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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 11 Parthenope

11 Parthenope
R.A: 14h 08m 30s   Dec: -09° 07’ 37”
Magnitude 12.0 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 21h 13m 47s   Dec: -23° 17’ 27”
Magnitude 12.1 in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 23h 35m 38s   Dec: -07° 24’ 09”
Magnitude 12.2 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 13 Egeria

13 Egeria
R.A: 18h 33m 28s   Dec: -33° 54’ 03”
Magnitude 12.3 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 17 Thetis

17 Thetis
R.A: 12h 01m 40s   Dec: +03° 03’ 17”
Magnitude 12.8 brightening in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 19 Fortuna

19 Fortuna
R.A: 14h 12m 51s   Dec: -13° 36’ 40”
Magnitude 12.9 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

79 Eurynome
R.A: 16h 09m 47s   Dec: -19° 10’ 27”
Magnitude 13.6 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto
R.A: 19h 25m 43s   Dec: -22° 03’ 16”
Magnitude 14.4 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

1036 Ganymed
R.A: 13h 29m 05s   Dec: -18° 58’ 53”
Magnitude 16.0 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

136472 Makemake
R.A: 13h 07m 11s   Dec: +23° 27’ 09”
Magnitude 17.2 in Coma   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

136108 Haumea
R.A: 14h 17m 40s   Dec: +15° 45’ 53”
Magnitude 17.4 in Bootes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
R.A: 00h 55m 47s   Dec: +47° 34’ 14”
Magnitude 17.6 fading in Cassiopeia   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2002 NT7

2002 NT7
R.A: 12h 51m 02s   Dec: -46° 20’ 06”
Magnitude 17.7 brightening in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

3200 Phaethon
R.A: 01h 50m 52s   Dec: +30° 16’ 37”
Magnitude 18.3 fading in Triangulum   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid A/2017 U7

A/2017 U7
R.A: 22h 08m 41s   Dec: -41° 56’ 41”
Magnitude 18.3 in Grus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
R.A: 23h 46m 02s   Dec: +02° 08’ 34”
Magnitude 18.8 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

136199 Eris
R.A: 01h 42m 02s   Dec: -02° 18’ 10”
Magnitude 18.8 in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
R.A: 13h 17m 43s   Dec: -18° 44’ 49”
Magnitude 19.4 brightening in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1566 Icarus

1566 Icarus
R.A: 18h 13m 31s   Dec: -26° 20’ 55”
Magnitude 20.4 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)

90377 Sedna
R.A: 03h 47m 18s   Dec: +07° 36’ 03”
Magnitude 20.8 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon
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