Dwarf Planet Ceres “meets” galaxy Messier 100: online event – 27 Mar. 2023

On 27 Mar. 2023, the dwarf planet (1) Ceres will shine apparently extremely close, actually superimposed, to the stunning spiral galaxy Messier 100, offering a unique view. We will show this cosmic “meeting” live, online.

Dwarf Planet Ceres “meets” galaxy M100: poster

Dwarf Planet Ceres “meets” galaxy M100: poster

The image above is a composition

While moving across space, the dwarf planet Ceres, discovered on 1 Jan. 1801 and classified as an asteroid until 2006, will transit in front of the amazing, edge-on spiral galaxy Messier 100. Of course, it is just matter of perspective: Ceres will be at about 240 millions of km from us, while Messier 100 is at about 55 million light years away.

All this will happen a few days after Ceres’ opposition, when it is a its best to be observed, shining at magnitude 7. Ceres is easy to see with a very modest binoculars, while a small telescope will also show the galaxy.

We will bring to you this beautiful event live, online, so that you can join the journey from the comfort of your home.

The live feed is scheduled for 27 Mar. 2023, starting at 03:00 UTC.

To join, you just need to enter, at the date and time above, our webTV page here!

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