Usually I post here only about my own personal observations and only share my own photos and sketches, but this time I’ll make an exception. And the reason for exception is of course the New Horizons close encounter with Pluto! One reason for me posting this image is, that because Pluto is now in Saggitarius, it is practically not observable for me here in Finland. It is too faint, at too low altitude and it’s never above horizon when it’s properly dark. So there won’t be many chances for me to actually see Pluto with my own eyes.
I, just like most of the ones who have been interested in astronomy since their childhood (when Pluto was still known as the ninth planet), have always been wondering, what does Pluto actually look like?
And now we finally have the answer to that question!
And here it is, the largest object in the Kuiper Belt, Outer Solar System, Dwarf Planet Pluto!