The dwarf planet 1 Ceres

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From Fairfield , 1 Ceres is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 28° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 17:45, 28° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 19:54, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:9.19 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.52 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:22h40m [1]
Declination:-19°58' [1]
Distance:2.93 AU
24.33 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Longitude ascending node:80.28°
Argument of perihelion:73.71°
Epoch of elements:08 September 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:184.13°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.55 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

07 Apr 2021  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
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
20 Nov 2023  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
06 Jul 2024  –  1 Ceres at opposition
15 Feb 2025  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
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