Thursday, July 19, 2012

SALT views Uranus

While trying to make observations of a nearby galaxy, SALT managed to catch an even closer by object.  On July 16, SALT made observations of  Uranus! On its right there is the moon  Titania and to the left Oberon.  Miranda, Ariel and Umbriel happen to be  too close to the planet to see.  The white vertical line is not the ring system, but saturated pixels from the very bright planet. 

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