:12 JST

 

Hi,
Mars at below 5arcsecs for the first time since opposition - captured in good seeing last night.
Also at;
https://skyinspector.co.uk/mars/#bwg3/1064

Cheers

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210420/MLw20Apr21.png

 

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

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: April 14, 2021

Received: 15 April 2021 at 03:11 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my image of Mars April 14, 2021 at 00:55 UT.

   Thanks, 

  https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210414/FMl14Apr21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars from 29th March, 11th April and 13th April 2021

Received: 14 April 2021 at 08:15 JST

 

Catching up with sending out some recent Mars images.

Pleased with this eveningfs effort in good seeing.

Other two imaged in poorer conditions

Best wishes

 

Also to be found here:

https://skyinspector.co.uk/mars/#bwg3/1063

https://skyinspector.co.uk/mars/#bwg3/1062

https://skyinspector.co.uk/mars/#bwg3/1061

 

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210329/MLw29Mar21.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210411/MLw11Apr21.png

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210413/MLw13Apr21.png

 

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

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars Images 10 April 2021

Received: 11 April 2021 at 19:15 JST

 

Hi ALL,

Attaching here are Mars IR images from this 10 April 2021 session under miserable seeing condition. Major albedo features are well described, while clouds, misty matters or NPC near the image periphery are unanalyzable with this quality of images.

 Good Seeing! and Stay Safe,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210410/Kn10Apr21.png

 

 

 Reiichi KONNAI (Fukushima JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: April 8-9, 2021

Received: 10 April 2021 at 00:54 JST

 

HI,

   Here are two more shots of Mars April 8-9, 2021at 23:49 UT and 0:20 UT, respectively.

Both images show Syrtis Major well. It seems Perseverance is enjoying a bright sunny day in the northern tip of Syrtis Major 😎.

Best,

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210406/FMl06Apr21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars Image 07 April 2021

Received: 8 April 2021 at 20:24 JST

 

Hi ALL,

Attached here is my Mars image from this 07 April session under rather poor seeing condition, almost nothing was visually discernable, managed to squeeze out some detail by processing.

Larger albedo features as Solis Lacus, Tithonius Lacus are well shown, while Tharsis huge volcanoes or NPC are

questionable.

    Stay Safe,

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210407/Kn07Apr21.png

 

 

 Reiichi KONNAI (Fukushima JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: April 6-7, 2021

Received: 8 April 2021 at 08:45 JST

 

Hi,

   I have attached my images of Mars April 6-7, 2021.

   Thanks, 

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210406/FMl06Apr21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: M210407 ishibashi

Received: 7 April 2021 at 22:52 JST

 

Mars image on 7 April 2021.

 

Best regards,

 

https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210407/Is07Apr21.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: April 4, 2021

Received: 5 April 2021 at 13:16 JST

 

Hi,

    Here's another shot of Mars April 4, 2021 at 1:24 UT.

   Thanks,

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210403/FMl03Apr21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars: April 3, 2021

Received: 4 April 2021 at 13:15 JST

 

Hi,

 I have attached my Mars mage April 3, 2021 at 23:24 UT.

 

   Thanks, 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210403/FMl03Apr21.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: Mars in good seeing (March 31st)

Received: 4 April 2021 at 06:18 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image in good seeing from the 31st.

Syrtis Major/Hellas are nicely seen. NPC looks bright at top.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2020/m2021_03_31eedp.jpg

 

Best wishes,

 

 https://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2020/210331/DPc31Mar21.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: A Cluster of Clouds over Predawn Argyre Basin

Received: 3 April 2021 at 11:51 JST

 

Hi ALL,

An April Foolly striking cluster of tiny clouds was recorded over Martian predawn Argyre Basin by the VMC (Visual Monitoring Camera) onboard ESA's Mars Express satellite.

Some of the clouds seem to be colored like the terrestrial iridescent clouds.

Worth making animation?....because the series of the dayfs images show considerable change of the cloud cluster.

 

  Stay Safe,

 


 

 Reiichi KONNAI (Fukushima JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• Subject: RE: [hstjupiter] Mars image (March 30th)

Received: 2 April 2021 at 15:48 JST

 

Thatfs both remarkable and beautiful Damian.

Typically your unique style.

You remain an inspiration.

Cheers,

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤¤••••• 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)

 


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