I managed to observe and sketch the appulse of Ceres and Vesta the other night. It was tricky at first because a series of high clouds came in unexpectedly and the nearby Moon threw a lot of glare. I finally was able to find Zeta Vir (should have been easy at mag 3.4 but that's how thick the clouds were) and put the telrad on it (I was using my widefield Astroscan reflector).
After that, it was just a matter of matching the starfield using the chart I downloaded from S&T. Ceres and Vesta were ~1.5 degrees to the SW of Zeta Vir. Also, the Dawn spacecraft (on its way from Vesta to Ceres) is somewhere in the FOV but much to small to see--how cool is that?
I had hopes of doing another sketch to show the motion of the two bodies while they still appeared so close but the weather would not cooperate. I am confident, however, that I correctly identified the pair because of the chart I used.
I have read that this is as close as the two have ever appeared since their discovery 200 years ago.