Pluto/New Horizons Flyby
Taken by Tom Harradine on July 14, 2015 @ Brisbane, Australia
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Exposure Time: 10/1
Aperture: f/inf
ISO: 6400
Date Taken: 2015:07:15 03:22:04
 
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This pair of images shows Pluto during the New Horizons space probe flyby of 14th July 2015. At 11:49 UTC on that date (left photo), the probe made its closest approach. However, because Pluto was 4.77 billion km away, it took light 4hrs 25min to travel to Earth. The photo on the right is a shot of the planet Pluto when the light of the flyby reached us. It has moved against the background stars during that time.

Taken from Brisbane, Australia using a Canon 600D and 12” Skywatcher Dobsonian telescope, 18x 10 sec exposures ISO 6400. Added bonus: for a 3D view of Pluto, against the background stars, cross your eyes over so that both images align :)
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