The dwarf planet 136472 Makemake

Image of 136472 Makemake
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From Cambridge , 136472 Makemake is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:39, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:04, 70° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:59, 67° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 136472 Makemake
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:17.22 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-0.13 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:13h15m [1]
Declination:+22°38' [1]
Distance:52.26 AU
434.64 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:45.37 AU
Longitude ascending node:79.58°
Argument of perihelion:294.87°
Epoch of elements:17 December 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:166.11°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:37.98 AU
Aphelion:52.76 AU
Orbital period:305.58 years
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

27 Mar 2021  –  136472 Makemake at opposition
30 Sep 2021  –  136472 Makemake at solar conjunction
28 Mar 2022  –  136472 Makemake at opposition
01 Oct 2022  –  136472 Makemake at solar conjunction
29 Mar 2023  –  136472 Makemake at opposition
02 Oct 2023  –  136472 Makemake at solar conjunction
30 Mar 2024  –  136472 Makemake at opposition
03 Oct 2024  –  136472 Makemake at solar conjunction
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