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Asteroids

Browse and discover detailed information about 54 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: 14h 00m 02s   Dec: -06° 20’ 08”
Magnitude 12.0 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 16 Psyche

16 Psyche
R.A: 14h 03m 04s   Dec: -10° 22’ 54”
Magnitude 12.1 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 19h 31m 33s   Dec: -20° 29’ 51”
Magnitude 12.9 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 192 Nausikaa

192 Nausikaa
R.A: 14h 47m 08s   Dec: -20° 37’ 24”
Magnitude 12.9 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

79 Eurynome
R.A: 12h 07m 34s   Dec: -03° 48’ 49”
Magnitude 13.2 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto
R.A: 19h 15m 06s   Dec: -21° 47’ 46”
Magnitude 14.3 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 433 Eros

433 Eros
R.A: 16h 46m 55s   Dec: -27° 11’ 40”
Magnitude 14.7 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
R.A: 18h 02m 04s   Dec: +84° 43’ 35”
Magnitude 14.8 fading in Draco   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

1036 Ganymed
R.A: 11h 13m 43s   Dec: -17° 18’ 33”
Magnitude 16.3 brightening in Crater   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

136472 Makemake
R.A: 13h 02m 59s   Dec: +23° 51’ 39”
Magnitude 17.1 in Coma   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

136108 Haumea
R.A: 14h 12m 42s   Dec: +16° 02’ 48”
Magnitude 17.4 in Bootes   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
R.A: 14h 00m 04s   Dec: -27° 32’ 52”
Magnitude 17.9 in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

136199 Eris
R.A: 01h 42m 04s   Dec: -02° 33’ 38”
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 32m 23s   Dec: +01° 09’ 15”
Magnitude 18.9 fading in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)

90377 Sedna
R.A: 03h 45m 45s   Dec: +07° 29’ 38”
Magnitude 20.8 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1566 Icarus

1566 Icarus
R.A: 17h 55m 53s   Dec: -27° 55’ 28”
Magnitude 21.0 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 99942 Apophis

99942 Apophis
R.A: 16h 31m 41s   Dec: -20° 37’ 42”
Magnitude 21.1 brightening in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 288P (2006 VW139)

288P (2006 VW139)
R.A: 07h 39m 00s   Dec: +22° 36’ 01”
Magnitude 21.1 brightening in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2007 OR10

2007 OR10
R.A: 22h 21m 11s   Dec: -12° 36’ 42”
Magnitude 21.4 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2015 RR245

2015 RR245
R.A: 00h 20m 38s   Dec: +05° 37’ 58”
Magnitude 21.8 in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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