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#1 meegja

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:37 AM

(Posted it in the right forum now smile.gif )

At the moment Mars is in high demand, so I thought to try Uranus for a change and for the first time. It was getting light already, so just a few captures.
It was very cool to see that blue/green disk but with processing I noticed the moons to my surprise smile.gif  They are Ariel, Titania, Oberon and Umbriel (mag 14 - 15). Miranda is not showing, it's in the planet glow. A job for a next time.

But I am so stoked that I have captured those 4 moons smile.gif

And although I used the TeleVue Powermate 2.5x barlow, which makes my system focal length around 5000mm, it all is still without guiding. When I bought my mount, I doubted it cause it is expensive ... and I have zero regrets now.

 

Edit: did add a normal shot made after this with my Zwo ASI385MC. The color is what I really like myself smile.gif

 

Bortle 7/8
Meade LX65 8" f/10 ACF OTA
Ioptron CEM25EC mount (no guiding)
Baader Neodymium Skyglow filter
TeleVue Powermate 2,5x barlow
Zwo ASI294MC Pro

 

Captured with SharpCap Pro
20 x 30 seconds @ -15 degrees Celsius / Gain 200 / Offset 30 / White balance R50/B50

 

Stacked with Planetary System Stacker

 

Processed in Photoshop: Levels, Curves, Shadows/Highlights

 

uranus_moons.jpg

 

uranus_385.jpg


Edited by meegja, 16 September 2020 - 10:34 PM.

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#2 TheMoonMan

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:57 AM

Absolutely impressive!

Thank you for sharing.


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#3 ryanha

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 12:10 PM

Yes, this is awesome!  Inspiring I would say!  Once the smoke clears, I am going to try to get Uranus.

 

I am 1 mile outside of the #bobcatfire evacuation warning zone so if the smoke does not keep me from imaging, the 300+ particulate hazardous air quality will :(

 

But eventually it will clear (right?).

 

--Ryan


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 12:23 PM

spectacular picture, thanks.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:04 PM

Good all around work. I see Uranus reaches opposition on October 31st, how spooky is that?


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#6 PhotonJohn

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:07 PM

Great image.


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#7 meegja

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:35 PM

Thanks all! Did add a normal shot made the same morning with my ASI385MC too.




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