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¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received:@31 May 2014 at 22:26 JST

 

Dear Sirs,

Please find the attached Mars image set taken in fair to good seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140529/MJs29May14.jpg


Best regards,

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/30

Received:@31 May 2014 at 19:13 JST

 

Hello,
An image under poor seeing and transparency.
Distinct South polar haze &
Hellas frost. Blue Syrtis cloud. North Polar Cap and Lemuria remanents.
Clouds over Utopia to Boreosyrtis has formed.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140530/MKd30May14.jpg

 


http://www.hellas-astro.gr/sites/default/files/images/observations/mars/2014-05-30-19-05-00_1822.jpg

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE) 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M140530 ishibashi

Received:@31 May 2014 at 15:11 JST

 

Mars imsges on 30 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140530/Is30May14.jpg

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received:@31 May 2014 at 13:45 JST

 

Dear Sirs,

Please find the attached Mars image set taken in fair seeing but with very poor transparency.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140525/MJs25May14.jpg


Best regards,

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter Observations - April 29, 2014 Average seeing.

Received:@31 May 2014 at 09:26 JST

 

Backlog Jupiter observations, had visitors coming over...

So here are my Jupiter observations from April 29, 2014.


 

Freddy WILLEMS (Saint Johns, FL)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: May 30, 2014

Received:@31 May 2014 at 08:22 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my latest image of Mars May 30, 2014 to be posted.

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140530/FMl30May14.jpg

 

 Thanks,

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/29-Kumamori

Received:@30 May 2014 at 18:25 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 29 May 2014.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140529/Km29May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Error on previous Mars image

Received:@30 May 2014 at 13:10 JST

 

Hi All,
I put the wrong date on the 28 May Mars image. It should be 29 May.
I have resubmitted the image with the correct parameters. Sorry for the inconvenience! More senior moments!

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140529/DPk29May14.jpg


Best,


Don PARKER (Coral Gables, FL)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 28 May

Received:@30 May 2014 at 12:39 JST

 

Hi All,
I have attached RGB Mars images from 28 May.
There was Strong Blue Clearing (2-3/3).

This was also also noted visually by Jeff Beish who observed with me.

A large cloud was seen curling around Acidalium from Tempe across Chryse.

Numerous small clouds are seen,including a bright cloud in northern Arabia.

A bright cloud is seen over Argyre on SW limb.
 
Best,


Don PARKER (Coral Gables, FL)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 29th May UT

Received:@29 May 2014 at 23:01 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken this evening in average seeing.
I still have some data to process from earlier this month which I will send as soon as possible.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140529/MVl29May14.jpg

 

Best wishes


Maurice VALIMBERTI  (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/28-Kumamori

Received:@29 May 2014 at 21:54 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 28 May 2014.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140528/Km28May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Solar Images 12-14-16th-May-2014

Received:@29 May 2014 at 09:02 JST

 

Hi Guys this clears my backlog of solar images.

I hope they are not too much in one go, but they do give flavour of what's been going on up there.

 


 


 


 


 

Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK

www.david-tyler.com
Ham call G4PIE

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (April 18th, 2014.)

Received:@29 May 2014 at 03:44 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some Mars images from April 18th. Skies were mostly cloudy and this was the only image possible. Luckily seeing was very good (though the B image was affected by clouds.) Again plenty of clouds visible across the disk.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140418/DPc18Apr14.jpg

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1314/2014_04_18rgb02.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: May 26, 2014

Received:@28 May 2014 at 12:39 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my latest image of Mars May 26, 2014 to be posted.

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140526/FMl26May14.jpg

 

 Thanks,

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 23rd May 2014

Received:@27 May 2014 at 22:39 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken on the 23rd May UT in fair seeing conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140523/MVl23May14.jpg

 

Best wishes


Maurice VALIMBERTI  (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars and Saturn 25th-May-2014

Received:@27 May 2014 at 22:15 JST

 

Hi Guys

 

Here are a couple of images taken one after the other of Mars and Saturn. Once again I was surprised by the comparatively gentle seeing for Saturn after the manic Mars. I guess the lower mag had something to do with it. Going to white light for a Luminance allowed a jump to 30fps and a bit less gain. ADC's make this approach viable at these low declinations.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140525/DTy25May14.jpg

 

 


There seems to be a faint white spot to the right of Saturn's polar hexagon, I am sure you can compare data with your logs here Trevor.

 

Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK

www.david-tyler.com
Ham call G4PIE

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 26 May

Received:@27 May 2014 at 12:56 JST

 

Hi All,
I have attached RGB Mars images from 26 May. The seeing was highly variable.
There was a large diffuse cloud over Candor-Tempe with wisps across southern Chryse.
Clouds were over Cydonia and Deucalionis. A southern limb cloud is seen over Argyre.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140526/DPk26May14.jpg


Best,


Don PARKER (Coral Gables, FL)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 22 May

Received:@27 May 2014 at 08:43 JST

 

Hi All,
I have attached RGB Mars images from 22 May.
The peaks of Ascraeus and Pavonis Montes are seen above bright Tharsis clouds. 

S. limb Cloud is over Argyre. Wispy clouds are seen over Erythraeum-Coprates.


 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140522/DPk22May14.jpg


Best,


Don PARKER (Coral Gables, FL)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 25th May 2014

Received:@27 May 2014 at 05:04 JST

 

Hi,
Bright Hellas cloud and obvious gibbous phase in this image in difficult conditions last Friday- first time this apparition with Syrtis Major fully on view for me. Mars getting noticeably smaller now
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140516/MLw16May14.jpg


See this image and other recent Mars images at;
http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/Mars-and-Venus(2370659).htm

Cheers,

Martin LEWIS (St. Albans, the UK)

 

 
 

¤·····Subject: Mars image - May 26

Received:@27 May 2014 at 01:51 JST

 

Gentlemen,

This set of images is captured in less than average seeing through a layer of thin clouds.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140526/PGc26May14.jpg

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (April 17th, 2014.)

Received:@26 May 2014 at 22:12 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some Mars images from April 17th. Very good seeing for the RGB image though less good for the B filter images.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140417/DPc17Apr14.jpg

 

RGB: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1314/2014_04_17rgb06.jpg

Blue: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1314/2014_04_17blue.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: mars 13th May UT

Received:@26 May 2014 at 21:38 JST

 

Here is an image of Mars taken on the 13th May UT in average seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140513/MVl13May14.jpg

 

Best wishes


Maurice VALIMBERTI  (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: mars 10th May UT

Received:@26 May 2014 at 20:50 JST

 

Here are some Mars images from the 10th May UT taken in fair to good seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140510/MVl10May14.jpg

 

Best wishes


Maurice VALIMBERTI  (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: mars 20140525

Received:@26 May 2014 at 18:50 JST

 

Mars yesterday. Seeing 4 and clouds

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140525/JSv25May14.jpg

 

I have reprocesed the 20140514 mars and add the date text to image.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140514/JSv14May14.jpg

 

Josep SOLDEVILLA (Barcelona, SPAIN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/23-Kumamori

Received:@26 May 2014 at 11:42 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 23 May 2014.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140523/Km23May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/08

Received:@26 May 2014 at 05:26 JST

 

Hello, here is an image under very poor seeing conditions.

Clouds in Tharsis and Boreum mare.Southern hazes.


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140508/MKd08May14.jpg

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE) 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image - May 25

Received:@26 May 2014 at 01:19 JST

 

Gentlemen,

This set of images is from May 25. 

Seeing was about average, but the transparency was poor.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140525/PGc25May14.jpg

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images Ak25May14

Received:@25 May 2014 at 22:40 JST

 

Dear MINAMI,


Mars images on
25 May 2014

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140525/Ak25May14.jpg


Best regards,

Tomio AKUTSU (Tochigi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images 15th May 2014

Received:@25 May 2014 at 21:55 JST

 

Hi all,
Here is a 5-series RGB set from the 15th (still have the 17th to send as well).

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140515/CPl15May14.jpg


 A front is maybe moving again, but data is of less good quality and the longitude shift smaller as well (2-3‹only over the same range of time)

http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/M2014_05_15-CPE

Best wishes,

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/24

Received:@25 May 2014 at 06:23 JST

 

Mars 2014/05/24

 

Hello,

 Here is a new set of Mars images, with à GIF to see the clouds evolution during 2 hours..

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140524/XDp24May14.jpg

Newton 180 F7, Powermate x5, ADC, I-Nova PLAC+

 


 Best regards,

 

Xavier DUPONT ( Saint Roch, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Some Mars

Received:@25 May 2014 at 06:23 JST

 

starting, but the seeing was bad.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140417/JSv17Apr14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140504/JSv04May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140515/JSv15May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140521/JSv21May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140523/JSv23May14.jpg

 

 

Josep SOLDEVILLA (Barcelona, SPAIN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (April 16th, 2014.)

Received:@25 May 2014 at 02:45 JST

 

Hi all,

Unfortunately skies were mostly cloudy and only one set of images were possible this night. Seeing was good.

Tharsis is well placed shrouded in clouds.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140416/DPc16Apr14.jpg

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1314/2014_04_16rgb.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/23

Received:@24 May 2014 at 23:55 JST

 

Hello,
An observation of Planet Mars with average  and some good conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140523/MKd23May14.jpg

 

Clouds in Eden.Long clouds from Borealis to Deuteronilus Lacus.

Some clouds in Cecropia.Frost on Hellas.
 
http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=17776
 

 Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE) 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars, M140523 ishibashi

Received:@24 May 2014 at 12:02 JST

 

Mars imsges on 23 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140523/Is23May14.jpg

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars, May 21st and 23rd 2014

Received:@24 May 2014 at 00:53 JST

 

Here are images taken from Houston Texas May 21st at 02:27 UT and May 23rd at 03:07 UT.

 

http://www.egrafton.com/mars-2014-21-may_02-27ut.jpg

http://www.egrafton.com/mars-2014-23-may_03-07ut.jpg

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140521/EGf21May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140523/EGf23May14.jpg

 

Ed GRAFTON@(Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 14th May, 15th May and 18th May 2014

Received:@23 May 2014 at 08:24 JST

 

Hi,
Here is  selection of Mars images taken in the days around my last offering from the 16th May, but unfortunately in not such favourable conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140514/MLw14May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140515/MLw15May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140518/MLw18May14.jpg


These images and others can also be seen on my Mars webpage;
http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/Mars-and-Venus(2370659).htm


Cheers,

Martin LEWIS (St. Albans, the UK)

 
 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received:@22 May 2014 at 21:33 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find the attached Mars image set taken in good seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140511/MJs11May14.jpg


Best regards,

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/21-Kumamori

Received:@22 May 2014 at 20:24 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 21 May 2014.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140521/Km21May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mo18May_14

Received:@22 May 2014 at 00:22 JST

 

Mars images on 18 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140518/Mo18May14.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - May 19

Received:@21 May 2014 at 22:35 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Here are several sets from May 19.  Seeing was no better than average.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140519/PGc19May14.jpg

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: May 19, 2014

Received:@21 May 2014 at 11:32 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my latest image of Mars May 19, 2014 to be posted.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140519/FMl19May14.jpg

 

 Thanks,

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 16-5-2014

Received:@21 May 2014 at 05:13 JST

 

Hi,
A night of reasonable seeing here in the
UK on the 16th May allowed me to image the same face of Mars as seen in Damian's recent 15th April image from Barbados.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140516/MLw16May14.jpg

 

More Mars images to come from the nights around this night.

You can also see this image at;
http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/USERIMAGES/Mars_2014-05-16_21-16UT_MLewis.jpg


Cheers,

Martin LEWIS (St. Albans, the UK)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars and Saturn images 18-May-2014

Received:@20 May 2014 at 20:29 JST

 

Hi Guys

Yet another evening of reasonable seeing.

No spots were seen on the Saturn data.

Mars was very cloudy on the morning side, and the polar cap seems to have less "ice".

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140518/DTy18May14.jpg

 

 

Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK

www.david-tyler.com
Ham call G4PIE

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/04

Received:@20 May 2014 at 19:54 JST

 

Hello,
  An observation of Planet Mars with average conditions.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140504/MKd04May14.jpg

 

NPC with Lemuria and Ierne remanents.From Ierne south to Tempe
Terra we see some clouds.Some Clouds around Olympus top.

Some clouds on Tharsi and volcanos . Faint ECB. Some Southern haze is also visible.
 
http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2013-14.html
 
 

 Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE) 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Drawings of Mars

Received:@20 May 2014 at 16:13 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,
 
   I have attached here my piled-up drawings of Mars, very sorry to be late in submitting my observations. 

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140422/Kn22Apr14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140423/Kn23Apr14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140424/Kn24Apr14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140426/Kn26Apr14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140427/Kn27Apr14.jpg

 

 

Our new clinic/house/my observatory is now being built.

I hope I'll be able to back to the normal observation mode by the end of this month.

      Clear Skies with Excellent Seeing!

 Reiichi KONNAï (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/19-Kumamori

Received:@20 May 2014 at 11:49 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 19 May 2014.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140519/Km19May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - May 19th, 01:42ut

Received:@20 May 2014 at 11:21 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here I submit my latest observation on may 19th under above average conditions. 75 sec. per channel.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140519/EMr19May14.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES (Aguadilla, PUERTO RICO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Moving cloud front on Mars 05/14

Received:@20 May 2014 at 05:47 JST

 

Hi all,
These past evenings I have been observing Mars with a regular spacing of imaging and during as many hours as possible, as this is the best way to image the red planet.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140514/CPl14May14.jpg


For the night of May 14th, I'm seeing 2 to 3 successive cloud fronts near the polar cap with a cloud-free post-frontal area (see blue light). The central one over Mare Acidalium has moved eastward during the two hours and half. See animation :


http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/M2014_05_14-CPE_RVBanim


Quick WinJupos measurements say that the front has shifted around 10‹ during the session, this would represent 350 km in distance at a speed of 130 to 140 km/h. I will study more on this :)


Here is the full set (6 RGB series):
http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/M2014_05_14-CPE

Note also dissipating Tharsis morning hazes around the summits of the volcanoes.

Best wishes,

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received:@19 May 2014 at 22:00 JST

 

Dear Sirs,

Please find the attached Mars image set taken in fair to occasionally good seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140512/MJs12May14.jpg


Best regards,

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/18-Kumamori

Received:@19 May 2014 at 11:22 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 18 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140518/Km18May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (April 15th, 2014.)

Received:@19 May 2014 at 06:22 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some Mars images from April 15th. Allot of clouds during the session and only a few opportunities to obtain images. Seeing was briefly very good for the RGB image but worsened with more clouds approaching. The Tharsis volcanoes are again well seen shrouded in clouds. The B image obtained sometime later again shows extensive cloudiness across the disk and structure within the ECB.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140415/DPc15Apr14.jpg

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1314/2014_04_15rgb03.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mo06|16May_14

Received:@19 May 2014 at 00:44 JST

 

Mars images on 6, 7, 8, 13, 16 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140506/Mo06May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140507/Mo07May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140508/Mo08May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140513/Mo13May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140516/Mo16May14.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 14-15th-May-2014

Received:@18 May 2014 at 21:44 JST

 

Hi Guys here are a few Mars images from the reasonable seeing here this past week.

They tend to be a bit samey over a week as Mars only appears to have rotated about 9 degrees for the same time each day. The Tharsis volcanoes can be seen rising in these images .

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140514/DTy14May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140515/DTy15May14.jpg

 

Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK

www.david-tyler.com
Ham call G4PIE

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/17

Received:@18 May 2014 at 15:16 JST

 

Mars 2014/05/17

 

Hello,

Here is a new set of Mars images, but the seeing was very poor !! 

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140517/XDp17May14.jpg

Newton 180 F7, Powermate x5, ADC, I-Nova PLAC+

 

Best regards,

 

Xavier DUPONT ( Saint Roch, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Images

Received:@18 May 2014 at 07:41 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami,

Here I submit the corected data from the 4th, 5th (mixed) and my most recent ones under below average conditions.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140504/EMr04May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140505/EMr05May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140515/EMr15May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140516/EMr16May14.jpg

 

Clear Skie to All!

 

Efrain MORALES (Aguadilla, PUERTO RICO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/16&17-Kumamori

Received:@18 May 2014 at 12:48 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 16 and 17 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140516/Km16May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140517/Km17May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars, May 12th

Received:@18 May 2014 at 10:00 JST

 

Hi everyone,

This set was captured in poor to mediocre seeing.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140512/SBd12May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars images (April 14th, 2014.)

Received:@18 May 2014 at 03:44 JST

 

Many thanks Damian.
Your images from the second one onwards show the veiling of Niliacus Lacus by the equatorial cloud band on the evening side: this is very unusual to be visible in an RGB image.

Splendid work. I also had some fine visual views around that time and caught Juventae Fons.


Best wishes


Richard@McKIM (Peterborough, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn 15-May-2014

Received:@17 May 2014 at 17:45 JST

 

Hi Guys 15-5-2014, I had just finished a good seeing imaging session on Mars and turned the scope onto Saturn ALT 20 degrees, which I'd just assumed would be a write off from the UK for the next 10 years, which will take me to 82 !

 

Imagine my shock at seeing Cassini all the way round, the view was stunning. I changed mag and immediately began capturing . It was pretty dim, I had to drop the FPS to 16 from the 55 FPS I used for Mars . I have attached a screenshot of the live view.

 


I tried two methods of processing, Firstly I put the unsharpened results of 10 avis into R6 , realising that the 45min imaging run would smear any spots. I then ran sharpened tiff results through WJ derotate. Results were very similar,  WJ handled the 45mins well and had the edge, but on high enlargement a few little micro dots are visible on the globe edges.  As it was there was no storm spots visible on either result. The seeing  was the sharp but wriggling type of turbulence.

 

 Although captured 5 days after opposition I still fancied that the rings appeared a little brighter than normal. Perhaps it was the greater tilt than of late.

 

What a treat to see Saturn like that at 22degrees alt. 

 

Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK

www.david-tyler.com
Ham call G4PIE

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/5/14

Received:@17 May 2014 at 17:04 JST

 

Mars 2014/5/16

 

Hello,

 Here is a new set of Mars images...

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140516/XDp16May14.jpg

Newton 180 F7, Powermate x5, ADC, I-Nova PLAC+

 

Best regards,

 

Xavier DUPONT ( Saint Roch, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn 2014 May 15E6

Received:@17 May 2014 at 08:14 JST

 

Seeing was good for the altitude last night, a fairly slowly undulating but sharp image on screen.

 

The RGB videos were 3 minutes each. Each has been referenced to one time and derotation applied to make the RGB in WinJUPOS.

 


 

The Violet+IR image, also 3 minutes, taken a bit later, has also been used as a luminance layer, without compensating for rotation, in the lower presentation.

 

The Encke division is visible on the left ansa but not right.

 

David ARDITTI ( Edgware, Middlesex, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (April 14th, 2014.)

Received:@17 May 2014 at 04:20 JST

 

Hi all,
Here is the full set of images taken near Mars close approach to Earth (closest was April 14th, 1254UTC.) Seeing was close to perfect at times during the session allowing perhaps my most detailed images of the red planet to date.
 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140414/DPc14Apr14.jpg


Note the changes in the martian clouds over the course of the images.

RGB: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1314/2014_04_14_rgbs.jpg

Blue: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1314/2014_04_14_blue.jpg

Best Wishes


Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/5/14

Received:@17 May 2014 at 03:13 JST

 

Mars 2014/5/14

 

Hello,

 Here is a new set of Mars images...

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140514/XDp14May14.jpg

Newton 180 F7, Powermate x5, ADC, I-Nova PLAC+

 

Best regards,

 

Xavier DUPONT ( Saint Roch, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars, May 11th

Received:@16 May 2014 at 20:08 JST

 

Hi everyone,

 

This set was captured in average seeing.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140511/SBd11May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images Ak11May14

Received:@15 May 2014 at 22:57 JST

 

Dear MINAMI,


Mars images on
11 May 2014

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140511/Ak11May14.jpg


Best regards,

Tomio AKUTSU (Tochigi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received:@15 May 2014 at 19:34 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find the attached Mars image set taken in fair seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140513/MJs13May14.jpg


Best regards,

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: mars 12 may

Received:@15 May 2014 at 07:33 JST

 

Hi

Weather here not good always Thunderstorm Jet- Stream strong this is my stories PLS see you it .

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140512/SGh12May14.jpg

 

Regards

 

Sadegh GHOMIZADEH (Roudehen, IRAN)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars observation May 13th

Received:@14 May 2014 at 17:34 JST

 

Dear Mr. Minami,
Please find attached a set of LRGB images of Mars taken last night (May 13th).

The conditions were quite steady so I tried to integrate a little longer, 7 minutes in each filter time time as an experiment.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140513/DWr13May14.jpg


Syrtis Major was close to the meridian, and Hellas was still very bright.

There was also some cloud over Elysium and delicate cloud detail on the limb over Arabia/Moab.

The planet is now becoming noticeably gibbous.

Thank you and all the best,


David WELDRAKE (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image - May 14

Received:@14 May 2014 at 16:36 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Here is a set of Mars images captured in good seeing.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140514/PGc14May14.jpg

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/13-Kumamori

Received:@14 May 2014 at 06:45 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 13 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140513/Km13May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: mars.11.may

Received:@14 May 2014 at 04:26 JST

 

Hi all

 

Bad seeing & unstable atmosphere  I took one Martin .PLS see you it.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140511/SGh11May14.jpg

 

Regards

 

Sadegh GHOMIZADEH (Roudehen, IRAN)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars, May 10th

Received:@13 May 2014 at 19:21 JST

 

Hi everyone,

The attached images were captured in amazingly humid conditions.

Everything was dripping wet from condensation.

It was very hard to keep the mirrors dry and in the end I had to give up.

The last set was captured with a partially fogged up secondary.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140510/SBd10May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image - May 12

Received:@13 May 2014 at 19:03 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Seeing was no better than average for this set of images.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140512/PGc12May14.jpg

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: MARS Observations - April 24, 2014 Turbulent seeing conditions.

Received:@13 May 2014 at 11:37 JST

 

Again turbulent seeing for these sets.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140424/FWl24Apr14.jpg

 

 

Freddy WILLEMS (Saint Johns, FL)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: MARS Observations - April 23, 2014 Turbulent  seeing conditions.

Received:@13 May 2014 at 11:35 JST

 

Some turbulent seeing for these.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140423/FWl23Apr14.jpg

 

 

Freddy WILLEMS (Saint Johns, FL)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 3 May 2014

Received:@13 May 2014 at 10:21 JST

 

Dear Sir,

Attached find my Mars image of 3 May 2014.

The seeing was average, but there were a lot of orographic clouds.

The double nuclei above M.Olympus are striking as well as the cyclone near the polar cap

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140503/JSb03May14.jpg

 

Regards,

 

John SUSSENBACH iHouten, The NETHERLANDSj

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Martian volcanoes: what Mellish saw

Received:@13 May 2014 at 06:55 JST

 

Dear Leo,
   These images are truly remarkable....
   A number of years ago, I looked into the circumstances of Mellishfs famous (infamous?) observation with the Yerkes refractor.  He was looking at the planet very nearly under the circumstances shown in the second of your images (5 Mei), and I think at last we can say, to a reasonable degree of certainty, what he was seeing.  As he told Walter Leight in 1935, he realized there was gsomething wonderful about Mars, it is not flat but has many craters and cracks.  I saw a lot of the craters and mountains one morning with the
40h and could hardly believe my eyes.h  Here were indeed the gmountain ranges and peaks and craters and other things both dark and light...h that he remembered having seen from Barnardfs drawings of 1892/94.
   I think in any case we can say that he did see that Mars was not the flat canal-covered surface that most people of the time believed in.
   Best, Bill
----------------------------------------------------------------
On 7:17 AM, "Aerts Leo" <aerts.leo@skynet.be> wrote:

Dear Bill,
Herewith a compilation of recent observations of Martian volcanos.  All information on the picture.
As already mentioned I am next week on Cyprus, with Mars high in the sky c but without any telescope.
Will afterwards go on following Mars as long as possible.

 



Best regards
Leo

----------------------------------------------------------------
Bill SHEEHAN (Willmar, MN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: BCC Mars images 2014 May 10 and May 11

Received:@13 May 2014 at 09:34 JST

 

Hello,

here are two sets of RGB images I have collected on the evening of May 10th and May 11th.

Seeing started as very good on the evening of 10th, but with extremely high amount of dew. After fighting the dewing on everything from corrector plate to the laptop screen I had to give up when the primary in my SCT dewed up! I have never seen that before, and even more so frustrating as this promised to be the best seeing of this apparition.

Seeing on the following night (11th) was little bit worse but still relatively good for local conditions so I processed all collected data into a large composite.

I hope images will be of some use.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140510/BCr10May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140511/BCr11May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

 

Bratislav CURCIC (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Observation (May 5, 2014)

Received:@13 May 2014 at 05:05 JST

 

Dear Mr. Murakami,

I made an observation of Mars on May 5, 2014 (03:30 U.T. or 11:30 PM EDT) using my 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain (190x and 258x).

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140505/CHr05May14.jpg

 

The North Polar Cap (NPC) was small and irregular surrounded by a very dark to dark (2-3/10) collar. A very bright (8/1) and elongated streak was visible South and preceding the central meridian (CM) which may represent an ice remnant, water-ice cloud, or possibly a localized dust storm. Panchaia, Utopia, and Umbra appeared dark to dusky (3-4/10) South of the NPC. Casius was a spear-like dark (3/10) albedo feature following the CM. Elysium appeared as a bright (7/10) circular feature with a localized bright to very bright (7-8/10) feature over it's following half (cloud?) towards the preceding limb. Chaos, Morpheos Lacus, and Hyblaeus appeared dark to dusky (3-4/10) over the North-following corner of Elysium. Mare Cimmerium and Mare Tyrrhenum appeared dark to dusky (3-4/10) towards the South separated by a bright (7/10) Hesperia. Dusky to dull streaks were noted over the northern border of Mare Cimmerium over Zephyria and Aeolis. I noted the Syrtis Blue Cloud over Syrtis Major (3-5/10) towards the following limb. The "Syrtis Blue Cloud" is a discrete topographic (localized) cloud composed of water-ice aerosols and carbon dioxide crystals that forms over the Libya basin and Syrtis Major Planum (8.4°N, 69.5°E; originally thought to be a plain but found to be a Hesperian age (3.7-3.0 Billion years) low-angle basaltic plains volcano by the Mars Global Surveyor) during late spring and early summer of the northern hemisphere. This cloud gives Syrtis Major a "bluish" appearance that was first noted in 1858 by the Italian astronomer Pietro Angelo Sechhi (1818-1878; Director of the Roman College Observatory in Rome) who named it the "Blue Scorpion." This cloud is best seen when Syrtis Major is near the limb. Isidis Regio and Libya contained very bright (8/10) clouds over them.

 

The best of luck to you, your fellow Recorders, Dr. Minami, and all CMO Mars observers.

 

Regards,

 

Carlos E. HERNANDEZ (Miami, FL)

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars May 12, 2014

Received:@12 May 2014 at 22:04 JST

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140512/JKz12May14.jpg

 

John KAZANAS  (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars May 11, 2014

Received:@12 May 2014 at 18:53 JST

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140511/JKz11May14.jpg

 

John KAZANAS  (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/11-Kumamori

Received:@12 May 2014 at 10:51 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 11 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140511/Km11May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images M140511 ishibashi

Received:@12 May 2014 at 10:27 JST

 

Mars imsges on 11 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140511/Is11May14.jpg

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images Ak07May14

Received:@11 May 2014 at 19:13 JST

 

Dear MINAMI,


Mars images on
7 May 2014

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140507/Ak07May14.jpg


Best regards,

Tomio AKUTSU (Tochigi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images on last night

Received:@11 May 2014 at 15:20 JST

 

 

Dear Dr MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 10 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140510/Ns10May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Akinori NISHITA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/10-Kumamori

Received:@11 May 2014 at 17:19 JST

 

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 10 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140510/Km10May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars closest to Earth - April 14th.

Received:@11 May 2014 at 00:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a colour and B filter image of Mars from the night it was closest to Earth taken under excellent conditions during a recent stay on Barbados.


 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140414/DPc14Apr14.jpg

 

This is probably the sharpest image of Mars ive ever taken. Extensive delicate cloud features are visible across the planet. The volcano summits are all clear of clouds especially Arsia Mons. Olympus Mons appears as a ring like feature. Also note the lack of clouds in the northern polar latitudes especially over Mare Acidalium.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1314/2014_04_14_rgb08.jpg

 

Many more images to come covering almost the entire planet. Many weeks of work ahead.

 

Best Wishes


Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image - May 6

Received:@10 May 2014 at 13:37 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Seeing was remarkably good, but transparency was not.  These images were captured through a variable density cloud layer.  I had to constantly adjust camera gain so as not to saturate the images.  Because of the good seeing a lot of detail can be seen in the blue channel.  Fine wispy clouds were captured.

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140506/PGc06May14.jpg

 

Regards,

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: mars.8.may

Received:@10 May 2014 at 08:52 JST

 

Hi all

Average condition & cloudy  I took some images from Mars .PLS see you them.

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140508/SGh08May14.jpg

 

Regards

 

Sadegh GHOMIZADEH (Roudehen, IRAN)

 

 

¤·····Subject: BCC Mars images 2014 May 07 and May 08

Received:@9 May 2014 at 16:05 JST

 

 

Hello,

here are two sets of RGB images I have collected on the evening of May 7th and May 8th. 

Seeing was extremely poor, especially on the second night as jetstream was particularly strong over Melbourne.

I persisted because despite the atrocious conditions some detail in polar cloud is still evident in the blue channel.

I hope images will be of some use. 

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140507/BCr07May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140508/BCr08May14.jpg

 

Best regards,

 

Bratislav CURCIC (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images Ak06Ma‚™14

Received:@9 May 2014 at 12:45 JST

 

Dear MINAMI,


Mars images on
6 May 2014

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140506/Ak06May14.jpg


Best regards,

Tomio AKUTSU (Tochigi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter Observations - April 27, 2014 Average seeing.

Received:@9 May 2014 at 10:32 JST

 

Some better seeing, Scope will go in repair soon, some collimation done also.

But still turbulent and warm..

 


 


 

Freddy WILLEMS (Saint Johns, FL)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars observation May 7th 2014

Received:@8 May 2014 at 19:37 JST

 

Dear Mr. Minami,
Please find attached an observation I made of Mars last night, the 7th May from my back garden here in Bungendore. The seeing was not so good, hence I could only use a small fraction of the image stack to produce the attached LRGB image. Syrtis Major was on the preceding limb, and what I believe to be the polar storm was clearly seen on the following limb at the northern edge of Acidalium especially in the blue filter. It was also clearly seen by eye, which made for a very impressive view. Hellas was also very bright, and there were some clouds over Chryse.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140507/DWr07May14.jpg


Thank you and all the best,


David WELDRAKE (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: CC: Mars Observations

Received:@8 May 2014 at 09:30 JST

 

Hi Don,

 

I had a good night last night; good views of Jupiter, the Moon and Mars.  My Mars observing report from last night is attached.  I have also attached separate tonal drawings from my observations of last night and April 24th   (as I routinely did during the last Mars apparition).  I regret not trying to image last night because the seeing turned out far better than what I experienced on April 24th.  By the way, I realize youfre probably inundated with incoming Mars photos, but have you had a chance to look at the two images I sent you last month?  Ifd appreciate any comments or suggestions you might have.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140506/JAl06May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140424/JAl24Apr14.jpg

 

 

Thanks & regards,

 

Jay ALBERT (Lake Worth, FL)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/07-Kumamori

Received:@8 May 2014 at 18:21 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 07 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140507/Km07May14.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: May 6, 2014

Received:@8 May 2014 at 12:46 JST

 

Hi -

I have attached my latest image of Mars May 6, 2014 to be posted.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140506/FMl06May14.jpg

 

 Thanks,

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M140507 ishibashi

Received:@8 May 2014 at 10:56 JST

 

Mars imsges on 7 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140507/Is07May14.jpg

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - 3rd may 2014

Received:@7 May 2014 at 23:58 JST

 

Hi all,
Here are 5 RGB+IR series taken on May 3rd taken every 40 mn. Seeing was correct.
They show the growth of Tharsis afternoon clouds over the volcanoes and the dissipation of Elysium morning hazes.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140503/CPl03May14.jpg

 

http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/M2014_05_03-CPE
Here is an animation:
http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/M2014_05_03-CPE_RVBanim
Good observations,


Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/02

Received:@7 May 2014 at 21:22 JST

 

Hello,

An observation of Planet Mars with average conditions. NPC with Lemuria and Ierne remanents.From Ierne south to Tempe Terra we see some clouds possibly part of the North Polar Vortex. Clouds over Olympus, Tharsis volcanos and Elysium.Light patches of thin clouds in many other places.Some Southern haze is also visible.


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140502/MKd30Apr14.jpg

 

full res:
http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=17718

 Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE) 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014/05/06-Kumamori

Received:@7 May 2014 at 20:14 JST

 

Dear Mr. MINAMI,

 

Mars images on 06 May 2014.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140506/Km06May14.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Solar Images 4th-May-2014

Received:@7 May 2014 at 07:33 JST

 

Hi Guys, a nice fat prom hung around for couple of days, giving me a chance to capture it. Equally nice was a spider web like beauty. Look at that disturbance associated with AR 2047 and 2051.

 



 

Best wishes

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK

www.david-tyler.com
Ham call G4PIE

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2014-05-03 21h35 UT

Received:@7 May 2014 at 06:05 JST

 

Mars 2014-05-03 21h35 UT.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140503/RBs03May14.jpg

Olympus Mons with orographic clouds. On the edge Tharsis volcanoes there too orographic clouds.
Left on the edge morning clouds (light blue)  I have more observing from that night, which probably come very shortly.
Mars Height: 34 degrees
Diameter: 14.3 "
Central meridian: 176.08
Telescope C14 and Basler Ace CCD

 

Mars in blue light

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140503/RBs03May14_B.jpg

Date 03-05-2014
19h58 to 21h44 UT Recording Time (12 images)
Almost two-hour rotation. It is not about the resolution but the clouds in blue light.
Clearly shows that the cloud has changed over a period of less than 2 hours.
Left the morning clouds. Around Mount Olympus is seen that approaching the night the cloud increases.
Ditto for Tharsis region. Around the NPC (right on the edge) see that the evening clouds also increases.
Just wanted to share this beautiful clouds spectacle with you.

 

Online link if the gif does not works:
http://www.astrofotografie.nl/mars_b_animation.html


Regards


Richard BOSMAN (Enschede, NETHERLANDS)

 

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: RE: Mars observations Apr 17th and May 1st

Received:@6 May 2014 at 19:28 JST

 

Dear Mr. Minami,
Thank you very much for your kind email and the request for me to send more data through to you. I am also very glad to hear that another observer also saw the polar votex on the same night. Very interesting that it also appeared in 1999. Let us hope that it continues to be visible for some time to come!

You asked if I had more data taken in April. I have one more image, taken on April 2nd, which was the first time I ever used my new camera system. Please find the image attached as a jpg file as before.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140402/DWr02Apr14.jpg


This time the Syrtis Major was on the meridian, and the fog in Hellas was very extensive.

Please note that I can also send you the .tif files, one for each filter, as well as the attached image. These are the original images as output by registax. If you think that data would be useful please let me know and I will email them over to you for the three Mars images I have now submitted.

Thank you again and I will be in touch.

Cheers,

David WELDRAKE (NSW, AUSTRALIA)


 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 4th May 2014

Received:@6 May 2014 at 08:23 JST

 

Hi,
Some reasonable details of the less interesting face of Mars in this view from last night.

Cloud over Elysium and orographic clouds over Olympus Mons and the three Tharsis volcanoes near the left-hand limb.

See this image at
http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/USERIMAGES/Mars_2014-05-04_21-42UT_MLewis.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140504/MLw04May14.jpg


Cheers,

Martin LEWIS (St. Albans, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: possible cyclone?  Fw: Mo01May_14

Received:@6 May 2014 at 02:05 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu and Reiichi,
Yes, cyclones have been caught by several observers recently and we should have also enough data to study both their seasonal and daily evolution (the last one is not within reach of spatial probes!)


Best wishes


Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2nd and 5th of May-2014

Received:@5 May 2014 at 22:23 JST

 

Hi Guys seeing was a bit better for me on the 2nd and even better on the 5th, encouraging a jump in mag for the last image in the set. A 2x TV Barlow was stretched 80mm by the double prism ADC, and the Fleas 3's nosepiece, thus increasing the C14'S f11 to f35. Still plenty of fast but low amplitude "limb lashing," but the dark stripe in the polar cap was constantly visible.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140502/DTy02May14.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140504/DTy04May14.jpg

 

Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK

www.david-tyler.com
Ham call G4PIE

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: mars 3 may

Received:@5 May 2014 at 19:31 JST

 

Hi  all

Poor seeing & unstable atmosphere I took one images from mars PLS see you it .

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2013/140503/SGh03May14.jpg

 

Regards

 

Sadegh GHOMIZADEH (Roudehen, IRAN)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars observations Apr 17th and May 1st

Received:@5 May 2014 at 17:29 JST