Astrophoto: Uranus at Opposition

Last week, we asked if you were looking for an observing challenge: looking for planet Uranus when it reached opposition — where it is opposite the Sun the sky, meaning the planet rises as the Sun sets. Giuseppe Petricca from Italy took the challenge and ran with it. His skies over Sulmona, Abruzzo in Italy cleared, and not even 12 hours after the official time of opposition he got this shot using his new Toucam Pro II on a Newtonian 200/1000 on EQ5 unmotorized mount.


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