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philjay

Picture of the Month August 2017

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philjay

Flippin heck that went quick, it's almost Kelling time yeyyy J

A few more images this month which is a sign that nights are drawing in so here goes

 

Comets, Asteroids, Meteors

The obvious target this month was the Perseids and folks were out there watching and capturing

Stash caught one going through M31 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13280-meteor-going-thru-m31-12-aug-2017/ a lucky shot if you are wanting to capture Perseids but unlucky if M31 is the target. Well done.

I like the colours in Sunny Phils shots

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13289-best-of-my-perseids-so-far/

and a nice bright one from Orion

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13307-perseid-13817/

 

Deep Sky Objects

Ibbo started the month off with a spectacular mosaic of the Veil

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13246-veil-bi-colour-4-pane-mosaic/

and then continued to give us stonking images like

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13259-ic1318-ha-4-pane-mosaic/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13272-sharpless-2-119-ha-4-pane-mosaic/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13301-sharpless-2-119-ha-4-pane-mosaic-more-data/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13310-sharpless-2-129-flying-bat-in-ha/

I reckon he has imaged most of the august sky with these J

 

Sheila was out imaging and gave us a shot of a part of the Veil

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13286-another-bit-of-sky-the-other-veil/

and a belter of a shot of the NA in colour https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13312-ngc7000/

 

 

Graham was out and gave us a Tri Colour narrow band shot of NGC6820 and 6823

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13255-tri-colour-narrow-band-ngc-6820-and-6823/

Plus I like the Wizard Nebula images alot

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13334-wizard-neb-completed/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13328-wizard-neb-wip/

 

We had a first light from Bagmans cooled 700da, I am watching the results with interest, I can see me putting my 1000d in the freezer for an hour soon :D

 

Stash gave us the Pacman

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13293-holy-cosmos-its-pacman-ngc281-sorry-adam-west-fan/

and a load of faint fuzzies captured here

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13308-ic10-galaxy-i-think-its-there-one-for-pete-and-steve/

 

I had a bash at M4

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13321-m4/

 

The Wizard was Allan the Plumber s image here

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13325-wizard-nebula-in-ha/

 

Lunar

Sunny Phil started the lunar off with these

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13258-two-moon-shots/

 

Then Perkil8r stuck his iphone on the end of the big Meade

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13265-lunar-09082017/ Thats a good phone shot.

 

Ibbo gave us a nice crescent

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13331-luna-26-7-2017/

 

 and I even got out for the first time in ages and bagged one

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13338-lunar-30th-august/

 

Solar

A busy month again, I dont remember there being that many sunny days but folks got out there when the sun did shine

 

Graham started the month off

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13256-been-playing-again-solar-from-today-06082017/ then carried on with the good work

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13282-solar-from-today-13082017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13303-sun-from-today-18082017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13333-solar-from-today-27082017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13335-solar-from-today-28082017/

 

Nice to see Perkil8r out in the sunshine again with his kit giving a lovely shot  in white light

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13339-sol-in-wl-31082017/

 

The rest of the month is down to Ibbo and some excellent images as usual

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13271-sol-10-8-2017-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13285-iss-solar-transit-12-8-2017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13288-sol-14-8-2017-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13292-sol-15-8-2017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13296-sol-16-8-2017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13300-sol-17-8-2017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13304-sol-18-8-2017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13306-sol-19-8-2017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13322-sol-23-8-2017/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13330-sol-26-8-2017/

 

 

Widefield

Brady gave us a stretch of the milky way

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13270-widefield-trials/

 

Ibbo was foiled by the moon on his all sky shot waiting for the Perseids

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13281-mr-b-upsets-meteor-watching/

 

Bottletopburly gave us a shot of Saturn in the twilight

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13297-saturn-cricceth-wales/

 

 

 

So, this hasnt been an easy one to choose, there are so many good images this month. However the rules say I have to pick one so the accolade goes to Sheila and the NA Nebula in narrow band.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/13312-ngc7000/

Why?

10 hours worth is some commitment in any bodies book plus the detail and colour just make it a spectacular image.

 

 

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Perkil8r

Congratulations Sheila, a very nice image and very worthy winner. Thanks must go to Phil for another great round up, even I managed to get a couple of mentions this month!

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BAZ

Congratulations Sheila. Not a bad one at all considering you aren't guiding.

An entertaining read Phil, cheers mate. :thumbsup:

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Daz Type-R

Thanks for the write up Phil, you had a bit of a job on going through that lot, really appreciate the write up!

 

:thumbsup:

 

And congratulations to Sheila, nice effort, well done on winning PoTM.

 

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