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Beautiful Uranus

4 Nov 2013, 05:23 UTC
Beautiful Uranus
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On Octobre 30 I finally had a chance to observe Uranus. The sketch is made using the 12 inch Dobson from Orion Optics mounted on an Equatorial Platform. I used a 12mm Nagler. The magnification is 133x and the FOV is 37'. The observation and sketch were made from my backyard, between 22:00 and 23:00 local time. The seeing was somehow stable, but the transparency was bad. With the 2x powermate installed I could barely see a hint of green-blue color on the planets disk. there were no details visible. However, it was a very pleasing observation. Uranus really stood out as a little disk from its starry surroundings.

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