The dwarf planet 1 Ceres

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From Ashburn , 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:9.30 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.52 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:00h28m [1]
Declination:-05°11' [1]
Distance:3.84 AU
31.94 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Eccentricity:0.078169
Inclination:10.59°
Longitude ascending node:80.27°
Argument of perihelion:73.72°
Epoch of elements:17 December 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:205.55°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.55 AU
Aphelion:2.98 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
Visibility from Ashburn

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Events
07 Apr 2021  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
27 Nov 2021  –  1 Ceres at opposition
22 Jul 2022  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
10 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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