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A Planetary Montage

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Observer
Martin Lewis
Time of observation
18/01/2017 - 20:34
Object
Planets 2017
Observing location
St. Albans, UK
Equipment
444mm Dobsonian/222mm Dobsonian
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After producing a recent Uranus image in IR showing belt detail, Martin realised that he had imaged all the planets in 11 months of this year (2017) (excluding our own world) and managed to capture surface detail on all of them. 

All images were taken from St. Albans with his home built Dobsonian 444mm reflector, except for Mercury for which he used his 222mm home built Dob.

Martin comments that he is not sure he will ever repeat this feat, as it was only possible with good luck on Mercury and good fortune that there is current activity on Neptune.

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