Friday, May 22, 2009

Ceres - 19th & 20th May 2009

I managed to capture the dwarf planet Ceres the other night. Well, over two nights.
I found its position in RA & DEC using my copy of Celestrons 'The Sky' and the scopes GOTO to get it into the field of view. It was to the edge of the first image, but I didn't know at the time because I wasn't sure what point of light was what.
This is the closest that it will be for a 1000 years!
I hope to use my C9.25 and DMK to get a clearer view later, weather permitting.