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Pluto - it's here and it's real !

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8 years 10 months ago #104404 by Keith g
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Thanks for the updates Lads, the shots released already are just spectacular, bring on tomorrow!

Keith..

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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #104405 by mykc
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First image after the flyby reveals unexpected new features on Pluto!!











(Copied from medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/is-pluto-a-planet-now-8a4ea23e52a )

Skywatcher 120 mm ED on a CG5 mount.
Orion UK 300mm Dobsonian
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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #104407 by Neill
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www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/WEB_2015_Pluto.pdf

Above is a link to a finder chart for it, if anyone wants to try and find it/imagine it :)
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8 years 10 months ago #104408 by Neill
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That last post should have read image it! :-)

Has anyone ever tried to locate it?

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8 years 10 months ago #104409 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

I have seen Pluto a few times over the years. My first time was on the night of 24-25 April 1992 with my Coulter 13.1" (33.3 cm) Dobsonian. At that time it was on the borders of Serpens and Libra. I had no computer charts in those days!

For a recent (i.e. 2014) image of Pluto I took see my website: Variable Star Nights
and follow the link to "Asteroids/EKB Objects".

John
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8 years 10 months ago #104410 by lunartic_old
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A little off theme, but you mentioning your Coulter scope takes me back, the 10" version was my first real scope, ordered from the U.S. before the internet in the 80's. Cardboard tube, push pull focusser, no finder scope. I loved that scope.

Paul

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