The dwarf planet 134340 Pluto

Image of 134340 Pluto
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From Cambridge , 134340 Pluto is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:43 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:03, 25° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:34, when it sinks below 22° above your southern horizon.

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Name 134340 Pluto
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:14.66 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-0.76 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.12 [1]
Right ascension:19h31m [1]
Declination:-22°16' [1]
Distance:33.08 AU
275.16 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:39.85 AU
Eccentricity:0.253753
Inclination:17.10°
Longitude ascending node:110.30°
Argument of perihelion:115.01°
Epoch of elements:27 April 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:41.55°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:29.74 AU
Aphelion:49.96 AU
Orbital period:251.52 years
Events
12 Aug 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Pluto
08 Sep 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Pluto
06 Oct 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Pluto
02 Nov 2019  –  Close approach of the Moon and Pluto
23 Mar 2020  –  Close approach of Mars and Pluto
15 Jul 2020  –  134340 Pluto at opposition
18 Jul 2021  –  134340 Pluto at opposition
20 Jul 2022  –  134340 Pluto at opposition

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