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Browse and discover detailed information about 60 of the most interesting asteroids and dwarf planets. Objects are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Asteroid 13 Egeria

13 Egeria
R.A: 16h 00m 45s   Dec: -19° 21’ 45”
Magnitude 11.7 brightening in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

79 Eurynome
R.A: 13h 01m 14s   Dec: -09° 19’ 16”
Magnitude 12.3 brightening in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 21h 46m 26s   Dec: -13° 21’ 04”
Magnitude 12.7 fading in Capricornus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 192 Nausikaa

192 Nausikaa
R.A: 17h 03m 51s   Dec: -29° 18’ 14”
Magnitude 12.7 brightening in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 17 Thetis

17 Thetis
R.A: 04h 47m 47s   Dec: +19° 02’ 45”
Magnitude 13.0 fading in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto
R.A: 19h 27m 26s   Dec: -21° 32’ 26”
Magnitude 14.4 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 433 Eros

433 Eros
R.A: 20h 50m 14s   Dec: -18° 51’ 40”
Magnitude 15.0 in Capricornus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

1036 Ganymed
R.A: 11h 00m 25s   Dec: -21° 17’ 01”
Magnitude 15.5 brightening in Crater   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

3200 Phaethon
R.A: 23h 08m 27s   Dec: +05° 47’ 49”
Magnitude 16.5 fading in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
R.A: 19h 11m 11s   Dec: -47° 36’ 40”
Magnitude 16.5 brightening in Telescopium   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
R.A: 05h 42m 47s   Dec: +44° 22’ 47”
Magnitude 17.0 fading in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

136472 Makemake
R.A: 13h 03m 35s   Dec: +24° 33’ 58”
Magnitude 17.0 in Coma   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

136108 Haumea
R.A: 14h 15m 27s   Dec: +16° 36’ 41”
Magnitude 17.4 in Bootes   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2002 AJ129

2002 AJ129
R.A: 07h 43m 23s   Dec: +26° 41’ 41”
Magnitude 18.6 fading in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

136199 Eris
R.A: 01h 41m 43s   Dec: -02° 20’ 56”
Magnitude 18.8 in Cetus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
R.A: 23h 42m 32s   Dec: +01° 52’ 47”
Magnitude 18.9 brightening in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)

90377 Sedna
R.A: 03h 43m 54s   Dec: +07° 33’ 15”
Magnitude 20.9 in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2007 OR10

2007 OR10
R.A: 22h 23m 54s   Dec: -12° 16’ 52”
Magnitude 21.3 fading in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1566 Icarus

1566 Icarus
R.A: 21h 02m 19s   Dec: -25° 33’ 43”
Magnitude 21.4 in Capricornus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139)

288P (2006 VW139)
R.A: 06h 40m 59s   Dec: +25° 14’ 21”
Magnitude 21.5 fading in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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