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Uranus Image 2015/01/16(UT)

Paul G. Abel

Paul G. Abel(203mm reflector)
Please find attached a drawing I made of Uranus on 16th January. We're approaching the end of the current apparition as the planet starts to descend into the murk by late evening. The planet looked much more muted than previously, the northern hemisphere was a little darker than the rest, of the planet.
the planet forms a nice grouping with Delta Piscium and a few field stars, its greenish hue distinctly obvious in my 9x50 finder- how Flamsteed missed it six times I'll never know, although to be fair I suppose he wasn't looking for another planet...

[Paul G. Abel:Leicester:United Kingdom]
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