1 Ceres (Dwarf planet)

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From Fairfield , 1 Ceres is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 03:05, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:45, 22° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 03:57, 22° above your southern horizon.

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Name 1 Ceres
Object type Dwarf planet
Current position
Computed for:01 June 2024
Right ascension:19h34m [1]
Declination:−26°12' [1]
Magnitude:7.94 (V) [1]
Angular diameter:0.6 arcsec[1]
Distance:2.03 AU
16.85 lightmin [1]
Angular motion (speed):10.97 arcmin/day[1]
Angular motion (pos ang):256.3°
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.77 AU
Longitude ascending node:80.25°
Argument of perihelion:73.32°
Epoch of elements:09 July 2024
Mean Anomaly at epoch:124.40°
Absolute mag (H):3.34 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.55 AU
Aphelion:2.99 AU
Orbital period:4.60 years
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

06 Jul 2024  –  1 Ceres at opposition
15 Feb 2025  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
31 Mar 2025  –  1 Ceres at aphelion
02 Oct 2025  –  1 Ceres at opposition
15 May 2026  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
07 Jan 2027  –  1 Ceres at opposition
17 Jul 2027  –  1 Ceres at perihelion
12 Sep 2027  –  1 Ceres at solar conjunction
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