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My First Neptune

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#1 Sarciness

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 06:43 AM

My favourite planet due to its mysteriousness and colour is just a tiny, dim, blue circle through the eyepiece. But, I feel so lucky to have seen it as a disk and now I have the privallege of imaging this distant world.

 

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#2 gstrumol

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 08:10 AM

You never forget your first Neptune! wink.gif


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#3 Stevegeo

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 08:50 AM

Yes never forget your first,

 

What is your scope/ camera / settings  may help those starting out ..

 

I saw my first with my C14 yrs ago... clear cold night , still air ... never captured with a camera ..


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#4 Sarciness

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 09:53 AM

Yes never forget your first,

 

What is your scope/ camera / settings  may help those starting out ..

 

I saw my first with my C14 yrs ago... clear cold night , still air ... never captured with a camera ..

The first time I saw it though and eyepiece I wasn't sure I was looking at a planet... it was so tiny but definitely a circle. At 60x it looked like a blue star and I wasn't sure it was a planet. I put it up to about 225 power and it was already faint and less colourful (grey-blue to my eyes) but definitely round. No details visible. At 450x it seemed to have no colour at all and was harder to make out.

 

I have been using my 12 inch Skywatcher Flextube for the past year, roughly. For the photo: Player One Uranus-C, ADC, Explore Scientific 3x Focal Extender



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Posted 24 November 2022 - 04:01 PM

So far away.
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Posted 24 November 2022 - 04:49 PM

Quite nice!
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#7 Sarciness

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Posted 24 November 2022 - 05:16 PM

I did the calculations and if you could drive there averaging 60 mph or 100 km/h, it'd take you over 5,000 years to complete the journey!


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