This report describes unfiltered CCD differential photometry of Pluto performed between 1 August and 10 September 2005. Results show that in the present year Pluto is maintaining a high photometric activity, higher than expected (maximum brightness variations of 0.29±0.02 magnitudes) in relation to the rotational period. Pluto's appearance is now drastically changing owing to viewing geometry and the next collapse of its atmosphere onto the surface. Amateurs too should dedicate particular attention to the photometric evolution of the planet.

Bianciardi, G. (2006). Attività fotometrica di Plutone nel 2005. ASTRONOMIA, 32, 28-29.

Attività fotometrica di Plutone nel 2005

BIANCIARDI, GIORGIO
2006

Abstract

This report describes unfiltered CCD differential photometry of Pluto performed between 1 August and 10 September 2005. Results show that in the present year Pluto is maintaining a high photometric activity, higher than expected (maximum brightness variations of 0.29±0.02 magnitudes) in relation to the rotational period. Pluto's appearance is now drastically changing owing to viewing geometry and the next collapse of its atmosphere onto the surface. Amateurs too should dedicate particular attention to the photometric evolution of the planet.
Bianciardi, G. (2006). Attività fotometrica di Plutone nel 2005. ASTRONOMIA, 32, 28-29.
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