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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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= 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: 10h 27m 37s   Dec: +14° 41’ 34”
Magnitude 8.1 in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres

1 Ceres
1 Ceres is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 06h 26m 23s   Dec: +24° 08’ 19”
Magnitude 8.9 fading in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 7 Iris

7 Iris
7 Iris is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 01h 31m 35s   Dec: +16° 51’ 35”
Magnitude 9.3 brightening in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 6 Hebe

6 Hebe
6 Hebe is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 17h 13m 28s   Dec: -07° 30’ 48”
Magnitude 9.5 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2 Pallas

2 Pallas
2 Pallas is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 02h 40m 11s   Dec: -00° 33’ 02”
Magnitude 9.6 brightening in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 10 Hygiea

10 Hygiea
10 Hygiea is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 18h 15m 22s   Dec: -23° 22’ 43”
Magnitude 9.8 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3 Juno

3 Juno
3 Juno is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 18h 21m 28s   Dec: -06° 16’ 18”
Magnitude 9.9 fading in Scutum   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 324 Bamberga

324 Bamberga
R.A: 17h 36m 28s   Dec: -36° 22’ 26”
Magnitude 10.6 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 8 Flora

8 Flora
R.A: 04h 19m 05s   Dec: +16° 37’ 20”
Magnitude 10.6 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 12h 08m 55s   Dec: +06° 36’ 48”
Magnitude 11.1 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T)

324 Dembowska
R.A: 03h 48m 50s   Dec: +21° 01’ 19”
Magnitude 11.2 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 15 Eunomia

15 Eunomia
R.A: 10h 56m 19s   Dec: -02° 53’ 22”
Magnitude 11.2 in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 20 Massalia

20 Massalia
R.A: 03h 56m 26s   Dec: +20° 16’ 47”
Magnitude 11.2 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 18 Melpomene

18 Melpomene
R.A: 08h 35m 36s   Dec: +15° 57’ 28”
Magnitude 11.3 in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 12 Victoria

12 Victoria
R.A: 13h 53m 26s   Dec: -10° 47’ 49”
Magnitude 11.3 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 18h 22m 10s   Dec: -18° 33’ 31”
Magnitude 11.3 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

29 Amphitrite
R.A: 11h 47m 08s   Dec: -00° 26’ 40”
Magnitude 11.4 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 9 Metis

9 Metis
R.A: 11h 47m 54s   Dec: +05° 28’ 49”
Magnitude 11.6 in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 13 Egeria

13 Egeria
R.A: 10h 36m 02s   Dec: +20° 08’ 37”
Magnitude 11.9 in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 11 Parthenope

11 Parthenope
R.A: 06h 25m 09s   Dec: +21° 05’ 11”
Magnitude 11.9 in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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