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Asteroids

Browse and discover detailed information about 51 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: 08h 42m 27s   Dec: +22° 58’ 33”
Magnitude 8.1 in Cancer   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres

1 Ceres
1 Ceres is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 04h 33m 47s   Dec: +20° 52’ 59”
Magnitude 8.7 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 6 Hebe

6 Hebe
6 Hebe is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 18h 04m 49s   Dec: -03° 47’ 23”
Magnitude 9.6 brightening in Serpens   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 10 Hygiea

10 Hygiea
10 Hygiea is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 18h 59m 35s   Dec: -23° 58’ 29”
Magnitude 10.0 brightening in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2 Pallas

2 Pallas
R.A: 01h 19m 51s   Dec: +01° 17’ 48”
Magnitude 10.1 in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 7 Iris

7 Iris
R.A: 23h 49m 51s   Dec: +04° 05’ 42”
Magnitude 10.1 in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3 Juno

3 Juno
R.A: 19h 07m 15s   Dec: -05° 34’ 09”
Magnitude 10.3 brightening in Aquila   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 12 Victoria

12 Victoria
R.A: 13h 15m 24s   Dec: -12° 03’ 36”
Magnitude 10.4 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 10h 36m 26s   Dec: +19° 54’ 23”
Magnitude 10.6 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 8 Flora

8 Flora
R.A: 01h 56m 24s   Dec: +07° 29’ 18”
Magnitude 10.7 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

29 Amphitrite
R.A: 10h 42m 00s   Dec: +07° 34’ 06”
Magnitude 10.8 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 15 Eunomia

15 Eunomia
R.A: 09h 50m 15s   Dec: +02° 19’ 21”
Magnitude 10.8 fading in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 324 Bamberga

324 Bamberga
R.A: 18h 39m 55s   Dec: -38° 02’ 27”
Magnitude 11.0 brightening in Corona   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 9 Metis

9 Metis
R.A: 10h 30m 15s   Dec: +15° 38’ 46”
Magnitude 11.0 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T)

324 Dembowska
R.A: 02h 13m 37s   Dec: +12° 36’ 19”
Magnitude 11.3 fading in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 18 Melpomene

18 Melpomene
R.A: 06h 29m 46s   Dec: +18° 32’ 29”
Magnitude 11.3 in Gemini   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 19 Fortuna

19 Fortuna
R.A: 03h 42m 03s   Dec: +19° 13’ 22”
Magnitude 11.5 fading in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 20 Massalia

20 Massalia
R.A: 02h 00m 13s   Dec: +12° 19’ 01”
Magnitude 11.5 in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 19h 11m 49s   Dec: -16° 42’ 49”
Magnitude 11.5 brightening in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 11 Parthenope

11 Parthenope
R.A: 04h 29m 17s   Dec: +19° 04’ 13”
Magnitude 11.6 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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