Pluto – But Not Yet

I was out last night to look for the comet – i didn’t have my mount but i did have the camera and tripod and it was a nice night so i took a shot near jupiter where i know pluto is hiding. I would say good prospects. The area is fairly dark and there are good guide stars. On the right is a shot from stellarium with pluto selected. On the left is the framing shot with the takumar 200mm lens wide open 2.5 seconds ISO 6400. The dimmest stars I can see are probably mag 9-10 which is a long way from pluto’s 14.9 but i’d like to think that i’ll get close by stacking and it will be good practice for neptune, ceres and vesta later in the year.

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