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1/19,20,21/2021 Uranus between moon and mars

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#1 17thCentury

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 11:20 AM

I'm going to attempt to see the 7th planed with my 60mm refractor this evening the 21st of January

 

Anyone can tell me the ideal time to see the little guy ?

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 11:34 AM

Roughly where are you located?



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Posted 21 January 2021 - 11:39 AM

Moving to Solar System Observing.

 

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 11:52 AM

Roughly where are you located?

I'm mid-atlantic. North of Baltimore.  

 

 

Will use Stellarium. Though any tips would be appreciated.



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Posted 21 January 2021 - 12:12 PM

Here's a screen shot from Sky Safari based on 7:00pm EST. The blue circle represents a 3.30º FOV which is what I get with my 72mm scope & 68º 24mm. I have been viewing them every clear night with binoculars or a telescope. Uranus will look like a star with a bluish tint. Mars is hard to miss as a brighter Orange dot. They were easy with binoculars but now the Moon is getting brighter and it's close so it will make it a little harder to see Uranus. Still shouldn't be a problem with your 60mm. Good luck!

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 12:14 PM

Ha!  Thats where I'm located too...

 

So 7pm when it is highest in sky.  Uranus will be about 3 moon diameters (1.7 degrees) straight south of Mars.  Start with your lowest magnification to find it.


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Posted 21 January 2021 - 12:48 PM

Ha!  Thats where I'm located too...

 

So 7pm when it is highest in sky.  Uranus will be about 3 moon diameters (1.7 degrees) straight south of Mars.  Start with your lowest magnification to find it.

After I replied I saw your Maryland location.

 

I'm not far from Falls Rd at the City County line.

 

I hope to get up to Cherry Spring State park for an evening and get some decent views.



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Posted 21 January 2021 - 03:23 PM

After I replied I saw your Maryland location.

 

Sent you private message...


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Posted 22 January 2021 - 07:19 PM

I observed the pairing both last night and tonight.



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 09:58 PM

I observed the pairing both last night and tonight.

Yes I saw it last night in 4" refractor -- very nice pairing.  Glad someone mentioned it.  Craters and peaks along moon terminator excellent also.




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