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Jupiter, Uranus, and Titania

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#1 TenthEnemy

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:44 PM

Here are some sketches I did on September 18. First is Jupiter at x120.

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#2 TenthEnemy

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:48 PM

Next is Uranus and its moon, Titania, The dimmest object I've observed through my XT10.

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#3 TenthEnemy

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:50 PM

And here's a quick sketch I made of both Jupiter and Uranus in the same FOV.

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#4 frank5817

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 05:34 PM

TenthEnemy,

These are all very fine sketches. :bow: :rainbow: :cool: Thanks for posting them.

Frank :)

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:45 PM

Great sketches! I'm hoping to have similar views when I duck out in the next hour or so for a glimpse at Jupiter and Uranus. Never seen Titania before. Wonder if I can see it with my XT8?

#6 Jef De Wit

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:57 AM

TE, is Titania the faint point at 6 o'clock from Uranus? Couldn't you catch Oberon?

#7 TenthEnemy

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 11:52 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Yes, Titania is just below Uranus in my sketch. It was a difficult averted vision object because of the moon and light pollution. I didn't see Oberon, but I'm sure it's within range. I'll have to try again in better conditions.

Joel, Titania is definitely possible with an 8 inch, but it may be better to try without a bright moon in the sky.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 02:42 PM

Nice sketches! I like the detail you included in all of them!

#9 CarlosEH

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 07:22 PM

TE,

Excellent observations of Jupiter, Uranus, and Jupiter and it's satellites/Uranus. You have recorded a good amount of detail over Jupiter. A very accurate rendering of the appearance of Uranus in the eyepiece. A very nice capture of Jupiter (with satellites) and Uranus in the same eyepiece field. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 07:44 PM

You're right, TenthEnemy. Seeing was so-so and, though I had no trouble finding Uranus, Titania was invisible. I'll try again on a dark, moon-free night with better seeing.


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