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New Horizons' optical navigation images of Pluto and Charon aligned on background stars

Filed under trans-neptunian objects, New Horizons, pretty pictures, Pluto, amateur image processing, Charon, dwarf planets beyond Neptune

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New Horizons' optical navigation images of Pluto and Charon aligned on background stars Matthew Earl created this animation by using a Python script to automatically align New Horizons' optical navigation images on background stars.

NASA / JHUAPL / SwRI / Matthew Earl

Original image data dated on or about July 13, 2015.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Matthew Earl

 

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