Solar & Planetary LtE Now for CMO/ISMO #108 (CMO #482)

 Not every email is necessarily cited in the PDFfs CMO LtE

To see the preceding ones, click

 LtE#481

CMO/ISMO Index Page

The latest is at the top


¤·····Subject: Mars 2019-02-26 17:53 UT

Received: 27 February 2019 at 18:54 JST

 

Observer: Ioannis (Yannis) A. Bouhras
Abbreviated: IAB

2019-02-26
17:53 (UT) 5 min De-Roration
CM I = 80,4
Alt = 39 ED = 0' 5,4" Mag = 1,2 Ls = 348 Ds = -5,3

Telescope: Celestron C11 - ZWO ASI 224mc - ZWO ADC - Celestron Barlow 3x
Lat Long (38.010860, 23.693180)
Peristeri,
Athens, Greece

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190226/YBr26Feb19.png

 

 

Ioannis (Yannis) A BOUHRAS (Peristeri, Athens, Greece)

Hellenic Planetary Observers

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 24th and 26th Feb 2019

Received: 27 February 2019 at 16:04 JST

 

Hi,

Some clear but difficult conditions in recent days with lots of rapidly jostling overlapping multiple images to contend with.

 

Last night the marginally better of the two nights with SPC faintly visible and some cloud in south polar region towards the terminator. Image on 24th based on just one video that was  much better than all the rest captured.

 

Also visible at top of this page; http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/mars-venus-and-mercury

 

Cheers

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190224/MLw24Feb19.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190226/MLw26Feb19.png

 

Martin LEWIS (St Albans, the UK)

 

                                                                            

¤·····Subject: Mercury 23 Feb 2019

Received: 26 February 2019 at 07:48 JST

 

Hi All,

An image of Mercury in IR (742nm filter)  on the 23rd Feb.

 


 

Keeping the heat away from the optics has been an issue (who would have thought it in February in the UK!)

As it was, on the 23rd, it proved best late in the afternoon, although the elevation was lower at this time.

 

All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject:  Jupiter Images on 23 February 2019

Received: 24 February 2019 at P0:27 JST

 

Jupiter Images on 23 February 2019.

 


 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 21st Feb 2019

Received: 23 February 2019 at 07:11 JST

 

Hi,

Some very good seeing in Hertfordshire UK just after sunset yesterday allowed some detailed imaging of Mars at 5.5h. 

You can see Olympus Mons as dark spot at bottom and the three Tharsis volcanoes as diagonal line left of centre.

Some lovely bluish mists just below SPC at top.

 

Also to be seen here; http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/mars-venus-and-mercury

 

Thanks

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190221/MLw21Feb19.png

 

Martin LEWIS (St Albans, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2019-02-19 18:02:07 UT

Received: 21 February 2019 at 15:51 JST

 

Observer: Ioannis (Yannis) A. Bouhras

Abbreviated: IAB

 

=344 LS =5,5" =38

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190219/YBr19Feb19.png

 

 

Ioannis (Yannis) A BOUHRAS (Peristeri, Athens, Greece)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 20-02-19 1754ut

Received: 21 February 2019 at 07:37 JST

 

Hi All,

Following a grey day here, the sky cleared quickly after about 1730; a fairly sharp straight 'edge' to the cloud.

I recall changes like this sometimes giving good conditions, so gave Mars a go.

Indeed the conditions did prove good, despite the persistent wind, but only for about 5 mins. 

 

Olympus can be seen  on the meridian, as well as two of the other shield volcanoes. Some finer detail emerging nearby.

Also what appears to be clouds near the S.Pole (South is up in this image) and perhaps the merest hint of what is left of the S. Polar cap.

 

All the best

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190220/SKd20Feb19.png

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter movie (May 2018.)

Received: 21 February 2019 at 06:07 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a movie generated from the images/map obtained in May 2018.

 

Jupiter opposition 2018

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: The entire face of Jupiter (May 2018.)

Received: 20 February 2019 at 23:23 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a map of the entire face of Jupiter near opposition last year made entirely from my own images obtained on Barbados in May.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/may2018wholemap_dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Images on 17 February 2019

Received: 19 February 2019 at 22:12 JST

 

Mars images on 17 February 2019

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190217/Ak17Feb19.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 14th and 15th Feb 2019

Received: 19 February 2019 at 06:24 JST

 

Hi,

Two more images of Mars from last week making an amazing three nights in a row last week!

Seeing on the 15th seemed the worst of the three but actually I think that actually produced the best image- possibly because of the earlier start. Some small lighter areas in the north polar region observed- is this minor dust activity?

 

Also to be seen here; http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/mars-venus-and-mercury

 

Thanks

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190215/MLw15Feb19.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190214/MLw14Feb19.png

 

Martin LEWIS (St Albans, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars M190218@ishibashi

Received: 18 February 2019 at 23:01 JST

 

Mars images on 18 February 2019.

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190218/Is18Feb19.png

 

Best regards,

 

Tsutom ISHIBASHI (Kanagawa, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: February 17, 2019

Received: 18 February 2019 at 10:08 JST

 

Hi,

I have attached my latest image of Mars February 17, 2019 at 1:10 UT.

   Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190217/FMl17Feb19.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: February 16, 2019

Received: 17 February 2019 at 14:43 JST

 

 

Hi,

 I have attached my image of Mars February 16, 2019 at 23:37 UT.

  Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190216/FMl16Feb19.png

 

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Image 2018/10/21

Received: 16 February 2019 at 21:51 JST

 

 

Dear Mr. Murakami,

I regret the loss of Mr. Minami. A rest in peace.

 

This is a IR-RGB color image of Mars from 21-Oct-2018, under average seeing:

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

 Mars

2018/10/21 (UT) 01:26:07

CM= 16.5

SCT LX200UHTC 254mm + Barlow 2x + IRRGB Filters + ASI120MM @ 0.11h/pixel (f/29)

IRRGB: 1218/4177/4178/1976 frames @ 20/69/69/32 fps @ 240sec

S: 6/10 – T: 4/5 – Alt: 61

»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

Best regards,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/181021/CTr21Oct18.png

 

Charles TRIANA (Bogotá, COLOMBIA)

AstroExplor Observatory

www.astroexplor.org

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 14-02-19 1740ut

Received: 16 February 2019 at 05:34 JST

 

Hi All,

One from last night.

I think the bright patch at about the eight o'clock position may mark the location of Olympus.

All the best

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190214/SKd14Feb19.png

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter with Ganymede & Callisto (May 14th, 2018.)

Received: 15 February 2019 at 07:32 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from May 14th. Good seeing.

Ganymede and Callisto were close to the planet -  shadow of Ganymede is just leaving the disk.

GRS on the right hand edge with Oval BA well on to the disk.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/2018-05-14-0240_7-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 13th Feb and 17th Jan 2019

Received: 14 February 2019 at 08:11 JST

 

Hi,

Mars from this evening in reasonable seeing. Imaged well past the meridian but showing some nice details.

Another also attached but not so detailed from 17th Jan in much poorer conditions- presented for the record anyway.

 

Also can be seen here; http://www.skyinspector.co.uk/mars-venus-and-mercury

 

Best wishes,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190213/MLw13Feb19.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190117/MLw17Jan19.png

 

Martin LEWIS (St Albans, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars image (May 14th, 2018.)

Received: 13 February 2019 at 04:07 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from May 14th. This concludes all of my Mars data for the 2018 apparition.

Note the small dust clouds bordering the SPC.

http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/m2018_05_14dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180514/DPc14May18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars observations 5th August 2018

Received: 12 February 2019 at 23:50 JST

 

Dear CMO/OAA-team !

Here is my last Mars observation taken at my Namibia visit from 6th August 2018.

On that evening I also had some bad air turbulences.

I also send you a correction for the first panel I send you from 5th August 2018.

For all data I used the 20"Cassegrain of IAS observatory located in Namibia.

 

Thank You in advance for displaying this pictures on the CMO page !

best regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180806/RSz06Aug18.png

 

Robert SCHULZ (Vienna, AUSTRIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars observations 5th August 2018

Received: 12 February 2019 at 10:53 JST

 

Dear CMO/OAA-team !

Here is my Mars observation from 5th August 2018.

On that evening I had some bad air turbulences, worse than the day before.

I splitted the results on two panels.

For all data I used the 20"Cassegrain of IAS observatory located in Namibia.

 

Thank You in advance for displaying this pictures on the CMO page !

best regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180805/RSz05Aug18.png

 

Robert SCHULZ (Vienna, AUSTRIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Images on 10 February 2019

Received: 10 February 2019 at 23:54 JST

 

Mars images on 10 February 2019

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190210/Ak10Feb19.png

 

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Masatsugu Minami

Received: 10 February 2019 at 00:04 JST

 

Dear Masami

I recently learned of the passing of Masatsugu Minami, and am writing to offer my condolences to his friends and family.

I corresponded with him since 1987, and we met in person once in Paris in 2009. I was amazed at the amount of observing that he used to do, and his great energy in writing and editing the CMO. I tried to correspond with him a year ago but, for once receiving no reply, knew that his illness must be serious. I have added a small appreciation of his work to the BAA Mars section website, under the current observational notes. It was good to have known Masatsugu over so many years, and through the CMO and your organisation, his work will live on.

Sincere good wishes

 

Dr Richard McKim

British Astronomical Association

 

Richard McKIM  (Peterborough, The UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars observations 4th August 2018

Received: 9 February 2019 at 08:07 JST

 

Dear CMO/OAA-team !

Here is my Mars observation from 4th August 2018.

On that evening I had some bad air turbulences but still some details on the disc could be discerned.
For all data I used the 20"Cassegrain of IAS observatory located in
Namibia.

Thank You in advance for displaying this pictures on the CMO page !

 

best regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180804/RSz04Aug18.png

 

Robert SCHULZ (Vienna, AUSTRIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: February 5, 2019

Received: 7 February 2019 at 13:16 JST

 

Hi ,

  Here's another shot of Mars February 5, 2019 at 0:36 UT

  Best,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190205/FMl05Feb19.png

 

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Dr Masatsugu Minami

Received: 6 February 2019 at 23:45 JST

 

Dear all,

As you may have noticed, I have not been able to submit recent Mars images. This is primarily due to ongoing cloudy conditions, and, when there have been small gaps in the clouds, the seeing conditions have invariably been very poor. I will still continue to attempt to image Mars as it gets smaller , should conditions improve.

However, the main purpose of my email, is that, very sadly, I was informed of the passing of Dr Minami.

Although I did not have any significant personal interaction with him, over the last 4-5 years of my involvement in gserioush planetary imaging (with Mars being one of my primary planets of interest) I have become aware of the tremendous heritage and legacy that Dr Minami has contributed , and left, to the Mars Observing community.

Not least of all the work that he has done with the CMO.

May I offer my personal condolences to those that knew him well, and his family. May he rest in peace.

Best regards, Clyde

 

Clyde FOSTER (Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Saturn image (May 14th, 2018.)

Received: 6 February 2019 at 05:39 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is Saturn on May 14th. Good seeing. The polar storm is nicely seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/s2018-05-14-0706_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (May 13th, 2018.)

Received: 6 February 2019 at 00:08 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from May 13th. Poor conditions with frequent clouds.

This was the only decent result obtained. GRS approaching centre.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/2018-05-13-0400_2-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars observations 3rd August 2018

Received: 5 February 2019 at 07:38 JST

 

Dear CMO/OAA-team !

Here is my Mars observation from 3rd August 2018.

Only infrared filtered results, because of bad seeing on that evening.

For all data I used the 20"Cassegrain of IAS observatory located in Namibia.

 

Thank You in advance for displaying this pictures on the CMO page !

best regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180803/RSz03Aug18.png

 

Robert SCHULZ (Vienna, AUSTRIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars & Saturn (May 13th, 2018.)

Received: 5 February 2019 at 01:02 JST

 

Hi all,

Here are images of Saturn and Mars from May 13th. Good seeing.

 

http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/m2018_05_13dp.jpg

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/barbados18/s2018-05-13-0713_9-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180513/DPc13May18.png

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: mars: February 3, 2019 at 23:24

Received: 4 February 2019 at 13:48 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my latest image of Mars February 3, 2019 at 23:24 UT.

  Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190203/FMl03Feb19.png

 

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars observations 2nd August 2018

Received: 4 February 2019 at 08:32 JST

 

Dear CMO/OAA-team !

Here is my Mars observation from 2nd August 2018.

I include color (LRGB + RGB), as well monochrome composites in this mail.

Seeing was getting better in later images that night.

For all data I used the 20"Cassegrain of IAS observatory located in Namibia.

 

Thank You in advance for displaying this pictures on the CMO page !

 

best regards

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180802/RSz02Aug18.png

 

Robert SCHULZ (Vienna, AUSTRIA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 2nd Feb 2019

Received: 4 February 2019 at 08:00 JST

 

A parting of the clouds around sunset allowed early imaging of Mars yesterday with the planet just past the meridian and a reasonable amount of detail to be seen in the 'golden hour'. SPC almost lost in the terminator now. Syrtis Major and Hellas well seen.

 

Have also reworked my images from 20th Jan and 25th Jan to bring out more detail by changing the original processing conditions in AS3 and these are also attached. For those who archive my images please could you replace the original images with these.

 

Thanks

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190202/MLw02Feb19.png

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190125/MLw25Jan19.png

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190120/MLw20Jan19.png

 

Martin LEWIS (St Albans, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (February 2nd.)

Received: 3 February 2019 at 06:29 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a Jupiter image from this morning.

Fair seeing with some good moments. The GRS and Oval BA are well seen.

Impressive how colourised the EZ has become compared to last apparition.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-02-02-1007_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars Images on 1 February 2019

Received: 2 February 2019 at 09:45 JST

 

Mars images on 1 February 2019

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190201/Ak01Feb19.png

 

 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars observations 1st August 2018

Received: 1 February 2019 at 09:37 JST

 

Dear CMO/OAA-team !

Here is my Mars observation from 1st August 2018.

I include color (LRGB + RGB) as well monochrome composites in this mail.

No individual images are shown, which I used to made up the composites (made from 30sec clips typically when used IR and RGB filters, but UV filtered ones are typically 60sec or more clip length).

Tell me, if you need them also !

 

Seeing was less than ideal on this night, but good enough to produce useful results.

For all data I used the 20"Cassegrain of IAS observatory located in Namibia.

 

Thank You in advance for displaying this pictures on the CMO page !

 

best regards

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/180801/RSz01Aug18.png

 

Robert SCHULZ (Vienna, AUSTRIA)

 


Back to the CMO/ISMO Façade / CMO Home Page