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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Large active storm seen on Neptune

nepOn the 10 June  Australian amateurs Darryl Milika and Pat Nicholas imaged a bright spot in Neptune's northern hemisphere. They used a C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain, with IR, R, G and B filters. Shown here is one of the discovery images that clearly shows the storm on Neptune close to the northern limb.

A series of images taken from 19:45 UT until 21:02 UT showed the spot moved with the rotation of the planet.

Neptune lies in the zodiacal constellation of Aquarius at:

RA 23h 03m 24s Dec –7 01’ 24”

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Click on the images to enlarge. The constellation of Aquarius is shown here with the current position of Neptune.

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