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Community photo entitled  by Wo Wehali on 09/03/2021 at Atlanta, Georgia U.S.

On 09/03/2021 11:30 pm by Wo Wehali| Atlanta, Georgia U.S.

Just a few weeks before opposition, I captured this image of Neptune and its moon, Triton, once the gas giant reached a decent elevation. I took a single two-second exposure at f/4.5 to get Triton. It was tricky as Neptune, even near opposition, requires optical aid to be seen among the dim stars of Aquarius.

Nikon D3200 f/4.5 ISO 1600 2s exposure, Orion SkyMax 127mm Mak, Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom eyepiece