Meade LX850 12" C 8SE Meade ETX 90
• SW120ED, 8SE, Z10, ST80 •
• AVX, Porta II (MM) •
• Astrobin •
[August 21st, 2017]
Nothing would be done at all if one waited until they could do it so well that nobody could find fault with it.
Present gear: 16-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian 50mm straight through-finder Green laser pointer 26mm, 32mm, and 38mm 70 degree field EPs 4.7mm, 14mm and 18mm 82 degree field EPs 8mm, 17mm, 21mm 68 degree field EPs 2X 2" Barlow Tirion star atlas (white stars, black background) hand-laminated Megastar Editor & co-founder Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observer's Challenge To nudge or not to nudge, that is the question www.fredrayworth.com
Quote:To see their non stellar nature, one would presume 200x magnfication would be a bare minimum. In my scopes, on a faint target, applying such high magnification, they would disappear to obscurity in the eyepiece.
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Quote:I haven't tried to view either of these planets with one of my smaller refractors lately. But a few nights ago, Uranus was a lovely shade of pale blue, and clearly disc-shaped at 91x with my 8" SCT, using a 22mm Vixen LVW eyepiece. So give it a try with one of your scopes--you just may be surprised!
Quote:Several of you have described blue, yet with a 12-inch or larger, I always seen a distinct greenish tint.
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Zhumell Z12 Dob with minor modifications Zhumell Aurora 70mm refractor (son's scope) Celestron Skyscout
Teeter 15" Dob ReflectorSky Watcher Pro 120 ED RefractorCelestron AVX Equatorial MountExplore Scientific 82 deg N2 eyepiecesBinotron Binoviewer... Yeah Baby!Love my eyepatch when not binoviewing!
Quote:I have spotted Uranus and Neptune in binoculars, but have not yet taken my telescope to them. My scopes are small aperture and not up to the task of bringing these two gas/ice giants to anything resembling a disc.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the USFL, when football was more than a game.
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Skywatcher 120ED Refractor Assorted Zhumell Planetary, Skywatcher and ES eyepieces, a 2x barlow and a few filters. iOptron MiniTower II Sony NEX 3 for astrophotography
I don't agree. A good 60-mm telescope should show Uranus's disk quite well at 120X or thereabouts, and it should also show Neptune as clearly nonstellar. They're small, but not all that small.
They are also not faint at all in a 60-mm aperture. On the contrary, Uranus appears quite bright, and Neptune is easily 3 magnitudes above its limiting magnitude.
“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” ― Werner Heisenberg
12" LX200 GPS
10" LX200 GPS
4" Unitron 150
4" Bosma refractor
Denk Binotron 27, D14's and D21's
Galaxy Note 8 running SkySafari Pro via Bluetooth
Wireless Autostar II
Quote:A good 60-mm telescope should show Uranus's disk quite well at 120X or thereabouts, and it should also show Neptune as clearly nonstellar.