Neptune

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as of 09/16/2019 11:07 a.m.

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General Info

as of 09/16/2019 11:07 a.m.

TypePlanet
Constellation Aquarius
Magnitude7.82
OrbitsSun
Right ascension23:14:20.56 (Hours)
Declination-6:03:11.1 (Deg)
% illuminated100.000
Distance from Earth28.93485AU
Distance from Sun29.93452AU
Elongation173:44:30.8
Mass17.147 ⊕

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Neptune

LCOGT 1Meter Scope - Sinistro
50 points

Went up to Sedegwick to do a dry run on the big scope in preparation for an upcoming star party. I had never actually seen Neptune before. Clearly a disk instead of a point source, very nice to finally lay eyes on our most distant (main class) planet.

Sedgewick was lovely as usual!

Observed Neptune, took 3 nights to find the right time to view it between some trees at my observing site but finally found the time it was visible. Seeing wasn't very good, and it was lower in the sky, both added up to less than spectacular views but I can finally add Neptune to the list, completing all of the planets!

Neptune

Celestron Omni XLT 150
50 points

I think I saw this. A blue point of light, it's very hard to confirm since it's not near anything of note.

Neptune

Celestron 127eq
50 points

Like Uranus, Neptune had been evading me. Stellarium helped me change that. Tiny dot, thought it looked blueish, though it may have been my imagination.

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