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How bright is Dwarf Planet Pluto?

The current visual magnitude of Dwarf Planet Pluto is 14.39. Given its brightness, Dwarf Planet Pluto should be visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Dwarf Planet Pluto, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Dwarf Planet Pluto between January 1900 and January 2100

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