Solar & Planetary LtE Now for CMO/ISMO #84 (CMO #458)

 Not every email is necessarily cited in the PDFfs CMO LtE

To see the preceding ones, click

 LtE#457

CMO/ISMO Index Page

The latest is at the top


¤····Subject: Mars: January 15, 2017

Received: 16 January 2017 at 11:38 JST

 

Hi,  

   I have attached my latest image of Mars January 15, 2017 at 21:22 UT.

    Thanks,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170115/FMl15Jan17.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars January 5, 2017

Received: 16 January 2017 at 05:37 JST

 

Below average seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170105/PMx05Jan17.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 30

Received: 15 January 2017 at 08:26 JST

 

Average seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161230/PMx30Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 27

Received: 14 January 2017 at 08:35 JST

 

More bad seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161227/PMx27Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/13

Received: 14 January 2017 at 06:11 JST

 

Hello, here is Mars at 5.4arcsec. A fine little disc with a small South Polar Cap, made in average conditions:
http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=20340
 
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170113/MKd13Jan17.jpg

 

 Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 26

Received: 14 January 2017 at 04:17 JST

 

Below average seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161226/PMx26Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 19

Received: 13 January 2017 at 07:21 JST

 

Nice seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161219/PMx19Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/11 1645UT CM346  RGB C Foster

Received: 12 January 2017 at 20:02 JST

 

Hi all,

I previously sent through an IR image from yesterday. I did capture RGB data and attach an attempt at a full RGB image set- a rather challenging exercise, for me at leastc.. A tiny Mars with a tiny SPC, and what looks like a cloud just below the SPC(note the G and B images). All looks very quiet from a dust perspectivec.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170111/CFs11Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 18

Received: 12 January 2017 at 08:36 JST

 

Difficult processing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161218/PMx18Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 15

Received: 12 January 2017 at 04:17 JST

 

Fair.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161215/PMx15Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/11 1643UT CM345 IR C Foster

Received: 12 January 2017 at 03:30 JST

 

Hi all,

IR capture of Mars this afternoon.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170111/CFs11Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - January 9th

Received: 11 January 2017 at 08:48 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here is my latest observation under cloudy and light showers a break in the clouds.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170109/EMr09Jan17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 14

Received: 11 January 2017 at 08:23 JST

 

More unsteady seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161214/PMx14Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 13, 2016

Received: 11 January 2017 at 04:37 JST

 

Unsteady seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161213/PMx13Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/10 1618UT CM350  IR C Foster

Received: 11 January 2017 at 03:44 JST

 

Hi, all,

 An IR capture of Mars this afternoon taken between clouds.

The Arabia region is remarkably bright under these conditions.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170110/CFs10Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Venus images - 3rd January 2017

Received: 11 January 2017 at 02:33 JST

 

Hi all,
Some new Venus images. Fair seeing but the ASI224MC worked well in color.

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/V2017_01_03-CPE.png


Best wishes

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/09 1539UT CM350  IR C Foster

Received: 10 January 2017 at 04:05 JST

 

Hi all,

With current weather conditions, I was not expecting to be able to image this afternoon, but managed to find some gaps in the clouds.

Attached an IR image. I have deliberately processed to try and not burn out the Arabia region which was strikingly bright on screen.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170109/CFs09Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mo01 03Jan_17

Received: 9 January 2017 at 00:04 JST

 

Mars images on 1 , 3 January 2017.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170101/Mo01Jan17.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170103/Mo03Jan17.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images 6th January 2017/SEB outbreak

Received: 7 January 2017 at 21:50 JST

 

Hi all,
Here are some images of the outbreak taken yesterday morning. Seeing was average at best but the two ZWO cams performed suprisingly well. There are also my first tests of the ASI290MM.

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/j2017-01-06_06-39_rgb_cp

 

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/j2017-01-06_06-11_ch4_cp

 

 

http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/j2017-01-06_05-58_rir_cp

http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/j2017-01-06_07-07_rir_cp

Best wishes,
Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Dec.- Jan.2017

Received: 7 January 2017 at 00:12 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami And All!, First wishing you a Happy Birthday and Health!!.

Here are some belated sessions taken in late december upto present.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161129/EMr29Nov16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170101/EMr01Jan17.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170102/EMr02Jan17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 12

Received: 6 January 2017 at 11:32 JST

 

IR only from now on.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161212/PMx12Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/05 1634UT CM43  RGB C Foster

Received: 6 January 2017 at 04:16 JST

 

Hi all,

Whilst I had set up for RGB imaging of Jupiter, I tried capturing Mars this afternoon. Becoming more challenging and atmospheric dispersion is definitely impacting. I am busy shopping for an ADCcc I think the IR and R data indicates that there is still no major dust activity on this face of Mars.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170105/CFs05Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/03

Received: 5 January 2017 at 03:19 JST

 

Hello, here is Mars at 5.6 arcsec....quite far from us, a small SPC is visible:
http://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=20329

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170103/MKd03Jan17.jpg

 

 Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/07/22 & 2016/08/10

Received: 5 January 2017 at 03:12 JST

 

Hello, here are two delayed observations of Mars
http://kardasis.weebly.com/mars-2016.html
 
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160722/MKd22July16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160810/MKd10Aug16.jpg

 

 Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

 ¤····Subject: Mars December 9

Received: 4 January 2017 at 08:33 JST

 

Average seeing, but some flaring.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161209/PMx09Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Uranus & satellites 2016.12.18

Received: 4 January 2017 at 06:19 JST

 

Dears,

Her is an observation 15d old on the little blue, it's always rewarding to find her floating in the eyepiece after having spent some time to localize her with my Dobson.

 

First a large field montage, with an invited star :


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/u20161218i-22h05.1UT-MDe_nolegend.jpg

 

All details following:


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u20161218i-22h05.1UT-MDe.png

No details except for the bright boreal polar zone.

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 5

Received: 3 January 2017 at 08:56 JST

 

Average seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161205/PMx05Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Venus images, 13 and 29 December 2016

Received: 3 January 2017 at 06:41 JST

 

Hi all,
Happy new year everyone!
Here are my first results for the current Venus eastern elongation. The planet was low in the sky those past months but it's now getting higher by the day.

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/V2016_12_13-CPE

 

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/V2016_12_29-CPE

 


Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: January 1, 2017

Received: 2 January 2017 at 12:59 JST

 

Hi ,

   Happy New Year! I have attached my latest Mars image January 1, 2017 at 21:37 UT.

   In fact, Mars is the largest on January 1st for entire year of 2017. It won't be this big until Feb. 4, 2018!

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170101/FMl01Jan17.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 4

Received: 2 January 2017 at 11:41 JST

 

Slightly better seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161204/PMx04Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/01 1506UT CM62  1549UT CM72  IR

Received: 2 January 2017 at 02:03 JST

 

Hi all,

A further double IR capture from this afternoon. Rather frustrated by cloud preventing RGB imaging.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170101/CFs01Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/12/31 1446UT CM68  1555UT CM84  IR

Received: 1 January 2017 at 22:28 JST

 

Hi, all,

Two IR captures from yesterday afternoon to end off the year. Ls 291 and 5.8h diameter.These were with the ASI 290MM camera and I think this is also the first time I have tried PIPP software, which, In my opinion , made a positive improvement in the final results.

With best wishes for 2017!

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161231/CFs31Dec16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mo30 31Dec_16

Received: 1 January 2017 at 22:28 JST

 

Mars images on 30, 31 December 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161230/Mo30Dec16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161231/Mo31Dec16.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 3

Received: 1 January 2017 at 07:58 JST

 

IR only this time.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161203/PMx03Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars December 1

Received: 31 December 2016 at 08:14 JST

 

IR only, poor seeing again.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161201/PMx01Dec16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: RE: Mars and Venus 27th December 2016

Received: 31 December 2016 at 03:35 JST

 

Hi Martin
Quick question. Why did you a) use a colour camera with its very poor sub 400nm sensitivity with the Baader U filter which only works between 3-400nm? and 2) compound that by using the ZWO ADC on Venus instead of the PA given
the latter is far superior at UV wavelengths? Did you just want a challenge??  

Best

 Rupert  (Astrograph Ltd)

 <rupert@astrograph.net>

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mo 3,11,18,25Dec_16

Received: 31 December 2016 at 02:13 JST

 

Mars images on 3, 11, 18, 25 December 2016.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161203/Mo03Dec16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161211/Mo11Dec16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161218/Mo18Dec16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161225/Mo25Dec16.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars and Venus 27th December 2016

Received: 31 December 2016 at 01:38 JST

 

Hi,
Another lucky opening in the thin high cloud on 27th December allowed Venus and Mars to be imaged in good conditions during the current period of stable air over the
UK.


Mars was the best 4 images from 10 one minute videos combined in Winjupos (derotate).

 

Venus showing some cloud detail in UV light and IR for comparison.

 

 


See the two images here if no attachment with your copy of this mail;
http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/mars-and-venus

Happy New Year to all,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161227/MLw27Dec16.jpg

 

Martin LEWIS (St. Albans, the UK)
www.SkyInspector.co.uk

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars November 30

Received: 30 December 2016 at 08:49 JST

 

Poor seeing..
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161130/PMx30Nov16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/12/29 1534UT CM98  IR

Received: 30 December 2016 at 01:33 JST

 

Hi all,

An IR capture from this afternoon in poor, cloudy conditions.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161229/CFs29Dec16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars November 8

Received: 29 December 2016 at 07:43 JST

 

Average seeing.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161108/PMx08Nov16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: December 24, 2016

Received: 26 December 2016 at 11:19 JST

 

Hi, 

  Merry Christmas!

   I have attached my latest image of Mars December 24, 2016 at 21:42 UT.

   Thanks,

    http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161224/FMl24Dec16.jpg

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

 ¤····Subject: Jupiter, Io & Ganymede 2016.12.18

Received: 26 December 2016 at 09:01 JST

 

Dears,

 

My first Jupiter of this apparition, this is always enjoyable to see the giant planet again, even if that time seeing was very average... we can see the Great Red Spot, and Oval BA below preceding it, as well as the North Temperate Band reformed. Ganymede shows the classic Galileo Regio.

 

Infrared is better:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20161218i-06h21.6UT-MDe.png

 

Only one red and one green layer, my SSD was filled too early:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20161218r-06h34.2UT-MDe.png

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j20161218g-06h36.2UT-MDe.png

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Fwd: OAO: "Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018" Goes to Japan

Received: 24 December 2016 at 01:50 JST

 

Begin forwarded message:
-------------------------------------------

 From: "AAS Press Officer Dr. Rick Fienberg" <rick.fienberg@aas.org>
 Date: December 23, 2016 at 8:41:09 AM MST
 To: Rick Fienberg <Rick.Fienberg@aas.org>
 Subject: OAO: "Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2018" Goes to Japan
 
 THE FOLLOWING ITEM WAS ISSUED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNIONfS CA
P CONFERENCES WORKING GROUP AND OFFICE FOR ASTRONOMY OUTREACH IN TOKYO, JAPAN,
 AND IS FORWARDED FOR YOUR INFORMATION. FORWARDING DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT
BY THE AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY.
 
 
23 December 2016
 
 ** Contact details appear below. **
 
 Text & Image:
 http://www.communicatingastronomy.org/cap2018/

 

 gCOMMUNICATING ASTRONOMY WITH THE PUBLIC 2018h GOES TO JAPAN
 
 The brand-new
Fukuoka City Science Museum on Japanfs Kyushu Island has been chosen to host the International Astronomical Union (IAU) conference gCommunicating Astronomy with the Public 2018h (CAP 2018).
 
 The CAP Conferences Working Group of IAU Commission C2 issued an international call for proposals to host CAP 2018 in August 2016. Five countries submitted full proposals by the October deadline:
Armenia, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States of America. All five proposals were very strong, but the one from Japan stood out from the rest and was selected as winner of the call.
 
 Local organisation of CAP 2018, to be held March 24-28, will be led by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and
Fukuoka City, supported by a very strong national and local team of astronomy communicators, city officials and other partners.
 
 
Fukuoka City Science Museum will open in October 2017 to bring science to all citizens of, and visitors to, the city. It aims to make science accessible to the public and to provide an environment where children can express their creativity and receive support to follow their dreams for the future.
 
 CAP 2018 will be the eighth conference in the series. Since 2003, CAP conferences have facilitated the exchange of ideas and best practices in astronomy and space communication and informal education. The conference helps strengthen the local community of professionals by connecting them to the global network of astronomy communicators and giving them access to the latest trends, lessons learnt from other parts of the globe and ongoing projects they can tap into.
 
 Contacts:
 Oana Sandu
 SOC co-chair of CAP 2018
 ESO education and Public Outreach Department
 +49 89 320 069 65
 osandu@partner.eso.org
 
 Sze-leung Cheung
 SOC co-chair of CAP 2018
 IAU International Outreach Office
 +81 422 34 3896, cell: +81 80 9274 2454
 cheungszeleung@iau.org
 
 IAU CAP Conference Facebook page:
 https://www.facebook.com/CAPconference/

 
 IAU CAP Conference mailing list
 http://www.eso.org/lists/listinfo/capconferences

 
 The International Astronomical Union (IAU, http://www.iau.org) was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Paris, France. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation. Its individual members -- structured into Divisions, Commissions, and Working Groups -- are professional astronomers from all over the world who are active in professional research and education in astronomy. The IAU has more than 10,000 members in 98 countries worldwide. The IAU is responsible for naming stars, planets, asteroids and other celestial bodies and collaborates with other scientific organisations all over the world.

 ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 If you do not wish to receive press releases or other announcements that are forwarded to the news media by the American Astronomical Society, please unsubscribe by replying accordingly to any incoming email, or send email to rick.fienberg@aas.org. Requests for referrals to experts on the astronomical sciences should be sent to the same address. PIOs: Send relevant items for distribution to press-release@aas.org. Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer, +1 202-328-201
0 x116, @AAS_Press (Twitter).

 --
 You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "PR_Press" group.
 To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to
pr_press+unsubscribe@aas.org.

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

 

Bill SHEEHAN (Flagstaff, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars November 7

Received: 24 December 2016 at 08:42 JST

 

Good seeing!

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161107/PMx07Nov16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars November 6

Received: 23 December 2016 at 08:24 JST

 

Better than average.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161106/PMx06Nov16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Uranus 2016 October 30

Received: 23 December 2016 at 08:20 JST

 

Itfs taken me a while to get round to process this, but I was inspired by the spate of detections of the rings recently. Consequently I subjected the stacked and sharpened image to a big stretch (middle panel). Four moons are revealed, but no evidence of rings in my opinion. The enormally processedf image shows some nice banding. I think this is the most frames I have ever stacked for Uranus.


David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middlesex, the UK)

http://staglaneobservatory.co.uk

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 18th Dec 2016

Received: 22 December 2016 at 09:13 JST

 

Hi,
I managed to make the most of a brief opening in the grey murk last Sunday afternoon imaging Mars and Venus in the fading twilight with my ASI224MC colour camera.

Some pleasing details on the Mars image despite its diminutive 6.0" diameter. The Venus image on the other hand was special, not because of any detail visible, but because that then completes for me the full set of 7 solar system planets in an 8 month period during this calendar year. Please take this composite image, with all the planets shown at the same image scale, as a Christmas card to you all- to bring you good cheer and a wonderful 2017.

 


If the images are not attached to this mail when you receive it they can be viewed at;
http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/mars-and-venus

http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/showpiece-gallery

Best wishes,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161218/MLw18Dec16.jpg


Martin LEWIS (St. Albans, the UK)
www.SkyInspector.co.uk

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars November 3

Received: 22 December 2016 at 08:54 JST

 

Quite unsteady.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161103/PMx03Nov16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Uranus, satellites incl. Miranda 2016.12.01

Received: 21 December 2016 at 16:14 JST

 

Dears,

Here are the results under average seeing, no details seen, main topic is that I was targeting Miranda and got it:

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u20161201i-21h52.4UT-MDe.png

 

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u20161201i-22h08.8UT-MDe.png

 

 

Here is a just "nice to see" montage of the session where we see the 5 satellites, and two accompanying stars:


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/u20161201i-21h52.4UT-MDe_nolegend.png

Steady skies,


Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars October 30

Received: 21 December 2016 at 08:23 JST

 

Very unsteady.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161030/PMx30Oct16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/12/20 1553UT CM192  IR

Received: 21 December 2016 at 01:59 JST

 

Hi all,

A final daylight capture under hot turbulent conditions before I head off for a week to visit family. Hoping that conditions may be a bit more settled when I return.

I noted that the Memnonia region was a bit brighter than the rest of the preceding limb.

May I take this opportunity to wish all my friends and Mars colleagues a happy, restful, peaceful and safe festive season.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161220/CFs20Dec16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/12/18 1543UT CM210  IR

Received: 19 December 2016 at 04:59 JST

 

Hi all,

This was the best of a large number of attempts I took over a few hours this evening. Conditions varying, but generally poor.

I note a brightening below the SPC which has not been particularly noticeable the last few days. However this could also be due to the limb arc effect, so it would be good to compare with any other images.

Elysium is seen as a diffuse bright spot at lower right.

The hbridgeh (Apodis D/Hesperi S?) connecting the southern end of Mare Tyrrhenum with Mare Cimmerium has been noticeable the last few days, with Ausonia(two lobes?) consistently bright. Mare Sirenum starting to come into view.

Best,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161218/CFs18Dec16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - December 15th

Received: 18 December 2016 at 02:35 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here is my latest session under above average conditions on December 15th.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161215/EMr15Dec16.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars October 27

Received: 18 December 2016 at 08:41 JST

 

Average seeing. SPC prominent.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161027/PMx27Oct16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/12/17 1632UT CM232  IR

Received: 18 December 2016 at 05:27 JST

 

Hi all,

An IR capture from this evening. Conditions appear to be improving.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161217/CFs17Dec16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars October 26

Received: 17 December 2016 at 08:55 JST

 

Average seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161026/PMx26Oct16.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Uranus rings at Pic du Midi 2014.10.02

Received: 17 December 2016 at 08:21 JST

Dears,

 

This fall, Jean-Luc Dauvergne detected in infrared with the 1 meter telescope at Pic du Midi the epsilon ring, Uranus' brightest:


http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u20161101-21h35.0UT-PIc.jpg


 

 

 

Jean-Philippe Cazard then went back to our summer acquisitions this year (with Christophe Pellier and me), and could also detect the ring:



http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u20160808a-02h33.7UT-PIc.jpg



All of this reminded me something, I remembered having seen something suspect on my on Pic du Midi images. I hence analyzed again all of them, and here it was, two years ago in October 2014, I got maybe the first detection of tha tring in infrared at Pic du Midi, thanks to these new infrared sensitive cameras ! :



http://www.astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/u20141002a-23h55.4UT-PIC.png

Now challenge is to do the same with our amateur scopes
Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2016/12/16 1843UT CM274  IR

Received: 17 December 2016 at 05:06 JST

 

Hi all,

An IR capture from this evening

Best regards,

  http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/161216/CFs16Dec16.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 


Back to the CMO/ISMO Façade / CMO Home Page