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¤·····Subject: Mars June 15

Received: 16 June 2018 at 08:12 JST

 

Hello,
Not much change in the dust since yesterday.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180615/TWl15June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 14-06-18

Received: 16 June 2018 at 05:27 JST

 

Hi All,

Jupiter last night; I was surprised to see much at all as the jetstream was right over us.

2 images de-rotated from about 25 runs.     

 


 

All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered,Herts,the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - June 14h

Received: 16 June 2018 at 03:46 JST

 

Hi to All!, Here is my most recent session on june 14th.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180614/EMr14June18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars RGB images 14 June 2018

Received: 16 June 2018 at 01:28 JST

 

Fascinating, Gary!
Good ol' Gomer Sinus, where Curiosity roams, is only half obscured, but look out, Curiosity, here it comes!

The irregular border of the SPC is incongruous unless one assumes that it is being obscured by encroaching dust clouds.

Interestingly, Syrtis Major is only partly obscured, still visible near the limb.

I'm on the lookout for false albedo features created by partial shadowing due to dust clouds.

-- Roger

 

Roger VENABLE ( Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars RGB images 14 June 2018

Received: 15 June 2018 at 22:22 JST

 

Hello all, 

Finally a morning with good enough conditions for imaging here. Northern dust obscures the Elysium region and apparently extends southerly through Tyrrhenum/Hesperia and south of Cimmerium.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180614/GWk14June18.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 15 May 2018 0001 RGB and IR

Received: 15 June 2018 at 18:10 JST

 

Hi, all

At last some improved seeing conditions early this morning.

I am still monitoring the western edge of the main storm cloud.

1) Tharsis remains reasonably clear, with the Tharsis volcanoes and the western extremity of Vallis Marineris still clearly visible. Olympus Mons is the reddish spot at lower right.

2) Eastern Vallis Marineris remains bright with dust.

3) The left limb remains blanketed in the main dust cloud.

4) Dust is seen extending onto the SPC

5) I suspect that dust that has travelled around the planet from the other side of the storm is now seen at upper right

6) A sharp, linear cloud(CO2/ice?) extends from the northern limb at bottom.

7) Solis Lacus is also reasonably clear, but has dust activity changing on a daily basis, with a serpentine dust cloud visible today.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180615/CFs15June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars on 14 June 2018 from Hidetoshi Kudo

Received: 15 June 2018 at 14:16 JST

 

Dear Minami-sama,

I hope this email finds you well.

 

The Mars has been too far away for my small telescope. But finally my Mars season started.

Please find attached the Mars image from the last night (14 June 2018). When I first saw the image I was disappointed since no pattern appeared on the Mars.

Then Murakami-san told me about the big storm. So turned out that I was quite lucky to capture the event. Hope you find my image useful in some way.

Kind regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180614/Kd14June18.png

 

Hidetoshi KUDOH (Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 14

Received: 15 June 2018 at 07:34 JST

 

Hello,
The dust storm has enveloped a lot of this side of the planet this morning.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180614/TWl14June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 10th June UT IR Images

Received: 14 June 2018 at 20:36 JST

 

Hello all

Attached is a set of Mars images in IR taken on the 10th June in good seeing.

Best wishes

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180610/MVl10June18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/06/13-Kumamori

Received: 14 June 2018 at 17:58 JST

 

Mars images on 13 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180613/Km13June18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 13 May 2018 2314UT IR C Foster

Received: 14 June 2018 at 16:14 JST

 

Hi,all,

Despite clear forecast, I woke to find almost totally overcast conditions. I was limited to trying to catch cloud affected IR data in the small clear gaps.

I was able to maintain the CM that I have been monitoring the last few nights, and it appears that Solis Lacus and the Tharsis plateau are continuing to resist the western movement of the storm.

It is interesting that the Daedalia (I believe it may be Memnonia) bright outbreak from yesterday is only just detectable today.

Vallis Marineris remains bright with dust.

A dark feature is noticeable in the Nilokeras region through the dust.

Luna Lacus/Ganges appears to still be clear, but right on the edge of the storm.

Although not confirmed, due to this single wavelength capture, I suspect that the whole of the far northern regions may be dust laden.

 

Based on the NASA Dust storm/Opportunity rover press conference yesterday, which highlighted a few interesting and unique aspects of the storm, we can expect the eastern side of the dust storm to appear on the right of the image in coming days, confirming the global status of the storm.

 

Best regards, Clyde

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180613/CFs13June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars 12 May 2018 2233UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 14 June 2018 at 09:36 JST

 

Clyde --

Thanks for this. I agree with all you say, except that the bright dust focus you ascribe to Daedalia is in Memnonia instead.

 

With large dust storms like this, there are three ways in which dust spreads: (1) by advancement of existing dust clouds, (2) by new clouds forming, usually on the outskirts of existing clouds, and (3) by a diffuse, spreading haze, presumably at a higher level in the atmosphere, of which the margins cannot be clearly discerned. All three of these methods are now evident in this storm, and indeed, in your sequence of images.

 

The diffuse haze is in the northernmost regions visible, now obscuring detail all around the planet at that latitude. Incidentally, Frank Melillo's image of June 12 suggests that the SPC is partly obscured at longitudes near 250 degrees. I'm hoping for some confirming images showing or refuting that, today.

 

Excellent documentation. Keep on recovering!

-- Roger

 

Roger VENABLE ( Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 12-06-18

Received: 14 June 2018 at 04:28 JST

 

Hi All,

Jupiter last night. (12-06-18)

 


All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered,Herts,the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn images (May 4th.)

Received: 14 June 2018 at 02:42 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from May 4th. Fair seeing among the clouds. The polar storm is clearly seen, and on a few nights i could easily see it on the live video feed.

I was falling asleep at the telescope during this, so quite amazed i managed to get everything properly focused!

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/s2018-05-04-0649_9-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - June 12th

Received: 14 June 2018 at 01:30 JST

 

Hi to All!, Here is my latest session from june 12th.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180612/EMr12June18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Martian dust storm comparison

Received: 13 June 2018 at 22:53 JST

 

Dear Sirs,

I have positioned two of my Mars images from successive rotations side by side to conveniently show the progression of the dust storm.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: REPROCESSED - Mars images 9th June

Received: 13 June 2018 at 21:17 JST

 

Hello all,

I was not happy with the Mars images that I sent for the 9th June.

I felt that there was more information to be extracted.

 

Please find attached a reprocessed version of that data.

The RGB composite has also been balanced differently, which makes it easier to discern details.

 

Kind regards


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180609/MVl09June18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 12 May 2018 2233UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 13 June 2018 at 19:34 JST

 

Hi all,

It is a pity that I remain with mediocre seeing conditions, but thankfully the skies remain clear, and I continue to adjust my imaging time to monitor the dynamic changes on the western edge/front of the dust storm.

I note:

a) The Main storm covers approximately the far left quarter of the planet, blanketing that region.

b) Significant change over Solis Lacus where the multiple dust cells of yesterday have been replaced with a dust tendrile extending from the main storm

c) Vallis Marineris appears to still be bright with dust.

d) Although the Tharsis plateau almost appears to be holding back the westward movement of the storm, it does appear that the region near the NP may be experiencing dust

e) There is a new , bright, concentrated outbreak in the Daedalia region

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180612/CFs12June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/06/12-Kumamori

Received: 13 June 2018 at 18:50 JST

 

Mars images on 12 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180612/Km12June18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: June 12, 2018

Received: 13 June 2018 at 12:10 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached the images of Mars June 12, 2018.

   Best,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180612/FMl12June18.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 2018 June 11 & 12

Received: 13 June 2018 at 09:02 JST

 

The amazing run of clear evenings here continues – Ifve also got a huge number of Venus images from the last month or so. 

 


The June 11 image was captured well after culmination, at only 15º alt.

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx. the UK)

 

 

 

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

Received: 13 June 2018 at 03:37 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Here are some images from May 4th. Despite some good seeing at times, this has to go down as one of the most frustrating sessions i can remember in recent times.

 

There were six (yes six!) rain showers over the course of the session playing havoc with the seeing (and my patience!) On top of that constant streams of cumulus clouds made getting clear image sequences difficult. Despite this (and having been awake for 28hrs) i persisted. Here are the results.

 

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/2018-05-04-RGBSdp.jpg

 

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/2018-05-04-RGBSBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes


Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 11 May 2018 2209UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 12 June 2018 at 16:15 JST

 

Hi all,

A capture just before midnight last night , with ongoing poor (and frustrating!) seeing conditions.

However, I believe the image set nicely captures the current western extent of the dust storm. I am considering planning my imaging to target this region over the next week in order to monitor the edge of the storm.

The dust appears to extend onto the SPC at upper left.

There are also a number of dust concentrations over Solis Lacus as well as one adjacent to the SPC.

Tharsis appears to remain reasonably clear at this point.

As always, hopeful for improved seeing in the coming days.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180611/CFs11June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 11

Received: 12 June 2018 at 07:18 JST

 

Hi all the dust storm is still progressing.
Visually Mars doesn't look like itself as the usual features are becoming obscured.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180611/TWl11June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mo08June_18

Received: 12 June 2018 at 00:24 JST

 

Mars images on 8 June 2018.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180608/Mo08June18.png

 

Yukio MORITA (Hiroshima, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received: 11 June 2018 at 22:57 JST

 

Dear Sirs,

Please find attached a Mars image set from the 10th June 2018.

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180610/MJs10June18.png

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars, June 9

Received: 11 June 2018 at 21:08 JST

 

It's interesting that Valles Marinaris is outlined by its bright dusty content.


In your image, I'm puzzled by a medium-brightness, broad line extending N-S across Bosporos, western Mare Erythraeum, and Aurorae Sinus. This is an unusual appearance for this area. Could it be dust?

If so, it would be an unusual appearance for dust. Let's pay attention to see if it changes in the next few nights.

 

Notice that Thaumasia is essentially gone, not only on your image, but on others. Thaumasia was darker than usual near the end of the last apparition, but not so dark as it is now. It's as though Solis Lacus and the dark features east of Thaumasia have swollen and, together, have swallowed up Thaumasia.

-- Roger

 

At 6/9/2018 06:11 PM, Anthony Wesley wrote:
>Hi all, my first Mars image in a few months, and it certainly looks
>very different now. There appears to be a lot of raised dust
>covering the right half of the globe as we see it here, obscuring
>many of the normal features.
>
>Link:
>http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20180609-192536/m20180609-192536utc.png
>
>regards, Anthony

 

Roger VENABLE ( Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 10 May 2018 2223UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 11 June 2018 at 18:07 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars last night. I was up a bit earlier(Mars at lower elevation), but was met with what can only be described as terrible seeing conditions. IR came out best, but I was limited to using only 10% of the RGB channel captures, and it was a struggle to get anything decent out.

Tharsis appears to remain relatively clear(although maybe lower contrast than normal?). The main storm region is still to rotate into view , although there are hints of dust activity along the terminator, most notable along the Vallis Marineris complex.

The most notable feature is the dust activity over Solis Lacus , which appears to have a concentrated centre surrounded by a wider dust cloud.

Hoping for better seeing in the coming days.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180610/CFs10June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars loop in IR 10th June 2018

Received: 11 June 2018 at 16:41 JST

 

Hello all,

Attached is an animated GIF showing Mars in IR from 1606 to 1736 UT on the 10th June 2018.

The sequence is produced from eight key frames over the 1:30min period, with interpolated data forming the in-between frames.

 


Please excuse the file size, but I could not compress the data any further without significant loss of quality.
RGB sets to follow.
Kind regards


Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars 9 May 2018 2250UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 11 June 2018 at 15:37 JST

 

Thanks, Roger. As mentioned previously, I have been amazed at the support I have received from the planetary community we are "working" with. A very special group of people !

I look forward to re-initiation of my regular imaging.

Regards,

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars 9 May 2018 2250UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 11 June 2018 at 12:11 JST

 

Well, I'm glad to see you back at "work", Clyde. Your image is fantastic!  Thanks for sharing it.

 

Yes, we did miss you and were a bit curious and concerned. You have been such a faithful imager that we noticed your absence. I'm glad you are recovering, and I'm hoping you have a full recovery to health.

 

-- Roger

 

At 6/10/2018 09:38 AM, Clyde Foster wrote:
>As you would have noticed , I have been out of action for over a month. . .
>Its good to be back imaging!
>Best regards,
Clyde

Roger VENABLE ( Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: June 9, 2018

Received: 11 June 2018 at 12:07 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my latest image of Mars June 9, 2018 at 9:12 UT.

   Thanks,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180609/FMl09June18.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 2018 June 5 & 6

Received: 11 June 2018 at 07:31 JST

 

A lot of clear evenings here in June. On these evenings the seeing was slightly more adequate.

 

Ifve established the problem I referred to with image timings being the start, not the middle, of the capture only occurs with Firecapture versions earlier than 2.5.  Ifm using FC 2.6 now, but in this version the gamma control does not work for the Grasshopper camera, whereas in FC 2.4 it did.

 


 


 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx. the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Sketch 10 June 2018

Received: 11 June 2018 at 04:13 JST

 

Sirs:

Please find attached my sketch of June 10th. 

I was able to see the dust reported to obscure part of Syrtis Major.

Details:

35cm SCT f/11 @ 391x and 489x

Filters: W25, 23A, and IL

S: 7/10  T: 3/6  Alt: 29*

CM: 278.3*  Ls: 109.8*  De: -15.1*  Dia: 16.9"

 

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180610/MRs10June18.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 9 May 2018 2250UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 10 June 2018 at 22:38 JST

 

Hi all,

As you would have noticed , I have been out of action for over a month, for two main reasons, one good, and one bad!

I was privileged to be invited to attend, and do a short presentation at the Europlanet Juno workshop 10-11 May in London. It was another amazing experience, where I was able to personally meet and interact with a number of leading planetary imagers.

Unfortunately immediately after the Workshop, I had an accident, resulting in me being hospitalised for 3 weeks in London with a fractured pelvis, requiring me to undergo an operation.

I returned to South Africa just over a week ago and am now hopefully in a position where I can start imaging again. I have been following the dust storm developments with interest and should be in a position to monitor the region over the next week or so.

Attached my first Mars image set following my accident, from last night, just catching the western edge of the recent large dust storm. Tharsis seems to be reasonably clear, although the northern region may be hazy. I believe, based on Anthony Wesley's beautiful image captured earlier in the day, that the bright region at upper left is one of the extensions of the large dust storm that initiated in the northern hemisphere and which appears to have extended as far as the SPC.

Its good to be back imaging!

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180609/CFs09June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/06/09-Kumamori

Received: 10 June 2018 at 17:57 JST

 

Mars images on 9 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180609/Km09June18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received: 10 June 2018 at 11:43 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 9th June 2018.
Mars was hard to recognise!
Best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180609/MJs09June18.png

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 9th June 2018UT

Received: 10 June 2018 at 08:01 JST

 

Hello all
Attached is an image set of Mars taken this morning in good seeing conditions.
A very different looking Mars due to dust.
More images taken earlier to follow.
Best wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180609/MVl09June18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars, June 9

Received: 10 June 2018 at 07:11 JST

 

Hi all, my first Mars image in a few months, and it certainly looks very
different now. There appears to be a lot of raised dust covering the
right half of the globe as we see it here, obscuring many of the normal
features.

regards, Anthony

 

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20180609-192536/m20180609-192536utc.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180609/AWs09June18.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Jupiter 08-06-18

Received: 10 June 2018 at 04:48 JST

 

Hi All,

Yet another one!....seeing conditions not great, but one run (out of many) had a few seconds detail within it

 


All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered,Herts,the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (June 8th.)

Received: 9 June 2018 at 23:41 JST

 

Hi all,

A brief spell of decent seeing allowed for a lovely view of the Syrtis Major region. Dust obscures the surface markings in the far north, and Nodus Alcyonius looks hardly visible (normally very dark and conspicuous.)

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_08dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180608/DPc08June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images on 2,4, 7 June

Received: 9 June 2018 at 17:46 JST

 

Mars images on 2,4, 7 June.

 

@http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180607/Ak07June18.png

@http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180604/Ak04June18.png

@http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180602/Ak02June18.png

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 06-06-18

Received: 9 June 2018 at 15:27 JST

 

Hi All,

Jupiter + Europa on the 06 June.

 Conditions not great.

 


 

All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered,Herts,the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - May-June

Received: 9 June 2018 at 08:29 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Re-submitting these images as I don't see them posted.

 


 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180601/EMr01June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180531/EMr31May18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180530/EMr30May18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180510/EMr10May18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180507/EMr07May18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180502/EMr02May18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/06/08 30 min animation

Received: 9 June 2018 at 01:02 JST

 

Hello,
after long time I had good seeing last night, so I stayed observing for 9 continuous hours 5 planets. Here is a first result of 30 min rotation of Mars:

 


 https://www.astrovox.gr/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=21074
 
 
 Manos KARDASIS (Glyfada-Athens, GREECE)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Sketch 7 June 2018

Received: 8 June 2018 at 22:12 JST

 

Sir:

Please find attached a sketch of Mars. 

 

Details are:

35cm SCT f/11 @ 355x   Filters: W25, 23A , & IL

S: 7-8/10 P   T: 3-4/6   Alt: 30*

CM: 302.7*   Ls: 189.0*   De: -15.1*   Dia: 16.4"

 

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180607/MRs07June18.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/06/07-Kumamori

Received: 8 June 2018 at 20:35 JST

 

Mars images on 7 June 2018.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180607/Km07June18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 7

Received: 8 June 2018 at 07:08 JST

 

Hi,
Here is todays images.

Thank You

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180607/TWl07June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 6

Received: 7 June 2018 at 07:20 JST

 

Hello
Seems the dust storm is still in progress.


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180606/TWl06June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 05-06-18

Received: 7 June 2018 at 03:50 JST

 

Hi All,

Jupiter last night. (05-06-18)

 Seeing more consistent than 03-06-18, but overall not quite as good.

 


All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered,Herts,the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (June 5th full set.)

Received: 7 June 2018 at 03:25 JST

 

Hi all,

Here the full set of images from June 5th.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_05dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180605/DPc05June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 6th June UT

Received: 7 June 2018 at 02:40 JST

 

Hello,

Attached is an image set of Mars taken on the 6th June 2018 in very poor seeing conditions.

Dust distribution is very evident.

Kind regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180606/MVl06June18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (June 5th.)

Received: 6 June 2018 at 07:02 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from June 5th. Very poor seeing but good enough to show the large regional dust storm in progress across Chryse, which now completely obscures Margaritifer Sinus/Oxia Palus and a large part of Nilaicus Lacus/Mare Acidalium.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_05dp.jpg

 

The same area a month earlier: http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_04_27dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180605/DPc05June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images June 1st to 2nd, 2018

Received: 6 June 2018 at 06:28 JST

 

Hi all,
Just three images on two nights.

The STrD looks to have completely disappear, if it's not meant to reappear on the p.side of the GRS !

 


 


Regards,

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 2018 June 03

Received: 5 June 2018 at 10:50 JST

 

Good seeing for the altitude.

 


 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx. the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 4

Received: 5 June 2018 at 07:54 JST

 

Good Day,

The dust storm seems more diffused since the last observation-2 days ago.

Also the storm seems to be more in Chryse.

Thank You.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180604/TWl04June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 03-06-18

Received: 5 June 2018 at 03:58 JST

 

Hi All,

Jupiter last night. (03-06-18)

 


All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered,Herts,the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter, Europa and Io transiting 2018.06.01

Received: 5 June 2018 at 02:16 JST

 

Dears,

Under variable seeing and transparency conditions, Jupiter with Io and its' shadow transiting.

A5 and A5 SSTB ovals are visible on the bottom left, and the North Equatorial Band is perturbed with a clear spot at meridian on its' North edge, followed by a brown zone.

 


http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-01_22-01-00_rgb_md.png

Infrared image, a bit more detailed
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-01_22-14-48_ir685_md.png

In methane absorption band, bright features are A5, A4 and a spot (not resolved in rgb) in the northern area:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-01_22-28-54_ch4_md.png

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: More images 3rd June UT

Received: 4 June 2018 at 23:46 JST

 

Hello all,

Attached is another set of images taken on the 3rd June UT; also in poor seeing conditions.
This set was taken earlier at 16:22GMT
regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180603/MVl03June18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 31st May 2018

Received: 4 June 2018 at 09:48 JST

 

Hello All,
Attached is a set of Mars images from the 31st May taken in poor seeing conditions.
Note some bright spots S and E of Solis Lacus particularly in the R image.
Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180531/MVl31May18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received: 4 June 2018 at 09:10 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 1st June 2018.
Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180601/MJs01June18.png

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 3rd June UT

Received: 4 June 2018 at 08:52 JST

 

Hello everyone,

Attached is a set of Mars images taken this morning with poor seeing.
Note the brightening east of Aurorae Sinus, particularly in the R & G frames.
Kind regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180603/MVl03June18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Jupiter 2018 May 30 & June 01, 02

Received: 4 June 2018 at 07:48 JST

 

Hi David, I just did a quick test here, with these results...

I used a ser video recorded in firecapture from May 28. The video starts at
12:44:25 and finishes at 12:45:40 through a red filter. Firecapture names the video using the WJ naming scheme and the midpoint of the capture, so the video is named 2018-05-28-1245_0-red.ser.

When I process this in AS! then the filename of the output file is 2018-05-28-1245_0... which is the midpoint of the capture.

I don't know if AS! recalculates the midpoint of the capture from the video (in the case of SER where timestamps are available) or if it just used the original filename. Emil could answer this, so I've added him to this email chain.

cheers, Bird

 

On 4/06/2018 3:43 AM, ROBERT KATZ wrote:

I have no idea what the answer to David's question is, but I attach an image I grabbed last night using a mono Skyris 618 in integrated light with about 1000 frames. I was struck by some moments of delightful seeing through the eyepiece from South West London despite the dismal altitude of Jove himself and hastily captured this using a hand-cranked old Irving mount and an interesting f7.5 11.75" Newtonian primary originally made by Wildey but later refigured down from f10(!) by Hargreaves & Cox (for those tragically interested in these matters). Trees then intervened, but the GRS looked distinctly orangey to me through the eyepiece. There was a fairly interesting dark barge in roughly the same longitude as the GRS in the NTB.

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 2018 May 30 & June 01, 02

Received: 4 June 2018 at 00:50 JST

 

Dear all,

Herefs some recent images.

 

On 30 May


 

On 1 June


 

On 2 June


 

Ifd like to ask this list something that has been puzzling me about Autostakkert! and WinJupos.

 

The filename that AS! generates for images if you ask it to name according to the WJ convention is based on the start time of the video. But the longitudes that it gives in the text file are those from the middle of the capture, not the start. So, if you then derotate images in WJ, the timings it uses are the start timings that AS! has put in the filenames. This means that the derotated image will be given a name that corresponds to a start time of an image that is the average of the start times of the constituent images, i.e. it will not correspond exactly to the true longitudes on display. Eg. if all your videos take 60 seconds, the true timing of each of them is 0.5 minutes later than that in the file name, and the true timing of the derotated image will also be 0.5 minutes later than that in its file name. But you can get the exact mid-capture longitudes from an AS! text file, e.g. if you derotated 5 images, they will be the longitudes given in the text file for the third image.

 

So, people who analyse these images, what are we supposed to be doing? Are we supposed to be quoting the true timing of derotated images, or the one that WinJupos puts in the filename? Are we supposed to be quoting longitudes that correspond to the filename that WinJupos gives, or the ones given in the AS! text file, which will correspond to some time later?

 

What I am doing is quoting the WinJupos filename times, but giving the exact CM longitudes, as I get the feeling this is what others are doing.

 

What are the people measuring the images doing? Surely they can only disentangle this if they know how long we took the individual videos for. But most images I see donft contain this information.

 

Yours,

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx. the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images from 6/2/2018  19:12 UT

Received: 3 June 2018 at 19:50 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is a Mars image from
6/2/2018  19:12 UT

Comments:
Seeing was around 7/10 which happens about 2-3 times a year at my location, hopefully my rusty image processing skills did somewhat justice to the seeing conditions.  Prominent clouds continue to be visible around the Tharsis region.
best regards,


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180602/RHf02June18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/06/01-Kumamori

Received: 3 June 2018 at 11:05 JST

 

Mars images on 1 June 2018.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180601/Km01June18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

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

Received: 3 June 2018 at 05:01 JST

 

Hi all,

Some images from the 4th. Seeing was mostly poor. GRS and surroundings are nicely seen.

 


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

 

IR

http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-04-04-IRdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 2

Received: 3 June 2018 at 02:41 JST

 

Hello,
The dust storm is still easily seen and moving.
The seeing here was not as good as yesterday.
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180602/TWl02June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images from June 1 UT

Received: 2 June 2018 at 17:09 JST

 

Dear CMO,

Here is a set of Mars images from 6/1/2018  at 17:27 & 19:33 UT

Comments:
Decent conditions this time with the jet stream taking a break finally!

Evening clouds are clearly visible in the 19:33UT image, and were also prominent on the monitor during capture.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180601/RHf01June18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 1

Received: 2 June 2018 at 07:34 JST

 

Hello,
Todays images showing the current dust storm.

how well in images but does not show up well visually in integrated light.

Thanks

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180601/TWl01June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images (April 5th.)

Received: 2 June 2018 at 04:08 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from April 5th. Poor seeing unfortunately.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-04-05-0828_6-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Sketch 1 June 2018

Received: 2 June 2018 at 01:23 JST

 

Sirs:

Please find attached a sketch I did on June 1st.  I was hoping to see something of the dust storm but the seeing was poor (we just had a tropical depression go through) and I could not confirm a sighting.  There was a broad, bright limb arc in red light and IL that could have been caused by the seeing but it was not seen in green or blue light.

 

Details:

35cm SCT f/11 @ 326x   Filters: W21, 23A, 25, and IL

S: 3-4/10 P with moments of 5/10 P   T: 2/6 with intermittent clouds

CM: 6*   Ls: 186*   De: -14.9*   Dia: 15.4"   Alt: 29*

 

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180601/MRs01June18.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image May 31 2018

Received: 1 June 2018 at 20:50 JST

 

My first posting to CMO since 2014.
Mid-point of image capture at: 2018 May 31 @ 085206 UT
Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180531/JBd31May18.png

 

John BOUDREAU (Saugus, MA, the USA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images (April 16th.)

Received: 1 June 2018 at 06:44 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from April 15th.

Average seeing. A nice view of the GRS and STrD.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-04-16-0803_4-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mercury image (April 16th.)

Received: 1 June 2018 at 02:07 JST

 

Hi all,

Another image of the inner planet - this time from earlier in the elongation again low in the sky at sunrise. Some features are well seen on the disk.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/merc2018_04_16dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images on 14 & 15 May 2018

Received: 31 May 2018 at 06:34 JST

 

On 14 May

 


 

On 15 May

 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mercury image (April 27th.)

Received: 31 May 2018 at 06:29 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is Mercury captured at sunrise on April 27th.

Poor seeing so low in the sky but several features can be seen on its small disk.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/merc2018_04_27dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images (April 28th.)

Received: 31 May 2018 at 04:36 JST

 

Hi all,

Some images showing the GRS and STrD from late April. Seeing was average.

 


RGB: http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-04-28-RGBdp.jpg

 

IR: http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-04-28-0707_7-IRdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars May 29

Received: 30 May 2018 at 12:48 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 25th May 2018.
Best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180525/MJs25May18.png

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars May 29

Received: 30 May 2018 at 04:43 JST

 

Hello,
The North Polar Hood seems to be more visible today.
Thank You.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180529/TWl29May18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (May 22nd.)

Received: 30 May 2018 at 01:28 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the May 22nd.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_05_22dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180522/DPc22May18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (May 24th.)

Received: 29 May 2018 at 05:52 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from the May 24th.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_05_24dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180524/DPc24May18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (May 25th.)

Received: 29 May 2018 at 01:51 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor seeing this night - it took much patience to actually get a few half decent sequences.

A nice view of Chryse and Solis Lacus. Very little cloud activity.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_05_25dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180525/DPc25May18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars May 28

Received: 28 May 2018 at 22:50 JST

 

Hello,
Sending in this mornings images. Nothing unusual seen in the images.

Thank You

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180528/TWl28May18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Re: Mars 2 May 2018 0130UT RGB and IR C Foster

Received: 28 May 2018 at 09:10 JST

 

Hi Clyde,

In this photo, I think it's an enhanced view of the "phase effect". For the photo of OM on the terminator the sun angle needs to be compared with the Eastern slope angle.

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images (May 24th, 25th, 26th.)

Received: 28 May 2018 at 06:47 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are images taken to support Leigh Fletcher who was imaging from the VLT at the same time we were observing from Chile.

 

May 24th

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-05-24-0322_0-RGBdp.jpg

 

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-05-24-0211_0-RGBdp.jpg

 

 

May 25th

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-05-25-0431_9-RGBdp.jpg

 

 

May 26th

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-05-26-IR742dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images

Received: 28 May 2018 at 04:42 JST

 

Hello,
Sending several Mars images taken over the last month.
Nothing unusual was imaged.
Thank You

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180505/TWl05May18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180507/TWl07May18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180523/TWl23May18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180524/TWl24May18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180527/TWl27May18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars Sketch 25 May 2018

Received: 27 May 2018 at 21:04 JST

 

Sirs:

Please find attached my recent observation of Mars made under good seeing conditions.

Details:

35cm SCT f/11 @ 391x & 326x  Filters: W21, 23A, 56, 80A, & IL

S: 8/10 P  T: 4/6 w/clouds  Alt: 30*  CM: 70*  Ls: 182*  De: -14.6*  Dia: 14.2"

Best Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180525/MRs25May18.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/05/26-Kumamori

Received: 27 May 2018 at 20:51 JST

 

Mars images on 26 May 2018.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180526/Km26May18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars: May 26, 2018

Received: 27 May 2018 at 13:20 JST

 

Hi -

   Finally, I have attached my very first image of Mars of the 2018 apparition.

   It was taken on May 26, 2018 at 8:58 UT.

   Best,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180526/PGc26May18.png

 

 Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY, the USA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars images (May 20th.)

Received: 27 May 2018 at 01:03 JST

 

Hi all,

An image from May 20th under poor seeing. Solis Lacus and surroundings are nicely seen.

Weak orographic cloud over Arsia Mons.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_05_20dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180520/DPc20May18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars image - May 26

Received: 27 May 2018 at 00:43 JST

 

Gentlemen,

This is a set of images captured this morning during a brief period of good seeing.

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180526/PGc26May18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT, the USA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars 2018/05/24-Kumamori

Received: 25 May 2018 at 17:39 JST

 

Mars image on 24 May 2018.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180524/Km24May18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images 23rd May 2018

Received: 25 May 2018 at@02:55 JST

 

Four images from last night. Poor seeing and transparency, but the GRS is at CM.

I think it's now at its darkest UV state in years !
Regards,

 


 


 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Mars on approach!

Received: 25 May 2018 at@01:59 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a montage of images from late January to late April showing the approaching Mars. During this period its distance from Earth decreased from 284 million km to 129 million km and the angular diameter went from 4.8" to 10.8".

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/mars_approach2018dp.jpg

 

All images obtained using the 100cm RC in Chile.

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤····Subject: [International Society of the Mars Observers]

After a yearfs hiatus, the Curiosity Rover is...

Received: 24 May 2018 at@13:11 JST

 

Hi Masatsugu,
Bruce Dorminey posted in International Society of the Mars Observers.

 

"After a yearfs hiatus, the Curiosity Rover is hopefully getting back to its normal schedule of drilling into rocks at Marsf Gale Crater.

 

  https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2018/05/23/nasas-mars-curiosity-rover-successfully-resumes-test-drilling/#64c9fc1f484e

 

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Successfully Resumes Test Drilling"

 

Bruce DORMINEY

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images, 22nd May 2018

Received: 24 May 2018 at@05:40 JST

 

And now some images from last night, transparency was fair. These span the longitudes covered by the next JUNO perijove.
Best regards


 


 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images 17th May 2018

Received: 24 May 2018 at@05:37 JST

 

Hi all,
Just two images taken under poor seeing.


 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)
Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

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

Received: 24 May 2018 at@01:49 JST

 

Hi all,

Some moments of good seeing on the 28th allowed for a lovely view of the Syrtis Major region of the planet. Very little cloud activity.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_04_28dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180428/DPc28Apr18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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¤····Subject: quick 5.1-micron results from 2018 May 22

Received: 23 May 2018 at@08:14 JST

 

All,

This is a quick rendition of Jupiter at 5.1 microns, with the GRS front and center, from NASAfs Infrared Telescope Facility using SpeX last nightcdodging clouds.   We hope to get Junofs PJ13 longitude tomorrow morning.  Then I dash to the airport to pursue even longer wavelengths from Subaru.     Needless to say, this is a very unusual configuration around the GRS.   There is some evidence for the beginning of EZ brightening in a very narrow and faint band.

 

Glenn

 


 

Orton, GLENN S (JPL,NASA)

 

 

 

¤····Subject: Jupiter images 15/16 May 2018

Received: 23 May 2018 at@05:53 JST