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Picture of the Month May 2020

 

Phew what a scorcher! The good weather has seen folks getting out there day and night and posting lots of great images. There's also been quite a lot more to image this month with Comets and Conjunctions which has made for an interesting month. Due to the number of images the round up is a précis of those posted.

 

 

Comets, Asteroids, Meteors

Graham captured more than he was expecting with a meteor photobombing his DSO subs

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17729-meteor-going-past-the-bubble/

 

SunnyPhil grabbed a sporadic

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17772-bright-sporadic-meteor-may-10th-2309-gmt/

 

Bottletopburly captured Atlas in Draco

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17775-comet-atlas/

 

 

 

 

Deep Sky

A nice Beehive from Derbyshire Dave

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17699-the-beehive-m44/

AND jELLYFISH

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17833-the-jellyfish-nebula/

 

Good colours in Bottletopburlys M3

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17713-a-quick-m3/

 

Lobster Claw in Hubble from Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17720-lobster-claw-and-friends-in-hubble-ish-pallet/

plus ngc7822

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17728-ngc-7822/

 

The Crescent was a target for several folks

 RonC

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17744-ngc-6888-the-cresent-nebula/

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17759-crescent-neb-from-last-night-08052020/

Silentrunning

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17810-ngc6888-ha-and-oiii/

Bottletopburly

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17932-crescent-nebula-ngc6888/

 

ChrisP was going deep with his M57 and IC1296

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17753-m57-and-ic1296/

and a close up of the Elephants Trunk

 

 

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17872-ic1396-the-elephant-trunk-nebula-in-cepheus/

and the Eagle

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17918-m16-the-eagle-nebula/

 

Silentrunning bagged a close up of M51

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17769-m51-reprocess/

M13

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17798-m13/

 

 

We also had a supernova this month, Derbyshire Dave grabbed it

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17794-champagne-supernova-discovered-in-m61-on-may-6th-2020/

 

8472 gave us a nice shot of the Sombrero galaxy

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17804-m104-the-sombrero-galaxy/

 

RonC was out bagging clusters

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17836-two-clusters/

 

Ibbo got in close to M101

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17901-m101/

 

A good collection of galaxies from Clive

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17891-4-messier-galaxies-in-canes-venatici/

 

Lunar

Ibbo started the onth off

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17712-luna-2-5-2020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17725-luna-5-5-2020/

 

Then in the current lunation Clive bagged an early 2 day old moon

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17869-2-day-old-moon-24-05-20/

then a bit later on

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17923-moon-29-05-20/

 

matt_baker298 gave us a couple of mosaics

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17889-93mp-53-pane-mosaic-of-a-50-moon-02-03-20/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17940-90-panel-140mp-lunar-mosaic-69-phase-310520/

 

Solar

Because of the sunny weather this month we have had lots of solar images, too many to list fully so here are a few

 

Ibbo

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17710-sol-2-5-2020-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17719-sol-4-5-2020-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17915-sol-29-5-2020-ha-cak/

 

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17718-solar-from-today-04052020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17928-solar-from-today-30052020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17873-my-last-solar-for-a-bit-25052020/

 

 

Widefield

ChrisP spent awhile in Cygnus with this wide field mosaic in Ha

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17790-tis-finished-cygnus-mosaic-in-ha/

 

Ibbo grabbed some NLC

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17930-first-nocti-display-of-the-year/

 

Mostlycloudy gave us an image of M57 that puts it in context with the background star field

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17927-m27/

 

 

Ok so now the hard bit. There have been some stunning images this month, sorry if yours hasnt got a mention but the round up would take a very long time for all of us.

 

I have deliberated, cogitated, flicked from image to image and slept on it but the image that made me go wow most, (there are more images each month that do that for me so sit not easy) is Silentrunnings M51 reprocess, smooth but with plenty of detail, tastefully processed and great image scale

 

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17769-m51-reprocess/

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Picture of the Month May 2020   Phew what a scorcher! The good weather has seen folks getting out there day and night and posting lots of great images. There's also been quite a lot more to

Thanks Phil and well done John 👍

Congrats John, worthy winner and thanks Phil. It can't have been easy this month!! 🏆

A difficult task once again Phil given the quality of the images submitted this month and well done John, that was a great image.

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silentrunning

Oooo that's a nice surprise especially with so many great images this month to choose from. Thank you and thanks for all the nice comments. 

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Sunny Phil

Not that IMO it would have affected the result but in the summary, Graham's Saturn and a few Venus shots deserved a mention. However, I agree that it was tough to include everything and I do not envy your job choosing.

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That is a cracking image, congratulations John.

Many thanks Phil, it gets harder doesn't it, the standards keep getting higher.

Thanks to all for your contributions.

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Derbyshire Dave

Really great stuff John, congratulations on POTM

 

I missed this when you posted it, really glad to have seen it now

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