Uranus, Jupiter, and the Pleiades

February 08, 2024

Emanuele_Jan15_Giove Urano (all'interno del quadrato) Pleiadi (002)

Photographer: Emanuele Nifosì
Summary Author: Emanuele Nifosì  

The sky was clear and starry on this autumn evening, so I decided to take some wide-field photos, connecting my reflex camera to the equatorial mount of my telescope. After a few photos of Jupiter (upper right) and the Pleiades (lower left), I intently searched for our distant seventh planet, Uranus, that on this night was located between the King of Planets and the Seven Sisters. After finding it (circled), I was able to frame all three objects with my 50 mm lens. Photo taken on October 20, 2023, at 00:43 local time.


Photo Details: Single shot; Nikon D700 camera; Nikkor 50 mm lens; ISO 1,600; f/5.0; 158 second exposure; HEQ5, Optolong L-Pro filter; Lightroom software.

Ragusa, Sicily, Italy Coordinates: 36.9269, 14.7255

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