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Uranus
With 4 Moons
57 days after opposition


Viewing at 100%
Distant Uranus is seen with its 4 brightest moons - from top to bottom: Oberon, Titania, Umbriel, and (below Uranus) Ariel. Because Uranus is about 1500 times brighter than the moons, a different brightness factor is used at the center of the image to show Uranus.
Uranus Details:
Night of:Friday December 15, 2017
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:6:54 PM | Dec 15, 2017
Altitude:63
Distance:1,801,880,294 miles
Magnitude:+5.75 mV
Diameter:3.64 arcsec
Tilt:+37.8 NP
Phase Angle:2.43
Illumination:99.96%
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:ZWO ASI224
f/ratio:f/20
Pixel Scale:0.163 arcsec
Gain:300
Exposure:0.275 sec
Video Length:?
Frames:
Stacked:1500
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