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¤····Subject: Mars 15 April 2018 0032UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 16April 2018 at 02:24 JST

 

Hi all,

Despite Meteoblue projecting very poor seeing conditions, I was up a bit earlier to try and catch the polar storm on Saturn, so Mars was at a lower altitude for these captures.

Some cloud and two dark spots appear to be in Hellas, although it also appears that there is a section of the basin that is clear of ice/cloud

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180415/CFs15Apr18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images on 13 April 2018

Received: 15 April 2018 at 22:02 JST

 

Mars images on 13 April 2018.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180413/Ak13Apr18.png

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images on 13 April 2018

Received: 15 April 2018 at 21:38 JST

 

Jupiter images on 13 April 2018.

 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 28th.)

Received: 15 April 2018 at 06:30 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 28th. Poor seeing.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_28dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180328/DPc28Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (March 27th.)

Received: 15 April 2018 at 00:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Very poor seeing on the 27th.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-03-27-0928_2-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 14 April 2018 0242UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 14 April 2018 at 17:46 JST

 

Hi allC

What a pleasure, and a huge relief, to have the C14 back in the observatory after having been exposed to extensive rainfall a few weeks ago.

Some interesting structure to the south polar cloud formations.

Following the last two, highly disrupted months, I am hoping that I can now settle into a routine for the coming months.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180414/CFs14Apr18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 27th.)

Received: 14 April 2018 at 06:21 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some images from March 27th. Average seeing. Interesting to note how the southern half of Hellas looks frosted while the northern half of the basin looks clear.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_27dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180327/DPc27Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Venus observations coordinated with Akatsuki

Received: 13 April 2018 at 11:51 JST

 

Dear all,

Akatsuki <http://akatsuki.isas.jaxa.jp/en/> is a space mission from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and has been performing observations of the atmosphere of Venus since the end of 2015. An extension of the mission until 2020 has been recently approved. The orbiter has several cameras onboard (UVI, IR1, IR2 and LIR) devoted to observe several levels of the clouds of Venus both on the night and dayside, using filters which cover from ultraviolet to infrared wavelengths. The orbiter also has a special camera for detecting lightning (LAC) and an ultra-stable oscillator (USO) to perform radio-occultation. Unfortunately, the infrared cameras IR1 and IR2 paused their observations since December 2016, so for our mission the collaboration with ground-based observers is a high priority in order to complement the observations to be performed with Akatsuki.

 

For these reasons, we have updated the protocols for the different ways in which collaborations with our mission can be undertaken. Those who wish to collaborate with Akatsuki with ground-based observations of Venus, can do this in several ways

<https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vJKqiyQkhQbkIgVhK0xpxCgH46bq8aqZ/view?usp=sharing>

 

- Observers can register in advanced their observations in this online document
   <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13xnrj39wwZCSnYjLf9QokpIMT8SfurBvhG5UVWUmRk0/edit?usp=sharing>
   .
- Observers who wish to combine data from Akatsuki and their own observations can request in advanced that Akatsuki observations adapts to some scientific goals (though with reasonable limitations) and private access to the Akatsuki data collected during the dates of their observations.
- We provide a website
<https://akatsuki.matsue-ct.jp/> with useful information for amateur and professional observers better planify their observations with Akatsuki:
- The geometry of Venus observations that can be perfomed from Akatsuki and ground-based facilities until 2020 can be consulted here

      <https://akatsuki.matsue-ct.jp/?q=node/20>. You can also download from here a software (widgets for Windows and Linux) to generate especific graphs than can be freely included in your own observing proposals to  different observatories.

The spectral bands of interest for Venus observations can be consulted here

<https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103516305851>.

Also, the planified observations to be perfomed by the Akatsuki instruments will be regularly updated here

      <https://akatsuki.matsue-ct.jp/?q=node/179>.

 

If you have doubts and/or questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 

Sincerely,

 

Javier PERALTA

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
3-1-1, Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara
Kanagawa 252-5210 (
JAPAN)
Telephone: +81 50 3362 4802
ResearchGate:
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Javier_Peralta

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 20th.)

Received: 12 April 2018 at 04:44 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor seeing on the 20th. Syrtis Major is nicely seen with a bluish cloud over it.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_20dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180320/DPc20Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars good seeing (March 31st.)

Received: 11 April 2018 at 05:24 JST

 

Hi all,

Good seeing on March 31st resulting in the best images obtained so far this apparition.

 

Elysium is just right of centre with clouds extending northward from it. South polar cap boundary can be seen. Some very fine surface details seen for the diameter.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_31dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180331/DPc31Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/04/09-Kumamori

Received: 10 April 2018 at 21:37 JST

 

Mars images on 9 April 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180409/Km09Apr18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Call for amateur astronomers participation

to the 2018 European Planetary Science Congress (in september in Berlin)

Received: 10 April 2018 at 15:44 JST

 

Dear all,

The professional astronomy conference European Planetary Science Congress 2018 (EPSC) will be held from September 16 to September 21, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. This yearly conference gives an inspiring insight of the latest discoveries and the current status of Solar System astronomy and planetary science and wellcomes the participation of amateur astronomers.

 

In particular the AM1 session "Professional-amateur collaborations in small bodies, terrestrial, giant and exo planets studies" and the AM2 session "Juno Ground-Based Support from Amateurs" are organized by amateur astronomers together with professionals and are open to presentations by amateurs. We invite you to actively participate to these sessions by contributing a paper (fill in the abstract submission form in the  "Amateur Astronomy" program group, deadline May 16th, 2018) and/or to exchange views and ideas with other amateur and professional astronomers. 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 amateurs from European countries. This budget will be allocated to in priority to active contributors (with oral or poster contributions, selected considering their scientific value and promoting diversity of participants from different countries). Depending on the budget left, amateurs only attending to the conference could also be (partially) funded (if you are interested, please let me know).

 

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

 

Looking forward your contribution or participation,

 

Marc DELCROIX and Ricardo HUESO,

(SOC members of EPSC2018 AM program)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn, April 9

Received: 10 April 2018 at 07:32 JST

 

Hi all, here's an image of Saturn from this morning in IR, showing (very faintly) the northern spot. It's faded quite a lot but can still be seen at the centre top of the image, just south of the darker polar collar.

Note: Power will be off at my place for a few hours this morning, and as I host acquerra's website here then it will be offline as well.

 


link:

http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/saturn/20180409-171442/s20180409-171442utc.png

regards, Anthony

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 15th.)

Received: 10 April 2018 at 06:41 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a Mars image from March 15th. Very poor seeing.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_15dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180315/DPc15Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (March 15th.)

Received: 10 April 2018 at 04:25 JST

 

Hi all,

Very poor seeing again unfortunately so only a single near IR result.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-03-15-0813_6-IR685dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/04/08-Kumamori

Received: 9 April 2018 at 18:21 JST

 

Mars images on 8 April 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180408/Km08Apr18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (March 8th.)

Received: 9 April 2018 at 07:58 JST

 

Hi all,

Very poor seeing on the 8th so only one IR image.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-03-08-0836_6-IR685dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images on 7 April 2018

Received: 9 April 2018 at 00:40 JST

 

Jupiter images on 7 April 2018

 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 7th.)

Received: 8 April 2018 at 23:58 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 7th. Near IR only. A nice view of the turbulent STB region following Oval BA.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-03-07-0841_7-IR685dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 7th.)

Received: 8 April 2018 at 17:57 JST

 

Hi all,

Fair seeing on the 7th. A nice view of Solis Lacus and the Tharsis volcanoes. Brilliant orographic cloud over Alba Patera.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_07dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180307/DPc07Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2018-04-07

Received: 8 April 2018 at 09:21 JST

 

An IR700nm image this morning showing the GRS and the turbulent wake.

 


http://www.astrogem.com.au/Jupiter/2018-04-07/j2018-04-07-1552_1-IR700nm-pmi.png

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn (April 5th.)

Received: 8 April 2018 at 00:14 JST

 

Hi all,

Fair seeing with some better moments. The polar storm was caught but looks much fainter. Note the bright EZ feature.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat18/s2018-04-05-0938_5-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn (April 4th.)

Received: 7 April 2018 at 22:59 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 4th. Poor seeing but the polar storm was captured. Also note the bright spot in the EZ.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat18/s2018-04-04-1004_5-Rdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars, Saturn with M22 (March 31st.)

Received: 7 April 2018 at 21:55 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a widefield image of the conjunction between Mars, Saturn and globular cluster M22 which happened some days back. Titan can be seen just below Saturn in the image.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/mars_saturn_m22_2018_03_31dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (March 4th.)

Received: 7 April 2018 at 19:59 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from March 4th under poor to fair seeing. The GRS is nicely visible as is the orange anti-cyclone further south (seen in the recent Juno imagery from April 1st.)

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-03-04-0637_5-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 7 March 2018 0258UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 7 April 2018 at 19:06 JST

 

Hi all,

We returned home on Wednesday from our wedding and honeymoon, which I hope draws to a close a period of nearly two months where my planetary imaging was heavily disrupted. Over this time, and during a period of torrential rainfall, the motorised roll-off roof of my observatory mysteriously opened by itself, exposing the C14 and mount to the deluge. The scope and mount have been stripped and cleaned and are currently being tested, and there is a possibility I may have them back over this weekend.

In the meantime, I have rather rapidly reinstalled my previous Meade 12h ACF back in the observatory. Polar alignment has not been fine-tuned , and collimation is also not perfect at this stage.

But at least I was able to capture the attached RGB and IR images of Mars this morning, with the South Polar Hood prominent.  The Vallis Marineris complex is just above the centre of the image.

Seeing was below average.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180407/CFs07Apr18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 3rd.)

Received: 7 April 2018 at 06:36 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 3rd. Poor seeing. Dense clouds over Tharsis.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_03dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180303/DPc03Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (March 3rd.)

Received: 7 April 2018 at 05:03 JST

 

Hi all,

Some images from March 3rd. Poor seeing unfortunatley.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-03-03-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2018-04-05

Received: 7 April 2018 at 01:43 JST

 

An IR image showing Oval BA, before zipping over to Saturn for spot spotting.

 


http://www.astrogem.com.au/Jupiter/2018-04-05/j2018-04-05-1720_9-IR700nm-pmi.png

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn 2018-04-05

Received: 7 April 2018 at 01:33 JST

 

Difficult conditions prevented many quality frames apart from this red channel.

Further processing may produce other images although so far they are all poor.

 


http://www.astrogem.com.au/Saturn/2018-04-05/s2018-04-05-1857_4-R-pmi.png

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars - April 1st

Received: 4 April 2018 at 03:44 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here I submit my latest session from april 1st.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180401/EMr01Apr18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/04/05

Received: 5 April 2018 at 18:56 JST

 

Hello, here is an observation in average conditions:

Mars 2018

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180405/MKd05Apr18.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/04/03 & 04

Received: 5 April 2018 at 03:33 JST

 

Hello here are my first sets of Mars for 2018 in average conditions:

Mars 2018

 


 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180403/MKd03Apr18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180404/MKd04Apr18.png

 

Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images on 3 April 2018

Received: 5 April 2018 at 00:17 JST

 

Jupiter images on 3 April 2018

 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Venus, Saturn & Mars images on 1 April 2018

Received: 5 April 2018 at 00:15 JST

 

Venus images on 1 April 2018

 


 

Saturn images on 1 April 2018

 


 

Mars images on 1 April 2018

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180401/Ak01Apr18.png

 

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Re: Saturn 2018-04-02

Received: 4 April 2018 at 09:36 JST

 

Great job!

Glad to see all the wavelengths - though faint, one can see the spot in B - 

thanks,

 

Padma YANAMANDRA-Fisher  (Space Science Institute, CA)

Senior Research Scientist 

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn 2018-04-02

Received: 4 April 2018 at 09:29 JST

 

These are the remaining Saturn spot captures from April 2nd during variable seeing as expected the blue is very poor.

 


http://www.astrogem.com.au/Saturn/2018-04-02/

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/04/02-Kumamori

Received: 3 April 2018 at 21:21 JST

 

Mars images on 2 April 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180402/Km02Apr18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Re: Saturn with new storm (April 1st.)

Received: 3 April 2018 at 22:10 JST

 

Dear Marc,

We are following the evolution of the spot since its first detection in March 29. In PVOL you can find the news we posted of the storm days ago and the first ephemeris for the event. The spot moves at a rate of -10.8 deg/day in System III according to all the images so far compiled. In any case, my recommendation is to observe and survey all Saturn longitudes.

Yes, the storm remembers to the 1994 event that took place in the southern polar area of Saturn and that we published in Science (2 Feb. 1996).

Best wishes

 

Agustin SANCHEZ

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Re: Saturn with new storm (April 1st.)

Received: 3 April 2018 at 20:49 JST

 

Hi Damian,

That is an excellent image, the trail I suspected on Anthony's image is there, and even an elongated feature preceding it (?). That shape is really unusual for me, I never saw such a shape on any of the storms I have been following since 2002, except for the 2010 GWS.

Are we witnessing an aftermath of the GWS like in 1994, and this one saturnian year after 1990 GWS?

I'll publish an update of the ephemeris tonight including all the observations I got till now.

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn with new storm (April 1st.)

Received: 3 April 2018 at 17:59 JST

 

Hi all,

A bright new storm outbreak erupted on the planet (discovered March 29th.) We had good seeing on April 1st so were able to get a very clear image of this new feature.

 

Interestingly its only the second storm on Saturn ive seen in the last two decades that i could actually see during the live video capture (the other being of course the great 2011 storm.)

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat18/s2018-04-01-0854_7-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2nd April UT

Received: 3 April 2018 at 08:50 JST

 

Hello All,

Attached is an image set of Mars taken on the 2nd April UT in below average to poor seeing conditions.

Best wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180402/MVl02Apr18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn, April 2

Received: 3 April 2018 at 08:33 JST

 

Hi all, here's an image of Saturn from this morning showing the new bright storm in the far north, visible at the top centre in this image. The storm seems less prominent than on previous days, however the seeing was very poor so that may have contributed.

The polar vortex and surrounding hexagon is also visible at the north pole.

regards, Anthony

 


Link:

http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/saturn/20180402-171830/s20180402-171830utc.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 30th.)

Received: 3 April 2018 at 00:43 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some images from March 30th under average seeing. Syrtis Major and Elysium are prominent.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_30dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180330/DPc30Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (March 30th.)

Received: 2 April 2018 at 19:07 JST

 

Hi all,

The GRS and Io are nicely seen in this one taken under fair conditions. The strange bright batch s.p the GRS may be the beginnings of the STrD passing the GRS?

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-03-30-0735_5-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/03/31-Kumamori

Received: 2 April 2018 at 18:45 JST

 

Mars images on 31 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180331/Km31Mar18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2018-03-30

Received: 2 April 2018 at 16:32 JST

 

After the excitement of the Saturn spot a check of previous captures finds a reasonable Jupiter showing the GRS and the complex wake.

 


http://www.astrogem.com.au/Jupiter/2018-03-30/j2018-03-30-1807_2-pmi.png

 

Regards, Phil

 

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Saturn-Bright Spot

Received: 2 April 2018 at 10:52 JST

 

A short session of fair seeing as the lower clouds parted leaving only patchy cirrus.

 

http://www.astrogem.com.au/Saturn/2018-04-01/

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars

Received: 30 March 2018 at 05:075 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here I submit my latest session and some that were submited but not posted.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180327/EMr27Mar18.png

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180317/EMr17Mar18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180312/EMr12Mar18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180309/EMr09Mar18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/03/30-Kumamori

Received: 31 March 2018 at 17:25 JST

 

Mars images on 30 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180330/Km30Mar18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2018-03-30

Received: 31 March 2018 at 11:08 JST

 

Here is an IR image during a period of improving seeing this morning

 


http://www.astrogem.com.au/Jupiter/2018-03-30/j2018-03-30-1844_7-IR700n-pmi.png

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 29th March UT

Received: 31 March 2018 at 07:14 JST

 

Hello allC

Attached is an image set of Mars taken on the 29th March UT in below average seeing conditions.

Best wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180329/MVl29Mar18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2018-03-29

Received: 30 March 2018 at 08:08 JST

 

Fair conditions for these 8 Jupiter IR images showing Oval BA 2018-03-29.

 


http://www.astrogem.com.au/Jupiter/2018-03-29/

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Asteroid spotting (March 27th & 28th.)

Received: 30 March 2018 at 06:37 JST

 

Hi all,

Finally managed to get an image of my asteroid (26732.) I noticed it was about to pass by two 13th magnitude spiral galaxies in Virgo this week and the asteroid is near opposition so it seemed a good time to try. You can clearly see its track on both nights almost exactly 24hrs apart. Many other asteroid tracks can be seen in the image as well as countless background galaxies. The two brigher spirals are NGC 4504 and 4487.

 

Asteroid is mag 18.5.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/26732peach_2018_03_27-28label_dp.jpg

 

ASA 20" F3.5. FLI camera. LRGB. 80/5/5/5mins.

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images 21 March 2018

Received: 30 March 2018 at 02:10 JST

 

Hi all,
Some images from last week, still poor seeing although "less poor" than the last time !
Waiting for spring to download...

 


 


 

Best regards

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images on 27 & 28 March 2018

Received: 29 March 2018 at 23:58 JST

 

Jupiter on 27 March 2018

 


 

 

Jupiter on 28 March 2018

 


 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/03/28-Kumamori

Received: 29 March 2018 at 20:27 JST

 

Mars images on 28 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180328/Km28Mar18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: NYTimes: Van Gogh Never Visited Japan, but He Saw It Everywhere

Received: 26 March 2018 at 23:32 JST

 

Here's a story from The New York Times that I thought you'd find interesting:

After buying some prints in
Paris in 1886, the Dutch painter became obsessed by Japanese art.

An exhibition in Amsterdam explores how that fascination shaped his work.

Read More...
Get The New York Times on your mobile device

 

Sent from my iPhone

 

Bill SHEEHAN (Flagstaff, AZ)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (March 2nd.)

Received: 29 March 2018 at 04:32 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 2nd. Average seeing. Oval BA and STB outbreak are nicely seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-03-02-0942_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images on 25 March 2018

Received: 28 March 2018 at 23:25 JST

 

Jupiter on 25 March 2018

 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars M180326@ishibashi

Received: 28 March 2018 at 21:08 JST

 

Mars images on 26 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180326/Is26Mar18.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/03/27-Kumamori

Received: 28 March 2018 at 19:02 JST

 

Mars images on 27 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180327/Km27Mar18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/03/26-Kumamori

Received: 27 March 2018 at 17:34 JST

 

Mars images on 26 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180326/Km26Mar18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 2nd.)

Received: 27 March 2018 at 02:40 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 2nd. Average seeing. Dense clouds over Tharsis. Olympus Mons flanked with clouds just left of centre.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_02dp.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180302/DPc02Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/03/25-Kumamori

Received: 26 March 2018 at 20:50 JST

 

Mars images on 25 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180325/Km25Mar18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (March 25th.)

Received: 26 March 2018 at 01:27 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some Mars images from this morning. Poor to average seeing, though the B filter image was good.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_25b_dp.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180325/DPc25Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/03/22&23-Kumamori

Received: 25 March 2018 at 16:47 JST

 

Mars images on 22 &23 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180322/Km22Mar18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180323/Km23Mar18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (March 1st.)

Received: 25 March 2018 at 08:45 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from March 1st obtained under poor seeing conditions.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-03-01-0801_8-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image (March 1st.)

Received: 25March 2018 at 06:13 JST

 

Hi all,

Very poor seeing for this one. Brilliant clouds over Tharsis on the terminator.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_03_01dp.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180301/DPc01Mar18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (Feb 25th.)

Received: 25 March 2018 at 02:16 JST

 

Hi all,

Average seeing. Oval BA is nicely seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-02-25-0910_7-RGBdp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 21st March 2018

Received: 24 March 2018 at 11:54 JST

 

Hello all
Attached is an image set of Mars taken on the 21st March UT in below average seeing.
regards
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180321/MVl21Mar18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image (Feb 25th.)

Received: 24 March 2018 at 08:42 JST

 

Hi all,

Very poor seeing for this one on Feb 25th.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_02_25dp.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180225/DPc25Feb18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (Feb 24th.)

Received: 23 March 2018 at 23:21 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor seeing for this session on the 24th. GRS just appearing.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-02-24-0817_5-RGBdp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image (Feb 24th.)

Received: 23 March 2018 at 21:19 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor seeing on the 24th. Elysium is bright with clouds.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_02_24dp.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180224/DPc24Feb18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (Feb 23rd.)

Received: 23 March 2018 at 19:15 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from Feb 23rd. Average seeing. Oval BA and the STB outbreak are nicely seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-02-23-0848_0-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2018-03-20

Received: 21 March 2018 at 10:58 JST

 

Today my last capture was best, the GRS is rising lower left in the north  Europa & shadow.

 


http://www.astrogem.com.au/Jupiter/2018-03-20/j2018-03-20-1908_0-IR700nm-pmi.png

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (Feb 23rd.)

Received: 21 March 2018 at 08:02 JST

 

Hi all,

Fair seeing on the 23rd with Syrtis Major very close to the limb (with a striking example of the Syrtis blue cloud.)
http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_02_23dp.jpg

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180223/DPc23Feb18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (Feb 22nd.)

Received: 21 March 2018 at 03:47 JST

 

Hi all,

A nice view of the GRS and STrD in these views from Feb 22nd under fair seeing.


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-02-22-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2018-03-19

Received: 20 March 2018 at 21:00 JST

 

My first IR700nm again produced my best image this morning, conditions may have been better whilst I slept!

 


http://www.astrogem.com.au/Jupiter/2018-03-19/j2018-03-19-1745_0-IR700nm-pmi.png

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 20 March 2018 0216UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 20 March 2018 at 12:39 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning. Elysium at lower left.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180320/CFs20Mar18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter 2018-03-18

Received: 19 March 2018 at 16:23 JST

 

Several IR captures this morning and many showed promise however low transparency produced poor results apart from this image.

 

http://www.astrogem.com.au/Jupiter/2018-03-18/j2018-03-18-1856_8-IR700nm-pmi.png

 

Regards, Phil

 

Phil MILES (Rubyvale, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: A different view of Mars (March 18th.)

Received: 19 March 2018 at 07:12 JST

 

Hi all,

A rather wider view of Mars for this image. Today (and tomorrow) it passes directly between M8 (Lagoon) and M20 (Trifid) nebulae in Sagittarius. Here is the view captured on March 18th with Mars approaching the mid way point between these two famous celestial targets.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/deepsky/m8_20_mars_2018_03_18dp.jpg

Takahashi FSQ106 with FLI CCD. HaLRGB. 1.5hrs total.

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images on 17 March 2018

Received: 18 March 2018 at 23:37 JST

 

Jupiter on 17 March 2018

 

 

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/03/17-Kumamori

Received: 18 March 2018 at 17:46 JST

 

Mars images on 17 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180317/Km17Mar18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars good seeing (Feb 22nd.)

Received: 18 March 2018 at 07:03 JST

 

Hi all,

Good seeing on the 22nd allowed an excellent view of the Elysium hemisphere. The famous Gale crater (location of curiosity rover) is located at the end of the longer of the tuning fork prongs of Sinus Gomer which are clearly visible at lower centre.
http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_02_22dp.jpg

Amazing to think that Mars will be almost four times as wide as this by the end of July. We are in for a real treat!

Best Wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180222/DPc22Feb18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images on 14 March 2018, UV-CH4-IR

Received: 18 March 2018 at 00:12 JST

 

Jupiter on 14 March 2018

 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images on 13, 14 March 2018

Received: 17 March 2018 at 23:20 JST

 

Jupiter on 13 March 2018

 


 

Jupiter on 14 March 2018

 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 16 March 2018 0229UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 17 March 2018 at 15:10 JST

 

Hi all,

I am afraid my imaging schedule has been heavily impacted over the last 5 weeks as I spent substantial time at the bedside of my Dad(92) who peacefully slipped away from us on Monday. It was he who nurtured my early interest in astronomy and bought me my first small refractor when I was about 9 years old, living in Scotland. I've got nothing but gratitude and appreciation for all he did for me and my family- he will be sorely missed.

I returned home on Thursday and managed to catch Mars under average conditions yesterday morning, with the Hellas Basin again showing some interesting features. Possibly some dust in the right of the basin, and bright cloud or ice upper left.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180316/CFs16Mar18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter image (Feb 21st.)

Received: 17 March 2018 at 06:10 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the 21st. Average seeing. Note the dark oblong feature in the southern polar region. A Jovian monolith perhaps? ;-)

 



http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-02-21-0839_0-RGBdp

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars M180312@ishibashi

Received: 16 March 2018 at 14:30 JST

 

Mars images on 12 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180312/Is12Mar18.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/03/14-Kumamori

Received: 15 March 2018 at 17:13 JST

 

Mars images on 14 March 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180314/Km14Mar18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

 


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