LtE in CMO #272

From Damian A PEACH

© . . . . . . . . . .Subject: Webpages Updated 2003.


 Just a note to say my webpages have now been updated, with all of my best 2003 Mars/Jupiter and Saturn imagery obtained from the Canary Islands. The new pages can be found here:


Best Wishes to all,

      (26 April 2003 email)

© . . . . . . . . . .Subject: "Martian" news....


Just a note to say i have now finally booked today (for a very good price) my overseas Mars observing trip. I will be staying on the west coast of Barbados between Aug 25th to Sept 8th (13N, 59W) I intend on covering Mars as much as possible during my two week stay (weather permitting.) I am very optimistic about what will be possible from this excellent location. I will be observing with a 8" f/6 Newtonian and the webcam.


I will of course send you my results on my return to the UK in September. Fingers crossed a global dust storm isnít on the cards :).

††††††††   (4 May 2003 email)


© . . . . . . . . . .Subject: Re: CMO#266-#270


Dear Masatsugu,


Thank you for your e-mail. I should have informed you of my plans earlier. ÖÖ.


As you already know, i will be observing Mars from overseas between Aug 25th-Sep 8th with my new custom newtonian. However, my next set of Mars images to you, will probably be late July from this new newtonian, as current circumstances donít permit me to use the big telescope.


I will be using the ToUcam Pro during my overseas imaging period. I hope to produce high resolution colour images of the Planet.


Regarding the ToUcam - Tan Wei Leong and Myself have been doing some research into it, and have made some interesting findings, which we will report to you very soon.


Thanks again, and despite my not receiving your printed CMOs, i regularly read the online versions at your webpages. I wish you all a prosperous Mars 2003, and lets hope that we all will enjoy fine views....

Best Wishes

†† ††††††††††† (10 May 2003 email)


© . . . . . . . . . .Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 20:08:07 +0100

Subject: Using the ToUcam for Mars.


Attached is a short "article" (by Tan Wei Leong and Myself) on imaging Mars with the ToUcam. I hope you find it of interest. 


© . . . . . . . . . .Subject: Jupiter Activity Guide.


Just a note to say i have recently completed a Jupiter observing guide at my webpages which many observers may find helpful in observing and imaging the Giant Planet. It is located at:


My thanks to Don Parker and Eric Ng for allowing the use of there images. Also, pleased excuse any errors, as this guide was written from memory!

(14 May 2003 email)


© . . . . . . . . . .Subject: Activity on Saturn during 2002-03.


Here is a brief report on the interesting atmospheric activity on Saturn that was followed during the 2002-03 apparition. It can be found at:


Some observers images have been used to illustrate this report (namely Don Parker, Ed Grafton, Gu Yu and my own). I hope you find the report of interest.

†††††††††††††††††††††††   (19 May 2003 email)

Damian PEACH (Hertfordshire, UK)

ALPO/BAA Jupiter Sections; BAA Saturn Section

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