The dwarf planet 136472 Makemake

Image of 136472 Makemake
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From Fairfield , 136472 Makemake is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:11 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 60° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:01, 72° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:24, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name 136472 Makemake
Object Type Dwarf Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:17.19 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-0.13 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:-11h-51m [1]
Declination:+23°25' [1]
Distance:51.92 AU
431.81 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:45.34 AU
Longitude ascending node:79.56°
Argument of perihelion:294.91°
Epoch of elements:27 March 2021
Mean Anomaly at epoch:166.39°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:37.92 AU
Aphelion:52.76 AU
Orbital period:305.29 years
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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
31 Mar 2025  –  136472 Makemake at opposition
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