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Saturn and Uranus 2023-10-16

2023-10-17T11:01:20+00:0017 October 2023|News, Other, Planet, Saturn, Uranus|

Saturn is still too low to be sharp and Uranus is little more than a coloured blob.

Object IDSaturn
Uranus
Details2023-10-16 19:48 UT
2023-10-16 21:18 UT
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian
2x 2″ ES Barlow
CameraZWO ASI290MC
FiltersUV/IR
Exposure(s)180s 83 fps .ser 20% frames
300s 27 fps .ser 30% frames
CaptureFireCapture
ProcessingAS3!, Registax, Photoshop, 1.5x drizzle
AS3!, Registax, Photoshop, 3.0x drizzle

Triton occultation event

2017-10-06T13:52:18+00:005 October 2017|Neptune, News, Planet|

Tonight at approx. 23:51 UT Neptune’s largest moon Triton will occult the 12th-magnitude star UCAC4 410-143659.

I need a bigger lightbucket with better resolution I think. This probably shows to the star to be occulted but Triton itself is hidden in the glare (just faintly vissible) of Neptune, overexposed to show up the star.

Caught some space junk while waiting too.

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