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Uranus Image 2006/09/05(UT)
Ralf Vandebergh,Paolo R. Lazzarotti
Ralf Vandebergh(250mm Newton)|
Uranus on opposition-day;
Because the clouds rolled in,before I could start an imaging session,I made a drawing.Observations partially through
the clouds,using magnifications from 500x- 800x and 1500x. Although seeing was good,the clouds made the disk
of Uranus too dark to see variations of albedo,as I succeeded once in 2004,using the same setup(250mm Newtonian).
Interesting though was too see the star in its neighbourhood,to compare with the Uranus disk.
[Ralf Vandebergh:Neighbourhood of Maastricht Netherlands]
Akitoshi Hatanaka (400mm Cassegrain)|
Paolo R. Lazzarotti (250mm Newton)|
On early September Uranus was in opposition and I had some fair circumstances to capture it.
The first two images (Sept. 1-2 and Sept. 3) do show an hint of the SPC as a bright hood placed at 4 o' clock.
The Sept. 5 image is my very first portrait with any of the 5 moons visible from amateur equipment!
I was lucky enough I catched the elusive Miranda at its max elongation!
To make the Grand Slam even more complete, 2 further stars were also captured in the field!
The TYC star was as bright as Uranus.
[Paolo R. Lazzarotti : Massa-City,Italy]