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¤····Subject: Mars -0130 Dec 2015

Received: 1 January 2016 at 18:14 JST


Mars images : on 1, 6, 8, 19, 29, 30 December 2015.


Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)




¤····Subject: Mars - December 23rd, 26th, 28th and 29th

Received: 1 January 2016 at 09:10 JST


Hi Mr. Minami!, A Happy New Years to you and group!.

Here are some images taken on december 23, 26, 28, 29th.

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)




¤····Subject: Mars in IR 29th December 2015

Received: 31 December 2015 at 19:19 JST


Good evening to all at the CMO !

Please find attached an image of Mars taken on the 29th December UT in IR passband.
Hopefully this is the first of many for me for the forthcoming 2016 apparition.

Happy new year to all.

Best wishes





¤····Subject: Tr: Mars-CME

Received: 30 December 2015 at 21:45 JST


Dear Masatasugu,

Here is an alert on Mars that could interest CMO observers....

Best wishes,


Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Message du : 30/12/2015 12:24
De : "Agustin Sanchez Lavega "
A : "Marc Delcroix", "Christophe Pellier" , "Jose Maria Gomez"
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Sujet : Mars-CME

Bonjour tous,

J'ai envoyé une alerte d'observation urgente de Mars à ALPO Japan (en bas) et aussi à mes contacts avec les missions MEX et MAVEN. Pour si vous voulez l'envoyer à vos observateurs.

Joyeux Noël et Bonne 2016!



Alert on Mars limb observations:

Dear observers,

In December 28th a solar flare M1.9 and a CME occurred on the Sun. Models of CME propagation indicate that the CME edge could reach Mars between 1-2 January. Currently Mars is at Ls = 90 deg. which is the season when the 2012 March plume was observed by amateur astronomers in Terra Cimmeria region, as we reported in Nature this year. Recently it has been proposed that a CME could be behind the plume origin.

For these reasons I think important to look the region of interest on Mars these days in spite of the difficult observing conditions on the planet.

Thank you very much


Prof. Agustin Sanchez-Lavega



¤····Subject: Jupitermap 2015-12-27/28/29