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¤·····Subject: Mars images (June 19th.)

Received: 30 June 2018 at 22:48 JST

 

Hi all,

Very poor seeing this night. The planet looks very hazy. Mare Sirenum was still quite clear around this time.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_19dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180619/DPc19June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 29 June 2018 2200 RGB and IR

Received: 30 June 2018 at 16:51 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars midnight session last night, with what is meant to be Syrtis Major central, and Hellas basin upper central.

The IR definitely seems to cut through the dust, at least to some extent.

The SPC is heavily affected by the dust, and there is some finer dust detail on the bright section of the cap.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180629/CFs29nJune18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 28th June 2018

Received: 30 June 2018 at 14:55 JST

 

Hello
Please find attached a set of Mars images from the 28th June UT

Seeing was average for these images.

Dust still persists! Looks to be more-so at southern latitudes..

 

Best wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180628/MVl28June18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI  (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 29

Received: 30 June 2018 at 07:49 JST

 

Hi All,
Warm and windy morning blowing the telescope around so only an IR and Blue image was done. 

Not much of a change on Mars from yesterday.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180629/TWl29June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images, June 29 2018

Received: 30 June 2018 at 02:46 JST

 

Hi all,
Here is the dusty Mars from this morning. Still very active dust clouds at these longitudes.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180629/CPl29June18.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - June 29

Received: 30 June 2018 at 01:02 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Here are some images from last night,  Seeing was average, at best. 

Ground fog was coming and going.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180629/PGc29June18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - June 26th, 27th

Received: 29 June 2018 at 23:38 JST

 

Hi to All!,

Here I submit my most recent sessions from the 26th and 27th of june.

Under dense Saharra dust aerosols.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180627/EMr27June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180626/EMr26June18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 29 June 2018 0326 RGB and IR

Received: 29 June 2018 at 15:29 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars image set from this morning, CM 10, so Sinus Meridiani and Margaritifer still heavily obscured.

Better seeing is projected by Meteoblue in coming days, but we shall see.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180629/CFs29June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 28

Received: 29 June 2018 at 07:14 JST

 

Hi All,
Had to hurry today thunderstorms were close by and the clouds were moving in. So I only got an IR image and a blue light image.  The planet is not recognizable anymore and hasn't been for the last few weeks. Some bright South Polar clouds show in blue light. Used an 8 inch (203mm) SCT this morning.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180625/TWl25June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018.06.27 and dust storm

Received: 29 June 2018 at 03:38 JST

 

Dears,

Under better conditions than the night before, still with clouds on the northern polar area, and on the limb south, and more interesting with the dust storm which arrived on South polar area, partially covering it.

 

IR: http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-06-27_02-02-42_ir685_md.png

RGB: http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-06-27_02-19-00_rgb_md.png

 

Steady skies,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180627/MDc27June18.png

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018.06.26

Received: 29 June 2018 at 03:14 JST

 

Dears,

Under average conditions, we can see again clouds on Northern polar area, and close to the Southern polar area on the limb. South polar Cap show some details.

 

In infrared:http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-06-26_01-54-24_ir685_md.png

RGB :http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-06-26_02-06-06_rgb_md.png

 

Steady skies

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180626/MDc26June18.png

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (June 26th.)

Received: 29 June 2018 at 03:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Some images from June 26th. Poor seeing. The planet is unrecognisable. I include inset a view of how it should look!

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_26dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180626/DPc26June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 28 June 2018 0335 RGB and IR

Received: 28 June 2018 at 16:24 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning, with conditions a bit improved.

Quite a lot of subtle features are visible in the IR image, and to a lesser extent in the R, possibly indicating structure in the dust.

S Meridiani and Margaritifer are still heavily obscured.

Vallis Marineris can just be made out through the dust

There appears to be dust on the SPC.

I have increased the size of my template to accommodate the upcoming opposition- things could have been looking very different, but it has been fascinating monitoring the dust storm.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180628/CFs28June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - June 27

Received: 28 June 2018 at 11:58 JST

 

Gentlemen,

I am submitting images from June 27.  Seeing was good, but the sky transparency was poor.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180627/PGc27June18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars 26 June 2018 0359 RGB and IR

Received: 28 June 2018 at 03:29 JST

 

Hi Clyde,

And poor 'Opportunity'.

Good seeing,

Jim

 

On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎June‎ ‎26‎, ‎2018‎ ‎06‎:‎12‎:‎16‎ ‎AM, Clyde Foster <clyde@icon.co.za> wrote:

Hi, all

Image set from this morning. Poor conditions.

This face of Mars is almost unrecognisable with very little detail visible.

Best regards, Clyde

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars (re-submit)

Received: 28 June 2018 at 02:42 JST

 

Hi To All!,

This is my third attempt to submit my images and they are not being posted?.

If there is any changes please let me know.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180624/EMr24June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180621/EMr21June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180618/EMr18June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180617/EMr17June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180616/EMr16June18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images on 24 June

Received: 27 June 2018 at 22:29 JST

 

Mars images on 24 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180624/Ak24June18.png

 

Tomio AKUSTU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: RE: Mars 25 June 2018 2212 RGB and IR

Received: 27 June 2018 at 21:14 JST

 

Yes, that must be dust across the cap on June 22.

 

At 6/27/2018 01:50 AM, Clyde Foster wrote:
>Hi, Roger, all
>Regarding your comment about linear dust across the SPC, I am wondering if
>there wasn't something similar on 22 June? I have circulated it previously,
>but attach it for convenience. The SPC showed as quite complex, but from
>what I have seen, it has been heavily affected by the dust storm.
>Regards,
Clyde

 

Roger VENABLE ( Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars images 26th June 2018

Received: 27 June 2018 at 21:04 JST

 

Yes –

It's remarkable for having begun in the Northern Hemisphere, remarkable also for having begun in early southern spring, and remarkable for the slowness of its development.

Waiting to see whether the SPC will become totally obscured.


Roger VENABLE ( Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: RE: Mars 25 June 2018 2212 RGB and IR

Received: 27 June 2018 at 11:55 JST

 

Hi Roger all,
Regarding your comment about linear dust across the SPC, I am wondering if there wasn't something similar on 22 June? I have circulated it previously, but attach it for convenience. The SPC showed as quite complex, but from what I have seen, it has been heavily affected by the dust storm.

Regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180622/CFs22June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: June 26, 2018

Received: 27 June 2018 at 11:55 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my latest image of Mars June 26, 2018 at 8:37 UT.

  Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180626/FMl26June18.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018 June 24 & 25

Received: 27 June 2018 at 06:28 JST

 

It looks here like there is a general semi-opque obscuration, but distinct thicker clouds of dust seem to be visible on the terminator. 

 

N and S up images given.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180626/DAr26June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180625/DAr25June18.png

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn and satellites 2018.06.21

Received: 27 June 2018 at 06:22 JST

 

Dears,

Last planet from three taken during the night from June 20 to 21, Saturn which is fine for 24 elevation, with its satellites:

R610
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s2018-06-21_01-26-24_r610_md.png

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s2018-06-21_02-00-36_r610_md.png


RGB:

 



http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/s2018-06-21_01-46-00_rgb_md.png

 

Next Saturn from last night will show clearly the Seelinger effect :)

Steady skies,

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 26-06-2018

Received: 27 June 2018 at 05:45 JST

 

Hi All,

Mars earlier today (26-06-2018).

Some familiar shapes visible through all the dust

All the best

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180626/SKd26June18.png

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered,Herts,the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - June 26

Received: 27 June 2018 at 05:32 JST

 

Gentlemen

Attached are two sets of images from last night. The first set of data is what I believe to be the best seeing of the session.  Seeing seemed to deteriorate a little as the night went on, but still remained decent.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180626/PGc26June18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images 26th June 2018

Received: 27 June 2018 at 04:56 JST

 

Hi guys,
Follow-up of the storm from this morning ! I think the storm is only reaching its paroxysm now.

And that it could be even denser et wide than in 2001.


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180626/CPl26June18.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: RE: Mars 25 June 2018 2212 RGB and IR

Received: 27 June 2018 at 02:21 JST

 

Thanks, Roger. Interesting regarding the linear dust across SPC.
Regards,
Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mercury 25-06-2018 742nm IR

Received: 27 June 2018 at 00:34 JST

 

Hi All,

Mercury yesterday; fluttery, unpredictable conditions, to be expected in this hot weather I suppose!

 


 

All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered,Herts,the UK)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars 25 June 2018 2212 RGB and IR

Received: 26 June 2018 at 22:58 JST

 

Lots of false albedo features in the R and the IR images.

 

Roger VENABLE ( Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars 25 June 2018 2212 RGB and IR

Received: 26 June 2018 at 22:58 JST

 

Yeah! There's always something interesting going on when a big dust storm is present, changing from day to day. Linear dust across the NPC has been imaged before but this is the first time (if I recall correctly) that I've seen such a feature cross the SPC.

Great images, Clyde.

 

Roger VENABLE ( Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 26 June 2018 0359 RGB and IR

Received: 26 June 2018 at 20:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from this morning. Poor conditions.

This face of Mars is almost unrecognisable with very little detail visible.

Best regards, Clyde

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180626/CFs26June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 18th June 2018 IR

Received: 26 June 2018 at 19:49 JST

 

Hello all,

Attached are some image of Mars taken on the 18th June with an IR filter.Seeing was average.

Best wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180618/MVl18June18.png

 

PS apologies for my previous email which referred to Saturn's polar storm as being in the SPR... should have been NPR...

Maurice VALIMBERTI  (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 25 June 2018 2212 RGB and IR

Received: 26 June 2018 at 18:08 JST

 

Hi All,

Mars last night under ongoing average/below average seeing conditions.

Syrtis Major at lower left and Hellas at upper left.

Portions of Sinus Sabeus can be seen, although Sinus Meridiani appears to be totally obscured.

What is a bit intriguing is the obvious linear feature running across the SPC, visible at all wavelengths.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180625/CFs25June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 24 June 2018 0215 RGB and IR

Received: 26 June 2018 at 16:52 JST

 

Hi all,

IR was the best data on 24 June and RGB data was rather poor, but submitting for the record.

A very bland looking Mars

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180624/CFs24June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M180625 ishibashi

Received: 26 June 2018 at 16:18 JST

 

Mars image on 25 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180625/Is25June18.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018 25 June RGB Image corrected

Received: 26 June 2018 at 10:43 JST

 

Previously sent file was accidently inverted. This one should have correct orientation.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180625/GWk25June18.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 2018 June 21, 22, 24, 25

Received: 26 June 2018 at 09:59 JST

 

Itfs been possible to image Jupiter almost every evening recently (and Mars in the mornings).

 

David

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images June 20th 2018

Received: 26 June 2018 at 08:57 JST

 

Again good post-sunset seeing for these.

Note interesting different colours depicted in Ultraviolet : yellowish EZ (very dark) and off-white STrZ (very bright)

Regards

 

*

 


 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received: 26 June 2018 at 08:21 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 18th June 2018.
Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180618/MJs18June18.png

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars RGB image 25 June 2018

Received: 26 June 2018 at 07:39 JST

 

Taken thru passing clouds but above average seeing for altitude. Dust obscures part of Mare Sirenum and SPC, and Solis area is obscured. Tharsis volcanoes visible.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180625/GWk25June18.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 25

Received: 26 June 2018 at 07:05 JST

 

Hi All,
Seeing was not good today. In addition, I had some fog and high thin cirrus from approaching thunderstorm complex. Mare Sirenum's dust core was still evident today.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180625/TWl25June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (June 18th.)

Received: 26 June 2018 at 04:49 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from June 18th. Poor to fair seeing. Lucky to have gotten these images on these days before the dust became really bad over this hemisphere.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_18dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180618/DPc18June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images, June 25th 2018

Received: 26 June 2018 at 04:29 JST

 

Hi all,
Dusty Mars images from this morning. Activity is very high now on this hemisphere.

Good seeing through hazy sky.

Regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180625/CPl25June18.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images June 20 2018

Received: 25 June 2018 at 21:29 JST

 

Mid point of RGB capture at: 2018 June 20 @ 07:31:40 UT

Mid point of IR capture at: 2018 June 20  @ 07:27:19

Regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180620/JBd20June18.png

 

John BOUDREAU (Saugus, MA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image from 6/24/2018  UT

Received: 25 June 2018 at 17:43 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is a Mars image from
6/24/2018.
Observation notes are in the image itself. Will send more images from this session later this week.
best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180624/RHf24June18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/06/24-Kumamori

Received: 25 June 2018 at 17:22 JST

 

Mars images on 24 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180624/Km24June18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 22nd June 2018

Received: 25 June 2018 at 15:48 JST

 

Hello all
I have recently decommissioned my RC14 for some work to be done on the secondary mirror.
In its place I have started using a 30cm Newtonian reflector, and will probably use this instrument for the remainder of the Mars apparition.
I am still waiting for a different barlow to arrive in order to increase image scale a little.
Please find attached an image set of Mars taken in good seeing conditions on the 22nd June as marked.
I will send some more data from the RC14 (taken some days prior) soon.
kind regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180622/MVl22June18.png

 

 


 PS attached is also an image of Saturn taken on the same night with the new set-up showing some SPR activity..

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: RE: Mars 9- 23 June 2018 Dust Activity over Solis Lacus region

Received: 25 June 2018 at 15:20 JST

 

Hi all,

Over the period 9-23 June, I was able to monitor the Vallis Marineris/Solis Lacus region, which corresponded to the western front of the major dust storm that had initiated in Mare Acidalia at the end of May.

The main dust cloud from this storm can be seen blanketing the eastern(left) limb, particularly well seen from 11-15 June, and appearing to become more diffuse in the following days.

Very dynamic changes were seen on a daily basis, with dust activity, which appears to be various extensions of the original dust cloud, active across Solis Lacus over this whole period.

However, multiple, local, concentrated, albeit short lived, dust outbreaks were also see during this period, most notably:

 

a) Directly over Solis Lacus on 10 and 11 June

b) Very bright outbreak in Memnonia 12 June

c) Two concentrated outbreaks just south-west of Vallis Marineris on 19 June, with a possible further, less concentrated outbreak in Daedalia/Memnonia.

d) What appears to be a major dust outbreak to the south, west and north of Solis Lacus (captured by other imagers on previous days) as seen on 23 June. At this stage the whole region had a very hazy appearance

 

I have deliberately left off detailed daily information, but can supply/add if required.

 


 

Best regards, clyde

 

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images

Received: 25 June 2018 at 09:35 JST

 

Dear Sirs,
Please find attached a Mars image set from
the 22nd June 2018.
Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180622/MJs22June18.png

 

Mark JUSTICE (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn images (June 18th.)

Received: 25 June 2018 at 07:05 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from June 18th.

 


 

Some moments of decent seeing at times. A bright storm area is visible in the equatorial zone at centre. Also a bright region in the band surrounding the polar region.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/sat18/s2018-06-18-0516_7-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images June 19th 2018

Received: 25 June 2018 at 04:07 JST

 

Hi all,
Jupiter can now be observed at dawn when the seeing can be excellent. View of the GRS was superb that evening.


 

Best regards,
Christophe

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images, June 12th 2018

Received: 25 June 2018 at 04:01 JST

 

Hi all,
Please find attached Jupiter images taken under good seeing.

 


Regards,
Christophe

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Saturn images, 21 June 2018 CORRECTION

Received: 25 June 2018 at 03:58 JST

 

Hi all,

Much sorry for the new sending but the images have taken on June 20th, NOT the 21th. Attached are corrected images.

 


 

Le 24/06/2018 à 11:02, Christophe Pellier a écrit :

Hi all,
Here are three IR images (with one CH4) of Saturn.

 

Regard,


Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018 June24

Received: 25 June 2018 at 02:46 JST

 

Not so clear this night, hazy, though seeing was fair. So Ifm not quite sure if this rather diffuse-looking disk, with much less albedo contrast than on the 22nd, is really the state of Mars at the moment, or if it is due to my conditions. Solis Lacus and Mare Erythraem are hardly visible.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180624/DAr24June18.png

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 24

Received: 25 June 2018 at 02:36 JST

 

Hi,

Seeing this morning was terrible. Wasn't going to post anything but there appears to be a thicker band of dust in Mare Sirenum showing up in the IR image and in the color at times on the monitor.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180624/TWl24June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter, Io and Europe 2018.06.20

Received: 24 June 2018 at 23:09 JST

 

Dears,

Jupiter under a correct seeing.
"
STB Ghost" is setting (on the right, it appears as a very dark streak including in methane absorption  band) with white oval A5 south of it, and "STB spectre" very faint is getting closer to the central meridian.
A small brown barge is close to the CM, South of the SEB, and a dark spot chain is visible in NTB.
Io is almost stationary, far from Jupiter while Europa closer moves faster.

An animation in infrared with the individual images:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-20_21-13-12_ir685anim_md.gif

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-20_21-13-12_ir685_md.png
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-20_21-38-12_ir685_md.png
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-20_22-03-00_ir685_md.png

RGBs:


http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-20_21-26-54_rgb_md.png
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-20_22-14-30_rgb_md.png 

In CH4 absorption band:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-20_21-51-36_ch4_md.png
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/j2018-06-20_22-26-24_ch4_md.png

Steady skies,

PS: If you prefer to receive images as attachments, or do not want to receive those messages, please let me know.

 

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars and dust storm on 2018.06.23

Received: 24 June 2018 at 19:40 JST

 

Dears,
Under less favorable conditions than 2 days earlier, images showing in lower resolution that the dust storm on Solis Lacus continued to spread (bright zone in the Southern hemisphere, close to the limb on the left). Infrared image shows some details nonetheless, and a bluish cloud is visible on the limb close to South pole.

RGB: http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-06-23_02-21-12_rgb_md.png
IR: http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-06-23_01-58-06_ir685_md.png
Steady skies,

 

PS: If you prefer to receive images as attachments, please let me know.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180622/MDc22June18.png

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - June 20 & 22

Received: 24 June 2018 at 13:46 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Attached are images from June 20 & 22.  Seeing was about average for both nights. 

The elevation of Mars at my location is 27 degrees.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180622/PGc22June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180620/PGc20June18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars on 21 June 2018 from Hidetoshi Kudo

Received: 24 June 2018 at 10:16 JST

 

Dear Minami-sama,
Please find attached my latest Mars image from
21st June 2018.
The planet is still covered by the storm. I am hoping that the storm settles
down bit more before the closest approach.
Kind regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180621/Kd21June18.png

 

Hidetoshi KUDOH (Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Dust ball Mars images (June 17th.)

Received: 24 June 2018 at 05:38 JST

 

Hi all,

Some moments of good seeing on the 17th, but the planet it mostly shrouded in a dust haze. Even the SPC is largely obscured. Clearer skies over Sinus Gomer for the Spirit rover.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_17dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180617/DPc17June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (June 23rd.)

Received: 24 June 2018 at 00:59 JST

 

Hi all,

Strong jetstream over Chile this morning meant poor seeing but it was easily good enough to see the massive new dust cloud that has erupted over Solis Lacus/Mare Sirenum.

Olympus Mons is very prominent (the dark spot above centre.)

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_23dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180623/DPc23June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images on 21, 22 June 2018

Received: 23 June 2018 at 22:18 JST

 

Mars images on 21, 22 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180622/Ak22June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180621/Ak21June18.png

 

Tomio AKUSTU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images 13/20/22/23 June 2018

Received: 23 June 2018 at 20:32 JST

 

Hi friends,
After a few days of major mail access and computer problems, I can send you images from the last days or weeks!
Here are my first four set of Mars images for the current apparition, showing the onset and developpment of major dust outbreaks over Solis Lacus, so the storm is really global now and not over at all.

This is probably the second occurrence of such an early spring global storm (at least in human history), with the great 2001 storm. To the difference of this last one however, the start of activity did not begun in usual southern locations (such as Hellas/SPC in 2001) but with a cross-equatorial dust event first lifted over Mare Acidalium on May 31th, wich is quite an interesting fact since usually those storm do not trigger global events.

Best regards,

Christophe

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180623/CPl23June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180622/CPl22June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180620/CPl20June18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180613/CPl13June18.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 23 June 2018 0242 RGB and IR

Received: 23 June 2018 at 16:25 JST

 

Hi all,

Mars this morning.

Conditions were not particularly good, but the general impression is that this region is now also being affected quite significantly by dust and contrast appears to be reduced.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180623/CFs23June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018 June 22

Received: 23 June 2018 at 13:33 JST

 

The dust event has expanded since last night.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180622/DAr22June18.png

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars and dust storm 2018.06.21

Received: 23 June 2018 at 07:26 JST

 

Dears,

Under a degrading seeing at dusk, my first Mars since 2 years. It's nice to see details on a terrestrial planet. The 3 Tharsis montes are visible left, and Valles Marineris is in the South hemisphere left of the dark zone at meridian. Its East part seems to be covered by a dust storm, bright in infrared, and very detailed, starting to spread south west in Solis Planum, and East towards Argyre Planita. North pole is whitish, and in the South we can see structures in the polar cap.

 

http://astrosurf.com/planetessaf/mars/images/planches/m2018-06-21_02-51-54_rgb_md.png

 

http://astrosurf.com/planetessaf/mars/images/planches/m2018-06-21_03-10-18_ir685_md.png
 

Glad to get such images at only 24 elevation - it was also the end of a planetary night for me, I'm processing Jupiter and Saturn from the beginning of the night.

Steady skies,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180621/MDc21June18.png

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 22 June 2018 0030 RGB and IR

Received: 22 June 2018 at 16:16 JST

 

Hi all,

Some nice seeing conditions earlier this morning.

The SPC is showing quite a complex structure.

Dust is still obscuring large portions of this region, particularly to the east(left).

Structure is seen in Vallis Marineris, most notably Capri, and Eos and Ganges Chasmata.

Blue cloud is noted below the SPC at upper right.

Best regards, Clyde

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180622/CFs22June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M180621 ishibashi

Received: 22 June 2018 at 15:36 JST

 

Mars images on 21 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180621/Is21June18.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/06/21-Kumamori

Received: 22 June 2018 at 15:25 JST

 

Mars images on 21 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180621/Km21June18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018 June 21

Received: 22 June 2018 at 12:44 JST

 

Quite pleased to capture as much detail on Mars as this in IR at only 17º altitude. 

It looks as though dust is licking round both the S and W sides of Solis Lacus.

Versions here for both those who prefer N at top or S.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180621/DAr21June18.png

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn images (June 17th.)

Received: 22 June 2018 at 05:36 JST

 

Hi all,

Average seeing for this image. A good clear view of the polar storm however. It rather reminds me of a small version of the 2011 great storm with its bright source and trailing white material.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat18/s2018-06-17-0511_7-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - June 19th IR685, CH4

Received: 20 June 2018 at 23:52 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here is one set in IR685 and CH4.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180619/EMr19June18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - June 19th

Received: 20 June 2018 at 22:40 JST

 

Hi Mr. Minami and All!,

Here I submit my session from june 19th.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180619/EMr19June18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Image

Received: 20 June 2018 at 10:43 JST

 

Dear Sir,

Please consider my image for publication on the CMO webpage. 

I live in Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Dr. Myron Wasiuta

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180618/MWs18June18.png

 

Myron WASIUTA (Spotsylvania, VA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 20 June 2018 2112 IR

Received: 21 June 2018 at 15:43 JST

 

Hi all,

Limited to a single IR capture yesterday evening.

Nice to see the familiar shape of Sinus Sabeaus and Sinus Meridiani starting to reappear through the dust.

Hopefully Opportunity rover will start seeing a bit of sunlight on its solar panels.

Best regards, Clyde

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180620/CFs20nJune18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: June 20, 2018

Received: 21 June 2018 at 13:06 JST

 

Hi,

   I have attached my latest image of Mars June 20th, 2018 at 9:15 UT.

   Thanks,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180620/FMl20June18.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter 2018 June 14 & 19

Received: 21 June 2018 at 09:40 JST

 

Wefre having a better apparition than expected in the London area: a lot of clear evenings with good seeing.

 


 

The image from the 14th shows the very turbulent STB following the GRS. 

The image from the 19th was taken at only 15º alt. BA is on display.

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (June 16th.)

Received: 21 June 2018 at 05:16 JST

 

Hi all,

Some moments of good seeing this night. A lovely detailed view of Mare Sirenum. Dust and haze across the SPC. Thick dust obscuration over on the left side of the disk over Mare Tyrrhenum and over Elysium.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_16dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180616/DPc16June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018_20 June_CM=176 RGB Image

Received: 21 June 2018 at 04:48 JST

 

Sorry, precise North/South orientation was not calibrated on this image.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180620/GWk20June18.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars 19 June 2018 2057 RGB and  IR

Received: 21 June 2018 at 04:34 JST

 

This could kill Opportunity if its solar panels get covered with dust.

If the large region of dust clouds stops expanding, then the dust will settle out.

Good seeing,

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Additional Mars image from 6/16/2018  19:11UT

Received: 20 June 2018 at 18:44 JST

 

Dear CMO,

Here is an additional Mars image from 6/16/2018 19:11 UT


best regards,
http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180616/RHf16June18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 19 June 2018 2057 RGB and IR

Received: 20 June 2018 at 16:19 JST

 

Hi all,

An early, low altitude view yesterday evening, with Sinus Meridian almost central, and just detectable through the dust.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180619/CFs19June18n.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 20 June 2018 0437 IR

Received: 20 June 2018 at 15:27 JST

 

Hi all,

A quick pre-sunrise IR capture from this morning which let me have a relook at the Tharsis region. Although the Tharsis volcanoes can be seen, including Olympus Mons, contrast appears to be low. Isolated dust clouds may be seen across the southern albedo features.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180620/CFs20June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars dust storm update, June 19

Received: 20 June 2018 at 12:25 JST

 

Hi all, here's an image of Mars from this morning showing the extent of the current dust storm over this hemisphere.

I've included a reference image from WinJupos so you can see just how much of the surface is obscured.

Streaks of dust can be seen over the south polar cap, and Hellas Basin seems to be full of dust. Syrtis Major is almost completely hidden.

 

Link:
http://www.acquerra.com.au/astro/gallery/mars/20180619-175854/m20180619-175854utc.png

regards, Anthony

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180619/AWs19June18.png

 

Anthony WESLEY (NSW, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 19

Received: 20 June 2018 at 06:38 JST

 

Hi Today the dust appears to be thinning in the infrared image compared to yesterday.

 

I also noticed the south polar cap is also a little bit more visible visually today.

In addition. there appears to be a slight haze in the  blue and colored image of Mars.  The haze is Northward along the CM  from the SPC into the temperate latitudes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180619/TWl19June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn images (June 15th.)

Received: 20 June 2018 at 04:40 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from June 15th under poor seeing. The bright polar storm is easily seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sat18/s2018-06-15-0523_8-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

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

Received: 20 June 2018 at 04:37 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from June 15th. Average seeing. Significant dust obscuration, and Mare Tyrrhenum is absent due to dust. Also the SPC is significant obscured. Overall contrast of the albedo markings that are seen is notably reduced.

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_06_15dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180615/DPc15June18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images on 18 June 2018

Received: 19 June 2018 at 23:32 JST

 

Mars images on 18 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180618/Ak18June18.png

 

Tomio AKUSTU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars 19 June 2018 0114 RGB and IR

Received: 19 June 2018 at 23:06 JST

 

The linear feature is the edge of the dust cloud, which is remarkably crisp for this late in the storm, as the edges usually become quite blurry as they age. Perhaps it is crisp because it has begun an advance westward. We'll have to wait and see.

 

The SPC is very interesting, showing the sign of the "life saver cap" that is seen in the NPC near the northern spring equinox. I'm unsure whether this appearance might be due to dust across the South Pole in this case, as observers in North America have noted the cap to be very hazy as though partly obscured in the last few days.

 

Thanks for these images, Clyde.

 

-- Roger

 

Roger VENABLE ( Chester, GA )

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars in IR animation 18th June 1532 to 1642UT

Received: 19 June 2018 at 21:24 JST

 

Hello all,
Attached is a small animation of Mars' rotation from 1532 to 1642 UT on the 18th June.

Some individual IR frames to follow.
Note the concentrations N of Syrtis M and spilling out of the
Hellas basin South..
Strange vertical striations S to N over Sinus Sabaeus.


 

Best wishes

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI  (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

¤·····Subject: RE: Mars: recent dust activity

Received: 19 June 2018 at 18:56 JST

 

Hi Everyone,

Please find attached my first Mars image for the apparition. Seeing was not very good.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180618/SBd18June18.png

 

Stefan BUDA (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 19 June 2018 0114 RGB and IR

Received: 19 June 2018 at 17:21 JST

 

Hi, all

The second image set from last night, with Vallis Marineris and the Solis Lacus region central.

Interesting linear structure at upper left, visible in IR, R and G

The three Tharsis volcanos are still detected

Ongoing dust cloud activity over Solis Lacus

Two new, small, bright dust outbreaks are seen south-west of Vallis Marineris.

There is also possibly a further small dust outbreak in the Daedalia region at upper right.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180619/CFs19June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 18 June 2018 2117 RGB and IR

Received: 19 June 2018 at 16:30 JST

 

Hi all,

I had two Mars sessions last night, with this being the image set from the first, with Mars at lower altitude.

The IR again shows most detail.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180618/CFs18June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars June 18

Received: 19 June 2018 at 06:57 JST

 

Hi,

Mars is still enveloped in a dusty veil. 

Visually the planet looks very much like the color image..The South Polar Cap is not very prominent. 

Also I am now employing a 2800mm telescope (11") and a 2.5x powermate.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180618/TWl18June18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 17 June 2018 2117 RGB and IR

Received: 18 June 2018 at 17:32 JST

 

Hi all,

A pre-midnight capture from last night, at CM21, with slightly improved conditions.

Quite a bit of subtle structure and detail is see in the dust storm region, particularly in the IR image.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180617/CFs17June18n.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/06/16-Kumamori

Received: 18 June 2018 at 17:16 JST

 

Mars images on 16 June 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180616/Km16June18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: additional Mars image from 6/16/2018

Received: 18 June 2018 at 17:00 JST

 

Dear CMO,

Here is an additional Mars image from
6/16/2018.
These are the green channels from this set, showing the current extent of the dust areas as of 6/16 UT from this side of Mars.


best regards,


Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 17 June 2018 0114 IR

Received: 18 June 2018 at 16:03 JST

 

Hi all,

A morning session on 17th June did not produce any decent RGB data. However, the IR was reasonable, and appears to confirm that Tharsis and Solis Lacus remain relatively dust free at this stage.

Best regards, Clyde

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180617/CFs17June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 16 June 2018 2202 RGB and IR

Received: 18 June 2018 at 15:44 JST

 

Hi all,

A bit of a delay in processing due to a rather nice Fatherfs day weekend.

I continue to monitor the region between CM 40 and 90, including Vallis Marineris and Solis Lacus.

Conditions were rather poor and RGB data was not good, although the IR was a bit better,

Best regards, Clyde

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180616/CFs16June18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Sketch 17 June 2018

Received: 18 June 2018 at 05:05 JST

 

Sirs:

Please find attached my Mars sketch of 17 June 2018  0810-0830 UT.

 

35cm SCT f/11 @ 279x & 244x   ZWO ADC 

Filters: W25, 23A, 21, 56, 80A, & IL

S: 4-5/10 P   T: 4/6   Alt: 30

CM: 191.5   Ls: 194.8   De: -15.0   Dia: 18.2"

 

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180617/MRs17June18.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images from 6/16/2018

Received: 17 June 2018 at 22:56 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is a set of Mars image from
6/16/2018 

Comments:
Finally after two weeks of clouds and poor seeing I was able to get in a decent observation of dusty Mars!
Will also try some derotation of this data set later in the week.

best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180616/RHf16June18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Re: Mars 15 June 2018 2152 RGB and IR

Received: 17 June 2018 at 13:05 JST

 

Also, depending on the sun angle, dust clouds will cast shadows.

Jim

 

Jim MELKA (Chesterfield, MO)