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¤····Subject: Mars June 18

Received: 2 August 2016 at 10:45 JST

 

Very soft conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160618/PMx18June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn 31-July-2016

Received: 2 August 2016 at 08:21 JST

 

Hi Guys Here in the UK we only have 5 more years of Saturn at these sort these sort of altitudes ! Canft really judge the seeing, other than to say there was plenty of movement but not too much breaking up of detail. However, it is really nice to be out there imaging in the warm, and Saturn is always beautiful.

Every cloud....!

 

Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)

www.david-tyler.com

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (June 11th.)

Received: 2 August 2016 at 04:35 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Excellent seeing for the first set of images while slightly less for the second. Sinus Meridiani is central with Chryse head off and Syrtis Major at the limb. It looked a striking blue/cyan colour visually through the eyepiece as well as in the image.

 

RGB1: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-11-RGB01.jpg
RGB2: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-11-RGB02.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160611/DPc11June16.jpg

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/31-Kumamori

Received: 1 August 2016 at 21:32 JST

 

Mars image on 31 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160731/Km31July16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/31 1531UT CM128

Received: 1 August 2016 at 17:48 JST

 

Hi all,

An early evening capture from yesterday. I note the structure around the north polar region. Would this be the NPC that is visible already(I note that it is quite evident in the R image), or would this still be cloud?

Best regards,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160731/CFs31July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/30 1532UT CM138

Received: 1 August 2016 at 15:23 JST

 

Hi all,

A twilight capture of Mars from 30 July, centred on the Tharsis region. The top of Olympus Mons is seen as a dark spot slighty below and to the right of centre.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160730/CFs30July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn, 31st July

Received: 1 August 2016 at 08:31 JST

Hi all, here's a colour Saturn image from last night in good seeing. The +63 latitude dark spot can be seen at top left on the disk, and a few other light storms are visible around the lower latitudes.

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/saturn/20160731-103915/s20160731-103915utc.png

 

regards,

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/30-Kumamori

Received: 31 July 2016 at 17:49 JST

 

Mars image on 30 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160730/Km30July16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 26,27,29th

Received: 31 July 2016 at 13:55 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, here are my latest sessions from the 26th, 27th and 2
9th of july. Still under the influence of Saharra dust aerosols.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160726/EMr26July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160727/EMr27July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160729/EMr29July16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 17

Received: 31 July 2016 at 10:06 JST

 

Unsettled seeing for these images.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160617/PMx17June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image on 2016-07-30  from Cairns Australia

Received: 31 July 2016 at 09:47 JST

 

Minami-sensei and Murakami-sama,

 

Please find attached the Mars from the last night. The Mars was just before passing the zenith.

I am still struggling to get the exact north-up. Hope this one is better than before.

Kind regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160730/Kd30July16.jpg

 

Hidetoshi KUDOH (Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn, July 30

Received: 31 July 2016 at 08:22 JST

 

Hi all, here is an IR image of Saturn from last night (July 30) showing the long-lived dark spot at latitude +43 and some cloud details in the temperate region around latitude +26. I've included an inset with contrast enhanced details.

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/saturn/20160730-101130/s20160730-101130utc.png

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/29 1743UT CM179

Received: 30 July 2016 at 14:04 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor conditions last night and a bit of a struggle getting anything useful out. However, submitting for the record , and no major activity noted.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160729/CFs29July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars M160729 ishibashi

Received: 30 July 2016 at 11:53 JST

 

Mars images on 29 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160729/Is29July16.jpg

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (June 10th.)

Received: 30 July 2016 at 05:18 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Here are some images from June 10th. Only a brief spell of very good seeing on this session.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-10-RGB.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160610/DPc10June16.jpg

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn (June 9th)

Received: 29 July 2016 at 02:55 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Here is Saturn from June 9th. Excellent seeing once again. A couple of spots are seen on the disk along with the polar hexagon.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/sat1617/s2016-06-09-0409_6-RGB.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/28 1600UT CM164

Received: 29 July 2016 at 15:16 JST

 

Hi all,

Average conditions last night. Possibly just a hint of cloud on Olympus Mons, but there appears to be more evident cloud over the other three Tharsis volcanoes.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160728/CFs28July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 16

Received: 29 July 2016 at 08:44 JST

 

Lots of clouds to the north.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160616/PMx16June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 22,23,24,25th

Received: 28 July 2016 at 14:49 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, Here are my most recently processed sessions from the  22,23,24 and 25th. under average & below average conditions.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160722/EMr22July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160723/EMr23July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160724/EMr24July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160725/EMr25July16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/27-Kumamori

Received: 28 July 2016 at 18:37 JST

 

Mars image on 27 July 2016 and projection map in 2016.

 


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160727/Km27July16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn, July 27

Received: 28 July 2016 at 08:37 JST

 

Hi all, here's a Saturn image from last night. 3 runs merged using WinJupos to combat some not-so-good seeing. There are a few faint spots to be seen, esp. in the far north, but nothing dramatic. A faint dark spot can also be seen just right of centre at latitude +31, L2=309.

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/saturn/20160727-112624/s20160727-112624utc.png

cheers,

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/27 1612UT CM176

Received: 28 July 2016 at 04:35 JST

 

Hi all,

Average/below average conditions. Elysium close to the morning terminator (at right). Olympus Mons in lower left quadrant although not prominent under these conditions.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160727/CFs27July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (June 9th.)

Received: 28 July 2016 at 01:23 JST

 

Hi all,

Some images from June 9th. Excellent seeing. The frosted Lowell crater can again be seen in the last colour image as a bright spot on the edge of the SPC. Swirls of dusty looking material across Mare Acidalium.

Colour: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-09-RGB.jpg

Blue: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-09-0214_0-BLUE.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160609/DPc09June16.jpg

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: July 27, 2016 UT

Received: 27 July 2016 at 12:33 JST

 

Hi,  

  I have attached my latest images of Mars July 27, 2016 at 1:13 UT and 1:28 UT.

   Thanks,

     http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160727/FMl27July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 15

Received: 27 July 2016 at 08:10 JST

 

Pretty nice seeing for these Mars images.
.http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160615/PMx15June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: SOLAR IMAGES 16-24-July-2016

Received: 27 July 2016 at 03:03 JST

 

Hi Guys I had plenty of opportunities to capture this nice spot group. The centre spot on the 20th kind of reminds me of somebody with the same initials as me ?

 

 

 

 


Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)

www.david-tyler.com

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/24 1757UT CM230

Received: 26 July 2016 at 17:52 JST

 

Hi all,

Some reasonable conditions on 24 July as a cold front moved in.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160724/CFs24July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 14

Received: 25 July 2016 at 11:25 JST

 

Not the best seeing, but useful.

.http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160614/PMx14June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····SubjectMars2016_23 July RGB image

Received: 25 July 2016 at 06:53 JST

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160723/GWk23July16.jpg

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 13

Received: 24 July 2016 at 02:06 JST

 

Below average seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160613/PMx13June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars, 23rd July

Received: 23 July 2016 at 20:31 JST

 

Hi all, here is a Mars image from tonight, Olympus Mons is prominent at centre, and some cloud can be see over the north and south of the planet.

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20160723-110018/m20160723-110018utc.png
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160723/AWs23July16.jpg

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016.07.06

Received: 23 July 2016 at 15:31 JST

 

Dears,

Valles Marineris at CM, Tharsis vollcanoes close to the night side, and Olympus Mons on the limb:
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160706i-21h05.2UT-MDe.png

Less detailed color version, still with clouds on the Southern polar area and North of Acidia Planitia:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160706-21h22.3UT-MDe.png

Individual color layers:
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160706r-21h19.7UT-MDe.png
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160706g-21h22.3UT-MDe.png
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160706b-21h24.8UT-MDe.png

Steady skies,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160706/MDc06July16.jpg

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016.07.03

Received: 23 July 2016 at 11:38 JST

 

Good seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160612/PMx12June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016.07.03

Received: 23 July 2016 at 05:44 JST

 

Dears,

Mars at low elevation, with as usual a rather good IR image and a so-so RGB. Tharsis volcanoes at meridian, Olympus Mons NW, and Valles Marineris SE.
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160703i-21h12.5UT-MDe.png

Usual clouds in the polar zone, and a bright small one on the NW edge of Acidia Planitia (on the limb).
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160703-21h32.0UT-MDe.png

R G B:
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160703r-21h28.6UT-MDe.png http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160703g-21h32.0UT-MDe.png http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160703b-21h35.5UT-MDe.png

Steady skies,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160703/MDc03July16.jpg

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn and Mars from 17th July

Received: 23 July 2016 at 02:47 JST

 

Hi,

Some good seeing on 17th July allowing me decent imaging of Mars and Saturn filter despite the low altitude;

l                     Mars with colour camera

l                     Saturn with colour camera

l                     Saturn with 642nm BP filter

l                     Saturn and Moons composite (Saturn 642nm and Moons L filter)

 

See these also at the top of the following pages;

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

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

 

Have a great summer,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160717/MLw17July16.jpg

 

Martin R LEWIS (Hertfordshire, the UK)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 22 July 2016

Received: 23 July 2016 at 00:57 JST

 

Dear Dr.Minami,
I am attaching here my latest image of Mars got through some rifts in the clouds. Seeing still no good.
  Clear Skies!
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160722/Kn22July16.jpg

 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017 July 3

Received: 23 July 2016 at 00:17 JST

 

Dear friends,

Here's my last contribution this Mars season, an image obtained quite a while ago on July 3rd. Seeing was poor and the altitude only 11 degrees on a bright twilight sky. Mars was already well past the meridian when it was dark enough to catch it.

 

Though the resolution is very poor, Lunae Lacus, Tithonius and Noctis L can be seen to be dark and extended as previously. Bright and small evening cloud over Chryse, extended hazes over both S and N poles.

 

I tried imaging a few more times in July but the seeing has been just horrible. Perhaps there will be a new chance to catch Mars towards the end of the year when it again climbs a little higher in the afternoon sky. It will reach an altitude of about 25 deg from here then, but the diameter will have shrunk to 6-7 arc seconds.

With best wishes,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160703/JWr03July16.jpg

 

Johan WARELL (Skurup, SWEDEN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 2016/07/22 UT T.Ohsugi

Received: 22 July 2016 at 21:17 JST

 

Mars image on 22 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160722/Og22July16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/21 1858UT CM273

Received: 22 July 2016 at 15:30 JST

 

Hi, all

Somewhat improved conditions last night, after the recent poor spell. Attached is an image set generated from 3x 90s derotation in Winjupos. I note the brightish southern edge of Hellas, which is off-white compared with the SPC.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160721/CFs21July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn July 21, new compact dark spot

Received: 22 July 2016 at 13:30 JST

 

Attached is a 4-frame animation showing a number of interesting features on Saturns disk from last night, including a prominent dark spot at mid-north latitude close to the central meridian. Through this filter (IR >= 685nm) it appears to have a compact dark centre embedded in a lighter halo. A collection of faint light spots can be seen below it, the animation helps a lot to see them.

I believe this is the new dark spot that Trevor reported a few days ago.

 

Measuring it via Winjupos gives the following location:
2016-07-21 1230UT

L1 = 93

L2 = 166

L3 = 8

Latitude B" planetographic = +43,  planetocentric = +37

 

Note: The long-lived +63 dark spot is setting at upper right in this animation, but it doesn't seem to show up very well in IR this year.  It's faintly visible in the earlier IR image I sent out from today. However Phil has some L channel data from last night that shows the +63 spot quite well, perhaps he'll post something.

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/saturn/20160721-105118/saturn-2016-07-21-1223_1233-anim.gif

regards,

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 10

Received: 22 July 2016 at 04:36 JST

 

Best seeing in quite a while
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160610/PMx10June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - July 20th

Received: 21 July 2016 at 21:43 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami!, Here I submit my latest session from july 20th but under below average conditions.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160720/EMr20July16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn, 21st July

Received: 21 July 2016 at 20:52 JST

 

Hi all, here's an IR image of Saturn from this evening. Some details can be seen, including the long-lived dark spot in Saturns northern hemisphere at lat +63 (close to top centre) and other fainter markings across the disk.

regards, Anthony

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/saturn/20160721-105118/s20160721-105118utc.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/19-Kumamori

Received: 21 July 2016 at 18:50 JST

 

Mars image on 19 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160719/Km19July16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 21, 2016

Received: 21 July 2016 at 13:05 JST

 

Hi ,

   I have attached my latest image of Mars July 21, 2016 at 1:02 UT.

   Thanks,

    http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160721/FMl21July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image - July 16

Received: 21 July 2016 at 12:38 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Seeing was about average for this set of images.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160716/PGc16July16.jpg

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 9

Received: 21 July 2016 at 07:44 JST

 

Decent seeing at last!
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160609/PMx09June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturne and satellites 2016.06.27

Received: 21 July 2016 at 06:42 JST

 

Dears,

Saturn one month ago, IR as usual is better with nice bands and the polar hexagon:
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160627i-22h44.0UT-MDe.png

 

L, R, G, B and composite image are less successful:
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160627l-23h41.9UT-MDe.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160627r-22h59.9UT-MDe.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160627g-23h19.8UT-MDe.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160627b-23h26.1UT-MDe.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160627-23h41.9UT-MDe.png

 

 


Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (June 8th.)

Received: 21 July 2016 at 03:39 JST

 

Hi all,

Excellent conditions. The Chryse hemisphere is on view.

Note the swirl of cloud in the northern hemisphere across Mare Acidalium.

 

RGB: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-08-RGBall.jpg

Blue Light: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-08-BLUEall.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160608/DPc08June16.jpg

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 14 and 15

Received: 20 July 2016 at 23:47 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu and Masami,

 

Attached are some of mages of Mars from the mornings of July 14 and July 15. 

The images show intersesting cloud formations over Mare Acidalium and Mare Boreum.

 

Best wishes,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160714/WFl14July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160715/WFl15July16.jpg

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: solar images 28thJune to13July-2016

Received: 20 July 2016 at 18:32 JST

 

Hi Guys When there are few sunspot we try to make the most of the little proms that we can.

By the 13th July though, they were back !

 


 


 


Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)

www.david-tyler.com

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/19 1525UT CM240

Received: 20 July 2016 at 15:06 JST

 

Hi, all

Poor conditions continued yesterday evening, but submitting the attached image set, from twilight, when seeing seemed to be best, for the record. NPC development continues, no major dust activity noticeable and Elysium seems to be fairly clear of substantial cloud.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160719/CFs19July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: July 20, 2016

Received: 20 July 2016 at 11:47 JST

 

Hi,-

    I have attached my latest image of Mars July 20, 2016 at 0:47 UT.

    Thanks,

    http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160720/FMl20July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 8

Received: 20 July 2016 at 01:48 JST

 

Respectable             

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160608/PMx08June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/18 1541UT CM253

Received: 19 July 2016 at 23:42 JST

 

Hi, all

Poor conditions continued yesterday evening, but submitting the attached image set, from early evening/twilight, when seeing seemed to be best, for the record.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160718/CFs18July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - July 18th

Received: 19 July 2016 at 21:16 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, My submission fro july 18th under average conditions.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160718/EMr18July16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 2016/07/19 UT T.Ohsugi

Received: 19 July 2016 at 20:17 JST

 

Mars image on 19 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160719/Og19July16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/18-Kumamori

Received: 19 July 2016 at 19:24 JST

 

Mars image on 18 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160718/Km18July16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 2016/07/18 UT T.Ohsugi

Received: 19 July 2016 at 15:42 JST

 

Mars image on 18 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160718/Og18July16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 7

Received: 19 July 2016 at 08:08 JST

 

Average seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160607/PMx07June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/17 1745UT CM293

Received: 18 July 2016 at P5:05 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor conditions continued yesterday evening, and I see that we had Jetstream conditions. However, the development of the NPH can still be followed.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160717/CFs17July16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - July 15th

Received: 17 July 2016 at 12:32 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, I submit my latest session from july 14th under average conditions.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160715/EMr15July16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 6

Received: 17 July 2016 at 10:46 JST

 

Average seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160606/PMx06June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: July 16, 2016

Received: 17 July 2016 at P0:17 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my latest image of Mars July 16, 2016 at 0:39 UT.

 

   http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160716/FMl16July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: July 15, 2016

Received: 17 July 2016 at P0:13 JST

 

Hi -

   I have attached my image of Mars July 15, 2016 at 1:24 UT.

   Thanks, 

   http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160715/FMl15July16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····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 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)


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