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Well August wasnt a very good month weather wise, not many of us managed to get out with a scope let alone image but some hardy souls did, well done folks.

 

Deep Sky

 

8472 started the month off with a less well known nebular NGC6820 in Vulpecula. A new one on me this so I must take a look at this one sometime.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18178-ngc-6820/

 

RonC has been trying out his kit and giving us a couple of nice images in the process

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18189-two-test-images/

 

ChrisP gave us an image of the Elephants trunk in HA

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18196-ic1396-elephants-trunk-in-ha/

and then he gave us the same subject in SHO channels which has really made it stand out.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18223-ic1396-elephants-trunk-in-sho/

 

Ibbo gave us a group of galaxies NGC5390 plus others

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18235-ngc-5390-friends/

 

Planetary

Ibbo gave us a detailed image of Mars

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18224-mars-19-8-2020-rgb/

 

Sunny Phil gave us a look at the early morning Venus

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18233-im-your-venus/

 

Solar

Ibbo was busy this month, starting off with a cracking sequence of a large prom lift off

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18165-sol-31-7-2020-ha-various-flavours-of-processing/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18166-sol-31-7-2020ha-big-prom/

 

Plus some nice activity later on

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18205-sol-12-8-2020-ha-cak/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18231-sol-ha-26-8-2020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18240-sol-31-8-2020-ha/

               

Graham gave us a nice full disc

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18238-solar-from-today-31082020/

 

Widefield

Derbyshire Dave was the only poster in this section this month with some nice widefield shots

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18170-the-moon-and-the-planets/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18220-star-trails-dethick/

 

Also a shot of how unpredictable astronomy can be weatherwise

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18209-a-lively-night-in-tannenbaum/

 

Some good images there folks, some made me go wow, but the one that made me wow the most was Ibbos Mars, loads od=f detail, subtle processing, I like it a lot.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18224-mars-19-8-2020-rgb/

 

But with a mention about Ibbos big prom lift off sequence, some good astronomy there, fascinating stuff.

 

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Well August wasnt a very good month weather wise, not many of us managed to get out with a scope let alone image but some hardy souls did, well done folks.   Deep Sky   8472 starte

nice one, great image 👍

Totally agree with the choice Phil, it's a stunner. Well done Steve

I know from experience that Mars is an <expletive> object to photograph, even with an 11" 'scope, so that this is a remarkable photo.

 

Well done, Steve.

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9 hours ago, philjay said:

Well August wasnt a very good month weather wise, not many of us managed to get out with a scope let alone image but some hardy souls did, well done folks.

 

Deep Sky

 

8472 started the month off with a less well known nebular NGC6820 in Vulpecula. A new one on me this so I must take a look at this one sometime.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18178-ngc-6820/

 

RonC has been trying out his kit and giving us a couple of nice images in the process

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18189-two-test-images/

 

ChrisP gave us an image of the Elephants trunk in HA

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18196-ic1396-elephants-trunk-in-ha/

and then he gave us the same subject in SHO channels which has really made it stand out.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18223-ic1396-elephants-trunk-in-sho/

 

Ibbo gave us a group of galaxies NGC5390 plus others

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18235-ngc-5390-friends/

 

Planetary

Ibbo gave us a detailed image of Mars

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18224-mars-19-8-2020-rgb/

 

Sunny Phil gave us a look at the early morning Venus

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18233-im-your-venus/

 

Solar

Ibbo was busy this month, starting off with a cracking sequence of a large prom lift off

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18165-sol-31-7-2020-ha-various-flavours-of-processing/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18166-sol-31-7-2020ha-big-prom/

 

Plus some nice activity later on

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18205-sol-12-8-2020-ha-cak/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18231-sol-ha-26-8-2020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18240-sol-31-8-2020-ha/

               

Graham gave us a nice full disc

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18238-solar-from-today-31082020/

 

Widefield

Derbyshire Dave was the only poster in this section this month with some nice widefield shots

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18170-the-moon-and-the-planets/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18220-star-trails-dethick/

 

Also a shot of how unpredictable astronomy can be weatherwise

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18209-a-lively-night-in-tannenbaum/

 

Some good images there folks, some made me go wow, but the one that made me wow the most was Ibbos Mars, loads od=f detail, subtle processing, I like it a lot.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18224-mars-19-8-2020-rgb/

 

But with a mention about Ibbos big prom lift off sequence, some good astronomy there, fascinating stuff.

 

I never got a 'scope out all month but I've found I can catch quite a lot with my DSLR at 300mm focal length. I have a lot of pain in my hips and back. 

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14 hours ago, Sunny Phil said:

I never got a 'scope out all month but I've found I can catch quite a lot with my DSLR at 300mm focal length. I have a lot of pain in my hips and back. 

I find even mark 1 eyeballs are better than not doing anything Phil. There was a time a few years ago I couldnt hold binos so just sitting and viewing the stars was all I could do. every little helps.

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3 hours ago, philjay said:

I find even mark 1 eyeballs are better than not doing anything Phil. There was a time a few years ago I couldnt hold binos so just sitting and viewing the stars was all I could do. every little helps.

My best Mark One eyeball session this year was the Lyrid shower. I had a camera chirping away in the background.

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11 hours ago, philjay said:

I find even mark 1 eyeballs are better than not doing anything Phil. There was a time a few years ago I couldnt hold binos so just sitting and viewing the stars was all I could do. every little helps.

I still love just standing outside and staring at the stars, seeing how they've moved from the last time I looked and trying to make out the subtle colours. I love the change in the seasons, seeing the new seasons constellations is like seeing old friends again.

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