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Stargazing Tracking the outer planets

  1. Dec 5, 2016 #1

    Andy Resnick

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    Clear skies are gone for the winter, here's as much as I was able to get. Next summer I may have a chance at Pluto. First one is Uranus, next one is Neptune- they look a little different because I scaled them differently to fit. Enjoy!

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    Pluto is actually visible with the sort of telescopes used by enthusiastic amateurs?
     
  4. Dec 6, 2016 #3

    Andy Resnick

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    Possibly- but that's the point of trying, right? Pluto's apparent magnitude varies between 13.6 and 16.3, I can reliably detect magnitude 15 objects with a 5.5" refractor.
     
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