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¤····Subject: 10 14 15 28 Nov_15

Received: 29 November 2015 at 23:52 JST


Mars images on 10, 14, 15, 28 November 2015.


Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)




¤····Subject: solar images 23-28-Nov-2015

Received: 29 November 2015 at 17:14 JST


Hi Guys November here in the UK has been very poor for solar observations. I was able on only two dates to get anything at all . These were taken through varying density cloud, With the frame rate down to 21fps for this beautiful prominence and with 46% gain on the ZWO 120. Adding insult to injury, the sun was only 13 degrees above the horizon. It was however nice to get something at all.




best wishes


Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)
Ham call G4PIE




¤····Subject: Mars - November 15th, 10:00ut

Received: 20 November 2015 at 04:02 JST


Hi Mr. Minami, I hope all is well, Here is my latest session of Mars from november 15th, 10:00ut.

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)




¤····Subject: Mars 2015//11/18

Received: 18 November 2015 at 20:28 JST


Hello, 6 months before opposition the tiny Mars reveals some secrets!




Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)




¤····Subject: Mars 26 November 2015 IR

Received: 16 November 2015 at 13:45 JST



Hi, All


An IR capture of Mars from this morning, with the Elysium region fairly central.  Possibly some detail in the NPC?



Best regards, Clyde


Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)




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Received: 9 November 2015 at 06:10 JST



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¤····Subject: Jupiter November 9

Received: 15 November 2015 at 07:25 JST


Dear Masatsugu and friends,

   Just noting that yesterday (November 13) was the 100th anniversary of Mellish’s daylight observation, during which he purported to have seen craters on a very small disk.

   Some years ago, when at Yerkes, I set the telescope at the coordinates, and found that at the time of the observation Mars would have been close to the meridian.  See the image attached which shows the dome in position.

   The CM calculation shows that Mellish would have seen the region of Solis Lacus, Valles Marineris and the numerous small circular spots that are found in this region—it does seem to me that under exquisite conditions he might very well have gotten the impression of cracks and craters; especially as he does not seem to have been a Mars expert at the time.

   Whatever the case, his observation was evocative, and deserves to be remembered for the enchantment that Mars is capable of.

   ***Interesting that almost at the same moment, Einstein in Berlin was solving the problem of Mercury’s perihelion based on the gravitational equations of General Relativity.

   Best Bill

PS. I also note that on Thursday we had the 99th anniversary of the death of Percival Lowell.



 Bill SHEEHAN (Willmar, MN)





¤····Subject: Jupiter November 9

Received: 12 November 2015 at 09:32 JST


Jupiter season its officially open for me :-) , here is the first session result.


My best regards






¤····Subject: Mo03Nov_15

Received: 10 November 2015 at 01:03 JST


Mars images on 3 November 2015



Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)




¤····Subject: solar images 25-27-Oct-2015

Received: 8 November 2015 at 09:42 JST


Hi Guys not a great deal of sun about recently, even these were imaged through thin cloud. Pity about the cloud as seeing was good for 25 degrees elevation. I have included a full disc shot off my AP178 using a Nikon D7200 DSLR and Herschel wedge.


Not much on there, but it's a record of what was.






Best wishes


Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)
Ham call G4PIE




¤····Subject: Lunar images 1 November

Received: 3 November 2015 at 02:38 JST


On Sunday morning we had stable seeing before the fog came in. These were taken with the C-14 at prime focus and using the Baader ‘wideband’ H alpha filter (30nm), which is effectively a deep red filter.  The third image is an enlargement. 






David ARDITTI (Middlesex, the UK)


¤····Subject: Mars: October 31, 2015

Received: 1 November 2015 at 13:47 JST


Hi -   I have attached my fist image of Mars during the 2015-16 apparition.





  Frank J Melillo (Holtsville, NY)

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