Last updated: 15 September 2003
Subject: User Observations - Uranus Sent: Tuesday, September 9, 2003 03:49:39 From: IS.Hotline%DNSDE@dns-gmbh.de Hello Mike, after you returned from travel you might put this into 'User Observations'. Dieter Wolf Munich (Germany) MEADE ETX-125EC Philips ToUCam pro (prime focus) K3CCD Tools / Giotto / IrfanView September 04, 2003 22:30 UTC (00:30 CEST) There's something out in the evening sky. NO, I don't mean that bright yellow-redish light everyone has been looking at. It's much much weaker and you don't see it with your naked eye - not at 'normal' skies. But you'll easy find it with your binokulars. It's where three stars are lined up - where there should be only two. Take your telescope with low magnification - abt. 50x - and you're still not quite sure if it's blinking like a star or not. Increase your magnification over 100x and - YES - it's URANUS. You see a very tiny pale-greenish DISK. No shades on it, no details. You may increase magnification once more to 150 - 200 - 250x and the disk will grow and the turbulence in the air will grow. If you are using an ETX-125 you may calculate that the disk contains of round about 15 distinguishable points of light - not much to see details. But you have seen the 3".7 diameter of Uranus disk. And you can take a picture of it - if you like to.
You don't expect to see more on that shots - do you? Always clear skies... Dieter
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