These pictures of the planet Pluto are taken a day apart and show the movement of the
planet between the stars. By looking cross-eyed to the pictures you can obtain a
"3D-image" with the tiny Pluto leveling in front of the distant stars!
The pictures are taken with a 1958 mm F3.8 Newton reflector (mirror size 520 mm). Ektachrome 400 was loaded in an Olympus OM1 and exposed for a few minutes. The telescope was part of the Puimichel Observatory (France). The pictures are taken in Augst 1993, just after sunset, because Pluto was located in the constellation Libra during that year.
Pluto is the tiny star in the faint triangle above the bright stars in the lower half of the images. If you don't manage to find Pluto, or when you have a headache from looking cross-eyed, save the pictures to disk and switch quickly between the images with a viewing program: Pluto will be the hopping star!
Special thanks to Martijn Mulders for helping me to take these pictures.
Picture copyright owned by Erwin Voogt.|
Please contact me first if you want to use any of these pictures for any purpose.