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English: 10 minute exposure of dwarf planet Makemake with a 24" telescope. Makemake is about apparent magnitude 16.9 in this image taken at 2009-11-26 11:45 UT. The galaxy IC 3587 is visible above Makemake. The blooming star to the lower right is magnitude 10.8. Makemake rose at 08:15 and the sun would rise at 14:00.
Date 2009-11-26 (Thanksgiving)
Source This image was taken by Kevin Heider using LB-001 at LightBuckets in Rodeo, NM

Raw image from telescope
Use Wikisky and enter coordinates 12 36 46.82 +27 29 41.1 to locate this region of the sky.
Skyview (NASA Virtual Telescope) website / Skyview image (centered on where Makemake is)
Aladin image of this region

You can also confirm this image with David Richards follow-up photo of Makemake at 2009-11-27 04:01 h UT
Author Kevin Heider @ LightBuckets
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