What Does Uranus Look Like?

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What Does Uranus Look Like?
Posted by KrazyKolin on Friday, November 23, 2007 2:03 PM
What would the big bluish ball look like a 200x magnification on a 4" Mak-Cass? and what does it look like through binoculars?
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Posted by tkerr on Friday, November 23, 2007 2:59 PM

 KrazyKolin wrote:
What would the big bluish ball look like a 200x magnification on a 4" Mak-Cass? and what does it look like through binoculars?

At 220x magnification in my 10" Newtonian it looks a little larger than a star. The only thing that makes it easy to distinguish it from the surrounding stars is the color.

About the size of this>> o at arms distance. 

 

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Posted by Aratus on Friday, November 23, 2007 6:10 PM

I took this photo using an 8" SCT

The exposure for Uranus was 0.1 sec but the satellites were exposed for 8 sec.

I've adjusted the size of the image to be roughly (from memory) the size I saw it with that kind of magnification   (Get the same distance away from your screen as its size to get the right effect)

btw the satellites are (L-R) Oberon, Ariel & Titania

Aratus

 

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Location:  North West Devon, UK

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Celestron Nexstar8i (8" SCT).

Celestron Skymaster binoculars 15x70

Other:0.63 & 0.33 correctors. X2 & X4 barlow.

Imagers: Meade DSI & Celestron NexImage.  Canon EOS 550D

 

 

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Posted by tkerr on Saturday, November 24, 2007 6:02 AM
 Aratus wrote:

I took this photo using an 8" SCT

The exposure for Uranus was 0.1 sec but the satellites were exposed for 8 sec.

I've adjusted the size of the image to be roughly (from memory) the size I saw it with that kind of magnification   (Get the same distance away from your screen as its size to get the right effect)

btw the satellites are (L-R) Oberon, Ariel & Titania

Aratus

 

 

Nice image, Thumbs Up [tup]
what camera did you use to capture that image?
And, what magnification would that be equivalent to?

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 24, 2007 1:11 PM

Aratus,

I like that image of Uranus. Thanks for posting it.

Starry 

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Posted by Aratus on Saturday, November 24, 2007 1:25 PM

 tkerr wrote:

Nice image, Thumbs Up [tup]
what camera did you use to capture that image?
And, what magnification would that be equivalent to?

I used a Meade DSI.    Getting out the calculator, the magnification would have been 325x.  (A bit higher than I thought, so you would need to get a bit further away from the screen to simulate 225x. Blush [:I])

Whatever the magnification, Uranus is small !  Smile [:)]

 

Aratus

Location:  North West Devon, UK

-------------------------------------------------

Celestron Nexstar8i (8" SCT).

Celestron Skymaster binoculars 15x70

Other:0.63 & 0.33 correctors. X2 & X4 barlow.

Imagers: Meade DSI & Celestron NexImage.  Canon EOS 550D

 

 

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