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Picture of the Month May 2018

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Sorry about the delay for the POTM round up folks but I was away for a week, semi hols, semi work, but enjoyable non the less.

 

Well havent you been busy? quite a bag this month to go through, I didnt realise there were that many clear nights.

 

Deep Sky

Some nice colours in dave.hardy2 s M63 here https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14334-m63/ and I like the Iris nebula shot here

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14401-the-iris-nebula/ good colour and great detail in the dark nebula/dust

 

Another galaxy M101 from 8472

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14359-060518-another-m101/

 

Another image with good colour and plenty of detail is Derbyshire Dave s M81

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14372-m81-from-holloway/  then he gave us a good M51

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14405-m51-the-whirlpool-galaxy/

 

I managed brushed up on Maxim with a southern object

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14367-ngc3372-lrgb-at-long-last/

 

Talking of colour, theres some good colour in Alecs M13

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14369-m13/

 

A nice Ha Elephants trunk from Brady

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14389-elephants-trunk/

 

and Ron Clarke had a go as well

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14408-ic1396-the-elephants-trunk/

 

Another Ha here, the Crescent from Joe

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14430-the-crescent-nebula-in-hydrogen-alpha/

 

And an Ha Crescent from Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14477-crescent-neb/

plus a nice shot of SH2 101

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14483-sh2-101/

 

Lunar

A great set of lunar detail from Ibbo

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14179-random-luna-stuff-28-3-2018/

plus a mosaic

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14461-luna-23-5-2018/

 

I got the date wrong with my May 22nd lunar

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14455-22nd-march-lunar/

 

DeanWatson gave us a shot of the Alpine Valley

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14462-vallis-alpes-cassini-etc/ despite cloud it is still a good detailed shot.

 

Planetary

A few more planet images this month, great to see.

 

Several lovely shots of Jupiter and Saturn from Ibbo as he puts the C11 through its paces, my favourites being

A GRS progression https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14360-jupiter-7-5-2018-grs/

Saturn

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14443-saturn-22-5-2018/

 

Here's a planet we don't often see from this aspect, perkil8r s high altitude shot from his balloon project https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14440-earth-process-21052018/

 

Solar

we had a few sunny days this month with Ibbo and Graham giving us some images, a few of my favourites here

 

Ibbo

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14358-sol-7-5-2018-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14377-sol-10-5-2018-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14412-sol-15-5-2018-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14488-sol-28-5-2018-ha/

 

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14422-solar-today-18052018/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14474-solar-from-today-26052018/

 

Widefield

A few more widefield shots than normal this month, great stuff

 

A very atmospheric shot from Chris P https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14363-moon-rising-over-nordfjord/

 

IC1396 from 3472 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14411-130518-ic-1396/

 

A nice Milky Way shot from Chris P https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14417-milky-way-over-the-peak-district-17th-may-2018/

 

And another Milky Way shot this time from 8472. https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14446-21-05-18-milky-way-over-ogsten-reservoir/

 

Well its not an easy one this month, (never is actually). There are 2 sets of images which stood out for me for various reasons, that's Derbyshire Daves galaxies and 8472s (Kev) Milky way over Ogsten Reservoir.

 

And after a lot of deliberation I am going to give Derbyshire Daves M81 the POTM May 2018 title

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14372-m81-from-holloway/  

 

Why? Colour, detail and sympathetic  processing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ron Clarke

Congrats Dave on POTM, well done...

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BAZ

Congratulations Dave, it is a beauty.

 

Thanks Phil, did you get the rock? 😄

 

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Brantuk

Congrats Dave - very impressive M81 - well done. 🙂

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red dwalf

very nice Dave, it looks so natural and not over processed.

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andyboy1970

Well done. Nice image.

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philjay
14 hours ago, BAZ said:

Congratulations Dave, it is a beauty.

 

Thanks Phil, did you get the rock? 😄

 

Stock yes, rock no unfortunately. Still it was a nice break.

 

Just remembered, the POTM review at the end of this month will be a couple of days late again Im afraid, (another jolly, not work related this time so may get some rock).

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Derbyshire Dave

Guy,

  Thank you for all of the kind comments, very much appreciated. For the record I’d just like to re-iterate how much I love Kev’s Mily Way shot...

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8472

Well done Dave!

 

A worthy winner. 👍

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Tweedledee

Congratulations Dave, that is a top class image. 👍

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