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¤····Subject: Re: Mars 2016/07/16 1722UT CM296

Received: 17 July 2016 at 07:21 JST

 

Hi Clyde,

 

Three features stand out.  Another wave of dust in Hellas, the crater Huygens and continuing formation of the NPH. I'm going to look back on everyone's images to see if the NPH started to form about the time dust waves appeared in Hellas. These features may coincide with the start of sublimation of Northern parts of the CO2 SPC which by the way is supposed to be clear slab ice. That CO2  may also be providing vapor in the NPH. This is my hypothesis. Good work and thanks.  Your contributions are very valuable.

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/16 1722UT CM296

Received: 17 July 2016 at 04:05 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor conditions this evening and this was the best I could get out.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160716/CFs16July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: RE: Mars Reports

Received: 16 July 2016 at 22:11 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami, All,

I was astonished by the Damian PEACH's
Barbados images on this 5 June. Compared to his Martian images in the last apparition, I think, his recent ones show remarkable improvement, they look most natural, almost artifact-free (especially for the 03:26:36 images) even at the zone very close to the limb/terminator area. His Barbados-based images are like a Missing Link between the HST's ones and the usual Earth-based ones. His images are most beautiful, but I believe he hasn't been aiming at making stunning final pictures, he must have concentrated on reproducing the red planet's lookings as  unmistakably naturally as possible instead, thus he succeeded in re-creating the views of Mars which is originally beautiful.

  Besides esthetics, hi-res natural Mars images are also very reliable in analyzing Martian climates. Damian's 5 June B image is surprisingly rich in detail showing  H2O/CO2 clouds/fogs, frosty areas, and the ground albedo differences as wellGthere within shortest wavelength range do exist subtle but significant differences in albedo on the Martian ground surfaceFplease refer to the Christophe PELLIERfs memorable fine article gObserving Red Surface on Mars in Violet Lighth(CMO#375=ISMO#1, 25 August 2010)F

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmomn4/CMO375.pdf

and also refer to my response to the article, LtE titled "Too normal violet image" dated Wed 15 Sept. 2010 (CMO#377)F

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmomn4/CMO377.pdf

  Checking carefully Damian's B image with comparing with the adjoining RBG one with the B light albedo features in mind, you can tell a lot of thingscthe bright tiny roundish patch south of Solis Lacus on the CM was the frosty crater Lowell, and the easterly neighboring same scale of whitish spot might have been the thinly frosted crater Douglass,cAscraeus Mons have started developing the summit cloud (Pavonis Mons might have also)c . And I believe we can read more precisely the dust-related activities provided we can compare with the individual G and B components.

So, I do hope him always showing a full set, R, G and B images separately as well as the RGB one (adding UV and IR ones would make a powerful complete set!).

 In the =105KW RGB image I have also noticed the explicitly yellow-greenish zone just inside off the dawn terminator. The adjoining B image suggests the desert area near the morning terminator to be rather free of clouds or mists. I guess the peripheral yellow-greenish tint can be the manifestation of the global abundance of airborne dusts. The longer light path through the atmosphere at the peripheral area of Martian disk may enhance the tint of airborne dustsGI guess the G component shows a "limb brightening".

   Clear Skies with Good Seeing,

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn at opposition (June 5th).

Received: 16 July 2016 at 20:00 JST

 

Hi all,

Saturn one day past its exact opposition for 2016 (the phase angle is almost zero hence the brilliant rings shining with the Seeliger effect.) Greenish dull polar region with the hexagon visible. No notable spots were seen.

http://www.damianpeach.com/sat1617/2016-06-05-0256_3-RGB.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤····Subject: RE: Mars Reports

Received: 16 July 2016 at 05:55 JST

 

Dear Richard,

 

Thank you very much for your kind email dated 10 July.  I am sorry I have been late in replying because I have been quite absorbed in writing and editing CMO No. 451 whose completion was also in four days late. As you know I am already 77.5 years old, and my usual motion/action has become very slower, and the amount of my possible workload per day is quite limited.  Since the time I fell down in the middle of the 2012 apparition, I have not been able to observe the planet Mars as a routine work (I was diagnosed with Parkinsonfs disease, so that I was prohibited from driving a car to the Observatory). Furthermore I think I am suffering from Dementia MCI, and hence it is sometimes difficult to refer to some old but important data and/or theories. Nomenclature, date, spell and so on are always difficult problems.

 

   So I have not written so much after 2012 about Mars, and perhaps Part I and Part II of my personal records of Mars observations in 2005 are the last. I am sorry I have no reprints so that I cannot send paper versions to you. But they were published as PDFs:

http://www.nature.museum.city.fukui.fukui.jp/shuppan/kenpou/60/60-1-10.pdf

http://www.nature.museum.city.fukui.fukui.jp/shuppan/kenpou/62/62-1-12.pdf

These are shown up if you click the titres in the icon Mars@Fukui on rhs corner of the Façade of the CMO/ISMO:

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmo/ISMO.html

 

I am also planning to write the final Part of the 2005 Mars at the end of this year to publish from the Fukui City Museum of Natural History.

We have also an intention to write about our 2007/2008 apparition at the end of the next year if both of Nakajima and I continue to be alive (Nakajima also fell down at the same month as me: He suffers from Diabetes, and so retired even from any serious work of the CMO.)

 

  I donft think I have my future so much, but if I can spend 2017 (without Mars) safely, I would like to write a few numbers of assertions, claims, arguments in forms of articles about Mars. In that case, I will leave or send my messages to you.

 

    I like the BAA Memoires on Mars (though I donft have more than a few). I hope you will continue to record important documents as a BAA archivist. You are younger by more than 20 years than me or the late Don Parker. So you have much work before you for the sake of the coming Mars observers.

 

To keep the documents more than one hundred years, we should like just to advise you that the chemical age of the CDR is quite shorter: maybe 3~10 years. Even concerning the true CD we hear it is shorter than 70 years. In an ironical sense the recent paper version looks more stable. I suppose the British people are cleverer in keeping Books:  When I stayed in the Imperial College, its Library did not have any collection of the Japanese journals of theoretical physics called PTP=gProgress of Theoretical Physicsh (ever since 1946, published by the Yukawa Hall, Kyoto University), while I found that the Library of the Natural History Museum London, which is quite near the Imperial College, was keeping their whole volumes of PTP from 1946. I was moved to see that every volume was in a solemn binding (in a British way).

  I also suppose such a house of the Burlington House keeps a good library.

 

Here I hope you will permit me to digress, since this digression may suggest a hint to the Archives Problem:  Now, unfortunately, the PTP terminated in 2012 (ten years after my retirement) and merged into newly PTEP (E=Experimental). At present PTP Archives and PTEP seem to be under the control of the Oxford University Press. Anyway, since it is said Oxford Univ Press controls the PTP Archives, I so tried to find my paper written 43 years ago by instruction, then really

http://ptp.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/6/2027.full.pdf+html

produced my paper on line.

Another paper is also easily (freely) found:

http://ptp.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/3/1031.full.pdf+html

By the same token I could further find thirdly more interesting paper in oxford.org

http://ptp.oxfordjournals.org/content/59/5/1709.full.pdf+html

 

I suppose these are not interesting to you at all, but these three are selected from my article (gAt most 5%h) in CMO#412, and so interesting to me. On the other hand, I am writing this because this may suggest that it is a good way to the Archive on line. At least, it works for 40 years if the Oxford University Press.org is alive. (On the other hand the URL used in CMO#412 seems useless now-- we must change URLs soon--. This is one of the troubles we encounter when we are concerned with the online system.) However these technical problems will be easily solved. And it will be wonderful if we from the outside of Britten become able to make access to any page of the BAA Memoire and other BAA Archives online.

 

Finally I hope you will soon complete the opposition report. We are much behind you, since the 2007/2008 apparition may be undertaken in 2017 at the earliest.

 

With best wishes,

 

Masatsugu MINAMI (ISMO; Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/15 1739UT CM310

Received: 16 July 2016 at 04:02 JST

 

Hi, all

Mars this evening. Possibly some dust activity in the south west corner of Hellas.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160715/CFs15July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (June 5th.)

Received: 15 July 2016 at 23:54 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some Mars images from June 5th. Solis Lacus/Tharsis/Chryse region on view. Some dusty streaks visible across Mare Acidalium. Note the bright patch on the SPC boundary - i wonder if this is a frosted crater? Possibly Lowell?

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-05-RGBall.jpg

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-05-0326_6-BLUE.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160605/DPc05June16.jpg

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

Web: http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 2016/07/15 UT T.Ohsugi

Received: 15 July 2016 at 22:43 JST

 

Mars image on 15 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160715/Og15July16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 5

Received: 15 July 2016 at 08:13 JST

 

Improving seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160605/PMx05June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars2016 additional images/ Mars2016 More images

Received: 15 July 2016 at 08:03 / 08:08 JST

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/index_GWk.html

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars2016_14 July RGB image

Received: 15 July 2016 at 07:52 JST

 

Relatively good seeing for altitude. Clouds in polar regions.

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160714/GWk14July16.jpg

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/14 1746UT CM321

Received: 15 July 2016 at 04:49 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this evening. Average seeing conditions, deteriorating into the evening.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160714/CFs14July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images in May, June and July

Received: 14 July 2016 at 18:11 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,

Most sorry for my long absence.

  This is my very first submission of the Martian images taken with my Meade 41cm Schmidt-Cassegrain in this apparition. Recent eye problems had forced me to turn from visual observation to digital imaging. I have been appreciating at first hand its advantages and difficulties. Seeing condition here has constantly been uncooperative with Marsfaltitude as low as 30Kat the culmination, Elysium area on the CM was nowhere on the Martian disk with my deteriorating eyes (I use Baader 60KBinoViewer), and it was rather sad to see clearly the fairly bright Elysium on the digital camerafs image in the display monitor of my PC.

    GOOD Seeing!

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/index_Kn.html

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 8,9,11,12,13th

Received: 14 July 2016 at 05:05 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here are my submissions from the following dates 8,9, 11,12,13th under below/average conditions (Saharra dust aerosols).

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160708/EMr08July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160709/EMr09July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160711/EMr11July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160712/EMr12July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160713/EMr13July16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/13 1736UT CM327

Received: 14 July 2016 at 04:21 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this evening under average seeing conditions.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160713/CFs13July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: July 13, 2016

Received: 13 July 2016 at 13:09 JST

 

Hi -

    I have attached my latest image of Mars July 13, 3016 at 0:46 UT.

   Thanks,

   http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160713/FMl13July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image 2016-07-12

Received: 13 July 2016 at 10:12 JST

 

Mars image on 12 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160712/Kd12July16.jpg

 

Hideaki KUDO (Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

 ¤····Subject: Saturn, 12th July

Received: 12 July 2016 at 21:17 JST

Hi all, here's an image of Saturn from tonight in quite good seeing. The
polar hexagon is visible at the top and some faint spots can be seen on
the disk.

cheers, Anthony

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/saturn/20160712-110131/s20160712-110131utc.png

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: July 11, 2016

Received: 12 July 2016 at 11:38 JST

 

Hi -

   I have attached my latest image of Mars July 11, 2016 at 2:19 UT.

    Thanks,

  http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160711/FMl11July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 4

Received: 12 July 2016 at 11:07 JST

 

Getting better.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160604/PMx04June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 20160710

Received: 11 July 2016 at 05:46 JST

 

Mars image on 10 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160710/Og10July16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image - July 7

Received: 11 July 2016 at 05:46 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Seeing was less than average for this set of images.  The blue channel is not well defined.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160707/PGc07July16.jpg

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars reports

Received: 10 July 2016 at 19:06 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu:

I have been trying to complete the BAA 2010 Mars report, inbetween trying to observe the current apparition and doing other BAA-related tasks.

I recall that in 2011 you sent me your 2003 Mars paper (part 1) written together with Mr Nakajima, and I have referenced it in the 2010 report for the sake of completeness. Have you published any other reports in this series, please? I would like to see any if you have, and would certainly like to give references to them. Thank you in advance.

There has been quite a long delay in finishing these Mars reports because I spent a lot of my spare time doing my other job as BAA archivist. We are preparing a CD set of all the BAA Memoirs from 1890 to 1990, so all these rare publications (and in particular all the older Mars Memoirs) will be available. I also wrote 11 Saturn Section reports covering the years 1994 and 2005. These extra tasks have meant that only recently could I get back to completing the final BAA Mars reports. It is surprising how difficult it is to recall the events of six years ago, even with all the data in front of me. But with a longer lifetime of observing Mars I expect you have the same difficulty. I find that I need to immerse myself in the data for several weeks before I can really do the task effectively.

I hope all is well with you and that your summer in
Japan has more sunshine than ours. Last month I had only six clear evenings for Mars! Now that is poor, even for the UK!

With good wishes

Richard McKIM  (BAA; Peterborough, The UK)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 2

Received: 10 July 2016 at 09:10 JST

 

Really bad seeing, but clouds are visible.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160602/PMx02June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016_08 July rgb image

Received: 9 July 2016 at 12:07 JST

 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160708/GWk08July16.jpg

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars, July 7

Received: 9 July 2016 at 10:18 JST

 

Hi all, here's a 2-frame animation of Mars in IR taken on July 7. You can see some interesting detail around the Hellas basin at lower right.

 Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160707-115500/m20160707-1140-1155-anim.gif
cheers, Anthony

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160707/AWs07July16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars and Saturn 3rd July 2016

Received: 8 July 2016 at 08:25 JST

 

Hi,
Some good seeing on 3rd July allowed reasonable imaging of Mars and Saturn both at ~17 altitude. Saturn in methane band too looking very strange.

See them also at;

http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/mars-and-venus

http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/saturn

All the best

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160703/MLw03July16.jpg

 

Martin LEWIS (St Albans, the UK)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/06

Received: 8 July 2016 at 01:58 JST

 

Hello, here is Mars in poor conditions at 28degrees altitude. Extended NPH is visible.

http://www.hellas-astro.gr/sites/default/files/images/observations/mars/2016-07-06-20-02-00_2098.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160706/MKd06July16.jpg

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/06 1755UT CM37

Received: 7 July 2016 at 22:54 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars yesterday evening. Variable seeing . I am wary of the dark area in Acidalium(artefact/dust?), although it does appear to be rotating with the planet. I am hoping to capture an image set this evening , and will then be away for the next +-4 nights, so you will have some respite from my emails and submissions

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160706/CFs06July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 7 July 2016 at 21:00 JST

 

Dear Sirs,

Please find attached a Mars image set from the 1st June 2016.

Apologies for the late submission.
Best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160601/MJs01June16.jpg

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/06-Kumamori

Received: 7 July 2016 at 18:52 JST

 

Mars images on 6 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160706/Km06July16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image - July 6

Received: 7 July 2016 at 13:00 JST

 

Gentlemen,

I am getting much better results with the 180mm Mak-Cass.  Seeing was good.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160706/PGc06July16.jpg

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - July 6th

Received: 7 July 2016 at 04:37 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All !, Here is my submission of my session on july 6th under
 below average conditions.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160706/EMr06July16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: July 6, 2016

Received: 7 July 2016 at 11:07 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my latest image of Mars July 6, 2016 at 1:43 UT.

   Thanks,

  http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160706/FMl06July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: July 3, 2016

Received: 7 July 2016 at 11:05 JST

 

Hi -  I am sending you my Mars images of Mars July 3, 2016 UT.

    Thanks,

  http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160703/FMl03July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars May 30

Received: 7 July 2016 at 04:01 JST

 

Average seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160530/PMx30May16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/03

Received: 7 July 2016 at 03:12 JST

 

Hello, here is Mars in average conditions at 28degrees altitude. SPH & NPH visible.Tharsis is cloud free.

 http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=19907

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160703/MKd03July16.jpg

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/05 1556UT CM17

Received: 6 July 2016 at 14:51 JST

 

Hi all,

A further capture from last night, taken early evening and a few hours before my previous submission. As mentioned, seeing is a bit more consistent now and I would say it was average/above average. Nice to see a bit of detail on the screen when capturing. Out of interest, I note in this image that the Indus gbridgeh does not show as complete. It also looks like there is quite a bit of light cloud in the southern hemisphere, which is presumably the result of sublimation from the SPC as things start warming up? Image is a bit noisy, but trying not to wash out fine/subtle detail. I would love to understand the meteorology behind the sometimes sharp edges of the cloud structures(eg the linear cloud of 3rd July and also the northern edge of the large northern cloud in this image. Would it be a result of wind?)

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160705/CFs05July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/05 1754UT CM46

Received: 6 July 2016 at 04:10 JST

 

Hi all,

Despite supposedly Jetstream conditions, I seem to be getting some reasonably settled seeing conditions. Image attached from this evening, with more dynamic change in the northern cloud structures.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160705/CFs05July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - July 4 & 5

Received: 6 July 2016 at 04:10 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu and Masami,

Attached are some of mages of Mars from the mornings of July 4 and July 5.  The July 5th image shows some interesting cloud formations on the eastern part of Mare Cimmerium.  Also itfs been interesting to follow the changes in the clouds over the north polar region.

Best wishes,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160704/WFl04July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160705/WFl05July16.jpg

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars2016 images from 02 and 04 July

Received: 5 July 2016 at 22:30 JST

 

Attached are rgb images.

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160702/GWk02July16.jpg

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160704/GWk04July16.jpg

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 5

Received: 5 July 2016 at 20:03 JST

 

Tim Wilson
CM 170º
1:40 UT  July 5. 2016

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160705/TWl05July16.jpg

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: RE: Mars 2016/07/04 1644UT CM47

Received: 5 July 2016 at 12:33 JST

 

Thanks, Jim. I find it interesting to see the different shades of colour in the clouds and also the polar cap. I'm assuming the two small clouds north of M Acidalium have some dust content. I also find the very substantial change in the N P cloud structure fascinating. On one of the other forums Damian Peach noted the (very) dark area in M Acidalium. Any comment on this would also be welcome, although it is so dark i just want to check that its not something on the camera (!). I captured some RGB and IR data with rhe ASI174MM  so will have a look at that today.

Regards,

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: RE: Mars 2016/07/04 1644UT CM47

Received: 5 July 2016 at 06:59 JST

 

Hi Clyde,

Your last there image dates show very interesting cloud formations in the north polar regions! LS 180 means beginning of Spring in Southern hemisphere and Fall in the Northern hemisphere. However, I think the sublimation of the CO2 part of the SPC may have started about Ls 120. I'm assuming the high straight line wind formations in Hellas were caused by sublimation. The clouds in the North may be part of the formation of the NPH. If anyone wants to comment on this stuff, please contact me. Thanks.

Good seeing,

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/04 1644UT CM47

Received: 5 July 2016 at 06:13 JST

 

Hi all,

Variable conditions this evening. The cloud structure in the NP region has changed quite substantially from yesterday.

Regards, Clyde

(PS, my apologies. The images of 1 and 3 July I have sent through over the last few days were incorrectly named as June images. The info and date on the images however is correct)

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160704/CFs04July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars May 29

Received: 4 July 2016 at 11:00 JST

 

Very average Mars images.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160529/PMx29May16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 2016/07/03

Received: 4 July 2016 at 10:07 JST

 

Mars image on 3 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160703/Og03July16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/03 1644UT CM47

Received: 4 July 2016 at 05:59 JST

 

Hi all,

Given the recent weather here, and with incoming cloud, I managed to catch a period of reasonable seeing conditions this evening. There is an impressive cloud bank extending from the far northern Mare Acidalium region towards the west. Also some light cloud over western Valles Marineris and Tharsis regions. I did capture RGB and IR data as well so will see if I get any better result when I have processed them.

Regards, Clyde

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160703/CFs03July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars M160703 ishibashi

Received: 3 July 2016 at 23:45 JST

 

Mars image on 3 July 2016

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160703/Is03July16.jpg

 

Tsutomu ISHBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars observations 28th June and 1st July 2016

Received: 3 July 2016 at 22:48 JST

 

Dear CMO/OAA-team !
Here are my latest Mars observations from
28th June 2016 and 1st July 2016.
On 1st July I used for first time my new ASI290MM camera.
I used Winjupos for combining the videos.
best regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160701/RSz01July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160628/RSz28June16.jpg

 

Robert SCHULZ (Vienna, AUSTRIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - July 2nd

Received: 3 July 2016 at 21:43 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, Here is my session of Mars on july 2nd.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160702/EMr02July16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: July 1, 2016

Received: 3 July 2016 at 12:33 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my image of Mars July 1, 2016 at 1:41 UT.

    Thanks,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160701/FMl01July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - July 1, 2016

Received: 3 July 2016 at 03:17 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu and Masami,

Attached is a set of mages of Mars I took on the morning of July 1.  I struggled with poor transparency and passing clouds with these.  I ended up using a luminance exposure for the final LRGB to get the best results for this night.

Best wishes,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160701/WFl01July16.jpg

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars, 30th June

Received: 2 July 2016 at 19:08 JST

 

Hi all, here is an image of Mars from a couple of nights back -
generally poor seeing however some details can be seen, with clouds
around the northern hemisphere at top left.
Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160630-122053/m20160630-122053utc.png

regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160630/Aws30June16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/01 1808UT CM86

Received: 2 July 2016 at 17:56 JST

 

Hi, all

Unfortunately poor conditions again last night and this was the best I could get out.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160701/CFs01July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - june 27th, 30th

Received: 2 July 2016 at 00:41 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, Here are my most recent observations from june 27th - influenced by Saharra dust aerosols and from the 30th under slightly better conditions.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160630/EMr30June16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160627/EMr27June16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/06/30 1927UT CM114

Received: 1 July 2016 at 14:43 JST

 

Hi all,

Conditions were much improved(above average) last night after the two previous evenings where the seeing was so poor I couldnft get anything decent out. Substantial cloud build up around the NPC continues.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160630/CFs30June16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image

Received: 1 July 2016 at 14:15 JST

 

Mars image on 30 June 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160630/Og30June16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars May 27

Received: 1 July 2016 at 11:41 JST

 

Mars, May 28

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160528/PMx28May16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars May 27

Received: 1 July 2016 at 04:00 JST

 

Below average seeing for these May 27 Mars images.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160527/PMx27May16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 


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