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Pluto and M25

Pluto and M25

The movement of pluto during 3 nights.
The distance of pluto is 31.26 AU and it's diameter is 0.1" with MAG +14

At the upper right is the Open Cluster M25 (also known as IC 4725) in the constellation Sagittarius.
It was discovered in 1745 and included in Charles Messier's list in 1764.
M25 is at a distance of about 2,000 light-years away from Earth.
The spatial dimension of this cluster is about 19 light years across.(WIKI)

Imaged with the 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph.
Apogee Alta U-16M camera.
RGB image with 3X60sec for each color (Total of 9 minutes per night)

Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia.

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