Uranus passes 44 Piscium | Donald Bates

Donald Bates
Location of photo
Houston, TX
Date/Time of photo
11:15pm 9/22/2012
250mm homemade reflector at f/25 with Philips ToUcam pro. 1000 images combined in Registax 6, processed in Adobe Photoshop.
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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