The dwarf planet 1 Ceres

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From Fairfield , 1 Ceres is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 21° from it.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Magnitude:9.28 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.53 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:02h07m [1]
Declination:+05°47' [1]
Distance:3.81 AU
31.72 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Eccentricity:0.078308
Inclination:10.59°
Longitude ascending node:80.27°
Argument of perihelion:73.74°
Epoch of elements:27 March 2021
Mean Anomaly at epoch:226.97°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.55 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
Visibility from Fairfield

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Events
27 Nov 2021  –  1 Ceres at opposition
22 Jul 2022  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
11 Dec 2022  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
21 Mar 2023  –  1 Ceres at opposition
21 Nov 2023  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
06 Jul 2024  –  1 Ceres at opposition
15 Feb 2025  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
01 Apr 2025  –  1 Ceres at aphelion
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