The planet Uranus

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From Fairfield , Uranus is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 10° from it.

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Name Uranus
Object Type Superior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Aries
Magnitude:5.89 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-7.17 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:02h34m [2]
Declination:+14°45' [2]
Distance:20.75 AU
172.55 lightmin [2]
Orbital Elements [2]
Semi-major axis:19.19 AU
Eccentricity:0.047168
Inclination:0.77°
Longitude ascending node:74.23°
Argument of perihelion:96.73°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:142.27°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:18.29 AU
Aphelion:20.10 AU
Orbital period:84.07 years
Sources
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
[2] Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac. 1992. K. P. Seidelmann, Ed., p.316
Visibility from Fairfield

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Events
30 Apr 2021  –  Uranus at solar conjunction
19 Aug 2021  –  Uranus enters retrograde motion
04 Nov 2021  –  Uranus at opposition
18 Jan 2022  –  Uranus ends retrograde motion
07 Feb 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Uranus
07 Mar 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Uranus
03 Apr 2022  –  Lunar occultation of Uranus
05 May 2022  –  Uranus at solar conjunction
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