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¤····Subject: Mars 2016/05/01-Kumamori

Received: 2 May 2016 at 13:48 JST

 

Mars images on 1 May 2016.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160501/Km01May16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 1 May 2016 at 12:35 JST

 

Hi all, here's an image of Mars taken under very good conditions. Syrtis Major can be seen in the middle of the image, with Hellas below it containing clouds. Elysium is setting at right, also covered in cloud.
cheers,
Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160429-175754/m20160429-175754utc.png
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160429/AWs29Apr16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 29 April 2016 at 20:08 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 25th April 2016.
Best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160425/MJs25Apr16.jpg

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image April 28, 2016

Received: 29 April 2016 at 08:36 JST

 

Date: April 28, 2016
Time:
09:17 GMT, CM: 167º, Ls: 144º

 

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

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160428/TWl28Apr16.jpg

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, Mo)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images Ak24Apr16

Received: 28 April 2016 at 13:04 JST

 

Mars images on 24 April 2016 in Cebu the Phillippines.

 


 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160424/Ak24Apr16.jpg

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Tochigi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/25 0207UT

Received: 28 April 2016 at 02:26 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars on the 25th April. Reasonable seeing conditions.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160425/CFs25Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 27 April 2016 at 20:41 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 19th April 2016.
Best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160419/MJs19Apr16.jpg

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars + star

Received: 27 April 2016 at 09:26 JST

 

A quick update to my previous email - the interloper is indeed a star (thanks Phil). USNO J1625340-213402 with magnitude approximately the same as Deimos.


Annotated image attached.

cheers,
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160426-174000/m20160426-174000utc.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars + phobos + deimos + interloper

Received: 27 April 2016 at 08:21 JST

 

There was a transit of Phobos this morning, so I grabbed some images of it just before it crossed in front of Mars. Deimos was also in the frame and - to my surprise - so was another faint object on the opposite side of Mars which was approximately the same brightness as Deimos.

 

Here's an image showing Phobos just before it enters transit in front of Mars - you can see it at lower left very close to Mars, and also Deimos further out on approximately the same path. The unidentified object is at upper right.

 


 

I've also included a 2-frame animation showing a timelapse of 17 minutes, the interloper moves quite some distance relative to Mars over this time - at a guess I'd say it's moved about 5 arc seconds on a track almost perpendicular to the orbital plane of the moons.

 

Note: Phobos is not visible in the second frame of the animation as it's too close to Mars to see and lost in the glare.

 

Mars' proper motion over this timelapse is very small, much less than 1 arc second, I'm not sure the interloper could be a background star - anybody have any ideas? My guess is that it must be an asteroid but I'm happy to be corrected.

 

To be sure there were no hot pixels or camera artifacts present, Mars was moved constantly left<->right across the frame at slow speed during the captures. You can see the residual noise is spread out in this way, so anything that stays put must be signal and not noise.

 

Links:
Single Frame:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160426-174000/m20160426-174000utc.png

Animation:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160426-174000/m20160426-1740-1757-anim.gif

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/25-Kumamori

Received: 26 April 2016 at 21:59 JST

 

Mars images on 25 April 2016.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160425/Km25Apr16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: April 24, 2016

Received: 26 April 2016 at 13:38 JST

 

Hi, I attached my latest image of Mars April 24, 2016 at 7:31 UT.

Thanks,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160424/FMl24Apr16.jpg

 

   Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars RGB from 24 April 2016

Received: 26 April 2016 at 08:36 JST

 

Hello everyone,

Please find attached another image set captured in flickery seeing. Autostakkert saved the day yet again.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160424/SBd24Apr16.jpg

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Sketch 25 April 2016

Received: 26 April 2016 at 03:33 JST

 

Dear Sirs;

Please find attached an observational sketch of Mars.

Information is:

35cm SCT f/11 @ 326x   Filters: W# 23A, 56, 80A, & IL
S: 5/10 P   T: 4/6   Alt: 30‹   Dia: 15.3"
CM: 178‹   Ls: 143‹   De: 6.2‹

 

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160425/MRs25Apr16.jpg

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)  

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Observation (April 23, 2016)

Received: 25 April 2016 at 21:00 JST

 

Dear Minani-san,
I hope that you, your fellow recorders, and all CMO members are well. I am happy to be observing Mars once again.

I plan on making regular observations of Mars as the weather permits.

----------------------------------------------

Mars Observation (April 23, 2016)
I made a visual observation of the planet Mars on April 23, 2016 (05:30 U.T., CM 97.9‹W) using my 9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov-Cassegrain at 282x/352x (Explore Scientific 82‹ eyepieces showing much contrast and sharpness) showing a variety of albedo features surrounding the Tharsis ridge of the planet containing massive volcanoes and other interesting surface features. The North Polar Cap (NPC) appeared small and brilliant (10/10) with an outlier (most probably Cecropia) surrounded by a dark (3/10) collar. Mare Sirenum was visible as a wedge-shaped albedo feature towards the south on the central meridian (CM). The western half of Solis Lacus was visible towards the South-preceding (or morning) limb and appeared dark to dusky (3-4/10). An orographic (mountain-associated) cloud is visible over Olympus Mons towards the northwest following the CM. The western border of Mare Acidalium is visible towards the North-preceding limb. Cloud activity is visible over the Tharsis region as noted.
----------------------------------------------

The best of luck.
Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160423/CHr23Apr16.jpg

 

Carlos E. HERNANDES (Miami, FL)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Images

Received: 25 April 2016 at 18:16 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 24th April 2016. Note that the effects of my secondary dewing over can be seen in the 16:32 green image and in particular in the 16:35 blue image. Eventually, the warm hat from my head was wrapped around the secondary for about 5 minutes to clear the dew. I was glad that I persisted :-)
Best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160424/MJs24Apr16.jpg

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image 2016/03/26

Received: 25 April 2016 at 13:07 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu,

Dear Masami,

 

I send you one image.

 

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

 Mars

2016/03/26 UT 08:41:30

CM= 100.2‹

SCT LX200UHTC 254mm + Barlow 2x + LRGB Filters + ASI120MM @ 0.11h/pixel (f/27)

LRGB: 13822/7900/5240/2056 frames @ 76/43/29/11 fps

S: 5/10 – T: 4/5 – Alt: 65‹

Charles Triana - AstroExplor Observatory - Colombia

 

Comments:

Image of Mars in the early hours of 26-Mar-2016. The image was obtained near the same time as the day before, and therefore it is observed approximately the same region. Although the observation conditions were not the best, some superficial and atmospheric details are observed in the region of Tharsis and Arcadia, Olympus Mons and Tharsis Montes, with quite cloudiness in Chryse Planitia, a little higher than the previous day and with a displacement westward.

 »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160326/CTr26Mar16.jpg

 

Charles TRIANA (Bogotá, COLOMBIA)
AstroExplor Observatory

www.astroexplor.org

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 24th April UT

Received: 25 April 2016 at 09:57 JST

 

Hello all
Attached are a couple of images taken in average seeing of Mars on the 24th April as marked.
Note that there appears to be a small (narrow) hazy cloud just S of the NPC E to W.
Best wishes
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160424/MVl24Apr16.jpg

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars, April 24

Received: 25 April 2016 at 09:17 JST

 

Hi all, here's a colour image of Mars from this morning. Syrtis Major can be seen on the right, with Hellas Basin below it still containing some clouds. There are still some clouds across the disk, although perhaps less than in previous weeks.

regards,

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160424-173236/m20160424-173236utc.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160424/AWs24Apr16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images - April 18 & 21

Received: 24 April 2016 at 23:54 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Attached are images from April 18 and 21. 

The quality of these images is not very good due to the low (27 degree) elevation of Mars at my location.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160421/PGc21Apr16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160418/PGc18Apr16.jpg

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/24 035UT

Received: 24 April 2016 at 22:40 JST

 

Hi, all

Mars this morning under less than average seeing conditions. I was also up earlier to see if I could get some better seeing, but it was actually worse as dawn approached.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160424/CFs24Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images 23rd April UT

Received: 24 April 2016 at 22:34 JST

 

Hello all,
Here are some images of Mars from the 23rd April as marked.
Best wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160423/MVl23Apr16.jpg

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars animated GIF 23rd April 1434 1713UT

Received: 24 April 2016 at 17:26 JST

 

Attached is an animated GIF showing Mars' rotation from 1434UT to 1713UT on 23rd April.
Seeing was quite good.
Note the striated effect on the cloud in south eastern
Hellas and the two small clouds near the NPC developing toward the evening terminator near the end of the GIF.
Lots of detail & albedo of features present on the disc.

Regards


Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Observation April 23rd 2016

Received: 24 April 2016 at 14:44 JST

 

Dear Mr. Minami and Mr. Murakami,

I hope all is going well for you both. Please find attached an observation of Mars I took last night (23rd April) for the CMO. This is my first observation for this apparition, I am glad to be back at it again. 

 

I have attached each B, G, R image separately as well as the RGB image and have also attached a textfile with details of the observation. I am unsure of how you prefer to receive the images, if you have a particular way you would like me to send them please let me know.

 

The conditions were poor to moderate, but I still managed to achieve some detail. Note that as I have a 5" telescope I have to use eyepiece projection to achieve a good image scale. There was a very bright cloud over Elysium Mons and the Syrtis Major was well seen. Despite the conditions I hope you find the attached imagery useful. I look forward to better conditions and more images for the CMO. 

 

All the best.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160423/DWd23Apr16.jpg

 

David WELDRAKE (Bungendore, NSW, AUSTRALIA)

https://sites.google.com/site/weldrakeplanetary/

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Solar images 17-20-Apr-2016 + 2guests

Received: 24 April 2016 at 09:24 JST

 

Hi guys It was goodbye AR2429 hello AR2355 shown here in lesser seeing than of late, some fair moments though. 2529 was still pretty spectacular in Ha on the 17th. The sight of Jupiter near the moon on the 19th was one of those must image moments.

 

 

 


 

 


 

Seeing on screen was ok at f9 and I spent a couple of enjoyable hours out there in the dark for a change.

The wide view off the ASI120 was Stunning from Goldschmidt to The Bay of Rainbows.

 


Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)

www.david-tyler.com

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars April 23, 2016

Received: 24 April 2016 at 04:07 JST

 

Date: April 23, 2016
Time:
09:04 GMT, CM: 209º, Ls: 141º
Telescope: 20CM SCT, Camera: ASI 120MC, Filters: +IR

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160423/TWl23Apr16.jpg

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, Mo)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars April 22, 2016

Received: 24 April 2016 at 04:05 JST

 

Date: April 22, 2016
Time:
09:38 GMT, CM: 226º, Ls: 141º
Telescope: 20CM SCT, Camera: ASI 120MC, Filters: +IR

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160422/TWl22Apr16.jpg

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, Mo)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/23 0230UT

Received: 24 April 2016 at 03:09 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning under average seeing conditions.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160423/CFs23Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Sketches

Received: 23 April 2016 at 20:47 JST

 

Dear Sirs:

Please find attached my first Mars sketches for this apparition.  

The information for the sketches is below.

 

Mars 13 April 2016  0930-1020 UT

35cm SCT f/11 @ 230x   Integrated light
S: 5/10 P   T: 5/6   Alt: 30‹
CM: 305‹-318‹   Ls: 136.8‹   De: 5.7‹   Dia: 13.5"

 

Mars 18 April 2016  0750 UT

35cm SCT f/11 @ 391x   Filters: W# 23A, 56, 80A, and IL
S: 7-8/10 P   T: 5/6   Alt: 31‹
CM: 236‹   Ls: 139‹   De: 5.9‹   Dia: 14.2"

 

Thank you,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160418/MRs18Apr16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160413/MRs13Apr16.jpg

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)  

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/22-Kumamori

Received: 23 April 2016 at 17:46 JST

 

Mars images on 22 April 2016.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160422/Km22Apr16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - April 18th

Received: 23 April 2016 at 03:22 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, Here I submit my latest session of Mars on April 18th.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160418/EMr18Apr16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: mars, April 21

Received: 22 April 2016 at 16:14 JST

 

Here's an image of Mars from this morning in good seeing. Mars is now 14.8" in diameter, larger than it was in the 2014 apparition, and larger than it's been at any time since 2005. It will reach 18.6" in late May.
In this image the north pole is visible at top left, the bright orange plains of Arabia at centre and dark Sinus Meridiani just below. Syrtis Major is just visible as it sets at right.
Clouds are visible across the disk.
regards,


Link:

http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160421-172130/m20160421-172130utc.png

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160421/AWs21Apr16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 22 April 2016 at 12:57 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 8th April 2016.
Best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160408/MJs08Apr16.jpg

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/22 0236UT

Received: 22 April 2016 at 12:46 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning under poor seeing and (very!) heavy dew after rain yesterday, so I was only able to capture 1 colour avi and one IR before I was totally dewed over. Submitting for the record nonetheless. I am also working on colour balance. This result is from much less adjustment than I have been doing recently.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160422/CFs22Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images Ak22Mar16, Ak08Apr16

Received: 21 April 2016 at 23:49 JST

 

Mars images on 16 March 2016 and 8 April 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160408/Ak08Apr16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160322/Ak22Mar16.jpg

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Tochigi, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images 17th April UT

Received: 20 April 2016 at 21:12 JST

 

Hello all,

please find attached a selection of Mars images taken on the 17th April UT in fair to good seeing,
Best wishes
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160417/MVl17Apr16.jpg

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images 19 April 2016

Received: 20 April 2016 at 20:02 JST

 

Hello everyone,

Please find attached my Mars RGB set from this morning, captured in jittery seeing  yet again.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160419/SBd19Apr16.jpg

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Frosty Argyre and Galle

Received: 20 April 2016 at 19:18 JST

 

Dear all,
You can also see in the Maurice VALIMBERTI's beautiful animation on 17 April that the over 600km super crater Argyre Planitia and the easterly adjoining 230km "Happy Face Crater" Galle both frost-filled. In the latter part of the animation, along the southern limb of the red planet, this incongruous duo seems just like a blue-whitish frosty turtle moving east as Mars rotates! Both objects are quire well defined, that's the indication of the frost filled crater floors.

Best Regards,

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/19-Kumamori 

Received: 20 April 2016 at 16:18 JST

 

Mars images on 19 April 2016

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160419/Km19Apr16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/20 0254UT 

Received: 20 April 2016 at 14:18 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning under reasonable seeing. The light markings around Olympus Mons are evident.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160420/CFs20Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 19th April 

Received: 20 April 2016 at 10:17 JST

 

Hi all, here's a colour image of Mars from this morning. Seeing was pretty good for this, you can see the north pole at top left, and terminator clouds at top right. There is a lot of cloud/haze right across the disk, contributing to a very bright rising limb at lower left. Argyre basin is bright at lower right, filled with cloud or frost.
regards,

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160419-173412/m20160419-173412utc.png

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160419/AWs19Apr16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars animated GIF 17th April 2016 

Received: 20 April 2016 at 00:26 JST

 

Hello all,

 

Attached is a short animated GIF of two hours of Mars' rotation on the 17th April UT from 1457 to 1700 hrs UT
Seeing was quite good & improved later in the session.
Due to the volume of data to process (nearly 100GB!), I have been unable to compile an image set for the seesion at this stage.
This will follow in the next day or so; I do apologize for the delay.

Best wishes

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images 

Received: 19 April 2016 at 21:02 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find an attached Mars image set from
the 17th April 2016.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160417/MJs17Apr16.jpg

 

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: April 17th, 2016 

Received: 19 April 2016 at 11:55 JST

 

Hi -

 I have attached my latest image of Mars April 17, 2016 at 7:20 UT.

 

  Thanks,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160417/FMl17Apr16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Frosty Argyre and Galle 

Received: 18 April 2016 at 23:47 JST

 

Dear All,
Anthony WESLEY's excellent image on 17 April 2016, I believe, clearly resolved the frosty Argyre and the adjoining frost-filled crater Galle, collectively looks like gan easterly lying snowmanh or ga frosty turtle heading eastwardh. Please find an attached montage comparing with the 1995 HST image. Please also read my LtE titled gFrosty Argyre and
Galleh dated 02 Feb. 2012 in the Solar & Planetary LtE for #395F
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmo/ISMO_LtE395.htm

 


Best Regards,

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images 17 April 2016 

Received: 18 April 2016 at 20:43 JST

 

Hello everyone,

Please find attached my latest Mars images from this morning. The seeing was very jittery but Autostakkert did a very good job of sorting that out.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160417/SBd17Apr16.jpg

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2016.04.13 

Received: 18 April 2016 at 19:18 JST

 

Dears,

Jupiter under acceptable conditions, which looks small to me after processing the ones from Pic du Midi.

 


 

IR is the most detailed :

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160413i-21h21.3UT-MDe.png

 

Color image is not as good unfortunately :

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20160413-21h33.7UT-MDe.png

 

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/18 0246UT 

Received: 18 April 2016 at 12:53 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning under average seeing. Some intricate cloud detail over Tharsis region coming into view.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160418/CFs18Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars, 17th April

Received: 18 April 2016 at 12:41 JST

 

Hi all, here's a colour image of Mars from this morning. The north pole is visible at top left and clouds can be seen across the disk. The colours are better today, no terrestrial clouds interfered today so a good colour balance was easier to achieve than last time.
Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160417-175548/m20160417-175548utc.png
cheers,

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160417/AWs17Apr16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mo15Apr_16

Received: 17 April 2016 at 23:47 JST

 

Mars images on 15 April 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160415/Mo15Apr16.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN) 

 

 

 

¤····Subject: RE: Mars 2016/04/17 0255UT

Received: 17 April 2016 at 18:51 JST

 

Very nice Clyde-lots of interesting detail in the boring face!

I often find pretty good seeing after the cloud has just cleared. The cloud will act as a radiative equalising blanket keeping the ground and air at similar temperatures. Take that away and the ground and scope then eseef the cold night sky above which can be -20C to -50C. This when convection currents start to kick in and the local seeing then deteriorates.

 

Keep up the good work,

 

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/17 0255UT

Received: 17 April 2016 at 15:39 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning. It was almost totally overcast when I got up, but was rewarded as the clouds started breaking up, and I was pleasantly surprised that the seeing was reasonable. Possibly the "blandest" view of Mars, centred on the Amazonis region. In processing a few of the images that I took over a number of minutes, some of what I originally considered to be noise in the Amazonis region, turned out to be subtle albedo features. I will have a go at trying to put a GIF together. The two brightish features just south west of Olympus mons(Gordii Dorsum?) are quite clear. I am a bit intrigued by the row of dark dots just below the south polar hood. They aren't shown prominently on my globe or maps. Also by the darkening of the south polar limb. Is this purely due to the angle of Mars relative to the sun? I assume the dark feature cutting across the north polar region is Olympia Planitia? Looking forward to a bit more detail coming into view in the next week.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160417/CFs17Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - April 14th

Received: 17 April 2016 at 01:14 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, First I hope all is well from the most recent eartquakes, Take care my friends.

My latest session on April 14th and on the same day of Saturn.

 


 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160414/EMr14Apr16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

¤····Subject: hi

Received: 16 April 2016 at 07:41 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu,
We are thinking about you and your country tonight, hoping the earthquake missed you.
Sam and his family

 

Samuel WHITBY (Hopewell, VA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Solar images 5th April to 14th April-2016

Received: 17 April 2016 at 08:45 JST

 

Hi Guys what a bumper 9 days that was. The superb spot AR2529 in both white light and Ha, is preceded of course by the last views of AR2526 and the fading AR2528. There was plenty of decent seeing to be had in the thin clouds too.

 

Looking at Gong this evening

 http://halpha.nso.edu/keep/hag/201604/20160416/20160416121954Uh.jpg

2529 is putting on a spectacular show in Ha. I look forward to capturing that in about 9 hours time.

 


 

*

 


 


 


 


 

Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)

www.david-tyler.com

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/15-Kumamori

Received: 16 April 2016 at 20:12 JST

 

Mars images on 15 April 2016.

 

  http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160415/Km15Apr16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/16 0254UT

Received: 16 April 2016 at 18:25 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning, in a bit better seeing.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160416/CFs16Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars, April 15

Received: 16 April 2016 at 11:12 JST

 

Hi all, here's a colour image of Mars from this morning. Seeing was
variable and interrupted often by clouds.

The north pole is visible at top left, Valles Marineris at lower centre,
and a number of cloudy areas across the disk.

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160415-180230/m20160415-180230utc.png
regards,

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160415/AWs15Apr16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image 2016/03/25

Received: 16 April 2016 at 10:04 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu, Dear Masami,

 

I send you one image.

 »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

 Mars

2016/03/25 UT 07:46:12

ƒΦ= 96.0‹

SCT LX200UHTC 254mm + Barlow 2x + RGB Filters + ASI120MM @ 0.11h/pixel (f/27)

RGB: 3893/2401/611 frames @ 43/26/10 fps @ 6 min

S: 4/10 – T: 4/5 – Alt: 59‹

Charles Triana - AstroExplor Observatory - Colombia

 

Comments:

This is an image of Mars on the 25-Mar-2016, under poor seeing conditions.

In foreground, Tharsis Region and Arcadia Region, with few clouds on Olympus Mons and Tharsis Montes.

In Chryse Planitia cloudiness abundant is observed.

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

Best regards,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160325/CTr25Mar16.jpg

 

Charles TRIANA (Bogotá, COLOMBIA)

AstroExplor Observatory
www.astroexplor.org

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image April 15, 2016

Received: 16 April 2016 at 01:21 JST

 

Date: April 015, 2016
Time:
09:20 GMT, CM: 288º, Ls: 138º
Telescope: 20CM SCT, Camera: ASI 120MM, Filters: RGB+IR

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160415/TWl15Apr16.jpg

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, Mo)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/15

Received: 15 April 2016 at 19:45 JST

 

Hello,
Here is Mars on 2016/05/15
The  seeing was very bad and the transparency was average.
The planet was only 20‹ elevation.
T = +7.8‹C
Regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160415/JPp15Apr16.jpg

 

Jean-Jacques POUPEAU (Essonne, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/04/15 0301UT

Received: 15 April 2016 at 13:18 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning, in poor seeing. Olympus Mons coming into view.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160415/CFs15Apr16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Imags

Received: 15 April 2016 at 11:14 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find an attached Mars image set from
the 3rd April 2016.
Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160403/MJs03Apr16.jpg


Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image April 14, 2016

Received: 15 April 2016 at 06:29 JST

 

Date: April 014, 2016:

Time: 09:26 GMT, CM: 296º, Ls: 137º


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

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160414/TWl14Apr16.jpg

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, Mo)

 

 

 

¤····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 2016/04/14 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)

 


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