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¤····Subject: Mars image 2016/09/02UT

Received: 3 September 2016 at 09:27 JST

 

Mars images on 2 September 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160902/Og02Sept16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/31-Kumamori

Received: 2 September 2016 at 20:37 JST

 

Mars images on 31 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160831/Km31Aug16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 24

Received: 2 September 2016 at 09:01 JST

 

Average seeing, but very hot

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160724/PMx24July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 22

Received: 1 September 2016 at 10:37 JST

 

Thin clouds kept the contrast low

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160722/PMx22July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 17

Received: 1 September 2016 at 02:29 JST

 

Good seeing today.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160717/PMx17July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 16

Received: 31 August 2016 at 01:53 JST

 

Loots of detail.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160716/PMx16July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - August 28th

Received: 30 August 2016 at 02:02 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, Here is my latest session of mars on august 28th. T/S
 has finnaly departed fro our regions but still turbulent conditions.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160828/EMr28Aug16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 30 August 2016 at 08:48 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 29th Aug 2016.
Best regards,
   http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160829/MJs29Aug16.jpg

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: August 26, 2016 UT

Received: 30 August 2016 at 05:10 JST

 

Hi ,

  I have attached my images of Mars August 26, 2016 at 23:19 UT.

 Thanks,

     http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160826/FMl26Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 15

Received: 30 August 2016 at 04:11 JST

 

Looking nice here.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160715/PMx15July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/29 1527UT CM211

Received: 30 August 2016 at 04:00 JST

 

Hi all,

A rather rushed capture and process. I would like to look a bit closer at this image set when I return as there appeared to be an extension off the upper right hand terminator, which was visible on the 3 L captures I took(15.21-15.29UT). I will not be submitting any images until I return on 7 Sept.

Best regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160829/CFs29Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - August 24 & 25

Received: 30 August 2016 at 03:34 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu and Masami,

 

Attach are images of Mars I took on August 24th and 25th.    Both show an interesting small cloud in Argyre and perhaps some dissipating dust from an earlier storm in the Niliacus Lacus and Chryse regions.

 

August has been another rainy month here and Mars is starting move out of my reach in the backyard.   I have a small window after sunset to observe Mars but it quickly moves behind the trees and houses to the South of me.  Hopefully I can capture a few more images before I have to say goodbye to our friend.

 

Best Wishes,

   http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160824/WFl24Aug16.jpg

   http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160825/WFl25Aug16.jpg

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars": August 27, 2016 UT

Received: 30 August 2016 at 03:31 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my latest image of Mars August 27th, 2016 at 23:37 UT.

Thanks,

     http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160827/FMl27Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Re: NS axis orientation of Mars images

Received: 29 August 2016 at 10:09 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Thank you for the information. I was not able to readily find a description of a method. Your response is most helpful.

With kind regards,

Gary Walker

-----Original Message-----
From: Masatsugu Minami <vzv03210@nifty.com>
Sent:
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 2:15 am
Subject: RE: NS axis orientation of Mars images

Dear Gary (may we?)
 
Thank you very much for your kind inquiry. We are very sorry we were quite late in replying. We could not afford to reply for a while because one of the present writers (Mn) has not been in good health. Furthermore we ourselves could not pin down an appropriate reference. As far as we can say, we just thought there could be some useful/suggestive sentences in the following article at page Ser3-0222 in:

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmomn4/CMO392.pdf

 

Instead, we decided to include a short note concerning the NS axis orientation at the top at the next CMO #453, and a while ago we completed the PDF version. The publication will be soon announced.

 
Thank you very much for your constant contributions of excellent Mars images this season to the CMO/ISMO Mars Gallery. Unfortunately we were not able to review your work thoroughly yet (especially those made in May and Junec.), but as soon as this apparition of Mars releases us from a possible alert system, we will start to check all images which gwe further receivedh to think about where we should place every of your work in the 2016 Mars history.           

 

As well, we look forward to your contributions in the next great apparition in 2018.

 

Pardon us for our laziness, but we are Sincerely Yours.

 
Masatsugu MINAMI, vzv03210@nifty.com

Masami MURAKAMI, cmo@mars.dti.ne.jp

CMO/ISMO

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

 

Gary WALKER (Macon,GA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/28 1523UT CM219

Received: 29 August 2016 at 04:20 JST

 

Hi all,

Conditions not as good as yesterday evening. However, sufficient detail is seen to indicate that at least this face of Mars seems to be experiencing rather fair weather.

Hopefully one more capture tomorrow afternoon  before I head off to Cape town for just over a week, during which period I will not be submitting any images. The giant g?h which partially encompasses the Amazonis region and also borders Elysium is quite prominent- a feature that I have noted throughout the apparition.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160828/CFs28Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars (June 16th.)

Received: 29 August 2016 at 03:08 JST

 

Hi all,

Good seeing. Syrtis Major coming onto the disk. Note how rapidly the dust storms captured the previous day dissipated!

RGB: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-16-RGB.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160616/DPc16June16.jpg

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn & satellites 2016.07.24

Received: 29 August 2016 at 00:43 JST

 

Dears,

A month old Saturn which might be the last of the apparition, with still a possible dark spot on the NEB visible in infrared:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160724i-21h50.4UT-MDe.png


The rest is really suffering from the low elevation:
LRGB:
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160724-22h01.7UT-MDe.png

Individual layers:
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160724l-22h01.7UT-MDe.png
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160724r-22h11.0UT-MDe.png
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160724g-22h17.0UT-MDe.png
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160724b-22h23.1UT-MDe.png

Steady skies,

 


Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn & satellites 2016.07.06

Received: 29 August 2016 at 00:28 JST

 

Dears,

Catching up my last Saturns from this apparition, here is one from 2 months ago, with the north polar hexagon and its central vortex visible in infrared:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160706i-21h49.6UT-MDe.png

In LRGB less details are visible:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160706-22h07.8UT-MDe.png

Individual layers:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160706l-22h07.8UT-MDe.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160706r-22h15.3UT-MDe.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160706g-22h21.9UT-MDe.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160706b-22h29.0UT-MDe.png

Steady skies,

 


Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mo24Aug_16

Received: 28 August 2016 at 23:54 JST

 

Mars images on 24 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160824/Mo24Aug16.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016.07.24

Received: 28 August 2016 at 17:45 JST

 

Dears,

Last Mars observation for me for this apparition, one month ago, with Syrtis Major almost at CM, with a zone slightly bright between Utopia and Arcadia planitia.

 

Infrared image :
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160724i-20h53.5UT-MDe.png
Unfortunately for the RGB the seeing was very poor:
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160724-21h13.4UT-MDe.png
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160724b-21h21.1UT-MDe.png
Steady skies,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160724/MDc24July16.jpg

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mo27Aug_16

Received: 28 August 2016 at 15:15 JST

 

Mars images on 27 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160827/Mo27Aug16.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: mars observations

Received: 28 August 2016 at 08:01 JST

 

Dear Sirs:

Regrettably, we could not continue our observations of mars from Oro Verde, Argentina, during these cloudy winter months. In the meantime, I send to you some previous images of this year.

I hope our images could be useful.

These are the data of the observations:

 --------------------------

Name and location of observer: Francisco Alsina Cardinalli (Oro Verde, Argentina).

Date and time (UT) of observation: 05-14-2016-04:32.

Filter: Astronomik ProPlanet 742 IR-pass.

Size and type of telescope used: 250 mm . Schmidt-Cassegrain (Meade LX 200).

Medium employed: QHY5-II.

 

Name and location of observer: Francisco Alsina Cardinalli (Oro Verde, Argentina).

Date and time (UT) of observation: 05-14-2016-04:35.

Filter: Astronomik ProPlanet 742 IR-pass.

Size and type of telescope used: 250 mm . Schmidt-Cassegrain (Meade LX 200).

Medium employed: QHY5-II.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160514/FCd14May16.jpg

 

Name and location of observer: César Fornari (Oro Verde, Argentina).

Date and time (UT) of observation: 06-18-2016-00.15

Size and type of telescope used: Celestron 11LL HD Hedge.

Medium employed: QHY5-II.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160618/CFo18June16.jpg

 

Name and location of observer: César Fornari (Oro Verde, Argentina).

Date and time (UT) of observation: 06-21-2016-23.58.

Size and type of telescope used: Celestron 11LL HD Hedge.

Medium employed: Canon 60D.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160621/CFo21June16.jpg

   --------------------------

Kind regards,

Alberto ANUNZIATO (Argentina)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/27 1532UT CM231

Received: 28 August 2016 at 05:00 JST

 

Hi all,

Back home for a few days in between family visits to Durban and Cape Town, and I was rewarded with some fairly decent early twilight seeing conditions. Very little cloud detectable. An apparently cloud-free Elysium at lower centre, with the Gale crater extension directly above it.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160827/CFs27Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image 2016/08/21

Received: 28 August 2016 at 04:42 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu,

Dear Masami,

 

I send you one image.

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

 Mars

2016/08/21 UT 01:01:13

CM= 76.7

SCT LX200UHTC 254mm + Barlow 2x + L Filter + ASI120MM @ 0.11h/pixel (f/27)

L: 5262 frames @ 59 fps @ 90 sec

S: 4/10 – T: 5/5 – Alt: 52

Charles Triana - AstroExplor Observatory - Colombia

 

Comments:

Mars image 21-Aug-2016.

Having spent many days with overcast skies, tonight the sky was completely clear.

It corresponds to an image with luminance filter, only. It was not possible to obtain RGB and IR components because of a technical problem with the energization of the telescope mount, which prevented continue the observation and imaging session.

In the center are observed Solis Lacus, Thitonius, Chryse, Aurorae Sinus and Nilokeras.

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

 Best regards,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160821/CTr21Aug16.jpg

 

Charles TRIANA (Bogotá-Colombia)
AstroExplor Observatory
www.astroexplor.org

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars with Antares (August 25th.)

Received: 28 August 2016 at 04:06 JST

Hi all,

I zoomed out a bit for these views of Mars on August 25th against a very picturesque backdrop....

 

Labeled:  http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/rhomars_2016_08_25label.jpg
Normal http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/rhomars_2016_08_25.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 14

Received: 28 August 2016 at 01:44 JST

 

Good seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160714/PMx14July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - August 23rd

Received: 26 August 2016 at 06:01 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, Here is a session from august 23rd under variable conditions, T/S front close by.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160823/EMr23Aug16.jpg

 

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: August 24-25, 2016 UT

Received: 26 August 2016 at 08:57 JST

 

Hi, 

   I have attached my latest images of Mars August 24th at 23:45 UT to August 25th, 2016 at 1:01 UT.

    Mars is showing the dust clouds over Chryse. It is not spreading but the storm had moved southward and most of Niliacus Lacus area may be free of dust.

   Thanks,

     http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160824/FMl24Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 13

Received: 26 August 2016 at 08:00 JST

 

Better seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160713/PMx13July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: August 23, 2016

Received: 25 August 2016 at 13:17 JST

 

Hi ,

   I have attached my images of Mars August 23, 2016 at 23:40 UT

   Note the dust clouds in Niliacus Lacus and Chryse.

     http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160823/FMl23Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: August 22, 2016

Received: 25 August 2016 at 13:15 JST

 

Hi ,

   I have attached my images of Mars August 22, 2016 at 23:45 UT.

    Note the dust clouds in Niliacus Lacus and Chryse.

    http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160822/FMl22Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

¤····Subject: Dust over Acidalia and Chryse

Received: 25 August 2016 at 10:19 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami and All,

MRO MARCI Weather Report for the Week of 15-21 August 2016 saysg...dust-lifting activity over Acidalia was advected southward to Chryse at the end of the week,h,just corresponding to Richard McKIM's alert on 23 August based on Efrain MORALES RIVERA's image on 20 August 2016.

 


    Best Regards,

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 12

Received: 25 August 2016 at 07:48 JST

 

Average seeing, not much action.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160712/PMx12July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 24 August 2016

Received: 24 August 2016 at 21:38 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,

Attached here is my latest image of Mars from the session under the blue sky (18h03m JST). Seeing was miserable as lately, visually Olympus Mons non discernable at all, SPC fairly bright, pure white, NP area not so light, whitish.

    Good Seeing!

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160824/Kn24Aug16.jpg

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Brashear article

Received: 23 August 2016 at 10:21 JST

 

Hi, fellow Lowell preservationists,

  The attached article appeared in Astronomy Now (June 2016), concerning another telescope with Lowell associations.  Thought you might find it of interest.
   Best, Bill

 


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmo/The Brashear Telescope.pdf

 

 

Bill SHEEHAN (Flagstaff, AZ)

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 11

Received: 23 August 2016 at 08:08 JST

 

The seeing was not very good.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160711/PMx11July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Dust on August 20

Received: 23 August 2016 at 02:32 JST

 

Two or more dust clouds around Nilokeras are evident upon images on August 20 by Efrain Morales Rivera. They were not present on the 18th, and I have not yet looked for images taken on the 19th. These longitudes are not accessible from the UK but I am alerting you and selected observers in the USA.

In haste, with good wishes

 

Richard McKIM (BAA Mars Section)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 11

Received: 23 August 2016 at 00:04 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, Here are my latest session from august 18th, 20th under above average conditions.

And a session of Saturn after mars session.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160818/EMr18Aug16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160820/EMr20Aug16.jpg

 

 


 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars revised image 21 August 2016

Received: 22 August 2016 at 20:21 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,

I am attaching here a revised image of the one I have submitted this noon, on which I noticed a possible terminator protrusion over the Ausonia region. I wonder how the solar activity was, and whether the Oceanian Big Guns have also captured this.

        Best Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160821/Kn21Aug16.jpg

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 21 August 2016

Received: 22 August 2016 at 13:08 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,

Three typhoons were consecutively near-missing/approaching/and aiming at Japan, I could have managed to capture one image through a gap in rapidly moving clouds, minding thunderbolts not so distant, seeing was terrible but not hopeless. Visually, SPC fairly bright, pure white. NPH area considerably bright, with a slight tint of greenish blue.

         Good Seeing!

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160821/Kn21Aug16.jpg

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/21 1534UT CM289

Received: 22 August 2016 at 03:28 JST

 

Hi all,

Conditions a bit improved this evening. Possibly some subtle markings in Hellas. Otherwise conditions on Mars look fairly settled.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160821/CFs21Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars dust storm (June 15th.)

Received: 22 August 2016 at 00:10 JST

 

Hi all,

Excellent seeing once again allowed a great view of the localised dust storm occurring over Mare Erythraeum. Also note the linear cloud streak in the southern hemisphere - clearly those Martian flying saucer pilots have been having fun :-)

RGB: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-15-RGB.jpg

Blue:  http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-15-BLUE.jpg

Best Wishes

  http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160615/DPc15June16.jpg

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 21 August 2016 at 18:01 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 15th Aug 2016.
Best regards,

   http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160815/MJs15Aug16.jpg

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Revised: Mars: August 15, 2016

Received: 21 August 2016 at 10:53 JST

 

Hi ,

  I have attached Mars images which have been revised August 15, 2016 UT.

   Thanks,

   http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160815/FMl15Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars:  August 20, 2016

Received: 21 August 2016 at 10:07 JST

 

Hi,

   I have attached my latest images of Mars August 20, 2016 UT.

   Thanks,

   http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160820/FMl20Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 10

Received: 21 August 2016 at 09:07 JST

 

Average seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160710/PMx10July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/20 1513UT CM293

Received: 21 August 2016 at 04:16 JST

 

Hi all,

Capture of Mars from this evening. Below average seeing just before a storm came in.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160820/CFs20Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 9

Received: 20 August 2016 at 09:02 JST

 

Below average seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160709/PMx09July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/19 1525UT CM306

Received: 20 August 2016 at 03:53 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor and challenging conditions this evening.  Not particularly happy with the final result. Despite this I was rather taken aback as Mars appeared on the screen. The region to the east(left) of Syrtis Major  was so bright that I initially suspected that there may be some significant activity taking place. This was increased by the rather dim Arabia  region on the other side of Syrtis Major. However, subject to further comparison images, I believe it has to be assumed the brightness is due to the incident light, and the significant gibbous phase that is currently evident.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160819/CFs19Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/18 1550UT CM322

Received: 19 August 2016 at 17:01 JST

 

Hi all,

Below average conditions yesterday evening. gNormalh processing has resulted in the SPC being burned out in recent images, so I have masked in  a slightly less processed SPC to try and capture it more accurately.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160818/CFs18Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - August 16th

Received: 19 August 2016 at 03:49 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here I submit my latest session from august 16th under below average conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160816/EMr16Aug16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 8

Received: 19 August 2016 at 11:01 JST

 

Good seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160708/PMx08July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Image 20160818UT

Received: 19 August 2016 at 08:52 JST

 

Mars image on 18 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160818/Og18Aug16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Neptune 2016.08.08-09 from Pic du Midi

Received: 19 August 2016 at 04:05 JST

 

Dears,

The last Neptune session results, my personal favorite... with a small spot in the North hemisphere, and a huge very bright spot very spread in latitude in South hemisphere, transiting. Derotation of the 3 acquisitions in infrared around transit:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808j-23h38.2UT-PIC.png

Individual acquisitions:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808i-22h58.2UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808i-23h08.2UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808i-23h18.2UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808i-23h28.2UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808i-23h38.2UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808i-23h48.2UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160809i-00h35.5UT-PIC.png

 

A real animation of these spots transits - real means that each image comes from different acquisitions:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160809j-PIC.gif

 

Now a much finer animation, done thru derotation of the same whole set of night acquisitions (each image is from the same data, but viewed under a different angle) :

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160809i-PIC.gif

 

 

And a RGB, the bright spots are even visible in red:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160809-00h14.9UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160809r-00h04.9UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160809g-00h14.9UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160809b-00h25.0UT-PIC.png

 

Finally a Neptune map over 2 days, first time for me :)where we see 3 major bright zones:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808m-PIC.png

 

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Neptune 2016.08.07-08 from Pic du Midi

Received: 19 August 2016 at 03:33 JST

 

Dears,

Results from the second night, here with a bright elongated zone rising in the South hemisphere:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160807i-23h50.7UT-PIC.png

 

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808i-00h20.8UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808i-00h50.8UT-PIC.png

With the corresponding derotated animation from the whole set of data:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808i-PIC.gif

 

One single acquisition in blue:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160808b-01h20.9UT-PIC.png

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Uranus 2016.08.08 from Pic du Midi

Received: 18 August 2016 at 20:40 JST

 

Dears,

The only Uranus session (processed by Christophe) we took during our mission, first in methane, limb is very bright in this wavelength:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u20160808c-03h39UT-PIC.png

 

In infrared, 1h derotation showing the bright polar region, and two bright bands (the northern one being on the equator), but no spot on that view :

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u20160808i-02h56UT-PIC.png

 

An animation of the satellites by Jean-Philippe Cazard (file is too big too be attached) :

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u20160808i-PIC.gif

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn 2016.08.09 from Pic du Midi

Received: 18 August 2016 at 07:51 JST

 

Dears,

Under a worse seeing despite the planet being a bit higher in the sky, in infrared:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160808i-20h47.3UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160808i-20h52.3UT-PIC.png

 

RGB:


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160808-21h01.0UT-PIC.png

 

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160808r-20h59.3UT-PIC.png
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160808g-21h01.0UT-PIC.png
http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160808b-21h02.7UT-PIC.png

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016.08.08 from Pic du Midi

Received: 18 August 2016 at 07:45 JST

 

Dears,

Mars from last night of our mission (processed by Christophe), without ADC unfortunately, which one can tell looking at the images... Still the shadowed summits of Tharsis volcanoes are rising, and the polar clouds from fall's start in Northern hemisphere. Due to polar axis inclination (12 N), South polar cap is almost not visible anymore:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m20160808-PIC.png

Steady skies,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160808/MDc08Aug16.jpg

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn 2016.08.08 from Pic du Midi

Received: 18 August 2016 at 07:23 JST

 

Dears,

First session on the second night on Saturn, the best one - no ADC unfortunately but still small irregularities are visible in the bands in infrared:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160807i-21h40.3UT-PIC.png

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160807i-21h47.6UT-PIC.png

 

And a nice methane image:

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s20160807c-21h58.4UT-PIC.png

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Neptune 2016.08.07 from Pic du Midi

Received: 18 August 2016 at 06:51 JST

 

Dears,

Back to Pic du Midi ten days ago after my March mission, this time with Christophe Pellier and Jean-Philippe Cazard.

We started with Neptune on first night, with 2 bright spots here (the North one has probably been imaged by amateurs previously):

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160807i-01h10.0UT-PIC.png

And an derotated animation of all acquisitions :

http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/n20160807i-PIC.gif

 


Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 7

Received: 18 August 2016 at 04:00 JST

 

Much better seeing here.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160707/PMx07July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: AR 2576 and AR 2574 AR2577 on August 15th 2016

Received: 18 August 2016 at 02:34 JST

 

Dear Dave and other solar observers,

Thank you for your sun images.  As usual they are excellent and inspiring.

I had also the opportunity to image the sun on August 15th 2016 with my C14.  Herewith some results of that imaging session.

 


 


 

Best regards.

 

Leo AERTS (BELGIUM)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: 1saturn and solar images August 2016

Received: 18 August 2016 at 00:42 JST

 

Hi Guys Here is a batch of solar images from the first half of August including one of Saturn. This was taken in the best evening seeing I have seen over this past 6 weeks , well shabby by normal standards, but considering its low altitude from here in the UK, itfs still worth imaging with ADC prisms, if only just for the pure pleasure of doing so. Switching to the moon nearby really showed up the poor seeing.

 

 

Plenty of solar activity too with good seeing mostly before 10 am. I left one image (09:16ut) just as taken, with the exception of a little added colour. I started out to do a HDR composite but I preferred it as it was, warts een all. Feel the heat !

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

Best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)

www.david-tyler.com

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 6

Received: 17 August 2016 at 07:28 JST

 

Unsteady seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160706/PMx06July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/16 1518UT CM333

Received: 17 August 2016 at 04:41 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this evening under average conditions.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160816/CFs16Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/15 1525UT CM354

Received: 16 August 2016 at 19:08 JST

 

Hi all,

Continuing to test the ASI290MC, this time reverting to the 3x Barlow. Likely oversampled, but seeing what results I get.

All still relatively quiet on Mars.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160815/CFs15Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: South Polar Cap

Received: 16 August 2016 at 13:17 JST

 

Dear all,

I am attaching here an montage showing the latest Mars Express VMC's image of Martian South Polar Cap compared with the one by Mars Global Surveyer MOC in the similar season, which may give you an idea of what you are looking at quite obliquely along the southern edge of the Martian disk through your telescopes.

             Best Regards,

 


 

Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: August 15, 2016 UT

Received: 16 August 2016 at 11:16 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my latest image of Mars August 15, 2016 at 23:17 UT.

  Thanks,

  http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160815/FMl15Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - August 9th

Received: 15 August 2016 at 22:53 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here I submit two sessions from august 8/9 under below/average conditions. much rain and T/S in my region (season).
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160809/EMr09Aug16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160809/EMr09Aug16n.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars revised image 1 August

Received: 15 August 2016 at 16:17 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,

Attached here is a revised Mars image of the one dated 1 August I had already submitted. I restarted from the stacking, trying various alignment points and the stacking frame percentages. (Over?)compensation for the terminator darkening makes it easier to check the features along the terminator zone, may lose its fantastic shadowed ball-like 3D feeling instead.
   Best Regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160801/Kn01Aug16.jpg

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 2016/0814 UT

Received:@15 August 2016 at 10:22 JST

 

Mars image on 14 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160814/Og14Aug16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/14 1525UT CM354

Received:@15 August 2016 at 04:51 JST

 

Hi all,

First light for my new ASI290MC camera. I have resized the template to accommodate the new size of image. Still testing and some adjustments still need to be considered, but happy with the first results.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160814/CFs14Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: August 14, 2016 UT

Received:@14 August 2016 at 11:49 JST

 

Hi -

   I have attached my latest images of Mars August 14, 2016 UT

   Thanks,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160814/FMl14Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 5

Received:@14 August 2016 at 10:59 JST

 

Good seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160705/PMx05July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 20160813UT

Received:@14 August 2016 at 08:55 JST

 

Mars image on 13 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160813/Og13Aug16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn Last Night

Received:@14 August 2016 at 02:26 JST

 

It was hot and humid. I was covered in sweat with mosquitoes buzzing around my computer screen... But, the seeing was good!!

Using my AP 10" Maksutov @ F/44 and Skynyc color camera/Lucam Recorder

I was able to get this image. FYI

 


best,

 

Jim PHILLIPS (Charleston, SC)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 12 August 2016

Received:@13 August 2016 at 17:49 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,

Naked eye twinkling Mars, Saturn and Antares again. Visually, through the telescope, Hellas is dull white with a very slight tint of pink. Syrtis Major steel dark gray. Ausonia desert color.

Good Seeing!

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160812/Kn12Aug16.jpg

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/12-Kumamori

Received:@13 August 2016 at 17:22 JST

 

Mars images on 12 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160812/Km12Aug16.jpg

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mo11Aug_16

Received:@13 August 2016 at 13:52 JST

 

Mars images on 11 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160811/Mo11Aug16.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars observation 7th August 2016

Received:@13 August 2016 at 07:54 JST

 

Dear CMO/OAA-team !
Here is my latest Mars observation from
7th August 2016.
I used Winjupos for combining the videos for this LRGB.
best regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160807/RSz07Aug16.jpg


Robert SCHULZ (Austria)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 4

Received:@13 August 2016 at 06:48 JST

 

Rather poor seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160704/PMx04July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: NS axis orientation of Mars images

Received:@13 August 2016 at 05:09 JST

 

Regarding my image of 4 July 2016 you noted in CMO#452 that the NS axis should be oriented using the Parker/Morita method. Would you kindly provide a reference for this method?

With best regards,

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/12 1541UT CM17

Received:@13 August 2016 at 02:49 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this evening  under improved conditions.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160812/CFs12Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 20160811UT

Received:@12 August 2016 at 16:57 JST

 

Mars image on 11 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160811/Og11Aug16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 11 August 2016

Received:@12 August 2016 at 11:52 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,

Attached here is my latest image of Mars. Seeing was still poor, but by far better than at 9th. Visually, Hellas was grayish light with a slight tint of pinkish.@NPH area fairly bright, relatively bluish. SPC barely visible?, almost indiscernable.

   Best Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160811/Kn11Aug16.jpg

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/11 1555UT CM30

Received:@12 August 2016 at 05:07 JST

 

Hi all,

Relatively poor conditions are continuing. Possibly a cyclonic storm system in the north polar region?

Also thanks to Damian Peach for providing input to dealing with the limb arc .

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160811/CFs11Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/10 1517UT CM30

Received:@11 August 2016 at 17:24 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor conditions are continuing. Hoping that the images are still at least able to confirm that there is no major dust storm developments at present.

Regards,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160810/CFs10Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars July 3

Received:@11 August 2016 at 04:34 JST

 

Nice seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160703/PMx03July16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars after a Typhoon Passage

Received:10 August 2016 at 19:20 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,

 This yearfs 5th typhoon gOmaish has narrowly missed here northeastern Japan, blowing out into the Pacific, agitating the air above our heads, causing hopelessly terrible seeing.

The naked eye Mars nearing its heavenly rival was twinkling crazily, visually no Hellas, no

Syrtis Major nor Sinus Sabaeus in the telescope field, and the red planetfs image in the display monitor was like a moving ameba in a time-lapse animation. Here I am attaching what I could have squeezed out through image processing, feel it like a kind of magic!

 


@@@@GOOD Seeing!

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160809/Kn09Aug16.jpg

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: August 9, 2016

Received:10 August 2016 at 10:10 JST

 

Hi -

  I have attached my latest image of Mars August 9, 2016 UT.

   Thanks,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160809/FMl09Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/09 1529UT CM42

Received:10 August 2016 at 04:29 JST

 

Hi all,

Conditions were too poor on 8 August to get anything decent. This evening conditions were a bit improved although still rather poor.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160809/CFs09Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 26

Received: 9 August 2016 at 12:37 JST

 

Average or better seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160628/PMx28June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 26

Received: 9 August 2016 at 04:20 JST

 

More good seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160626/PMx26June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/07 1540UT CM64

Received: 8 August 2016 at 18:53 JST

 

Hi all,

We are at Ls 200 and the Mars is rapidly approaching 12h. Unfortunately I have not been able to resolve the limb arc as yet and the SPC is overprocessed in this image in an attempt to bring out other features on Mars. Some nice large scale cloud structures in the north Polar region. There was a small brightish feature on the western limb of M Acidalium yesterday which extended towards the east across Acidalium. I suspect it may have been a small transient localised dust event. No sign of it today.

Best,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160807/CFs07Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - August 3rd, 4th

Received: 8 August 2016 at 02:24 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!, Some of my better sessions under below average conditions from August 3rd,4th. (Tropical Storms,Saharra dust aerosols)
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160803/EMr03Aug16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160804/EMr04Aug16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 25

Received: 7 August 2016 at 10:39 JST

 

Still decent seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160625/PMx25June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/06 1530UT CM71

Received: 7 August 2016 at 03:55 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this evening under average seeing conditions.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160806/CFs06Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (June 13th.)

Received: 7 August 2016 at 02:39 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some images from June 13th in excellent seeing.

RGB: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-13-RGB.jpg

Blue: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars1617/m2016-06-13-0208_0-BLUE.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160613/DPc13June16.jpg

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: terminator projections

Received: 7 August 2016 at 01:35 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu and Richard,
  I have followed with interest your correspondence related to the terminator projections on Mars.  As you know, I am in
Flagstaff now—and recall having seen some pages of calculations by Percival Lowell on this subject, from about 1903.  Next time I am in the archives I will have them brought out again, and take some smart-phone images for you, in the event they may be of interest.

   It certainly seems that Masatsugu's suggestion of a CME hitting Mars is a good one to explain the unusual 2012 event. As you both may know, there are some interesting ideas by Candace Gray of New Mexico State University to suggest that CME-related activity may give rise to dramatically increased oxygen green-line emission on the night side of Venus--and that this, at least in principle, might account for a small subset of Ashen Light observations.  The proof is in the pudding, whether it can be demonstrated that visual observers report the AL at the same time Venus is in the direct line of a CME.

   Noting the alert for the Edom flares on August 5.  It seems that the circusmtances are less favorable this year than they were in 2001 or in 1954, so I am doubtful anything will be seen.***
   All the best to both,

 

Bill SHEEHAN (Flagstaff, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/05 1607UT CM90

Received: 6 August 2016 at 22:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Some pretty decent conditions yesterday evening. I am always wary of limb effects, but the bright SE limb at upper left was noticeable on the screen when I was imaging.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160805/CFs05Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 23

Received: 6 August 2016 at 08:18 JST

 

Very good seeing this session.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160623/PMx23June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/04 1609UT CM100

Received: 5 August 2016 at 15:34 JST

 

Hi all,

Unfortunately seeing was too poor to get anything decent out on 3 August. Conditions a little improved last night. Some large scale cloud structure detectable in both the north and south polar regions.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160804/CFs04Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 20

Received: 5 August 2016 at 07:44 JST

 

Very hot during capture.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160620/PMx20June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 01 August 2016

Received: 4 August 2016 at 21:59 JST

 

Dear Dr. Minami,

I have attached my latest image of Mars. Seeing was still terrible, but some improvements in squeezing out some detail from the blurred images.

  Clear skies with good Seeing!

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160801/Kn01Aug16.jpg

 

 Reiichi KONNAÏ (Fukushima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image 2016/08/03

Received: 4 August 2016 at 08:23 JST

 

Mars image on 3 August 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160803/Og03Aug16.jpg

 

Tadao OHSUGI (Ishikawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/08/02 1519UT CM106

Received: 3 August 2016 at 16:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Solis Lacus, the Vallis Marineris complex and Nilokeras all becoming visible. Olympus Mons near the morning terminator at right. I also note the light streaks in the region of Alba Patera.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160802/CFs02Aug16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

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

Received: 3 August 2016 at 14:24 JST

 

Thanks for your comments Jim.

I was suspicious as it did look too large and substantial for this season.

Regards,

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: August 3, 2016

Received: 3 August 2016 at 12:15 JST

 

Hi , 

   I have attached my latest image of Mars August 3, 2016.

   Thanks,  

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160803/FMl03Aug16.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars June 19

Received: 3 August 2016 at 09:02 JST

 

June 19
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160619/PMx19June16.jpg


Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

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

Received: 3 August 2016 at 07:27 JST

 

Hi Clyde,

Fall has just started in the Northern hemisphere and I think it might be too warm for the H2O cap to form. Looking at your RGB monochromes, the blue and green are bright that could be hood-like features. The red image is also bright but not brighter than other desert regions. The color image shows a few orange spots that could be a desert under the clouds. So I would say the white polar regions are clouds over a desert.

Thanks,

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images 2016 July 28, 30, 31

Received: 3 August 2016 at 08:49 JST

 

Mars images on 28, 30, 31 July 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160728/Og28July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160730/Og30July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160731/Og31July16.jpg