Uranus and Moons

Uranus 8 crop Uranus 7 crop
August 28, 2002
22:58
Moon Illumination: 68%
Field of View: 21'15" x 15'55"
August 29, 2002
23:06
Moon Illumination: 59%
Field of View: 21'4" x 16'35"
Uranus 6 crop Uranus 5 crop
August 31, 2002
23:01
Moon Illumination: 39%
Field of View: 20'44" x 19'14"
September 2, 2002
22:45
Moon Illumination: 21%
Field of View: 20'2" x 16'6"
Uranus 4 crop Uranus 3 crop
September 3, 2002
22:38
Moon Illumination: 12%
Field of View:  20'2" x 15'51"
September 4, 2002
22:32
Moon Illumination: 5%
Field of View: 20'2" x 15'51"
Uranus 2 crop Uranus 1 crop
September 8, 2002
22:14
Moon Illumination: 6%
Field of View: 19'29" x 15'44"
September 10, 2002
22:25
Moon Illumination: 22%
Field of View: 20'20" x 15'44"

Description of Object:  Uranus is the brightest object in the images above. Some of the major moons of Uranus are visible in these photos. These moons are Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, and Oberon. The motion of these moons around the planet is is visible as the planet moves across the starry background.

Image Information: The pictures above were created from summing together 5-15  four second exposures.  

Telescope and Camera Information: 12in. f/10 Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain with an Apogee AP6E CCD camera.