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Asteroids

Browse and discover detailed information about 54 of the most interesting asteroids and dwarf planets. Objects are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 4 Vesta

4 Vesta
4 Vesta is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 12h 13m 43s   Dec: +03° 49’ 16”
Magnitude 7.8 brightening in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 7 Iris

7 Iris
7 Iris is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 02h 23m 53s   Dec: +23° 40’ 46”
Magnitude 7.9 brightening in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2 Pallas

2 Pallas
2 Pallas is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 03h 20m 10s   Dec: -12° 55’ 39”
Magnitude 8.6 brightening in Eridanus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres

1 Ceres
1 Ceres is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 08h 07m 14s   Dec: +23° 25’ 17”
Magnitude 8.8 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 8 Flora

8 Flora
R.A: 06h 20m 42s   Dec: +18° 29’ 18”
Magnitude 10.2 brightening in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 6 Hebe

6 Hebe
R.A: 17h 38m 22s   Dec: -15° 46’ 50”
Magnitude 10.3 fading in Serpens   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 20 Massalia

20 Massalia
R.A: 05h 33m 24s   Dec: +22° 52’ 39”
Magnitude 10.5 brightening in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3 Juno

3 Juno
R.A: 18h 17m 51s   Dec: -11° 33’ 54”
Magnitude 10.6 fading in Serpens   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T)

324 Dembowska
R.A: 04h 50m 58s   Dec: +26° 03’ 32”
Magnitude 10.6 brightening in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 10 Hygiea

10 Hygiea
R.A: 18h 23m 40s   Dec: -22° 25’ 58”
Magnitude 10.9 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 15 Eunomia

15 Eunomia
R.A: 12h 12m 54s   Dec: -10° 51’ 14”
Magnitude 11.1 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 13h 53m 37s   Dec: -06° 39’ 19”
Magnitude 11.2 brightening in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 324 Bamberga

324 Bamberga
R.A: 17h 57m 38s   Dec: -29° 56’ 46”
Magnitude 11.3 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

29 Amphitrite
R.A: 13h 10m 46s   Dec: -10° 04’ 49”
Magnitude 11.3 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 12 Victoria

12 Victoria
R.A: 15h 37m 46s   Dec: -16° 08’ 06”
Magnitude 11.5 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 9 Metis

9 Metis
R.A: 13h 17m 01s   Dec: -05° 12’ 50”
Magnitude 11.6 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 13 Egeria

13 Egeria
R.A: 12h 15m 46s   Dec: +06° 55’ 20”
Magnitude 11.7 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 18 Melpomene

18 Melpomene
R.A: 10h 19m 51s   Dec: +09° 23’ 26”
Magnitude 11.7 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 11 Parthenope

11 Parthenope
R.A: 08h 00m 39s   Dec: +18° 40’ 27”
Magnitude 12.0 brightening in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 16 Psyche

16 Psyche
R.A: 12h 41m 10s   Dec: -02° 37’ 57”
Magnitude 12.0 brightening in Virgo   object currently below the horizon
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