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Planets


Mercury
no images taken



Venus
1/98



Earth
[IMAGE]


Mars 08/24/03
12" LX200 ~ F/20

Comparison Image

Image Courtesy
Author:T.Ikemura Japan
Copy right(C)T.Ikemura Dec. 2002


Mars
  3/97



Jupiter

10"LX200[IMAGE]  vs.12"LX200

See Jupiter & Saturn in 3-D

Animation of 3 of the moons of Jupiter over a period of 1 hour.



 Saturn
9/21/96, after rings became visible again

12/28/97

 12" LX200  - Nice Optics
12/01

01/11/03 Rings fully open



1/11/03 Original Size @ F/20 focal length  ~6100mm.



Uranus 08/24/03 @  ~F/40
12" LX200

 

Uranus
9/19/98



Neptune
Images of Neptune taken on 9/18/98 & 9/19/98
Can be viewed as 3-D



 Pluto
4/28/98



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