UranusUranus


Seventh planet from the Sun
Third largest planet by diameter in the Solar System
Ice Giant



02/10/15
Whiter and brighter than Neptune, viewed just before Uranus tonight
Both are rather low down on the Ecliptic so viewing through some light pollution
However, clearly a disk when viewed in 18mm and higher magnifications, although with 12mm and Barlow very hazy at 180x Mag

07/01/16
Bright and cold looking in a nice binocular view, forming the central point of a curved asterism of five, the four stars of the curve at similar Mags to Uranus which is at Mag 6.15, below E Psc, 71 Psc, HIP 4906 at Mag 4.25
A tiny blue disk in 12mm in an otherwise sparse FOV