Monday, August 24, 2015

More surface detail visible on Uranus.

I am currently taking the opportunity of the successive clear nights to continue imaging this distant planet. However, even though the transparency of the night sky is very good, seeing is not optimal. Under very good seeing conditions, the surface should show more detail and surface banding. Getting optimal results is therefore still very challenging.

The next task is to conduct the observation between 0300-0400 UT when Uranus reaches its highest elevation in the night sky.

An observation report has been submitted to the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers in USA and Japan. 

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