July 2018

Always a quiet month for this observing section, I received a digital image from each of two section members.

Aaron Mead, a new section member, imaged spiral galaxy M31 in the constellation of Andromeda.  Aaron used a Nikon 800E DSLR and a 200mm telephoto lens on an Astrotrac guided mount from a location in Bodmin Moor.

M31

David Davies of Cambridge took this image of open cluster NGC6633 in Ophiuchus, using an 8″ Richey Chretien telescope and a QSI 583 mono camera, plus red green and blue filters.

NGC 6633

 

Dave Finnigan