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Mars Image 2018/06/28(UT)
三品利郎,荒川 毅,阿久津富夫
Clyde Foster,Anthony Wesley,Paul G. Abel,David Arditti,Damian Peach,John Sussenbach
C.Foster,T.Mishina,T.Arakawa,Anthony.W,P.Abel,D.Arditti,T.Akutsu,D.Peach,J.Sussenbach

Clyde Foster
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.

[Clyde Foster:Centurion,South Africa]

Toshirou.Mishina

≪神奈川県  横浜市  三品利郎≫[Toshirou.Mishina:Kanagawa Japan]

Tsuyoshi Arakawa
低気圧が近づく中、流れる雲のすきまをぬっての撮影でした。SPCのダストは薄れてきているようですが、その他はより一層拡がっているようです。

≪奈良県奈良市  荒川 毅≫[Tsuyoshi Arakawa:Nara Japan]

Anthony Wesley
IR750nm longpass and RGB. Only the IR image shows much detail,the RGB image is mostly featureless.
An interesting limb (or terminator) projection is visible today,at lower right. I assume this is raised dust although I guess it may be high altitude cloud instead.
 
[Anthony Wesley,Murrumbateman Australia]
≪アンソニ  オーストラリア≫

Paul G. Abel
Attached is an observation of Mars I made with Jon Culshaw in Hampstead.  We used a Meade 6 inch SCT with no star diagonal  and although the planet was rather low down,seeing was around AIV with some steadier moments.
The most interesting things are what is not visible on the disk!  Syrtis Major,the Hellas basin and Sinus Sabaeus should all have been visible but instead there was only a vague dark patch to the far south which might be Hellespontus (although I am far from certain!)  The southern polar cap was harder to see and there also seemed to be a bright white haze to the far north

[Paul G. Abel:Leicester:United Kingdom]

David Arditti
Seeing was better on the 28th.
I took a very similar longitude on the 29th (so that was a bit of a waste of time).
Clearly Sinus Meridiani is now visible.
It’s true however that IR images like this don’t represent the visual view accurately.
I couldn’t see Sinus M visually.
The dust scatters the long wavelength of the IR less,
and then there’s some sharpening applied; how much,
and so how visible to make the contrasts,is a matter of judgement.
But I try to maintain a consistent process from night to night.
 
[David Arditti: Edgware Middlesex HA8 5LW: United Kingdom]

Tomio Akutsu

≪茨城県 : 阿久津富夫≫

Damian Peach
Some good seeing for this view. Once again the volcanoes across Tharsis are the only identifiable features.


Created a small animation showing the dust obscuration across the Tharsis region
using my June 28th data and the reference image of this hemisphere from MGS.
The volcanic peaks remain clear,and also a dark spot in Valles Marineris,
but little else ties up with known albedo markings,
especially the dark/light streaks (which also appear in other images.)

[Damian Peach: Loudwater,Buckinghamshire,United Kingdom]

John Sussenbach

[スセンバッハ:オランダ]
[John Sussenbach:Houten,Netherlands]

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