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Asteroid (1) Ceres is at Opposition in the constellation Virgo on the 15th April 2014

Magnitude: 7.0 
Distance to Earth: 1.644 AU
Distance to Sun: 2.628 AU 



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6-hour step finder chart animation of asteroid (1) Ceres.

Between the 5 - 7th June, 2013, the magnitude +8.8 asteroid (1) Ceres will pass ~1° from the star Pollux, in Gemini. 
It may just be possible to observe it through 10 x 50 binoculars



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Asteroid (1) Ceres passes less than one degree south of the second-magnitude star Beta Tauri (El Nath)

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Asteroid (1) Ceres makes its closest approach to the Earth (1.679 AU) on the 21st December, 2012



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Asteroid (1) Ceres is at Opposition on the 18th December, 2012.

Magnitude: 6.7
Distance to Earth: 1.685 au 
Distance to Sun: 2.668 au

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Asteroid (1) Ceres is 3° 38' from the Moon at 15:00 UT, 30th November, 2012

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Asteroid (1) Ceres is Stationary on the 31st October, 2012.

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Asteroid Ceres (+9.1 mag.) enters the Hyades cluster on the 12th July, 2012.

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Asteroid (1) Ceres occulted the magnitude 7.9 star HIP  93277 in the constellation Sagittarius, at 09:29 UT, 20th November, 2010.
The 25.5 second event was visible from Japan.

Position(2000): RA 19 00 00.2582  Dec -28 03 03.011

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On the 6th of July, 2010, the 7th magnitude asteroid Ceres lies below the star Theta Ophiuchi. The asteroid will be next to a 6th magnitude star 2.5 degrees southeast of Theta Ophiuchus.

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