On May 8, 2014, I used Stellarium to help locating Ceres in Virgo. According to a reliable source, it should have been at 5' north-west of 78 Vir. But Stellarium showed it 1 degree south-east of 78 Vir. The observation confirmed that Ceres was indeed very close to 78 Vir. It was not at the location indicated by Stellarium. This is a 1 degree error. I used 0.12.4-2, the latest version available. I suggest revising the calculations of planetary objects in Stellarium.
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facepalm Please just update orbital elements for asteroids and enable light speed correction.
I directly edited the orbital elements for Ceres in system.ini according to the most recent data in Minor Planet Center. Nothing changed" Ceres is still one degree away form its observable position.
Andre De Lean
These are the elements that worked for me. Have you turned on the light time correction?
name = Ceres
minor_planet_number = 1
parent = Sun
radius = 470
oblateness = 0.0
albedo = 0.113
lighting = false
orbit_visualization_period = 1680.99
halo = true
color = 1.0,1.0,1.0
tex_halo = star16x16.png
tex_map = nomap.png
coord_func = comet_orbit
orbit_Epoch = 2456600.5
orbit_MeanAnomaly = 10.557
orbit_SemiMajorAxis = 2.7668
orbit_Eccentricity = 0.075797
orbit_ArgOfPericenter = 72.2921
orbit_AscendingNode = 80.3276
orbit_Inclination = 10.593
These elements place Ceres just over 5' N of 78 virgo at 13h34m38s +3d44m10.1s on 8th May when light time correction is on.
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