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¤····Subject: Amateur astronomers participation in the 2017 European Planetary Science Congress:

17-22 September 2017, Riga, Latvia

Received: 17 February 2017 at 21:54 JST

 

Dear all,

The professional conference European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) will be held from September 17 to September 22, 2017 in Riga, Latvia

Meeting webpage: http://www.epsc2017.eu/

We would like to draw your attention to the AM1 session "Amateur collaborations in small bodies, terrestrial, giant and exo planets professional studies" and the AM2 session "Juno Ground-Based Support from Amateurs", in the program group "Amateur Astronomy". Both sesions are convened by amateur astronomers together with professionals. We would like to invite you to attend or actively participate to these sessions by contributing a paper and/or meeting and exchanging views and ideas with other amateur and professional astronomers studying the solar system (planets, asteroids, comets, meteors, ...) and exoplanets, and in supporting the Juno mission.

For contributing, please fill in the abstract submission form that you will find at the meeting web page above (abstract deadline: May 3, 2017). Contributions will be oral talks and poster contributions. The language at the meeting will be English for all presentations.

Please note that this year EUROPLANET-2020 will provide budget to support amateur participants from European countries. This budget will be allocated to participants considering the scientific value of their expected presentations and promoting diversity of participants from different countries. Note also that amateur participants will not have to cover registration fees.

Please feel free to circulate this message to all those who might be interested in the event.

Looking forward your contribution or participation to EPSC2017,

Marc Delcroix, Ricardo Hueso and the co-conveners of the EPSC2017 AM1 and AM2 sessions.

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images in May 2016 (III)

Received: 15 February 2017 at 23:13 JST

 

Mars images on 23, 30 May 2016

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160523/Mo23May16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160530/Mo30May16.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - February 8th

Received: 13 February 2017 at 22:16 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here is my session from february 8th under average conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170208/EMr08Feb17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars and Venus (UV) 4th Feb. 2017

Received: 9 February 2017 at 08:20 JST

 

Hello,
A brief period of decent seeing at around sunset last Saturday afternoon with the jetstream south of the
UK allowed for good imaging of Mars and Venus both at a reasonable altitude.

 


Venus in UV light (Baader Venus filter) showing plenty of cloud structure, whilst Mars, at only 5.0" now, still keeps giving. Solus Lacus on show upper left and Mare Sirenum upper right and with Tharsis bang centre even a suggestion of Arsia Mons just below centre

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170204/MLw04Feb17.jpg

 

For those who are losing the attachments in the ether the images can be seen at the top of this page;

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

Cheers

 

 Martin LEWIS ( St Albans, the UK)

www.SkyInspector.co.uk

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars February 1

Received: 9 February 2017 at 03:15 JST

 

Last one for sure this time.
 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170201/PMx01Feb17.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - February 5th

Received: 8 February 2017 at 04:57 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here is a short session only in IR as the rain clouds arrived.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170205/EMr05Feb17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - February 3rd

Received: 6 February 2017 at 05:52 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here is my most recent session from february 3rd, 23:02ut. Under average conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170203/EMr03Feb17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images 18/21/24 January 2017

Received: 6 February 2017 at 05:51 JST

 

Hi all,
Please find attached images from three nights in January. Due to the easterlies, seeing was never good.
Note noticeably bright EZ plume in UV on the 24th.

 


 


 


 

Best wishes,

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images in May 2016 (II)

Received: 5 February 2017 at 23:29 JST

 

Mars images on 13, 20, 22 May 2016

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160513/Mo13May16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160520/Mo20May16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160522/Mo22May16.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: February 4, 2017

Received: 5 February 2017 at 10:38 JST

 

Hi ,

    I have attached my latest image of Mars February 4, 2017 at 22:49 UT.

    Thanks,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170204/FMl04Feb17.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Venus images 21, 23, 24 January 2017

Received: 4 February 2017 at 20:47 JST

 

Hi all,
Here are my latest Venus images, probably the last ones of the dayside planet for the current elongation. Next time sky clears it will be time to look at the night side.
Larger UV details again easy to spot at the eyepiece with the W47.

 


 




http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/V2017_01_21-CPE
http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/V2017_01_23-CPE
http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/V2017_01_24-CPE
Clear sky

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars January 31

Received: 4 February 2017 at 08:09 JST

 

Not bad for 5.1".
 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170131/PMx31Jan17.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - February 1st

Received: 3 February 2017 at 10:39 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here I submit my latest session on february 1st under average conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170201/EMr01Feb17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2 February R filter

Received: 3 February 2017 at 03:32 JST

 

Hi all,

Red filter capture from this afternoon at Ls311 and 5.0h. I may have an opportunity for a final capture tomorrow afternoon, after which I will be away for about a week and a half.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170202/CFs02Feb17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 1 February R filter

Received: 2 February 2017 at 03:17 JST

 

Hi all,

Another red filter capture from this afternoon. Mare Sirenum can still be seen. Ls 310 and 5.1h.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170201/CFs01Feb17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images in May 2016

Received: 2 February 2017 at 01:34 JST

 

Mars images in May 2016

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160501/Mo01May16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160511/Mo11May16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160517/Mo17May16.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/160518/Mo18May16.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 28 January R filter

Received: 1 February 2017 at 03:58 JST

 

Hi all,

A red filter capture of Mars from 28 January.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170128/CFs28Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - January 20th

Received: 31 January 2017 at 06:11 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here are some belated sessions taken on january 20th, 23rd, 25th, 26th. and my most recent session of Jupiter from the january 29th.

 


 

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170120/EMr20Jan17.jpg

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170123/EMr23Jan17.jpg

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170125/EMr25Jan17.jpg

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170126/EMr26Jan17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars January 29

Received: 31 January 2017 at 08:33 JST

 

Had to try a couple more.
 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170129/PMx29Jan17.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: January 29, 2017

Received: 30 January 2017 at 11:43 JST

 

Hi,

    I have attached my latest image of Mars January 29, 2017 at 21:50 UT.

    Thanks,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170129/FMl29Jan17.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: SOLAR IMAGES 28-Jan-2017

Received: 29 January 2017 at 22:06 JST

 

Hi Guys These were taken in lucky cloud breaks with jittery but detailed seeing. Forecast looks gimaging bleakh, so while these are still current.

 


 

best wishes

 

Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)

www.david-tyler.com

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars and Venus (UV and IR)

Received: 29 January 2017 at 00:58 JST

 

Hi,
Lots of image doubling in the cold local convection but AS!3 made the most of it combined with Astra Image deconvolution to bring out the details;

 

-Mars now at 5.2" with a colour ASI224MC camera
-Venus in UV and IR with ASI174MM mono camera


 

Also see these at the top of

http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/mars-and-venus
Cheers
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170122/MLw22Jan17.jpg

 

Martin LEWIS ( St Albans, the UK)

www.SkyInspector.co.uk

 

 

 

¤····Subject: solar images 17-24th Jan-2017

Received: 27 January 2017 at 00:48 JST

 

Hi Guys The sun at last ! Here are some images from 5 of the string of sunny days that we were blessed with. Plenty of spots plenty of blue and good seeing too. The spots were coming and going at a confusing rate, the sun certainly awoke from his nap with a start.

 


 


 


 


Best wishes

 

 Dave TYLER (Bucks, the UK)

www.david-tyler.com

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 23 and 25 january R filter

Received: 26 January 2017 at 03:47 JST

 

Hi all,

Two Red filter images from the 23 and 25 January. Conditions particularly poor on the 25th.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170123/CFs23Jan17.jpg

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170125/CFs25Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars and Venus 20th Jan 2017

Received: 24 January 2017 at 08:46 JST

 

Hi,
An odd early session for me but with very jigglely seeing. Wonderful for Venus in the UV, reasonable for Venus in the IR at 807nm but poor for nearby Mars at the same altitude but a bit later. Other details on the images.


Images can be also seen here if somehow they are not attached to this mail
(happening with some recipients);
http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/mars-and-venus

Cheers

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170120/MLw20Jan17.jpg

 

Martin LEWIS ( St Albans, the UK)

www.SkyInspector.co.uk

 

 

 

¤····Subject: High res NGC 2070

Received: 24 January 2017 at 03:55 JST

 

Hi all,

Very pleased with how this set of data turned out. Taken last year but only processed recently due to all the planetary processing.

NGC 2070 (Tarantula Nebula.)

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/ngc2070_201617dp.jpg

27"CDK with FLI camera. HaLRGB. 2/1/1/1/1hrs.

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK))

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mo22Jan_17

Received: 24 January 2017 at 00:28 JST

 

Mars images on 22 January 2017.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170122/Mo22Jan17.jpg

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/22 1717UT CM244  R C Foster

Received: 23 January 2017 at 03:13 JST

 

Hi all,

An R capture from this afternoon in poor conditions.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170122/CFs22Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Venus images - January 20th 2017

Received: 22 January 2017 at 19:57 JST

 

Hi all,
Here is a new set of images.

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/V2017_01_20-CPE

Good obs

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - January 19th

Received: 22 January 2017 at 05:03 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here is one of my sessions from january 19th. Possible disturbance in the Hellas/Mare Amphitrites region?.

Will continue to monitor

. http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170119/EMr19Jan17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars and Venus 18th Jan 2017

Received: 21 January 2017 at 06:56 JST

 

Hi,

Despite imaging well past culmination the seeing was kind to me on 18th Jan and enabled a nice view of 5.3"dia. Mars to be teased out of the local convectional cooling using the edge quality setting in Autostakkert. Even later I imaged Venus in UV light at only 17 altitude.

Cheers

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170118/MLw18Jan17.jpg

 


Martin LEWIS ( St Albans, the UK)

www.SkyInspector.co.uk

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/18 1553UT CM264  R C Foster

Received: 20 January 2017 at 06:49 JST

 

Hi all,

Some unprocessed sets of data taken last year but not processed until recently.

 

Hydra Galaxy Cluster: http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/abell1060_2016_02_09dp.jpg

Lagoon Nebula: http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/m8_2016_08_18dp.jpg

NGC 3201: http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/ngc3201_2016_02_13dp.jpg

 


Cone Nebula: http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/ngc2264_2016_02_07dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK))

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/18 1553UT CM264  R C Foster

Received: 19 January 2017 at 03:28 JST

 

Hi all,

An R capture from this afternoon. Under these conditions the Libya/Isidis region is bright.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170118/CFs18Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - January 15th

Received: 19 January 2017 at 01:37 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

I submit my latest session under average conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170115/EMr15Jan17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Venus images

Received: 18 January 2017 at 15:22 JST

 

Hi all,
Nice seeing yesterday evening on Venus. These are my first images of that planet with the ASI290MM, that I find very performing in UV and violet !

 


http://www.astrosurf.com/pellier/V2017_01_17-CPE


Note that the UV details are barely perceptible in true colors RGB, the darker ones logically taking a subtle yellow hue. I have been able to visually see the bright regions with the Wratten 47 (violet) filter at 285x.
Best wishes,

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/15 1653UT CM308 R  C Foster

Received: 17 January 2017 at 16:35 JST

 

Hi all,

An R capture from 15 January. Hellas is almost central.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170115/CFs15Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/14 1627UT CM312 R  C Foster

Received: 17 January 2017 at 16:18 JST

 

Hi all,

A gRh capture from 14 January. Should you NOT wish to receive further images at this point(I will likely only continue for another week or two depending on conditions), please let me know.

Best regards,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170114/CFs14Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2017/01/12 1633UT CM334 IR  C Foster

Received: 17 January 2017 at 15:52 JST

 

Hi all,

An IR capture of Mars from 12 January.

With Mars so small now (5.4h), afternoon conditions being rather poor, and quality of imaging reducing, I feel that it is time to stop circulating to the full list. In these conditions I am also experiencing quite a severe limb arc/rind.

I will continue to circulate to a few of the Mars forums and individuals that wish me to. Kindly let me know if you do want to be retained on the list, probably for the next week or two before I stop.

As mentioned a few times, my objective was to get to Ls300 with the primary aim of documenting whether there was any major dust activity or not. I believe I have just about achieved what I set out to, and I am approaching the end of my first full Mars apparition (I started following Mars after opposition in 2014). I will consolidate and confirm the numbers, but I do know that I have submitted on approx. 200 days during the apparition. It has been a fascinating learning curve, and I would like to thank all of those on the list that have interacted with me in many interesting discussions, both on Mars weather and detail, as well as imaging issues.

I look forward with great anticipation to the 2018 apparition, where Mars will be exceptionally well placed for observing from here.
Best regards,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170112/CFs12Jan17.jpg

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: January 16, 2017

Received: 17 January 2017 at 10:29 JST

 

Hi, 

  I have attached my latest image of Mars January 16, 2017 at 21:39 UT.

  Thanks,

 http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170116/FMl16Jan17.jpg

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars January 12

Received: 17 January 2017 at 08:08 JST

 

Last images of the opposition (probably).

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170112/PMx12Jan17.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars January 7

Received: 17 January 2017 at 07:36 JST

 

Average seeing.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170107/PMx07Jan17.jpg

 

Paul MAXSON (Surprise, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - January 14th

Received: 16 January 2017 at 06:03 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here I submit my latest session from january 14th under average conditions.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2016/170114/EMr14Jan17.jpg

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····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)

 

 

 


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