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#1 EJN

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

Last fall & early winter I repeatedly observed Uranus with a 60mm refractor. Not only
could I see a disk, but I consistently was able to see cloud features.
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#2 Astrojensen

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

LOL! That was a good one. I had to look at the drawing for a second or two, before I got it.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

I don't see any limb darkening! Doh!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:40 AM

Ok ill come clean. I've got a similar sketch made as I viewed thru my laser dot finder. Sorry man.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:17 AM

Is this a joke for the closed topic ? :D

#6 EJN

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

Is this a joke for the closed topic ? :D


Of course not...
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:22 PM

That just goes to prove I was using to much telescope to see anything on the planet. I love your sketch, it gave me a good laugh. Thanks.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

Uranus in a 70mm anyway was a blast. Other guys were able to resolve it at lower powers than I was using but alas my comparison star wasntin the field. Jokes aside - when the seeing finally hit 7/10 and I had 200x effectively in the 70mm it was one if the more gratifying things to see the pale blue grey orb. It IS a rewarding small aperture subject. Neptune was out of the question in terms if a disk tho. I didn't fven try hard - it just got too dim to quick before I could get near 200x but its funky grey blue was seen at 24x ok.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:02 AM

We've all heard of the face on mars, now there's another one to be debated!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:57 PM

He he...love it! They say 60mm is the new 400mm! :lol:






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