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First attempt - Uranus - 2017-10-20 0456UT

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron Edge 11HD

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI224MC

Mount:Astro-Physics AP 900 GTO CP3

Accessory:TeleVue Barlow 2.5x

Resolution: 535x519

Locations: Backyard, Austin, Texas, United States


First Uranus attempt. I knew it was going to be hard but when I tried it last night it is another ball game compared to Jupiter/Saturn . Getting the planet on the camera chip as well as getting it focused was quite challenging! I missed shooting Neptune (which seems to have a bright storm spot visible) last night. Anyways, Here is a composite of the Planet with its bright moons. One of the closer moon (Miranda) is actually visible in my stacks but is lost in the planet glow .
There isn't much in terms of details here.. Just the greenish ball. Apparently if the seeing is good, it is possible to see polar region but I cant see any thing here ;)
Shot with Celestron Edge11/AP900/ASI224MC/Televue 2.5x Powermate. Stacked 20 minutes of video with best 50% and fiddled around with Pixinsight/Registax.

Gain 320, Exposure 120ms for Planet (Took 3x20 min video but did not do any derotation)
Gain 450, Exposure 2 sec for Moons (200 frames)

Colors straight from AS3!



Anis Abdul
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First attempt - Uranus - 2017-10-20 0456UT , 


            Anis Abdul