Chasing Neptune

Observing the planet Neptune has always been a challenge with my small 6″ Newtonian. The best image I could capture was a blurry (but beautiful) turquoise blob. Let’s see how the new LXD75 fairs with this faint planet. In the past, the image of Neptune was obtained by using a 6″ Newtonian with a 6mm eyepiece with the help of a 3x Barlow. The image was still quite faint (partially from the extensive light pollution in this area), but the striking color of the planet had stood out.
No, this image is not from one of my telescopes. Thank NASA for this…

By Steve J Posted in Main