Jupiter and Uranus Together
Sketch and Details by Carlos E. Hernandez
I was able to view Jupiter and Uranus tonight (September 18, 2010 at 01:30 U.T.) under better atmospheric (seeing) conditions while using my Oberwerk 11 x 56 mm binoculars. We had just had a rain storm and the skies cleared beautifully with relatively faint stars (5m+) visible overhead. Jupiter appeared sharp in the binocular field and now all four of the Galilean satellites were visible. Uranus was visible near Jupiter and was now 48.9 arc-minutes (0.82 degrees) apart from it. The other stars identified in my previous observation were also visible but now were now clearer. I hope that others were able to view this pairing as well.
A digital image produced in Acorn.
Carlos E Hernandez