Uranus Details
Taken by Kevin R. Witman on December 3, 2017 @ Cochranville, PA, USA
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Date Taken: 2017:12:16 10:21:35
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One of my biggest moments behind the telescope. I believe I snagged the Northern Temperate Belt/Band and Polar Brightening on the elusive 7th planet. This was done using an ancient 22 year old Meade LX50 10 SCT f/10 and a ZWO ASI120MM camera along with a Baader 610 Long Pass Near IR Filter. I acquired a 38 minute video (5 fps) stacking the best 1000 frames out of 10,012 using AS2, Registax 6, and PS5. Goes to show what can be accomplished with older equipment. I also acquired and stacked the best 600 frames/1200 for the RGB version. The composite image is a blend of the IR610RGB and overexposed Uranus to capture 4 of its moons.
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Posted by Garaleo 2017-12-17 10:03:58
Thank you so very much Garaleo!!! Your comment is so very much appreciated!!!!!!
Posted by krwitman 2017-12-17 15:13:08
Excellent photographs, that is some achievement. I remember seeing Uranus just as a small disc in my 8 inch telescope over 25 years ago and was very happy indeed. Hope you can image the other planets and share them.
Posted by Wardy 2017-12-20 09:43:20
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