Before this series of photos I had only seen Pluto once. In about
2005 or 2006 I saw it using a 16" scope during a public program at
Fremont Peak and then the following night with my 16" scope at Coyote
Lake. It was then in a much less dense portion of the Milky Way.
In 2011 it was between M25 and M24 in a fairly dense part of the Milky
Way. It is just another magnitude 14 point of light in a sea of
similar points of light. The only way you can confirm a sighting
is with good charts and over multiple nights.
This series of photos was taken at 0800 UT on 6-22-11,6-23-11, and
6-24-11. Since Pluto was moving I did not want to try to average
several exposures together.