Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:42 PM
But, I may have been hallucinating.
Did anybody else see Triton tonight? Was it right off the "limb" of Neptune? Curious...
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:51 PM
You probably bagged it.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:39 AM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:11 AM
Anyway, I assume you know about sky&tel's triton tracker, which is a useful tool:
p.s. Rick is a shameless optimist!
Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:17 PM
I took a stab at Triton last night. The seeing was only fair but using the 11mm eyepiece on a 10in SCT for a power of 227X, I would see a point of light that popped in and out with averted vision. I could never hold it more then a second or two, and it was in the glare of Neptune. It was approximately where it should have been according to the Sky and Telescope website app.
I am saying it is a maybe, but I am not sure.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:42 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:45 AM
You probably saw Triton - well done It's very easy to image - almost any time a 'faint star' is seen close to Neptune it turns out to be Triton And because Neptune is 2 mags fainter than Uranus, Triton is easier to see than the Uranian sats which are of similar brightness to Triton but get lost in Uranus' glare. Neptune+Triton is of course much further away @ ~30AU whilst Uranus is only ~20AU - a huge difference
I took a look at Neptune tonight through my 11" SCT in suburban skies. I thought I saw Triton, but I am not sure... I kept thinking I saw a tiny faint point sitting just off the edge of Neptune's disk, more through averted vision than direct. The separation between Neptune and suspected-Triton was very small, probably an arc second or two... literally just off the edge. But, I may have been hallucinating. Did anybody else see Triton tonight? Was it right off the "limb" of Neptune? Curious... Thanks,
Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:28 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:55 PM