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Asteroids

Browse and discover detailed information about 66 of the most interesting asteroids and dwarf planets. Objects are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Asteroid 4 Vesta

4 Vesta
4 Vesta is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 18h 42m 13s   Dec: -25° 44’ 18”
Magnitude 7.6 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3 Juno

3 Juno
3 Juno is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 04h 07m 46s   Dec: +02° 11’ 46”
Magnitude 7.9 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres

1 Ceres
1 Ceres is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 13h 16m 22s   Dec: -00° 35’ 15”
Magnitude 8.5 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2 Pallas

2 Pallas
2 Pallas is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 11h 12m 38s   Dec: -03° 56’ 46”
Magnitude 9.0 in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 6 Hebe

6 Hebe
6 Hebe is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 06h 41m 52s   Dec: +05° 42’ 35”
Magnitude 9.5 brightening in Monoceros   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 10 Hygiea

10 Hygiea
R.A: 23h 39m 20s   Dec: +03° 27’ 59”
Magnitude 10.5 fading in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 7 Iris

7 Iris
R.A: 11h 21m 50s   Dec: -00° 22’ 17”
Magnitude 10.8 fading in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 12 Victoria

12 Victoria
R.A: 04h 23m 45s   Dec: +22° 43’ 51”
Magnitude 10.9 brightening in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 15 Eunomia

15 Eunomia
R.A: 15h 56m 27s   Dec: -26° 25’ 41”
Magnitude 11.1 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

29 Amphitrite
R.A: 18h 01m 58s   Dec: -28° 34’ 20”
Magnitude 11.2 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 20 Massalia

20 Massalia
R.A: 12h 39m 15s   Dec: -04° 25’ 01”
Magnitude 11.3 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 23h 30m 39s   Dec: -08° 28’ 51”
Magnitude 11.4 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 433 Eros

433 Eros
R.A: 04h 19m 11s   Dec: +51° 11’ 18”
Magnitude 11.5 brightening in Perseus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 8 Flora

8 Flora
R.A: 12h 39m 25s   Dec: +00° 09’ 39”
Magnitude 11.5 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 9 Metis

9 Metis
R.A: 18h 03m 00s   Dec: -26° 56’ 40”
Magnitude 11.6 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 324 Bamberga

324 Bamberga
R.A: 08h 26m 27s   Dec: +28° 26’ 15”
Magnitude 11.6 in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 20h 03m 58s   Dec: -28° 27’ 43”
Magnitude 11.7 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T)

324 Dembowska
R.A: 10h 17m 49s   Dec: +18° 01’ 00”
Magnitude 11.7 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 11 Parthenope

11 Parthenope
R.A: 12h 33m 44s   Dec: -00° 32’ 26”
Magnitude 11.9 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 18 Melpomene

18 Melpomene
R.A: 14h 21m 09s   Dec: -06° 37’ 43”
Magnitude 11.9 brightening in Virgo   object currently below the horizon
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