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Dwarf planet 1 Ceres

Movement of dwarf planet 1 Ceres between 02. November and 04. November. Ceres was in constellation Gemini at the time. Diffraction spikes in the low right are caused by star eta Gem that is just out of the image.

From Wikipedia:
Ceres, formally 1 Ceres, is the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System, and the largest asteroid. It is a rock–ice body 950 km in diameter, and though the smallest identified dwarf planet, it constitutes a third of the mass of the asteroid belt. Discovered on 1 January 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi, it was the first asteroid to be identified, though it was classified as a planet at the time. It is named after Ceres, the Roman goddess of growing plants, the harvest, and motherly love.

02. November 2012

04. November 2012

ITelescopes Telescope-21
0,43m (17inch), f/6.8 with focal reducer f/4,5

(Located to USA)

FLI PL6303E - Non Anti Blooming Gate
0.96 Arc secs/pixels

I (photometry infrared)

3 * 20s both images