The dwarf planet 1 Ceres

Image of 1 Ceres
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From Washington , 1 Ceres is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 9° above the horizon at dusk.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Magnitude:9.20 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.34 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.12 [1]
Right ascension:17h53m [1]
Declination:-26°25' [1]
Distance:3.59 AU
29.84 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Longitude ascending node:80.31°
Argument of perihelion:73.60°
Epoch of elements:27 April 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:77.37°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.56 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.61 years
28 Aug 2020  –  1 Ceres at opposition
27 Nov 2021  –  1 Ceres at opposition
09 Feb 2022  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
09 Mar 2022  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
06 Apr 2022  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
04 May 2022  –  Close approach of the Moon and Ceres
11 Dec 2022  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
20 Mar 2023  –  1 Ceres at opposition
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