Finding the Dwarf Planet (Plutoid) Pluto

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The Dwarf Planet Pluto



Pluto comes to opposition on July 12th at mag 14.5 and is located near the Teaspoon asterism in Sagittarius as shown in the wide field chart.  It is in retrograde motion until September 30th when it will be stationary then begin normal motion. You will need a large telescope if you wish to follow Pluto visually such as a 12 inch or greater dobsonian but if you are imaging then you can pick up the faint dwarf planet with just an 80mm refractor  and long exposures.