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Here's the home of 2017's 'Image of the Month' pictures. Enjoy!

See the 2015 and 2016 images here.

Image of the Month for September 2017: The Sadr Region

Sadr, the bright star at the heart of Cygnus

Sadr is the star at the centre of the huge 'Northern Cross' making up most of the constellation of Cygnus in summer skies. It is surrounded by nebulosity as well as the rich starfields of the Milky Way.

Image of the Month for August 2017: The Bubble Nebula

 

Bubble Ha RGB

This image combines one-shot colour with an astro-modded DSLR from 2016 with narrowband Hydrogen Alpha (Ha) from 2017.

Image of the Month for July 2017: Saturn

 

Saturn 17 June 2017

The challenge this year is that from the UK Saturn is approaching its lowest elevation for the next thirty-two years. Next year it will be slightly lower again, and it will be around 2021 before it rises high enough to make imaging easier.

Image of the Month for June 2017: Jupiter, Io and Europa

Jupiter Io Europa 25 May 17 Winjupos
 
Image taken using a Skywatcher 150PL with a ZWO ASI 120MC camera.

Image of the Month for May 2017: M86 Galaxy and Markarian's Chain

Markarian Chain

 

Image of the Month for April 2017: M51 The Whirlpool Nebula

M51 Whirlpool Nebula

 

Image of the Month for March 2017: The Rosette Nebula

Rosette Nebula

 

Image of the Month for February 2017:The Flaming Star Nebula

The Flaming Star Nebula in glorious Stub-O-Colour

 

Image of the Month for January 2017: The Jellyfish Nebula, a supernova remnant in Gemini.

The Jellyfish Nebula in Gemini