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Picture of the Month December 2020


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Picture of the month December 2020

 

The month was a varied one weather wie and for most of us the clouds got in the way of the main event, conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, but at least we got some before and after glimpses. Despit the clouds the intrepid amongst us managed to grab some photons and post them so here goes....

 

 

Comets, Asteroids, Meteors

 

Another collaboration between SunnyPhil and Graham on the meteor front, a great way of confirming sightings.

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18678-sporadic-meteor-2207-gmt-dec-5th/

 

The Geminids were around in the early part of the month and folks were getting hits and images

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18710-4-for-1-geminids-sale/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18772-raining-meteors-this-morning/

Ibbo

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18705-a-few-hits-from-this-morning-13-12-2020/

ChrisP

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18717-geminids-meteor-shower-2020-composite-image-from-the-astroshed/

 

Deep Sky

Orion's attractions were popular targets this month and why not, it's nice and has some of the best bright objects in the winter sky within its boundaries IMHO.

 

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18656-m42-despite-mr-blobby/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18725-horse-head-in-ha/

Derbyshire Dave

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18706-orion-through-the-murk/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18703-last-nights-horse/

ChrisP

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18740-horsehead-and-flame-nebula-in-sho/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18798-orion-and-running-man-nebulae/

 

RonC gave us M1

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18721-m1-just/

and IC405

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18651-ic405/

 

Bottletopburly gave us the Heart Nebula

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18709-heart-nebula/

 

Some Tadpoles from 8472

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18715-flaming-star-tadpoles-in-hargb/

 

A deep Elephants Trunk from Derbyshire Dave

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18756-elephants-trunk-in-bicolour/

and the Soul Nebula

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18827-the-soul-nebula-in-ha/

 

The Tulip Nebula was Ibbos target

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18820-sh2-101-tulip-nebula-ha-rgb/

 

Lunar

Graham started us off with a 30 pane mosaic

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18661-30-panel-mosaic-of-blobby/

 

An atmospheric Crescent from Bino Viewer

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18751-tonights-lunar-19122020/

 

Ibbo gave us a first quater

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18768-luna-20-12-20/

 

A couple of us were out looking for Santa on Christmas Eve

Me

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18788-christmas-eve-moon/

bryand

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18784-santa-watch/

 

A very atmospheric moonrise from Derbyshire Dave

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18802-moonrise-27-december/

 

Planetary

The great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter were the highlight this month and the images submitted were great for those who were clouded out. I have brought the shots from the Widefield section in here too, to save time and it,s nice to see the event from different areas of our patch.

 

RonC

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18749-conjunction-191220/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18760-planetary-conjunction-20-dec-2020/

SunnyPhil

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18752-jupiter-and-saturn-dec-19th/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18676-jupiter-and-saturn-dec-5th/

Ibbo

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18753-jupiter-and-saturn-19-12-2020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18700-jupiter-saturn-conjunction/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18734-jupiter-saturn-15-12-20/

Bino Viewer

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18762-i-did-use-the-200mm-lens/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18750-i-should-have-used-the-200mm-lens/

Derbyshire Dave

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18767-gas-giants-setting/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18775-jupiter-callisto-ganymede-io-and-eoropa-and-saturn-with-titan/

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18766-my-wonderful-view-of-the-conjunction/

Me

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18785-christmas-eve-conjunction-24th-decenber/

Solar

There was some good activity this month nicely captured by folks

 

Ibbo

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18654-sol-1-12-20-wl/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18719-sol-14-12-2020-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18724-sol-15-12-20-ha-cak/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18733-sol-17-12-2020-hawl-cak/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18754-sol-19-12-2020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18786-sol-24-12-20-ha/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18803-sol-27-12-2020-ha-cak/

 

Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18648-solar-from-today-01122020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18677-solar-from-today-06122020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18729-solar-from-this-morning-17122020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18758-solar-from-this-morning-20122020/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18782-solar-from-today-christmas-eve-24122020/

 

Binoviewer

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18781-christmas-eve-solar-241220/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18800-sunspot-2794-2795-revisited-271220/

 

Derbyshire Dave was there to greet the sun one morning

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18796-crich-sunrise-the-movie/

and one say farewell one evening

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18812-alport-height-sunset/

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18832-last-sun-of-2020/

 

Widefield

ChrisP gave a Sawley Moonrise

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18816-tonights-moonrise-29th-dec-2020/

 

 

Some fantastic images this month folks but the one that stands out for me is Grahams 30 panel Mosaic of the moon. To do one of these takes a bit of commitment, not just at the scope but at the pc as well, I know I have tried it with a Mak as well. So for an image where you cant,t see the join well done Graham

https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18661-30-panel-mosaic-of-blobby/

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A fantastic image Graham, a worthy winnner! And thanks to Phil for all his hard work..

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Thank you Phil and to all for the kind comments.

I cannot believe it was only a month ago I did this it seems like another life time with all the bad weather.

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Congratulations Graham and well done all you other photon gatherers. 

 

Thanks Phil, another difficult one.

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