Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to announce that the winner of the July 2019 Object of the Month best image (The Moon or its features) is Seaforth Anderson with an excellent image using a smartphone through a telescope. Close runners up are John Sandoval, with an amazing zoom in of the Rupes Recta linear fault, and Kym Haines with a great map of the Apollo landing sites. Also contributing were Peter Korber with some handheld iPhone shots and Rohan Hinton with a video zooming in to the Apollo 11 landing site.

The best (and only) article was submitted by David Wallace, on the Great Lunar Explorers.

The Object of the Month is currently under review and we will get back to you in the next week or two with the new format. In the mean time there are plenty of good targets for you to photograph in the next few months, including but not limited to: the Trifid Nebula, Omega Nebula, Jupiter and Saturn, the Moon, the Sun, Triangulum galaxy and star trails.

Ben Petschel

Seaforth Anderson The Moon
The moon – taken with a smartphone through a telescope, by Seaforth Anderson July 2019.