Planets at the University Observatory

Whilst I was testing out the setup (for spectroscopy) at the University of Birmingham observatory last week I got a few minutes to point the telescope at Jupiter. Now the problem with Jupiter with a large and very sensitive telescope is that it is rather bright, but I’m pleased to say that you can nicely see the Galilean satellites even if no detail is viewable on Jupiter…
jupiter
Around this time last year I also took a quick snapshot of Neptune… which I’m very proud of but only just got around to posting it… (its the bright object in the centre)
neptune

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