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¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (March 24th.)

Received: 31 March 2019 at 21:40 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from March 24th. Average seeing. Oval BA and GRS are nicely seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-24-0937_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 28-03-19

Received: 31 March 2019 at 19:35 JST

 

Hi All,

   Mars under very average conditions the other day.

All the best

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190328/SKd28Mar19.png

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mercury 29th Mar 2019

Received: 31 March 2019 at 18:30 JST

 

Hi All,

   Reasonable conditions on the 29th, still rather wobbly and hazy though.

 


 

All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (March 23rd.)

Received: 30 March 2019 at 06:31 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from March 23rd. Poor seeing unfortunately.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-23-0842_0-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (March 22nd.)

Received: 29 March 2019 at 04:27 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from March 22nd. The GRS is on view with the strange dusky feature on the SEBn.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-22-1021_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: March 27, 2019

Received: 27 March 2019 at 12:21 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my latest image of Mars March 27, 2019 at 0:36 UT.

   Thanks,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190327/FMl27Mar19.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mercury 24 Mar 2019

Received: 26 March 2019 at 07:20 JST

 

Hi All,

Mercury is easily the closest planet to us as the moment, but seeing it, at magnitude 2.1 in full daylight, is a challenge.

Conditions were poor yesterday, but Venus was conveniently close by, to synchronise and focus on.

 

'Pipp' and 'AS!3' were able, amazingly, to assemble the faint blobs captured within the frames into an image, although some manual settings in 'Pipp' were needed to define the target.

 

There are some vague bright patches which may represent actual features. 

 


 

All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: A few observations with a C14

Received: 23 March 2019 at 19:21 JST

 

Hi,
Well known among the moon observers.
Crater Copernicus
14-2-2019

 


website:
http://astrofotografie.nl/images/afbeeldingen/crater-copernicus-14-2-2019-r-bosman.jpg

 

Mare Frigoris 14-2-2019
website:
http://astrofotografie.nl/images/afbeeldingen/mare-frigoris-14-2-2019-r-bosman-c14.jpg


One of the biggest mare of the moon is mare Imbrium. Unfortunately, I have not been able to observe the whole mare. Anyway, a large part can be seen here.

Mare Imbrium 15-2-2019
Website:
http://astrofotografie.nl/images/afbeeldingen/mare-imbrium-15-2-2019-r-bosman-c14.jpg

 

On this observation you can see 3 craters diagonally.

From top to bottom Cassini crater (flooded with lava) with 2 craters in the crater bottom.In the middle, Aristillus crater with several mountain peaks in the middle. Below left crater Archimedes with small crater wells. To the left of Aristillus crater see a number of Montes Spitzbergen mountains and to the left of Cassini crater see Mons Piton. The mountain range on the right is Montes Caucasus

Mare Imbrium 14-2-2019
Website:
http://astrofotografie.nl/images/afbeeldingen/mare-imbrium-14-2-2019-r-bosman-c14.jpg

 

On 12 February I could only do one observation and that is the area around Mare Crisium.

Mare Crisium 12-2-2019
Website:
http://astrofotografie.nl/images/afbeeldingen/mare-crisium-12-2-2019-r-bosman-c14.jpg

 

I have made these kind of observations before and it still amazes me how the moon can be beautiful when the sun is high.

Crater Albategnius 15-2-2019 .
website:
http://astrofotografie.nl/images/afbeeldingen/crater-albategnius-15-2-2019-r-bosman.jpg

 

Much has been said about it, one of the most beautiful craters of the moon: Clavius

Crater Clavius 14-2-2019
Website:
http://astrofotografie.nl/images/afbeeldingen/clavius-14-2-2019-r-bosman-c14.jpg

 

Another look at craters bottom. This observation is made far from the terminator.

During the moon's observation, contrasts are increased during recording.

This to give the dark and light lava part more contrast.

Crater Dionysius 18-3-2019
Website:
http://astrofotografie.nl/images/afbeeldingen/crater-dionysius-18-3-2019-r-bosman-c14.jpg

 

Crater Menelaus 18-3-2019
Website:
http://astrofotografie.nl/images/afbeeldingen/crater-menelaus-18-3-2019-r-bosman-c14.jpg


C14 and Basler Ace 1920

 

Richard BOSMAN (Enschede,The NETHERLANDS)

 

 

 

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

Received: 22 March 2019 at 05:42 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from this morning. Seeing remains poor.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-21-1025_4-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: March 19, 2019

Received: 21 March 2019 at 11:57 JST

 

Hi ,

  I have attached my latest image of Mars March 19, 2019 at 23:49 UT.

  Thanks,

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190319/FMl19Mar19.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Milkyway with Mars and domes (Aug 2018.)

Received: 21 March 2019 at 07:49 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a seven frame panorama of the Milkyway across the domes of Chilescope Observatory last August during my visit to the site. Mars is prominent close to opposition while the LMC and SMC are seen off to the left.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/chilescope/milkyway_chilescope_2018dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (March 18th.)

Received:20 March 2019 at 07:37 JST

 

Hi all,

Unfortunately the seeing was again very poor for this session on the 18th. Ganymede and Europa in transit.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-18-1014_8-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars 18-03-2019

Received:20 March 2019 at 06:41 JST

 

Hi All,

 

A shot from last night, after our long spell of rain and high winds.

 

Some interesting clouds in high northern latitudes (North is down in this image).

 

I also took some shots of Mars using my new 'B&Q' apodising screen.

The conditions were changing rapidly so a true comparison was not really possible....but results were at least comparable, from what I could see.

What it doesn't seem to do (at least on first showing) is to improve the 'edge rind' effect so common with the smaller planets....unfortunately!

Whether or not the moderate loss of light/high shutter speed is made up for by increased contrast remains to be seen.

May be good for helping separate close double stars, we'll see.

 

All the best

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190318/SKd18Mar19.png

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, the UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (March 16th.)

Received:20 March 2019 at 04:11 JST

 

Hi all,

Very poor seeing for this session. One for the record.....

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-16-0937_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: March 18, 2018

Received:19 March 2019 at 11:35 JST

 

Hi ,

   I have attached my latest image of Mars March 18, 2019 at 0:10 UT.

   Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190318/FMl18Mar19.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

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

Received:19 March 2019 at 07:48 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from March 15th. Average seeing. The GRS and region following is well seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-15-0935_1-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (March 14th.)

Received:17 March 2019 at 04:58 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Here is an image from March 14th. Unfortunately seeing was poor but none the less some interesting details can be seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-14-0834_8-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (March 12th.)

Received:15 March 2019 at 05:42 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Here is an image from March 12th. Very poor seeing so only an IR image was possible.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-12-0909_6-IR685dp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Masatsugu Minami

Received:14 March 2019 at 01:01 JST

 

Dear Masami,

 

It was indeed very sad to learn of passing of my friend, Masatsugu Minami.  I have corresponded with him since 1986 and had to opportunity to meet with him, and you as well, in 2002 while my wife and I visited our son in Japan.  Masatsugu will surely be missed by many Mars observers all over the Earth. 

 

Since noticing that the last issue of the CMO was #469 on 25 May 2018, I must ask if the CMO will continue to be published?  Hopefully someone will take over and continue to publish your fine newsletter.

 

Again, Minami-San will be missed by many people,

 

Jeff BEISH (Florida, the USA)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images on 12 March 2019

Received: 13 March 2019 at 22:55 JST

 

Jupiter images on 12 March 2019.

 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: March 13, 2019

Received: 13 March 2019 at 10:56 JST

 

Hi,

  I have attached my latest image of Mars March 13, 2019 at 0:02 UT.

  Best,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190313/FMl13Mar19.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

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

Received: 12 March 2019 at 06:13 JST

 

Hi all,

 

Here is an image from March 8th. Average seeing conditions. The GRS is nicely seen heading off the disk at right. The SEB presents a rather confusing picture with white clouds covering the northern half of the belt while the dynamic activity following the GRS remains.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-08-0926_4-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mercury 27 Feb 2019 Version 2

Received: 11 March 2019 at 16:09 JST

 

Morning All,

 

I've reprocessed this image; hopefully it shows better detail, tonality and less geometric distortion.

 


 

All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, The UK)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter images on 9 March 2019

Received: 10 March 2019 at 23:20 JST

 

Jupiter images on 9 March 2019.

 


 

Tomio AKUTSU (Ibaraki, JAPAN)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mars: March 10, 2019

Received: 10 March 2019 at 14:19 JST

 

Hi,

  Mars was imaged March 10, 2019 at 0:30 UT which is attached.

  Thanks,

 

http://www.kwasan.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~cmo/cmons/2018/190310/FMl10Mar19.png

 

Frank J MELILLO (Holtsville, NY)

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Jupiter image (March 5th.)

Received: 7 March 2019 at 05:13 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is an image from March 5th. Average seeing again. The GRS and Oval BA are well seen.

 


http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-05-1014_6-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

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

Received: 6 March 2019 at 05:12 JST

 

Hi all,

Here is a Jupiter image from March 2nd. Average seeing. Oval BA at lower left.

 


 

http://www.damianpeach.com/jup19/2019-03-02-1014_7-RGBdp.jpg

 

Best Wishes

 

Damian PEACH (Selsey, WS, the UK)

http://www.damianpeach.com/

 

 

 

¤·····Subject: Mercury 27 Feb 2019

Received: 1 March 2019 at 06:10 JST

 

 

Hi All,

Everything fairly favourable for imaging Mercury yesterday.

 


 

All the best

 

Simon KIDD (Cottered, the UK)

 

 


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