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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
11/02/2021
02:43 am

Equipment Details:

RedCat51 astrograph/ZWO ASI183MC camera/SkyWatcher EQ6R mount

Post-processing Details:

Subs + calibration frames stacked with DSS, post-processing with Photoshop and Microsoft Photo

Image Details:

A comparison of the two images taken approximately 74 hours apart shows the movement of Ceres relative to the bright star Aldebaran as the dwarf planet moves through the constellation Taurus. Ceres is much smaller than our Moon but accounts for about 25% of the mass of the asteroid belt!