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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 22m 37s   Dec: +15° 09’ 43”
Magnitude 8.2 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 21m 15s   Dec: +24° 05’ 40”
Magnitude 8.9 in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 7 Iris

7 Iris
7 Iris is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 01h 27m 28s   Dec: +16° 21’ 08”
Magnitude 9.4 brightening in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 6 Hebe

6 Hebe
6 Hebe is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 17h 14m 42s   Dec: -07° 07’ 48”
Magnitude 9.5 fading in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2 Pallas

2 Pallas
2 Pallas is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 02h 37m 01s   Dec: -00° 15’ 19”
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 17m 01s   Dec: -23° 25’ 37”
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 23m 30s   Dec: -06° 03’ 56”
Magnitude 9.9 fading in Scutum   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 324 Bamberga

324 Bamberga
R.A: 17h 38m 32s   Dec: -36° 41’ 02”
Magnitude 10.5 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 8 Flora

8 Flora
R.A: 04h 12m 39s   Dec: +16° 21’ 57”
Magnitude 10.6 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 12h 04m 12s   Dec: +07° 15’ 56”
Magnitude 11.1 fading in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T)

324 Dembowska
R.A: 03h 44m 52s   Dec: +20° 43’ 02”
Magnitude 11.2 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 12 Victoria

12 Victoria
R.A: 13h 49m 42s   Dec: -10° 37’ 02”
Magnitude 11.2 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 18h 24m 11s   Dec: -18° 26’ 20”
Magnitude 11.2 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 15 Eunomia

15 Eunomia
R.A: 10h 52m 50s   Dec: -02° 33’ 39”
Magnitude 11.2 fading in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 20 Massalia

20 Massalia
R.A: 03h 51m 11s   Dec: +20° 01’ 44”
Magnitude 11.3 brightening in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 18 Melpomene

18 Melpomene
R.A: 08h 30m 10s   Dec: +16° 12’ 07”
Magnitude 11.3 brightening in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

29 Amphitrite
R.A: 11h 43m 29s   Dec: -00° 00’ 32”
Magnitude 11.3 in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 9 Metis

9 Metis
R.A: 11h 43m 52s   Dec: +05° 59’ 23”
Magnitude 11.6 fading in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 11 Parthenope

11 Parthenope
R.A: 06h 20m 03s   Dec: +21° 06’ 49”
Magnitude 11.9 fading in Orion   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 13 Egeria

13 Egeria
R.A: 10h 31m 07s   Dec: +20° 46’ 02”
Magnitude 11.9 in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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