Thursday, October 30, 2003

Astro Photos added

I've added more closeup webcam images of the moon that I took on Aug. 16.

I also added a new image of Mars and one of Uranus, both from Oct. 27. I'm pretty sure that the image scale of the new Mars and Uranus photos is the same as the other photos of Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter. Mars now appears quite a bit smaller and the ice cap has shrunk dramatically as well. It looks like dust storms are starting to kick up as well.

I had hoped to image Uranus and Neptune, but they are too dim for my current equipment setup. I took a bunch of images of Uranus on two nights using all sorts of settings for the camera. The resulting picture is only a blurry blob, but at least one can see how big Uranus appears compared to the other planets.

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