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Picture of the month March 2020

 

A nice few clear nights towards the end of the month was most welcome and quite a few made the most of it with visual as well as imaging, well done all.

 

 

Comets, Asteroids , Meteors

The target for a lot of folks this month has been the comet Atlas so here are the captures:-

Dave Hardy

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17457-c2019-y4-atlas/

Clive

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17387-comet-c2014-y4-atlas-with-m81-m82/

ChrisP

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17425-comet-c2019-y4-atlas/

 

 

Deep Sky

 

Derbyshire Dave kicked the month off with some Tadpoles

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17319-ic410-the-tadpoles/

plus a close up of the Rosette

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17358-rosette-nebula-in-narrowband-colour/

loads of data in the Jellyfish

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17438-the-jellyfish-nebula/

 

Ibbo has been galaxy bagging

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17325-ngc-2403-lrgb/

plus an open cluster

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17328-m37-rgb/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17461-ngc-2841-even-more-data/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17329-ngc891-more-data/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17445-m63-lrgb/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17449-m64-lrgb/

 

 

Ron Clarke gave us the Leo Triplet and Owl Nebula

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17333-the-leo-triplet-revisited-the-owl-nebula/

and M3 plus

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17432-m3-and-another/

Plus M44 and the Rosette

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17439-m44-ngc2238-rosette-nebula/

 

Chris P gave us the Monkey Head

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17346-ngc2175-aka-the-monkey-head-nebula-bi-colour/

M82

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17375-m82-cigar-galaxy/

plus its companion

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17401-m81-bodes-galaxy-in-rgb/

and he had a go at the Tadpoles

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17374-ic410-the-tadpoles-bi-colour/

and M106

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17451-m106-rgb/

 

Clive gave us M81 and 82

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17400-m81-m82-ngc2976-plus-a-few-other-neighbours/

plus a good selection of Messiers

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17466-a-selection-of-messier-objects/

 

Brady gave us the Heart and Soul

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17413-heart-and-soul/

plus the California with his Samyang, I must get one of these lenses.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17450-samyang-135mmcalifornia-nebula/

8472 gave us a shot of the Needle galaxy

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17458-ngc-4565-the-needle-galaxy/

 

Red dwarf gave us M101

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17465-good-old-m101-the-pinwheel-galaxy/

 

and so did Sheila

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17464-m101/

 

Graham closed off the month with his shot of the California

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17471-california-neb-from-tonight-31032020/

 

Lunar

Ibbo gave us a mosaic

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17351-luna-8-3-20-9-pane-mosaic/

 

Graham was testing out the new scope

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17350-first-light-for-the-f15-scope-luna-mosaic/

 

Bottletopburly gave us a shot of the gibbous phase

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17348-87-waxing-gibbeous-moon/

 

Planetary

Venus is giving a fine show this month still and Ibbo captured it here

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17384-venus-15-3-uv-ir-ir/

plus Sunnyphil here

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17379-venus-with-my-dslr/

 

Solar

Graham started the months images off with

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17399-solar-from-today-21032020/

 

Ibbo gave us some prom activity here

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17434-sol-prom-activity-25-3-20202/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17435-sol-25-3-2020-ha-fd/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17447-sol-26-3-2020-ha/

 

Widefield

Clive gave us a widefield Orion

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17335-widefield-orion/

 

A very atmospheric shot from ChrisP

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17416-starry-skies-over-cranfleet-cut-sawley/

who says Sawley cant look attractive?  J

 

Even I got out with a camera this month with Orion

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17419-orion/

 

 

 

So a great set of images there folks but now I have to choose. Hmm....

The image I keep going back to this month is Clives image of the Comet Atlas. Why? Because theres loads going on in there and good composition, I love it

 

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17387-comet-c2014-y4-atlas-with-m81-m82/

 

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Picture of the month March 2020   A nice few clear nights towards the end of the month was most welcome and quite a few made the most of it with visual as well as imaging, well done all.

Congrats Clive. And thanks to Phil for the write up.

Congrats Clive, it is an impressive image. Thank Phil, a bit trickier this time, some excellent images. 

Thanks to everyone. I am surprised and feel very humbled, especially considering the superb quality of images everyone has been posting.

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Derbyshire Dave

Clive,

 That was such an exciting photograph, with so many interesting elements. A worthy winner, well done..

Dave

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