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Observing aurorae in the outer solar system planets

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#1 Lucullus

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:05 PM

What amateur telescope aperture does it take for an amateur to visually observe or at least image aurorae on the gas and ice giants? What about flashes on Jupiter or Saturn?


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:21 PM

I'm not sure but aren't the aurorae on other planets caused by different gases? Sort of visible in a different spectrum? UV perhaps?I think their outer planet placement with regards to us limit seeing their dark sides though. 



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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:38 PM

Good points!




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