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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Orion ED80T-CF telescope, ZWO ASI533MC Pro camera with UV/IR cut filter, SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro mount

Post-processing Details:

16 4-minute lights plus calibration frames were stacked using Deep Sky Stacker; background extraction with SiriL; other post-processing with Photoshop CS2 plus Astronomy Tools plugin, and Microsoft Photo.

Image Details:

I missed the opportunity to image the minor planet Ceres at opposition due to clouds but was able to get an image of the dwarf planet last night, which was one day following opposition. Estimated magnitude of Ceres at the time of image capture was 7.04 - not quite visible to the unaided eye but visible with binoculars .