2009 Mar 22, Vantaa

Canon 300D

TMB80 refractor at f/6

24 x 30 s during 3 hours at ISO 800

Processed with Iris

Image width is about about 28'

The dwarf planet Ceres is the biggest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

In March 2009 Ceres was in the constellation Leo Minor. The movement of Ceres during three hours is shown below, against a few stars of magnitude 10 to 7.5.