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Thread: Asteroid 1 Ceres Opposes Sun 2020 AUG 28

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    Cool Asteroid 1 Ceres Opposes Sun 2020 AUG 28

    Asteroid 1 Ceres is currently the brightest asteroid at magnitude +7.8, slightly brighter than the normally brightest 4 Vesta. Ceres will appear within Aquarius in opposition to the Sun on 2020 AUG 28 at magnitude +7.7.

    Ceres was the first discovered asteroid in 1801. It has a mean diameter of 845 km, making it the largest main belt asteroid. It is also classified as a dwarf planet.

    A Ceres chart and ephemeris can be found on my Asteroids webpage at https://www.CurtRenz.com/asteroids.html

    Photos and descriptions of Ceres would be welcome additions to this thread.
    Last edited by Centaur; 2020-Aug-15 at 09:52 PM.
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