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The First Ever Interstellar Parallax Measurement - Proxima  Centauri, 



    
        

            Nikita Misiura
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The First Ever Interstellar Parallax Measurement - Proxima Centauri

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Astrometry.net job: 3600862

RA center: 14h 29' 27"

DEC center: -62° 40' 33"

Pixel scale: 0.755 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -7.322 degrees

Field radius: 0.148 degrees


Resolution: 1000x1000

Data source: Mix of multiple source

Description

Fantastic achievement IMO! New Horizons is so far from the Earth that you can directly see parallax of nearby stars - Proxima Centauri in this case! Mind blowing if you ask me!

You can find more info in this release from NH team.

Earth image is taken by me with 1m Chilescope T1.

Rev B. shows positions of Proxima Centauri superimposed onto color image from Chilescope on 22th of April 2020.

PS. The quality of images from New Horizons is kind of a bummer!)

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The First Ever Interstellar Parallax Measurement - Proxima  Centauri, 



    
        

            Nikita Misiura