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Special Ed
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Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction
      #3852847 - 06/07/10 10:45 PM

Hi Folks,

I posted this sketch in the SSO forum.

The two gas giants will appear close to each other for some weeks, so if you want to have an easy time spotting Uranus, just look at Jupiter in a low power. wide field eyepiece.

The sketch was done in the field with a 2B pencil on Strathmore sketch paper. The sketch was inverted, the midtone contrast was adjusted, and Uranus colorized with processing software.

Best to all,


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Re: Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction new [Re: Special Ed]
      #3853034 - 06/08/10 01:17 AM

Michael,

Great capture of the gas giant and the ice giant nearby. Hopefully I'll be able to take a look soon. Thanks for the link.


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Re: Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction new [Re: JayinUT]
      #3853211 - 06/08/10 06:52 AM

Thanks, Jay. Jupiter and Uranus will be together for some time so there should be plenty of opportunities for you to see them.

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Re: Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction new [Re: Special Ed]
      #3853481 - 06/08/10 11:08 AM

Very nice Jup/uranus sketch, i remember a few years back some folks were seeing some albedo features on uranus perhaps we can give that a try you would need some really high mag to see that.

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Re: Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction new [Re: Tommy5]
      #3853849 - 06/08/10 02:58 PM

Michael,

An excellent observation of Jupiter and Uranus in the same eyepiece field. It is amazing that in reality the two planets are actually 1.3 billion (2 billion km) miles apart. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Carlos


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Re: Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3853900 - 06/08/10 03:28 PM

Thanks, T5. Iirc, it was Sol Robbins who posted the observation of Uranus that you refer to.

Carlos, thanks for adding that perspective. The conjunction is a great way to see the solar system in 3D. Put another way, Jupiter is 5.2 AU out from the Sun and Uranus is 19.2 AU out.


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Re: Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction new [Re: Special Ed]
      #3854426 - 06/08/10 09:14 PM

Michael,

That is a fine capture of the planet pair.
Now I have more than one reason to set that alarm clock when the skies open. Fine post and excellent sketch.

Frank


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Re: Jupiter/Uranus Conjunction new [Re: frank5817]
      #3855962 - 06/09/10 04:03 PM

Great sketch Michael Like the colors.

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