The dwarf planet 1 Ceres

Image of 1 Ceres
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From Ashburn (click to change), 1 Ceres is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:17, when it rises 24° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:20, 73° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:52, 72° above your south-western horizon.

Name 1 Ceres
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Leo
Brightness (V):Mag 8.2
Right Ascension:09h24m
Declination:+22°51'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Eccentricity:0.075607
Inclination:10.59°
Longitude ascending node:80.31°
Argument of perihelion:73.02°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:309.49°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.56 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
Events
31 Jan 2018, 01:21 EST  –  Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres at opposition
31 Jan 2018, 11:33 EST  –  1 Ceres at opposition
21 Apr 2018, 20:19 EDT  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
28 May 2019, 20:39 EDT  –  1 Ceres at opposition
29 May 2019, 00:40 EDT  –  Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres at opposition
28 Aug 2020, 05:51 EDT  –  Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres at opposition
28 Aug 2020, 08:57 EDT  –  1 Ceres at opposition
27 Nov 2021, 06:12 EST  –  1 Ceres at opposition
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The path traced across the sky by 1 Ceres in 2017

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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