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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
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Asteroid 4 Vesta

4 Vesta
4 Vesta is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 09h 32m 53s   Dec: +19° 26’ 26”
Magnitude 8.2 in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres

1 Ceres
1 Ceres is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 05h 29m 06s   Dec: +23° 06’ 19”
Magnitude 8.7 fading 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: 17h 37m 17s   Dec: -04° 11’ 38”
Magnitude 9.2 fading in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 10 Hygiea

10 Hygiea
10 Hygiea is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 18h 39m 39s   Dec: -23° 47’ 46”
Magnitude 9.3 brightening in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 7 Iris

7 Iris
7 Iris is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 00h 42m 32s   Dec: +10° 44’ 29”
Magnitude 9.8 brightening in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3 Juno

3 Juno
3 Juno is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 18h 47m 45s   Dec: -04° 51’ 26”
Magnitude 9.8 brightening in Scutum   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2 Pallas

2 Pallas
2 Pallas is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 02h 01m 50s   Dec: +01° 27’ 17”
Magnitude 9.9 brightening in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 324 Bamberga

324 Bamberga
R.A: 18h 10m 11s   Dec: -38° 42’ 18”
Magnitude 10.3 brightening in Corona   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 8 Flora

8 Flora
R.A: 03h 07m 03s   Dec: +12° 52’ 32”
Magnitude 10.7 in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 18h 49m 55s   Dec: -17° 18’ 36”
Magnitude 10.9 brightening in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 12 Victoria

12 Victoria
R.A: 13h 21m 25s   Dec: -09° 51’ 59”
Magnitude 10.9 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 11h 18m 39s   Dec: +13° 40’ 27”
Magnitude 10.9 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 15 Eunomia

15 Eunomia
R.A: 10h 19m 41s   Dec: +00° 19’ 03”
Magnitude 11.1 fading in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

29 Amphitrite
R.A: 11h 09m 37s   Dec: +04° 04’ 07”
Magnitude 11.2 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T)

324 Dembowska
R.A: 03h 02m 21s   Dec: +17° 13’ 44”
Magnitude 11.3 in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 18 Melpomene

18 Melpomene
R.A: 07h 33m 37s   Dec: +18° 03’ 36”
Magnitude 11.4 in Gemini   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 9 Metis

9 Metis
R.A: 11h 05m 15s   Dec: +10° 56’ 07”
Magnitude 11.4 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 20 Massalia

20 Massalia
R.A: 02h 57m 45s   Dec: +16° 51’ 48”
Magnitude 11.4 in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 11 Parthenope

11 Parthenope
R.A: 05h 27m 23s   Dec: +20° 46’ 31”
Magnitude 11.7 fading in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 19 Fortuna

19 Fortuna
R.A: 04h 53m 04s   Dec: +21° 55’ 27”
Magnitude 11.8 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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