Uranus - August 2, 2005

Observation Notes:

As I was scouting out double stars late into the night, I noticed that the seeing had suddenly settled and become very nice. I swept over to Uranus and got a very smooth view. The edges of the small dot were smooth and gave an excellent impression of a distant, light blue marble. It was so steady, I tried hard to look for Oberon or Titania. Hah! Even if I could, transparency was pretty crummy in that part of the sky. During the observation, what I think was a geosynchronous satellite moved west to east very slowly and passed about 20" south of Uranus.

Position*Aquarius [RA: 22:47:00 / Dec: -08:36:06]
Size*3.65" (Equatorial diameter)
Date/TimeAugust 2, 2005 - 12:15 AM
(August 2, 2005 - 07:15 UT)
Observing Loc.Flagstaff, AZ - Home
InstrumentOrion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag.25 mm Sirius Plössl (48X), 10 mm Sirius Plössl+ 2X Barlow (240X)
ConditionsPartly Cloudy, calm
TransparencyMag 5.2 NELM
*SourcesOrion's The Sky Astronomy Software

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