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Picture of the Month October 2020


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Picture of the Month October 2020

 

Zoom, what was that? Oh it was October, that went quick, I am sure we are travelling faster through timeJ

 

Weather this month has been hit and miss, but most of us managed to get to see Mars at or near opposition between clouds and storms thankfully and the die hards on hear have been out imaging as well, if I had a hat I would doff it to you all, my astro camera hasnt recorded a photon at all this month.

So off we go-

 

Cometes, Asteroids, etc

Graham posted a video of meteor hits throughout the month, fascinating stuff.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18517-octobers-hits/

 

Deep Sky

ChrisP gave us a nice shot of the western veil

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18423-western-veil-nebula-in-hargb/

3 for the price of 1

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18447-the-lobster-claw-bubble-and-ngc7538/

 

Derbyshire Dave gave us a hubble pallet Pelican

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18484-pelican-nebula-re-processed/

and a mosaic of the Heart Nebula in Ha

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18518-heart-nebula-mosaic/

 

8472 gave us a deep M45, loads of colours and nebulosity

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18453-m45/

 

A Kelling shot of NA Nebula from Sheila and the Harmonic Drive mount,

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18456-ngc7000-at-kelling-new-rst-135-harmonic-drive-mount/

 

Another NA Nebula with a new bit of kit, this time from Alec

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18473-first-real-shots-with-the-new-scope-ngc7000/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18486-re-processed-ngc-7000-hubble-palette/

plus SHO 2 190

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18491-sho-2-190/

 

RonC was busy with a mixed bag of DSOs,

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18479-ducking-and-diving/

plus the Bubble

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18490-bubble-nebula-261020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18501-another-bubble-nebula/

 

Bottletopburly gave us another NA Nebula

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18508-ngc-7000/

 

 

 

Lunar

Sunny Phil bagged a morning moonhttps://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18443-morning-moon/

 

Some nice earthshine in ChrisPs image here

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18465-earthshine-on-a-17-illuminated-waning-crescent-moon/

plus some subtle colours here

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18512-875-illuminated-moon-hi-res-full-colour/

and an atmospheric Full Moon shot here

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18514-halloween-hunters-blue-moon-over-chesterfield/

 

Planetary

Mars takes centre stage this month with the opposition

 

ChrisP

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18452-the-red-planet/

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18457-mars-from-tonight-15102020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18487-a-quick-mars-from-tonight-26102020/

Ibbo

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18482-mars-23-10-2020/

 

Solar

Ibbo started the ball rolling

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18406-sol-1-10-20-ha/

and

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18459-sol-15-10-2020-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18477-sol-22-10-2020-ha/

 

Graham caught a nice prom

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18483-solar-from-today-25102020/

 

Widefield

Sunnyphil caught a shot of Jupiter and Saturn getting closer in the skies

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18498-jupiter-and-saturn/

 

 

After much deliberating and cogitating again I keep going back to two images

Derbyshire Daves Pelican and ChrisPs trio of the Lobster Claw, Bubble and NGC7538

 

Both are very accomplished images Chis's because of the three in one plus processing and Daves because of the detail he has picked out plus subtle processing.

So they are very close but I have to pick one and that is DerbyshireDaves Pelican

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18484-pelican-nebula-re-processed/

 

 

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Many congratulations Dave, that it is a cracking image.

Many thanks to all the other photon botherers for their hard work and dedication to the cause. It is nice to see the various and varied processes at work to get a final image.

 

A big thank you to Phil for his time and effort, much appreciated buddy.

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Derbyshire Dave

Phil,

 I'm honoured than you. Thanks for putting in all of the work viewing and appraising eveyone's entries.

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Thanks, Phil, for judging the images. I was sorry to hear that you didn't manage a single photo, although I only got a few.

 

Hypothetically, what would you do if you genuinely thought that your image was the best of the month? Would you ask some of us for a second opinion?

 

Also, hypothetically, what would happen if none of us bagged a single astronomical object all month? Could a non-astro photo win?

 

None of this, of course, takes anything away from Dave.

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Thats no problem Phil, I never include my images for awarding potm, I will make reference to it if I think its Ok but I wont award myself POTM.

 

If there werent any images, its simple, there wouldnt be a POTM

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