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The distant worlds of Uranus and Neptune are difficult planets to image at the best of times since they present very small angular disc sizes. Using larger instruments and more sophisticated imaging tools, other amateurs have managed to obtain some extraordinarily good portraits of these worlds including some of the faint moons. The images below were taken using a 10 inch (250mm) reflector and GSTAR-EX video camera from suburban Sydney. The respective discs of the planets are purposely over-exposed to reveal the remote and rather faint moons.




Above: Composite RGB image of Uranus combined with 2.6 second integrated exposure of the moons Oberon,Ariel, Umbriel and Titania. The over-exposed Uranus in the long exposure  was subtracted during processing. The RGB version was then added.


Video Image of Uranus and three 14th magnitude moons with 250mm telescope at f/15. Mintron ExView camera and processed with Registax and Adobe Photoshop.



& Triton

Neptune captured with a Mintron video using 96X integration mode @f/15.

Telescope 250mm Newtonian.

Neptune video images


Below: Neptune and its largest moon Triton seen moving among the background stars over two nights. 250mm reflector @ f/5 and Mintron ExView video camera. 40 stacked images and processed in Photoshop. Check out the animations page for these images.

Video images of Neptune & Triton

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