Uranus and its satellites See further down page for an enlarged view
Below is the centre section of the above image enlarged
2007 Sept 4th from my back garden
in Leigh on Sea, Essex, UK
Televue TVNP101 100mm APO refractor 540mm fl.
Sbig ST4 autoguider
Starlight Xpress HX916 CCD camera. No filters
Monochrome image. A stack of 12 x 15 second exposures. 3 min total exposure.
Exposure times were kept very short to avoid losing the inner satellites in the glare of the bright planet. The close up image above is enlarged by approx 500% and heavily sharpened in Photoshop.
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