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Picture of the Month September 2020

 

September has been a bit better weather wise for us all and thats reflected in the number of images posted this month. well done to all photon gatherers for making the most of it.

 

Deep Sky

Graham Started the month off with a favourite summer object the Veil

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18243-veil-neb-in-ha/

then went on bagging objects

 the Heart Nebula

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18242-heart-neb-in-ha/

and the Wizard

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18274-try-again-wizard-neb-in-hubble/

the Elephants Trunk

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18279-elephant-neb-in-hubble/

NGC7822

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18347-ngc-7822/

and Crescent

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18359-the-crescent-neb-part-one/

 

 RonC was out sorting his guiding, looks good, nice round stars there Ron

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18293-guiding-with-phd-269-m27/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18305-cocoon-nebula/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18316-pacman-nebula-ngc-281/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18342-ngc-7023-the-iris-nebula/

 

Bassinghamobservatory posted a fascinating image of M27 through a diffraction grating giving some interesting results which I only wished I knew how to interpret

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18295-spectrum-of-m57-with-star-analyser-100/

plus an image of NGC6781

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18294-ngc6781-a-planetary-nebula-in-aquila/

 

Always a favourite of mine M31 was popular this month

Bottletopburly

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18286-andromeda-_130pds/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18339-m31-andromeda-galaxy/

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18306-m31-in-lrgb/

Clive

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18307-m31-13-09-20/

Derbyshire Dave

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18325-m31/

8472

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18345-m31/

A wider view of M31 from Mostlycloudy

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18309-m31-from-last-night/

 

 

Derbyshire Dave posted a deep Ha Elephants Trunk

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18341-the-elephant-trunk-nebula-in-ha/

and the Veil

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18372-the-witches-broom-in-narrowband/

 

Alec was putting his new Sharpstar to test

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18350-first-image-with-sharpstar-150/

 

M33 has also been a popular target this month

8472

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18366-triangulum-galaxy/

Ibbo

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18368-another-m33/

Brady

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18386-m33/

RonC

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18358-m33/

 

Mostlycloudy gave us a shot of the Heart Nebula

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18365-heart-nebula/

and the  California Nebula

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18315-california-nebula/

 

Clive gave us a shot o the Veil

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18373-veil-nebula-ngc69606992/

 

ChrisP gave us the Pacman

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18379-ngc281-aka-the-pac-man-nebula-in-sho-hubble/

and proving that winter is just around the corner, M45

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18394-time-for-a-bit-of-subaru/

 

Lunar

A clever composite of Moon and Mars from Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18267-lasts-nights-moon-with-mars-06092020/

and a full disc mosaic through the F15

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18266-23-panel-luna-mosaic-taken-with-the-f15/

 

A nice bit of earthshine and M44 together from Bottletopburly

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18369-lunar-and-beehive/

 

Some very young moons from Sunnyphil

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18322-moon-15th-and-16th-sept/

 

Solar

Ibbo

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18240-sol-31-8-2020-ha/ nice proms on this one

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18278-sol-9-9-2020-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18297-sol-12-9-2020-ha-cak/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18387-sol-27-9-2020-ha-cak/

 

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18252-solar-from-this-morning-02092020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18261-solar-from-this-morning-05092020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18287-it-is-all-starting-to-kick-off-on-the-sun-today-11092020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18296-solar-from-today-12092020/

 

Planetary

The colour in Grahams Venus is indeed remarkable

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18245-venus-from-this-morning-02092020/

plus he gave us a few Mars shots

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18244-mars-from-tonight-02092020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18256-mars-with-the-f-15/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18288-my-best-mars-ever-from-last-night-11092020/

plus an almost full house with the F15 J

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18262-a-good-nights-haul-the-full-set/

 

Talking of Mars, Ibbo was having a go and gave us some stunners

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18313-quick-mars-process/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18328-longer-mars-process/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18356-mars-15-9-with-zwo/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18357-mars-22-9/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18397-mars-22-9-2020/

 

Widefield

Sunnyphil had a go at Mars and Moon conjunction

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18264-moon-and-mars-september-5th/

and Moon and Venus

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18311-moon-and-venus-september-14th/

A couple of atmospheric shots from ChrisP

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18353-milky-way-meteor-jupiter-and-saturn-over-st-michaels-mount/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18354-moon-setting-over-newlyn-cornwall/

 

Lots of stars in the Sailboat Cluster from Bottletopburly

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18383-ngc225-sailboat-cluster-soooo-many-stars/

and a wider Wizard

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18384-wizard-nebula-widefield/

 

There have been lots of great images posted this month and now is the time for me to choose one, gawd you dont make this any easier for me do you J

 

After much cogitating and deliberating and sleeping on it overnight I have latched onto 2 images

 

8472's image of M31 and Ibbos Mars from the 22nd.

So after flipping between the two I have to pick one as POTM so its

 

8472's image of M31

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18345-m31/

This is a striking image, nicely processed with good colour, spot on stars. This aint an easy galxy to process due to the gradients (a bit like M33 in that respect) but Kev has processed it nicely. A little noisy but it doesnt detract from the image as far as I am concernned. So well done.

 

But Ibbos Mars from the 22nd is right up there with it, the techniques to get an image like this are to be admired. Mars has always been my favourite planet for visual and Steves image just makes me want to get my scope out and view. A great image

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18397-mars-22-9-2020/

 

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Congratulations Kev, that is a beautiful image of an old favourite. Ibbo's Mars is also a stunner.

 

Thanks for having to make a difficult decision this month Phil.

 

Thank you to everyone for sharing their work, the quality keeps amazing me. Think about it, these "amateur" scopes are out performing the big observatory scopes from not that many years ago.

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some amazing images throughout the month but i did like Kev`s M31, colours for me were lovely, something i always seem to struggle with, certainly Phil`s judging skills are becoming tougher as there are so many lovely images to choose from, well done to all.

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