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Uranus

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Observer
Chris Dole
Time of observation
05/11/2017 - 23:22
Object
Uranus
Observing location
Newbury, Berkshire. G.B.
Equipment
180mm Maksutov Cassegrain.
ZWO ASI290mm.
Baader 685nm IR pass.
EQ6 pro mount.
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A bit of an experiment this one. Uranus is a difficult imaging target for smaller telescopes due to small angular size and being fairly faint. I've not only managed to acquire a distinct disc but have some paler shading around the polar region which is at approximately four o'clock in my image. This does correspond with some other observations I've seen recently. Quite surprised I could achieve this with a relatively modest 7" aperture.

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