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#1 chrisrnuttall

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:54 PM

I've not done a lot of observing recently due to the seemingly continuous rain over the last month, however last night was clear and although there was heavy dew, and the transparency was not very good, and the bright moonlight made star-hopping a fairly laborious process, I still managed a reasonable view of Uranus.

 

The seeing was good although mild jet stream activity made the view a little soft, but this improved as Uranus crossed the meridian and i became increasingly confident in the details, eventually confident enough to make a drawing.

 

The pole is dark.

The proceeding hemisphere is brighter than the following limb, which seems to show a dark (equatorial?) belt.

The two brighter zones and one darker belt running across the middle of the disc are uniform and smooth.

 

Hope you enjoy it.

 

Now tomorrow I need to dust off my solar filters for the transit of Mercury smile.gif

 

 

 

 

 

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#2 David Gray

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:20 PM

Very nice Chris and I have been getting similar detail this apparition; as has Stan I see.

 

I too had very good seeing last night (with the variable thin cloud & very damp) but cleared too late for Uranus -

over the rooftops. 

 

But was able to clearly catch the 0.5” pinkish elongated disk of Vesta and hope to post soon: when I find

earlier views/files – for a compilation of sorts.  

 

Dave.



#3 chrisrnuttall

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:29 PM

 

 

But was able to clearly catch the 0.5” pinkish elongated disk of Vesta and hope to post soon: 

 

That's something I've never tried....

I've had fun making a map of it's path as it progrades-retrogrades-progrades though the fixed stars over several weeks, but never though to try and resolve a disk.

I must give it a go one night.



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:51 AM

We collected the same uranian pattern, Chris.

Well done from you!

The major point is the bright band area presence close to the equator.

This is a great variability modification of the pattern.

We will see later what will occur.

Very good skies.

Stanislas-Jean



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 10:44 AM

Chris,

 

Very Nice sketch of Uranus (On 8th November 2019) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 01:58 PM

Great detail! I have yet to view/sketch either Uranus or Neptune.

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:35 PM

Very nice Chris,

 

Good go see you posting more sketches here, nice detail.

 

Frank :)




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