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New Horizons Parallax Program

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Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI290MM-Cool

Mounts: Vixen GP2

Software: AstroArts StellaImage8  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2017  ·  AstroArts Stella Navigator9


Dates:April 24, 2020

Frames: 60x4" (4')

Integration: 4'

Avg. Moon age: 1.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.79%


Resolution: 863x1210

Locations: Balcony, Nara, Nara, Japan

Data source: Backyard

Description

This April, New Horizons was more than 46 times farther from the Sun than the Earth, having traveled more than 5 billion miles since launch. At this great distance, from New Horizons' view, the nearest stars will appear to have shifted in position relative to more distant stars, compared to where we see them from Earth.
On April 22 2020, New Horizons gathered image of Wolf 359 - The eighth-nearest star to Earth, at a distance of 7.86 light years. At same time, I took images of this star from Earth.

Images from New Horizons are published on http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Learn/Parallax/Parallax-Images.php by NASA.

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