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Photographer:

Donald Bates

Email:

bates1982@att.net

Location of Photo:

Houston, TX

Date/Time of photo:

11:15pm 9/22/2012

Equipment:

250mm homemade reflector at f/25 with Philips ToUcam pro. 1000 images combined in Registax 6, processed in Adobe Photoshop.

Description:

After a long search, I found Uranus in the same high-power field as the star Piscium 44. The planet disc looked green-grey and was larger than 44 Piscium. The star appeared much more of a red-orange color. Defocused image showed very similar brightness for these two objects. Visual appearance was similar to a very bright planetary nebula near a bright star. Very unsusual and beautiful sight!

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