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¤····Subject: Mars - Images

Received: 14 April 2016 at 03:04 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, here I submit my most recent images of Mars.


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160409/EMr09Apr16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160408/EMr08Apr16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160404/EMr04Apr16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160403/EMr03Apr16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/1 0311UT

Received: 14 April 2016 at 13:23 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning, in average seeing.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160414/CFs14Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/13 0304UT

Received: 14 April 2016 at 03:56 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning, in average seeing.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160413/CFs13Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars April 12, 2016

Received: 13 April 2016 at 07:41 JST

 

Date: April 012, 2016:

Time: 09:35 GMT, CM: 316º, Ls: 136º


Telescope: 20CM SCT, Camera: ASI 120MM, Filters: RGB+IR

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160412/TWl12Apr16.jpg

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, Mo)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2016.03.13 (RGBs) at Pic du Midi

Received: 13 April 2016 at 02:03 JST

 

Dears,
Following previous mail, here are the best RGBs of the second part of the night. GTR is rising, preceded by dark spots, and followed by a large perturbation. White spot Z in
NEB is also rising, and SSTB ovals are turning along ....

Only the first 4  RGBs are attached, due to file sizes.

 


 

RGB: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313-01h01.8UT-PIC.png

R: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313r-01h00.8UT-PIC.png

G: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313g-01h02.9UT-PIC.png

B: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313b-01h01.8UT-PIC.png

 

RGB: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313-02h04.5UT-PIC.png

R: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313r-02h04.0UT-PIC.png

G: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313g-02h04.5UT-PIC.png

B: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313b-02h05.0UT-PIC.png

 

 

 


 

RGB: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313-02h18.2UT-PIC.png

R: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313r-02h17.7UT-PIC.png

G: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313g-02h18.2UT-PIC.png

B: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313b-02h18.8UT-PIC.png

 

RGB: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313-02h29.3UT-PIC.png

R: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313r-02h28.7UT-PIC.png

G: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313g-02h29.3UT-PIC.png

B: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313b-02h29.9UT-PIC.png

 

 

 

RGB: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313-02h41.3UT-PIC.png

R: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313r-02h40.7UT-PIC.png

G: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313g-02h41.3UT-PIC.png

B: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313b-02h41.9UT-PIC.png

 

RGB: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313-03h18.0UT-PIC.png

R: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313r-03h17.4UT-PIC.png

G: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313g-03h18.0UT-PIC.png

B: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313b-03h18.6UT-PIC.png

 

RGB: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313-03h28.8UT-PIC.png

R: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313r-03h25.6UT-PIC.png

G: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313g-03h28.8UT-PIC.png

B: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313b-03h31.3UT-PIC.png


Now its over for the images of that mission...

Vive le Pic!


Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/11-Kumamori

Received: 12 April 2016 at 15:25 JST

 

Mars images on 11 April 2016.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160411/Km11Apr16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2016.03.12 at Pic du Midi

Received: 12 April 2016 at 15:25 JST

 

Dears,
Finally the first RGB from the 1m telescope at Pic du Midi, on the beginning of the March12th/13th night.
First a map with the best RGB of the whole night, spanning of 250° of longitude:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313m-PIC.png

Then the RGB, and the individual layers (provided only with links here) - 3 outbreaks are visible on the NEB, as the STB ghost transiting with a reddish color inside the dark ring, and a small red post rising on the SSTB :

 



RGB
: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312-23h53.5UT-PIC.png

R: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312r-23h39.6UT-PIC.png

G: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312g-23h39.3UT-PIC.png

B: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312b-23h39.8UT-PIC.png


RGB: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312-23h53.5UT-PIC.png

R: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312r-23h53.4UT-PIC.png

G: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312g-23h53.9UT-PIC.png

B: http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312b-23h53.3UT-PIC.png

Next to come,  the rest of the RGB of that night.
No impacts were detected over almost 3h of videos with DeTeCt .

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/12 0257UT

Received: 12 April 2016 at 13:23 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning, unfortunately in poor seeing.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160412/CFs12Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 27th, 2016.)

Received: 12 April 2016 at 05:51 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some Mars images from March 27th under excellent conditions.

RGB: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/2016-03-27-RGB.jpg

Blue: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/2016-03-27-BLUE.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160327/DPc27Mar16.jpg

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, West Sussex, the UK)

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¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/11 0254UT

Received: 11 April 2016 at 13:29 JST

 

Hi all,

Conditions quite a bit better this morning. Image a bit over processed, which is always tempting when conditions are a bit better. I have marked a feature on the eastern limb. It could be an artifact, but looks like it is "floating" slightly off the limb. Seems to be most evident in the G image. Reiichi KONNAI has kindly commented on the "Elysium Pink cloud", which he believes to be an albedo feature on the west flank of Elysium Mons and references one of Christophes images from 6 March 2012, on the CMO LtE.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160411/CFs11Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Re: Re: Mars 2016/04/10 0241UT

Received: 11 April 2016 at 13:19 JST

 

Dear Reiichi,
Thank you as always for your comments, and also for clarifying the issue of the "pink cloud", which as you have indicated appears to be an albedo feature. Interesting!
Best regards,

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Re: Mars 2016/04/10 0241UT

Received: 10 April 2016 at 20:47 JST

 

Hi Clyde,
Your recent images are great! The Elysium "pink cloud" is not a cloud, it is actually an albedo feature, corresponding to the west flank of the Elysium rise as Christophe PELLIER pointed out. Please refer to the Solar
Planetary LtE Now for CMO#396, my LtE dated 06 March 2012, and Christophe's response dated 07 March:
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmo/ISMO_LtE396.htm
In this apparition, Hecates Tholus, northern most of the Elysium Volcano Trio appears fairly bright as well, often looks like a northeasterly short bright tail of the Elysium Mons.

   Good Seeing!,

 
Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Fw: [ALPO_Jupiter] Jupiter -- 9 April 2016

Received: 10 April 2016 at 11:35 JST

Hi all,

 Here is Jupiter, taken last night in fair seeing and fading transparency as an unusual spring snowstorm moved-in.  The Great Red Spot is just about to rotate off the disc and its long, turbulent wake stretches across the facing hemisphere.

 

http://exosky.net/exosky/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016-04-09-0228ut_wjaeschke_rgb.jpg

http://exosky.net/exosky/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/2016-04-09-0236ut_wjaeschke_rgb-1.jpg

 

Regards,

 

Wayne JAESCHKE (West Chester, PA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/10 0241UT

Received: 10 April 2016 at 12:48 JST

 

Hi all,

Conditions very poor this morning and submitting an IR image only. In trying to process the colour image, which I felt did not come out well enough to submit, it did look like the Elysium "pink cloud" from yesterday was still present.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160410/CFs10Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/9 0249UT

Received: 9 April 2016 at 23:28 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning.  Rather interesting/unusual and prominent pinkish extended cloud over the western side of Elysium, which also shows quite strongly in the IR. South Polar Hood is also prominent. Quite a distinct bright area in Hellas. Always fascinating, when the Gale crater extension from Mare Cimmerium is see like this, to consider that Curiosity rover is operating in that little dark spot south of Elysium.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160409/CFs09Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Small NP disturbance?

Received: 9 April 2016 at 20:30 JST

Hello all,
After posting my images and animation from the 8th April, I noticed what appeared to be an artifact near the
North Polar region of Mars.
It appears in all mages from the session. I thought it might be a processing artifact.
After reprocessing the data with no multi alignment point registration, the artifact still persists.
I therefore believe that it is real.
Could someone elaborate on what it might be? Please see the attached.
Many thanks

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 8th April 2016

Received: 9 April 2016 at 19:13 JST

 

Hello all,
Seeing was quite good this morning & I have attached a small movie of Mars' rotation from 1525UT to 1644UT.
Also, attached is a composite of six images that were part of the movie sequence.
Interesting dark 'ridge' in the South Polar Hood (?) at the southern edge of Solis Lacus.

Best wishes
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160408/MVl08Apr16.jpg

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/8 0316UT

Received: 9 April 2016 at 17:29 JST

 

Dear CMO,

Please find attached an RGB set from this morning, captured in reasonably good seeing.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160408/SBd08Apr16.jpg

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/8 0316UT

Received: 9 April 2016 at 03:41 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning.

Best regards, 

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160408/CFs08Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 6th April UT

Received: 7 April 2016 at 22:45 JST

 

Hello all,
Attached are some images of Mars taken on the 6th April UT as indicated.
Seeing was fair to good for the session.
I have also attached a small eight frame animation of the period from 1525UT to 1624UT showing Mars' rotation in that time.
Solis Lacus looks quite undefined and there is much evening terminator haze/cloud from southern M.Erythraeum to Nilokeras/M.Acidalium.

Best wishes
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160406/MVl06Apr16.jpg

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

 

¤····Subject: solar images 29th March to 3rd April 2016

Received: 7 April 2016 at 17:53 JST

 

Hi Guys AR2526 has been the subject of focus over this period. Not a great deal of far reaching plasma disturbance for such a decent sized spot. It was accompanied by a “mystery” AR, see image timed at 09:26 ut on the 2nd of April. This was also recognisable in white light.

 Seeing had its good moments on the back edge of passing clouds.

 


 


 


 


 


Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)

www.david-tyler.com

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image April 5, 2016

Received: 6 April 2016 at 08:49 JST

 

Date: April 05, 2016, Time: 10:01 GMT
CM: 027º , Ls: 133º

Telescope: 15CM SCT, Camera: ASI 120MM, Filters: Orion RGBIR

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160405/TWl05Apr16.jpg

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, Mo)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/5 0349UT

Received: 6 April 2016 at 03:14 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning. The marking in Hellas seems to have a reddish tint. Dust deposits?

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160405/CFs05Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 5 April 2016 at 23:46 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find an attached Mars image set from the 2nd April 2016.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160402/MJs02Apr16.jpg

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 3rd April UT

Received: 5 April 2016 at 19:23 JST

 

Hello all,
I have attached some images of Mars taken on the 3rd April with Olympus Mons approximately on the CM.

Regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160403/MVl03Apr16.jpg

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2nd April 2016

Received: 4 April 2016 at 20:13 JST

 

Hello all,
Attached is an image of Mars taken in good seeing on 2nd April UT as marked.

I have also attached a small 4 image GIF of about 20min of Mars' rotation.

There is also a 3 image side-by side slide for a pseudo stereo view (please excuse the north-up orientation of this one).

 

Best wishes,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160402/MVl02Apr16.jpg

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2 April 2016

Received: 3 April 2016 at 23:41 JST

 

Mars images on 2 April 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160402/As02Apr16.jpg

 

Tadashi ASADA (Fukuoka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/4 0313UT

Received: 4 April 2016 at 13:38 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning. The brightish "disturbance" in the northern Arabia region looks it has dissipated somewhat. Interesting line running across Hellas. I also note small bright spot south of Hellas.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160404/CFs04Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Images April 2- 3, 2016

Received: 4 April 2016 at 05:12 JST

 

Date: April 03, 2016, Time: 10:34 GMT
CM: 054º, Ls: 132º
Telescope: 15CM SCT
Camera: ASI 120MM
Filters: LRGB

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160403/TWl03Apr16.jpg

 

Date: April 02, 2016, Time: 10:04 GMT
CM: 056º, Ls: 132º
Telescope: 15CM SCT
Camera: ASI 120MM
Filters: IR

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160402/TWl02Apr16.jpg

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, Mo)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/3 0327UT

Received: 4 April 2016 at 00:03 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning. The brightish "disturbance" in the northern Arabia region which I noted yesterday is still evident.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160403/CFs03Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Re: A Bright Patch West off Syrtis Major

Received: 3 April 2016 at 22:39 JST

 

Hi Reiichi,
Probably a very small dust cloud... best hypotesis I think !

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Re: 2nd anniversary  28 March 2016

Received: 3 April 2016 at 22:38 JST

 

Happy "anniversary Clyde ! The work paid off and your images are really excellent. One nice thing to me is that you live in a country at similar Earth longitude than Europe, so when it's hard for us to image Mars like this year, we are not going to lose data thank with yours :)
Best wishes,


Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 30 March 2016

Received: 3 April 2016 at 06:32 JST

 

Mars images on 30 March 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160330/As30Mar16.jpg

 

By the use of the 60cm Reflector (manufactured by the Mitaka-Koki,co.Ltd) (see CMO #432)
This telescope is now located on the summit of Mt. Haleakala of the Maui island, Hawaii.
The Mars images are automatically taken by a direction of Dr.T.ASADA staying in Japan, and then the image-data are wirelessly dispatched first from the Hawaii station to Japan, namely at the Planetary Plasma and Atmosphere Research Center (PPARC) of the Tohoku University, Japan, and secondly the data are directly transmitted to the computer of Dr.T.Asada at Kyushu, Japan to be processed. (Editer)

 

Tadashi ASADA (Fukuoka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars animation, April 2

Received: 3 April 2016 at 10:30 JST

 

Hi all, here's a 2-frame animation of Mars from this morning through an Astrodon red filter. Interesting linear features are visible above and below Olympus Mons at upper right. The caldera of the volcano is vaguely seen as a dark spot.

The animation makes it clear that these fearures are on the Martian surface and not camera artifacts as I initially thought likely. Animations are very good for telling what's real and what is not.

regards,

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160402-181300/mars-20160402-1813-1830-red.gif

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 2 April 2016 at 20:28 JST

 

Dear Sirs,

Please find an attached Mars image set from the 31st March 2016.
Apologises for only 30minutes between the two sets.

Best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160331/MJs31Mar16.jpg

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/2 0223UT

Received: 2 April 2016 at 17:10 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning. Seeing conditions remain poor, and the capture was taken through high cloud. Possibly a small disturbance in the northern Arabia region, which shows slightly lighter. I am keen to get back onto RGB's, but am delaying for two reasons: a) I am trying to manage my time as I still have to go to work at 7 in the morning and b) with the seeing conditions as poor as they have been recently, I think I am going to struggle getting reasonable results. However, hopefully conditions will still improve as we move towards winter and the opposition and I will change to RGB's as soon as possible.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160402/CFs02Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars, 1st April

Received: 2 April 2016 at 10:50 JST

 

Hi all, here is a colour image of Mars from this morning in variable seeing.

Many interesting features can be seen, from the bright pink/red Elysium just left of centre to the clouds over Olympus Mons at top right. The north pole is nearly invisible at top left, and clouds cover the south pole at bottom right. regards,

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160401-185912/m20160401-185912utc.png
 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160401/AWs01Apr16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 31st March 2016

Received: 1 April 2016 at 19:17 JST

 

Hello all,
attached are two images of Mars taken through high cloud. Seeing was reasonable, but contrast was poor due to the conditions. As I was finishing my last set, the high cloud was clearing, but I could not continue to image due to work committments. I have perhaps pushed the processing a little too far with these in order to try & reveal more of the differences in albedo of this aspect of Mars.

best wishes
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160331/MVl31Mar16.jpg

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/03/30 0220UT  2016/03/31 0307UT

Received: 1 April 2016 at 04:39 JST

 

Hi all,

Images from 30 and 31 March. Unfortunately seeing conditions were very poor, but submitting for the record. Cloud is noticeable over Syrtis Major.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160330/CFs30Mar16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160331/CFs31Mar16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: A Bright Patch West off Syrtis Major

Received: 1 April 2016 at 00:42 JST

 

Dear all,
Please find an attached montage. The bright spot west off Syrtis Major captured by the Mars Express' visual monitoring camera on 26 March I mentioned in my LtE dated 28 March was also recorded in the image taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Mars Color Imager. Almost the same appearance of a bright pach was seen on the next sol as well.

 


 

  Best,

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 30th March UT

Received: 31 March 2016 at 18:44 JST

 

Hello all

Unfortunately this mornings imaging was hindered by a lot of cloud.
I was not able to obtain a single video file of sufficient length to obtain a smooth image.
Seeing appeared to be generally above average when Mars was visible, but overall contrast was low.
I have attached a two image composite of Mars from the best data available.

best wishes
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160330/MVl30Mar16.jpg

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2016.03.13 from Pic du Midi in methane aborption band

Received: 29 March 2016 at 14:11 JST

 

Dears,
Jupiter, Ganymede and Europa in methane aborption band with the 1m telescope from Pic du Midi.
The bright SSTB ovals, GRS and the dark STB ghost can be very well made out.

Map from that night (click on the link, file too big not attached) :
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313c-PIC.png

Derotated images:

 


 

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313c-00h12.8UT-PIC.png

 


 

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313c-01h20.6UT-PIC.png

 


 

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313c-02h55.1UT-PIC.png

Animations (click on the link, files too big not attached) :
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313a-00h07.6UT-PIC.gif

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313a-01h15.5UT-PIC.gif

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313a-02h40.0UT-PIC.gif

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/03/29 0244UT

Received: 29 March 2016 at 13:38 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning. Although clear conditions, seeing was poor. The inverted V-shaped cloud over Eden looks like it has dissipated a bit. I note the rather large reddish area in the approximate region of Noachis. It is so distinct that I thought it may be a mark on my camera chip. However, checking yesterdays image and also comparing images taken over a few minutes, it is definitely rotating with the planet. I also note what looks like a very condensed bright spot at the NPC, particularly on the B image. Light cloud over Aeria, looking like it extends over Syrtis Major which is just on the evening terminator.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160329/CFs29Mar16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image 3-28-16

Received: 29 March 2016 at 07:26 JST

 

Tim Wilson,  Jefferson City, Mo.  USA

Date: March 28, 2016  Time: 10:22 GMT  CM: 107º  Ls: 129º

Telescope: 15CM SCT,  Camera: ASI 120MM,  Filters: Orion RGB

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160328/TWl28Mar16.jpg

 

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Subject: Mars Image

Received: 23 March 2016 at 09:17 JST

 

Hello,
This is my first post to CMO which I have been following for many years.
Please let me know what data you want included or if there is a form report to include with the email with all data..

Thank You

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http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160321/TWl21Mar16.jpg


Tim WILSON  (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2016.0312-13 from Pic du Midi

Received: 29 March 2016 at 07:20 JST

 

Dears,

With some delay (too many videos to process), Jupiter in IR with the 1m telescope.

A summary with a map made over more than 24h (file too big not attached, please click on the link) :
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313i-PIC.png

Derotated images, with some interesting details (STB ghost is well seen) :

 


 

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312i-23h24.7UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313i-00h45.0UT-PIC.png

oval BA rising :
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313i-01h49.6UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313i-03h11.0UT-PIC.png


Some animations (files too big not attached, please click on the links)  :
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160312a-23h24UT-PIC.gif

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313a-00h43.4UT-PIC.gif


with Ganymede and Europa:

 



http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313a-01h42.3UT-PIC.gif

 

 




http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160313a-01h48.6UT-PIC.gif

Steady skies,

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

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