Mars and Pluto Conjunction - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Mars and Pluto Conjunction

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Mars and Pluto Conjunction
For a period of three mostly cloudy nights, the planet Mars and Pluto were within 1.5 degrees of each other.

Image Integration:

  • 3x 300s Red
  • 3x 300s Green
  • 3x 300s Blue
  • 3x 30s Red
  • 3x 30s Green
  • 3x 30s Blue

Total exposure 50 minutes.


  • Skywatcher Black Diamond 80ED
  • Skywatcher 0.85x focal reducer
  • SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro mount
  • QSI 683-wsg Camera @ -15°C
  • Astronomik Typ2 RGB filters
  • ZWO ASI-290MM guide camera


  • Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)


  • Planning & camera alignment with The SkyX Pro
  • Captured with The SkyX Pro
  • Guiding with PHD2
  • CCDStack 2+: Calibrate, align, stack.
  • PixInsight: HDR composition, noise reduction, linear fit, RGB combination, dynamic background extraction, color calibration, masked stretch, saturation.
  • Photoshop CC: Inset, labels.