Hi everyone,

There’s been a tremendous response to the June 2019 Object of the Month (NGC 3372 Eta Carinae nebula) with eight image entries and two articles!

The image winner by committee vote is Daniel Patos with a magnificent set of 3 images (one attached). Honorable mentions go to David Armen (with another smartphone shot) and Rohan Hinton (with a first attempt). Excellent contributions were also made by Andrew Murphy, Chelvam Sabapathy, Igor Hodoba, John Sandoval and Kym Haines.

The article winner by committee vote is David Wallace with a fascinating article on Eta Carinae and the solar wind. An excellent article was also contributed by Daniel Patos to accompany his three images.

The targets for the next 3 months are as follows:

  • July 2019: The Moon or its features (bonus points for smartphone shots)
  • August 2019: NGC 6514 M20 Trifid Nebula
  • September 2019: NGC 6618 M17 Omega Nebula

Please send your articles or images (with a short description of how the image was taken) to me at bpetschel@gmail.com by the end of the given month.

Ben Petschel

NGC 3372 Eta Carinae Nebula – Daniel Patos, July 2019