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¤·····Subject: Mars 28th August

Received: 1 September 2018 at 10:43 JST

 

Hello all,

Attached are some images of Mars taken on the 28th August in good seeing conditions.

Note striated cloud still in the NPR and further separation within the SPC.

 

Regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180828/MVl28Aug18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images on 30 August

Received: 1 September 2018 at 01:07 JST

 

Mars images on 30 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180830/Ak30Aug18.png

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - August 29th

Received: 1 September 2018 at 00:15 JST

 

Hi every one!, Here I submit my most recent session from the 29th of agust.

Efrain

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180829/EMr29Aug18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image from 08/30/2018 13:35:19 UT

Received: 31 August 2018 at 14:56 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is a Mars image from
08/30/2018 13:35:19 UT

Comments:
Horrible transparency this night with passing thick clouds, but seeing was
stable for decent telescope views during brief cloud gaps.
Most of the features were extremely prominent visually so the dust storm has clearly subsided.

best regards,


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180830/RHf30Aug18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 30 August 2018 1844UT RGB and IR.

Received: 31 August 2018 at 14:26 JST

 

Hi all,

Conditions were not great last night, so attached was the best IR I could get.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180830/CFs30Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: August 29, 2018

Received: 31 August 2018 at 13:09 JST

 

Hi ,

  I have attached my latest image of Mars August 29, 2018 from 2:44 UT to 2:59 UT.

  Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180829/FMl29Aug18.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/08/29Kumamori

Received: 30 August 2018 at 18:22 JST

 

 

Mars images on 29 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180829/Km29Aug18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 29 August 2018 1802UT RGB and IR.

Received: 30 August 2018 at 16:03 JST

 

Hi all,

In memory of Trojey.

It was a bit tough getting out into the observatory last night. A few hours earlier, we had to put down my faithful Labrador, Trojey. He regularly joined me in the observatory during my imaging sessions, and would then settle down in the study with me whilst I would do my image processing. Missing him terribly.

Plenty of detail showing in this region.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180829/CFs29Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars sketch 29 August 2018

Received: 30 August 2018 at 10:17 JST

 

Sirs:
Please find attached my most recent sketch of Mars.  The albedo features appear stronger to me.

35cm SCT f/11 @ 326x  ZWO ADC
Filters: W25, 30, 80A, & IL
S: 6/10 P   T: 4/6   Alt: 26
CM: 178.9   Ls: 240   De: -9.7   Dia: 21.4"

Best regards,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180829/MRs29Aug18.png

 

Michael ROSOLINA (Friars Hill, WV)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - August 29

Received: 30 August 2018 at 09:42 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Seeing was below average (2/5).  Fair transparency.  Very hot (~75 deg) and humid.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180829/PGc29Aug18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018 29 August IR image

Received: 30 August 2018 at 05:56 JST

 

Poor seeing.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180829/GWk29Aug18.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images (August 9th.)

Received: 30 August 2018 at 03:29 JST

 

Hi all,

Poor seeing this session but it does nicely show how coloured the EZ has become.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-08-09-0026_7-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images on 17~19, 21~25 August.

Received: 30 August 2018 at 00:08 JST

 

Mars images on 17~19, 21~25 August.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180817/Ak17Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180818/Ak18Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180819/Ak19Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180821/Ak21Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180822/Ak22Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180823/Ak23Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180824/Ak24Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/Ak25Aug18.png

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - August 27th

Received: 29 August 2018 at 23:58 JST

 

Hi to All!, Here is my session from the 27th under poor conditions.

Efrain

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180827/EMr27Aug18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018.08.18

Received: 29 August 2018 at 19:22 JST

 

Dears,

Through the clouds and at low elevation, Mars with Hellas rising:

In infrared:
http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-08_18_23-14-41_ir685_md.png

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-08_19_00-05-48_ir685_md.png

In blue:

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-08_18_23-50-45_b425_md.png

http://astrosurf.com/delcroix/images/planches/m2018-08_18_23-55-36_b436_md.png

 

Steady skies

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180818/MDc18Aug18.png

 

Marc DELCROIX (Tournefeuille, FRANCE)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 25 August 2018 1829UT RGB and IR. 

Received: 29 August 2018 at 16:28 JST

 

Hi all,

The full image set from the 25 August, where I caught a short spell of nice seeing conditions. I have previously circulated a standalone RGB. The R data was particularly good, and the Tharsis Montes show very nicely at lower right.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/CFs25Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: RE: Mars 28 August 2018 1800UT RGB and IR.

Received: 29 August 2018 at 15:25 JST

 

Hi all,

Decent conditions for this image set from yesterday evening. The RGB is starting to resemble the Winjupos simulation, although the dramatic change in Margaritifer Sinus is clearly seen.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180828/CFs28Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn images, August 15th 2018

Received: 29 August 2018 at 06:58 JST

 

Guys
Excellent seeing at first, slightly degraded for the images, none the less a fine RGB. More interesting, some dark spots are rotating at the boundary of NPR as observed with the 642 filter.


 

 


 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - August 25th

Received: 29 August 2018 at 02:34 JST

 

Hi to All!, Here is my session from august 25th.

Efrain

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/EMr25Aug18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 28 August

Received: 28 August 2018 at 21:39 JST

 

Dear Mr Murakami,
Attached are some images of Mars taken on 28 August only a few hours ago.

Regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180828/BAd28Aug18.png

 

Barry ADCOCK (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 23-24 August

Received: 28 August 2018 at 20:46 JST

 

Hello All,
I am dragging my feet at processing. Attached are images of Mars from 23 and 24 August.

 

There are some peculiar dark makings on the 450x40nm image on both nights. They do not appear to align with the albedo markings of the RGB image. They may be a result of my processing methods.

Please comment if you have any explanation.

Regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180823/BAd23Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180824/BAd24Aug18.png

 

Barry ADCOCK (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/08/27Kumamori

Received: 28 August 2018 at 16:50 JST

 

Mars images on 27 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180827/Km27Aug18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image from 08/27/2018 12:57:26 UT

Received: 28 August 2018 at 15:50 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is a Mars image from
08/27/2018 12:57:26 UT

Comments:
Seeing was much better this session and I tried to process this one more carefully than last one.
(SPC is easy to burn out & overexpose due to the angle of bright sunlight hitting it currently)
August has provided some unexpected great views in the telescope despite the low altitude!

best regards,


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180827/RHf27Aug18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars on 25 August 2018 from Hidetoshi Kudo

Received: 28 August 2018 at 11:31 JST

 

Dear Minami-sama,

Please find attached my latest Mars Image.
I had a good seeing that night. Maybe one of the best this season for me.

Kind regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/Kd25Aug18.png

 

 

Hidetoshi KUDOH (Cairns, QLD, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Aug 27

Received: 28 August 2018 at 08:27 JST

 

Hello Everyone,
Seeing was not to good tonight..

I tried a color image but it did not show much detail so I am just sending an IR image.

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180827/TWl27Aug18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image - August 27

Received: 28 August 2018 at 05:25 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Seeing was 3/5, at best. Transparency was below average.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180827/PGc27Aug18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - 26 August

Received: 28 August 2018 at 04:55 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu and Masami,

Attached is a set of images of Mars taken on August 26, 2018.  The dust has certainly cleared a lot over the past couple weeks.  Observing Mars visually, the albedo features are a lot easier to observe than they were a few weeks ago.

Best wishes,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180826/WFl26Aug18.png

 

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars-15 Aug 2018-Sofia, BULGARIA

Received: 27 August 2018 at 19:42 JST

 

Dear Mr. Masami MURAKAMI,

We offer 2 others photos to your attention - 15 August 2018 - I can not choose which one is better.

Sofia, BULGARIA, Mr. Volodya Velkov, Astronomical Association Sofia
Telescope CDK 17" PlaneWave
camera QHY5 in IR RGB all is Baader

best regards


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180815/VVk15Aug18.png

 

Volodya VELKOV (Sofia, BULGARIA)

Astronomical Association Sofia
www.aas.bg

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars-2, 3, 4 Aug 2018-Sofia, BULGARIA

Received: 27 August 2018 at 19:38 JST

 

Dear Mr. Masami MURAKAMI,

We offer some new photos to your attention - 2, 3 , 4 August 2018.

Sofia, BULGARIA, Mr. Volodya Velkov, Astronomical Association Sofia
Telescope CDK 17" PlaneWave
Camera iNova PlbCx

best regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180802/VVk02Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180803/VVk03Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180804/VVk04Aug18.png

 

Volodya VELKOV (Sofia, BULGARIA)

Astronomical Association Sofia
www.aas.bg

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/08/25 Kumamori

Received: 27 August 2018 at 17:07 JST

 

Mars images on 25 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/Km25Aug18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Aug 26

Received: 27 August 2018 at 10:41 JST

 

Hi Folks,
Just an IR image today clouds were moving in.
Did not notice anything unusual visually in blue light.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180826/TWl26Aug18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars2018 26 August images

Received: 27 August 2018 at 07:11 JST

 

Attached are rgb and IR732 images.

Regards, 

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180826/GWk26Aug18.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - August 25

Received: 27 August 2018 at 02:58 JST

 

Gentlemen,

3/5 seeing improving a bit towards the end of session.  Good transparency.  Transit was at 2:48UT.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/PGc25Aug18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M180826 ishibashi

Received: 26 August 2018 at 23:34 JST

 

Mars images on 26 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180826/Is26Aug18.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 24th August 2018.

Received: 26 August 2018 at 23:12 JST

 

Hello everyone

 

Attached are 3 sets of images of Mars taken on the 24th August 2018 UT in good seeing conditions.

It looks like the Mitchel mountains are nearly detached from the SPC, and these are visually very bright.

Interesting W-E striated cloud in the NPR.

 

regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180824/MVl24Aug18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 25 August 2018 1829UT RGB.

Received: 26 August 2018 at 18:33 JST

 

Hi, All

I will circulate my standard image set in due course, but I managed to catch a short spell of good seeing last night which I think warrants a standalone RGB image.

No doubt I will revisit this data a few times.

 


 

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image from 08/25/2018 13:49:15 UT

Received: 26 August 2018 at 16:52 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is a Mars image from
08/25/2018 13:49:15 UT

Comments:
After 2-3 attempts the past week in horrible seeing (was like an exploding snowcone due to typhoon turbulence..)
I was able to finally squeeze in an image of this side of Mars. Quality is not so high but you can see the major features.

best regards,


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/RHf25Aug18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: August 25, 2018

Received: 26 August 2018 at 11:43 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my latest image of Mars August 25, 2018 from 2:27 UT to 2:46 UT.

  Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/FMl25Aug18.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: August 24, 2018

Received: 26 August 2018 at 11:40 JST

 

Hi ,

  I have attached my image of Mars August 24, 2018 from 3:01 UT to 3:16 UT.

  Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180824/FMl24Aug18.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - August 24

Received: 26 August 2018 at 10:08 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Seeing was 2/5, improving to 3/5 after transit (at 2:52UT). Transparency was good. Low humidity.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180824/PGc24Aug18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018 August 09, 20 & 25

Received: 26 August 2018 at 09:23 JST

 

Mars is gradually receding, as these show, and never attains more than 13º here.

 

Syrtis Major (on the CM August 09) is now an unfamiliar rectangular shape and many other albedo features are different. Hellas is so bright in IR, I slightly over-exposed it.

 

On August 20 at least one of the eprongsf of Gomer is visible, and on August 25 there is something faintly visible in the large blank area of Amazonis towards the terminator, but I donft know what it is. (Olympus should be on the CM.)

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180809/DAr09Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180820/DAr20Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/DAr25Aug18.png

 

 

David ARDITTI (Edgware, Middx., the UK)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M180825 ishibashi

Received: 26 August 2018 at 08:18 JST

 

Mars images on 25 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180825/Is25Aug18.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····SubjectMars - August 23rd

Received: 26 August 2018 at 02:44 JST

 

Hi to All!, Here I submit my session from the 23rd of august.

Efrain

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180823/EMr23Aug18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Aug 23

Received: 25 August 2018 at 22:41 JST

 

Hi All
average seeing during this session.
Nothing unusual seen in blue light(no image)
Just an ir image .

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180823/TWl23Aug18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn images 14th August 2018

Received: 25 August 2018 at 21:09 JST

 

Hi all,
Some images taken in southern
Brittany close to the sea. The Astronomik BP642 gave me my best images for the current season : it must be used with the ADC of course, as Saturn is only 20 high here.

 


 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - August 22nd

Received: 25 August 2018 at 01:53 JST

 

Hi to All!, Here I submit my latest session on august 22nd.

Efrain

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180822/EMr22Aug18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M180821 ishibashi

Received: 24 August 2018 at 22:38 JST

 

Mars images on 21 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180821/Is21Aug18.png

 

Tsutomu ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/08/21Kumamori

Received: 24 August 2018 at 22:16 JST

 

Mars images on 21 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180821/Km21Aug18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - August 19th

Received: 24 August 2018 at 22:06 JST

 

Hi to All!, here is my session from august 19th.

Efrain

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180819/EMr19Aug18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018 23 Aug IR image

Received: 24 August 2018 at 07:42 JST

 

Bad seeing and transparency, limited to IR image.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180823/GWk23Aug18.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 23 August 2018 1842UT IR.

Received: 24 August 2018 at 04:58 JST

 

Hi all,

IR>685nm from this evening.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180823/CFs23Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn images 1st August 2018/animation IR

Received: 24 August 2018 at 01:04 JST

 

Hi all,
Four IR images of Saturn showing the rotation of the polar storm but a bright wave in equatorial zone as well.

 

Regards

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images on 22nd August 2018 (really on the 22)

Received: 24 August 2018 at 00:58 JST

 

Hi all,
Mars last night. Sorry for my yesterday message the last has been taken
on August 21st, of course!
Regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180822/CPl22Aug18.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 22 August 2018 1806UT IR.

Received: 23 August 2018 at 18:19 JST

 

Hi all,

Conditions deteriorated further for this IR>685nm capture from yesterday evening.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180822/CFs22Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images (August 5-6th.)

Received: 23 August 2018 at 06:26 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are some images from August 5-6th. The GRS is nicely seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup18/2018-08-05-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images August 21st 2018

Received: 22 August 2018 at 19:53 JST

 

Hi all,
Mars under poor seeing last night.
Regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180821/CPl21Aug18.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 21 August 2018 1911UT RGB and IR.

Received: 22 August 2018 at 16:22 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from yesterday evening, looking down onto Olympus Mons and the Tharsis Montes, with Solis Lacus at upper left. On screen, I had the impression that conditions had deteriorated from previous evenings, so was pleased with the final results.

The light linear feature I had noted the previous evening can be seen towards the bottom left limb.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180821/CFs21Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars good seeing (August 6th.)

Received: 22 August 2018 at 02:46 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is Mars in good seeing taken while on site in Chile recently.

A fine view of Solis Lacus, Aurorae Sinus and surroundings. Some nice dust clouds within the Valles Marineris canyons can be seen.

Tharsis montes are off to the left appearing as darker spots.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_08_06Adp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180806/DPc06Aug18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - August 15th

Received: 21 August 2018 at 23:43 JST

 

Hi to All!, Hers is my session from august 15th.

Efrain

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180815/EMr15Aug18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - August 17th

Received: 21 August 2018 at 23:40 JST

 

Hi to All!, Hers is my session from august 17th.

Efrain

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180817/EMr17Aug18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 20 August 2018 1806UT IR.

Received: 21 August 2018 at 15:37 JST

 

Hi all,

Only an IR from yesterday evening.

Other than the gnewh dark feature to the west(right) of Solis Lacus, I note the light linear feature near the NP region. Possible a weather front, or Jetstream, with a significant dust component? I hope to monitor it over the next few days.

Best regards, Clyde

Ps unfortunately still plagued with an edge artefact over the SPC which I have smoothed out a bit.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180820/CFs20Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Additional Mars image from 08/18/2018 13:21:35 UT

Received: 21 August 2018 at 12:44 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is an additional Mars image, this one from
08/18/2018 13:21:35 UT

best regards,


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180818/RHf18Aug18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars - 18 August and 19 August 2018

Received: 21 August 2018 at 08:00 JST

 

Dear Masatsugu and Masami,

 

Attached are some images of Mars taken on August 18th and 19th. 

The dust appears to be clearing now and Syrtis Major is much more visible than the last time I imaged it a few weeks ago. 

Hellas was very bright both on the images taken and when observed visually. There is an interesting bright streak and rift in the South Polar cap  that shows on the images from both nights. 

 

Best wishes,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180818/WFl18Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180819/WFl19Aug18.png

 

 

Bill FLANAGAN (Houston, TX)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018/08/18Kumamori

Received: 20 August 2018 at 21:34 JST

 

Mars images on 18 August 2018

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180818/Km18Aug18.png

 

Teruaki KUMAMORI (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars animation 16th August 2018

Received: 20 August 2018 at 21:28 JST

 

Hello all

Attached is an animation of Mars' rotation from 1011 to 1116UT on the 16th August.
Unfortunately compression of the data has not made the edge effect that I mentioned easy to see.

 

Kind regards

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: timestamp error on Mars image 16th August

Received: 20 August 2018 at 21:23 JST

 

Hello all,

 

Please excuse me if you receive this message twice; my server is having trouble sending it.

 

On inspecting my RGB image set from the 16th August, I noticed an error in the time-stamp of a blue image.

It reads 11:41UT but should read 10:41 UT.

Apologies for the error.

 

The corrected image is attached.

 

I have also attached an image showing data from 10:21 to 11:16 UT on the same night.

This is a composite enlarged version centered on the edge effect that I mentioned in my previous email.

 


 

The animated GIF follows separately.

 

Kind regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180816/MVl16Aug18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Uranus and Neptune, T500 AstroQueyras 11th August 2018

Received: 20 August 2018 at 19:22 JST

 

Hi all,
Here are finally some images of the two ice giants taken with one of the T500 Astrosib of the observatory.
Neptune is showing again southern brightening but nothing is rotating. The seeing was superb on Uranus and the images probably reveal an intermediate belt between the equatorial belt and the polar region, the one that we had imaged at the T1M of the Pic in 2016 with Marc Delcroix and Jean-Philippe Cazard.

 


 


 

Regards


Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 19 August 2018 2050UT RGB and IR.

Received: 20 August 2018 at 17:06 JST

 

Hi all,

A second image set from yesterday evening, centred on Amazonis, with Olympus Mons towards the lower left and Mare Sirenum extending across the upper section of the planet.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180819/CFs19Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 19 August 2018 1810UT RGB and IR.

Received: 20 August 2018 at 16:17 JST

 

Hi all,

Image set from yesterday evening, with Solis Lacus at upper left and Olympus Mons towards the lower centre

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180819/CFs19Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Aug 18, 2018

Received: 20 August 2018 at 04:10 JST

 

Hi Everyone,
The last couple of weeks have been very cloudy.  When it was not cloudy a smokey blanket covered the skies from the wildfires out west and/or the seeing was very poor.

Here is the lasted image.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180818/TWl18Aug18.png

 

Tim WILSON (Jefferson City, MO)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Venus good seeing (August 5th.)

Received: 19 August 2018 at 22:46 JST

 

Hi all,

Some good seeing for this UV image of Venus on August 5th.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/venus18/2018_08_05uv_dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 16th August RGB

Received: 19 August 2018 at 22:43 JST

 

Hello all,

Attached are three RGB image set of Mars taken in good seeing on the 16th August 2018.

 

There is more data from the same night, but the time resolution is only 10min between sets, so I have picked only three to present here.

 

Note the small extension on the RH (morning) limb at about the 4 o'clock position in the 10:39UT image.

It appears on more than one image set (not shown here, but on other data that I have) and coincides with the position of Olympus Mons.

 

I will assemble a small animates GIF over the next few days to show this.

 

Regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180816/MVl16Aug18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images 14 and 15th August 2018

Received: 19 August 2018 at 22:06 JST

 

Hi all,
Two sets of images, the last one taken under very good seeing at only 15 of elevation. The atmosphere is still clearing and some color nuances are more visible on the ground of the planet, like some red hue near Elysium.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180814/CPl14Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180815/CPl15Aug18.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

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

Received: 19 August 2018 at 13:33 JST

 

Mars images on 18 August 2018.

 

These images were obtained by the use of a 20cm Refractor of the Fukui City Museum of Natural History:
 The refractor is equipped with an ASI 290MC colour camera together with a 5xPowermate.
Each image is the one stacked from the use of AutoStakkert! 3 and RegiStax 6 from 30% out of 2,000 frames.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180818/Ys18Aug18.png

 

Yasunobu YOSHIZAWA (Fukui, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M180818 ishibashi

Received: 19 August 2018 at 14:45 JST

 

Mars image on 18 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180818/Is18Aug18.png

 

Tsutomu ISHBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image from 08/18/2018 14:07:58 UT

Received: 19 August 2018 at 12:28 JST

 

Dear CMO,
Here is a Mars image from
08/18/2018 14:07:58 UT

Comments:
Another session of excellent low altitude seeing!
If it wasn't for a chilly northwesterly wind conditions would have been perfect.
The color of Mars has returned to mostly normal as viewed from this side.

best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180818/RHf18Aug18.png

 

Robert HEFFNER (Osaka, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Fwd: Mars last night

Received: 19 August 2018 at 08:08 JST

 

Images taken by Klaus Brasch at about 5 UT on August 18.

   We are going to try to get some good looks through the Clark now the dust is starting to settle

   Best

 Bill Sheehan from Flagstaff

 

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:

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

From: Klaus Brasch

Date: August 18, 2018 at 12:52:09 PM MST
Subject: Mars last night

Hi all, 

 

Finally a clear night around here with half decent seeing. The dust storm on Mars seems to finally be lifting although dark features still looked washed out a bit. Here are a couple images I got with the AP-155 and two Barlows for an f/28 set up. The first image is in RGB the second trough a deep red filter, all taken with the ASI-120 webcam.

 

Not great but better than none this opposition.

 


 

Klaus

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

 

Bill SHEEHAN (Flagstaff, AZ)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars August 10,11,12 and 13th

Received: 19 August 2018 at 02:42 JST

 

Hi to All! Here are my latest processed sessions from august 10,11,12,13th.

Efrain

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180810/EMr10Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180811/EMr11Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180812/EMr12Aug18.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180813/EMr13Aug18.png

 

Efrain MORALES RIVERA (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars on 16th August 2018 UT in IR

Received: 18 August 2018 at 20:58 JST

 

Hi everyone,

Attached is a set of images of Mars taken in IR on the 16th August in good seeing conditions.

RGB to follow soon...

Regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180816/MVl16Aug18.png

 

Maurice VALIMBERTI (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Uranus and Neptune 9th August 2018

Received: 18 August 2018 at 19:30 JST

 

Hi all,
Here are my first images of the two ice giants for the new season.

Uranus is still showing bright north pole and a hint of the equatorial belt. On Neptune the southern hemisphere is

bright but not spot is seen rotating.

Best regards


 


 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M180817 ishibashi

Received: 18 August 2018 at 16:43 JST

 

Mars image on 17 August 2018.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180817/Is17Aug18.png

 

Tsutomu ISHBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - August 17.

Received: 18 August 2018 at 13:50 JST

 

Gentlemen,

3/5 seeing initially, then very good seeing (4/5). Transparency was below average but at least did not fluctuate.

 Transit was at 3:24UT.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180817/PGc17Aug18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: August 17, 2018.

Received: 18 August 2018 at 12:19 JST

 

Hi ,

I have attached my latest images of Mars August 17, 2018 between 3:14 UT and 3:26 UT.

  Thanks,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180817/FMl17Aug18.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: August 16, 2018.

Received: 18 August 2018 at 12:19 JST

 

Hi ,

 I am sending you my Mars images of August 16, 2018 between 3:08 UT and 3:42 UT.

  Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180816/FMl16Aug18.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 16 August 2018 1852UT RGB and IR.

Received: 17 August 2018 at 19:35 JST

 

HI all,

Image set from yesterday evening.

Conditions were deteriorating into the night and the B data was particularly poor.

Olympus Mons shows as the reddish spot at lower left. The colour of the bright limb may be affected by the poor B data, but I have left it as it came out.

Best regards, Clyde

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180816/CFs16Aug18.png

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images 10th August 2018

Received: 17 August 2018 at 18:45 JST

 

Hi guys,
Here is the last Mars set taken at AstroQueyras. A dust front is observed at the boundary of NPR.
Regards


http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180810/CPl10Aug18.png

 

Christophe PELLIER (Nantes, FRANCE)

Planetary astronomy and imaging

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2018_16 August IR Image

Received: 17 August 2018 at 10:08 JST

 

Hello, 

Just enough "ground glass" seeing to knock the fine detail out of the rgb image. So, here is an IR instead.

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180816/GWk16Aug18.png

 

Gary WALKER (Macon, GA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images (August 4th.)

Received: 17 August 2018 at 06:11 JST

 

Hi all,

My first image taken on a recent visit to Chile.

Poor seeing for this session (which left plenty of time to enjoy the incredible dark night sky!)

http://www.damianpeach.com/mars2018/m2018_08_04dp.jpg

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180804/DPc04Aug18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

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

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars images - August 16

Received: 17 August 2018 at 05:23 JST

 

Gentlemen,

Seeing started the session at 2/5 improving to 3/5 just before transit, then deteriorating after transit. 

Transit was at 3:28UT.  Transparency was generally poor with high thin clouds moving in and out. 

High himidity.

Regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180816/PGc16Aug18.png

 

Peter GORCZYNSKI (Oxford, CT)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn good seeing (August 16th.)

Received: 17 August 2018 at 03:08 JST

 

Hi all,

Saturn on August 16th.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/sc/s2018-08-16-0026_3-IR742dp.jpg