1 Ceres (Dwarf planet)

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From Cambridge , 1 Ceres is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 15° from it.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object type Dwarf planet
Current position
Constellation:Cancer
Magnitude:8.81 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.56 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:09h03m [1]
Declination:+22°36' [1]
Distance:3.53 AU
29.33 lightmin [1]
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Eccentricity:0.078501
Inclination:10.59°
Longitude ascending node:80.27°
Argument of perihelion:73.64°
Epoch of elements:21 January 2022
Mean Anomaly at epoch:291.38°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.55 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
Visibility from Cambridge

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Events
22 Jul 2022  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
10 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
03 Oct 2025  –  1 Ceres at opposition
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