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Asteroids

Browse and discover detailed information about 49 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: 07h 56m 42s   Dec: +23° 53’ 37”
Magnitude 6.3 fading in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres

1 Ceres
1 Ceres is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 01h 46m 54s   Dec: +04° 36’ 07”
Magnitude 8.8 fading in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
14 Irene is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 10h 47m 51s   Dec: +21° 09’ 47”
Magnitude 9.5 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 15 Eunomia

15 Eunomia
15 Eunomia is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 10h 24m 12s   Dec: -00° 03’ 28”
Magnitude 9.6 brightening in Sextans   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 9 Metis

9 Metis
9 Metis is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 10h 59m 10s   Dec: +15° 58’ 36”
Magnitude 9.6 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

29 Amphitrite
29 Amphitrite is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 11h 28m 09s   Dec: +07° 08’ 43”
Magnitude 10.0 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 18 Melpomene

18 Melpomene
R.A: 02h 41m 53s   Dec: +02° 43’ 03”
Magnitude 10.1 fading in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 13 Egeria

13 Egeria
R.A: 07h 21m 04s   Dec: +47° 59’ 45”
Magnitude 10.2 fading in Lynx   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2 Pallas

2 Pallas
R.A: 22h 31m 41s   Dec: -05° 55’ 12”
Magnitude 10.3 brightening in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 7 Iris

7 Iris
R.A: 20h 04m 53s   Dec: -17° 49’ 48”
Magnitude 10.3 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 8 Flora

8 Flora
R.A: 21h 27m 10s   Dec: -17° 27’ 54”
Magnitude 10.9 in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 16 Psyche

16 Psyche
R.A: 11h 20m 33s   Dec: +04° 42’ 34”
Magnitude 11.1 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 10 Hygiea

10 Hygiea
R.A: 17h 07m 06s   Dec: -24° 54’ 02”
Magnitude 11.1 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T)

324 Dembowska
R.A: 23h 03m 24s   Dec: -10° 13’ 01”
Magnitude 11.3 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 6 Hebe

6 Hebe
R.A: 16h 45m 12s   Dec: -09° 44’ 57”
Magnitude 11.3 brightening in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3 Juno

3 Juno
R.A: 17h 44m 45s   Dec: -12° 46’ 40”
Magnitude 11.5 in Serpens   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 11 Parthenope

11 Parthenope
R.A: 01h 06m 41s   Dec: +02° 16’ 36”
Magnitude 11.5 fading in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

79 Eurynome
R.A: 02h 48m 55s   Dec: +11° 51’ 17”
Magnitude 11.6 fading in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 20 Massalia

20 Massalia
R.A: 22h 29m 32s   Dec: -09° 06’ 17”
Magnitude 11.7 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 19 Fortuna

19 Fortuna
R.A: 23h 26m 28s   Dec: -03° 09’ 34”
Magnitude 11.9 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon
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