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Neptune Image 2006/08/23(UT)

Paolo R. Lazzarotti

Paolo R. Lazzarotti (250mm Newton)
At the time of my very first shot of Neptune this was still the penultimate solar system planet. The day after my image recording it has become the outest planet! What an odd circumstance!
There are no details over the thiny (2.3") disk, Triton moon is well visible on its right. Both the disc size and the moon distance are real.
I processed the image through a Richardson Lucy iteration thanks to the dotted size of Triton in the field, nothing else was done. I double stacked the same stream to put on evidence at the same level both Neptune and Triton.
I coloured the planet with Photoshop based on my visual observation at the eyepiece where I could notice an acquamarine hue. I also had some glimpse with Triton in the steadiest moments.

[Paolo R. Lazzarotti : Massa-City,Italy]
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