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Uranus

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:43 pm
by galileo
First ever post in imaging planetary.

I hope you don't expect to see an amazing image of Uranus with amazing planetary detail?

While I was just checking the flattener spacing on the Megrez 72 by imaging any random star field I noticed Uranus was nearby so I thought heck, I'll include it in the fov and repeat the same process next month to see how it's progressed across the frame, exciting eh?

Well here's the first one, sit tight and wait for the second one coming to you soon ;) Just an idea of size, frame is 3x2 deg and Uranus is middle bottom dead centre.

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and the spacing turned out to be pretty good too :thumbsup:

Interesting to think that this planet was unknown until it's discovery in 1781 by William Herschel and now we can set up in our backyard and find it immediately, isn't that incredible ?

Even more incredible is the discovery of Neptune, done purely by mathematics based on the unpredictable motion of Uranus caused by the gravitational effect of a body further out in the solar system, great great minds of the time

Re: Uranus

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:50 pm
by ringway9
are you sure ? :)

Re: Uranus

PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:50 am
by Tony.673
Hi David,
I think you'll find that the marked star is HIP6038, Uranus is 22" to the right.
Great project though.

Tony

Re: Uranus

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:35 pm
by galileo
this is pretty much framed the same 15 days later.

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previous one for easier comparison

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Re: Uranus

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:49 pm
by Jam
Quality!

Re: Uranus

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:55 pm
by galileo
Cheers Jamie

Re: Uranus

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:32 pm
by galileo
Thanks to Dave Smith I now have an animated version that nicely shows the change in position of the blue planet. :notworthy:

Apologies for the inconsistencies in the processing I didn't apply flats to the second shot, it may make you feel little sea sick

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Re: Uranus

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:29 am
by jjb2011
Galileo
Since those extortionists at Photobucket have made it impossible to see the Uranus images in your thread, how about redoing it using imgbox.com for posting your images. imgbox is free and you can set up an account in 1 minute.

JJB

Re: Uranus

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:42 pm
by galileo
try this , i can't get the animation to work in flickr, will try another host

http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/galil ... ort=6&o=63