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Two views of Uranus


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
20/09/2019 - 01:37
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
Atik 460EX mono CCD and ZWO ASI174MM
5x PowerMate (for close up images)
f/10 14inch/356mm LX200 SCT
EQ8 Mount

I've been trying for a long time both to capture Miranda, the moon that is usually too close to Uranus to pick out clearly from its glow and also to try to see a hint of features in Uranus's atmosphere.  A clear night and good angle helped me achieve both aims.  By taking slow infrared images and stacking just the very best there does appear to be a hint of features in the image right hand image.

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