Quote: I was surprised to read that you actually find Uranus to be too bright.
Quote:In spite of the arguments whether it works or not; as a neutral filter it certainly works for me. Simply, if I see an improvement when applying it I’ll leave it on – if not I’ll remove it!
Quote:Actually following it into a certain level of twilight may well be advantageous;
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Quote:I seem to recall seeing Schiaparelli's twilight observations of Uranus somewhere on the web - I will see if I can seek it out again.
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Quote:Earth would actually be a wild planet to observe, say, from Mars. And the color! Of course greater aperture would brig the blues out better than small and the contrast of the water to land would lend a warm cast to the land forms.
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Quote:Keep in mind Raf that Mr O'Meara fixed the Uranus planet rotation with spots help with the use of a 232mm refractor only.This depends on the observer own acuity mainly and relatively less by the aperture in presence.
Quote:I totally agree . What'a more O'Meara had a fellow observer witness the unusual feature where they agreed it resembled a planetary nebula with a doublestar at its center. . No slight to O'Meara who I admire but it would seem it would've been visible to the average careful attentive observer with such an instrument. Pete
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Quote:O'Meara's observations depended on the appearance of highly unusual features in Uranus's atmosphere (kind of, a GWS on Saturn)