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Asteroids

Browse and discover detailed information about 72 of the most interesting asteroids and dwarf planets. Objects are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 04h 07m 43s   Dec: +16° 56’ 09”
Magnitude 12.1 fading in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 01h 27m 46s   Dec: +00° 12’ 20”
Magnitude 12.2 brightening in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 17 Thetis

17 Thetis
R.A: 12h 09m 09s   Dec: +05° 56’ 01”
Magnitude 12.2 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 12 Victoria

12 Victoria
R.A: 06h 37m 40s   Dec: +18° 31’ 46”
Magnitude 12.7 brightening in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 324 Bamberga

324 Bamberga
R.A: 09h 03m 27s   Dec: +16° 55’ 59”
Magnitude 13.0 in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 433 Eros

433 Eros
R.A: 11h 35m 43s   Dec: -14° 43’ 01”
Magnitude 13.1 fading in Crater   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto
R.A: 19h 36m 17s   Dec: -21° 58’ 36”
Magnitude 14.3 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

1036 Ganymed
R.A: 12h 59m 35s   Dec: -06° 45’ 57”
Magnitude 14.6 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

3200 Phaethon
R.A: 06h 09m 34s   Dec: +20° 58’ 16”
Magnitude 14.8 brightening in Orion   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1999 KW4

1999 WK4
R.A: 12h 47m 41s   Dec: +20° 23’ 25”
Magnitude 16.4 fading in Coma   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

136472 Makemake
R.A: 13h 00m 40s   Dec: +24° 18’ 01”
Magnitude 17.2 fading in Coma   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

136108 Haumea
R.A: 14h 12m 47s   Dec: +16° 51’ 00”
Magnitude 17.4 fading in Bootes   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid A/2017 U7

A/2017 U7
R.A: 22h 06m 27s   Dec: -39° 48’ 31”
Magnitude 17.6 brightening in Grus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
R.A: 12h 09m 33s   Dec: -32° 20’ 03”
Magnitude 17.9 fading in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

136199 Eris
R.A: 01h 46m 02s   Dec: -01° 40’ 45”
Magnitude 18.8 in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
R.A: 00h 15m 11s   Dec: +05° 02’ 50”
Magnitude 18.9 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1)

6478 Gault
R.A: 10h 57m 50s   Dec: +09° 23’ 11”
Magnitude 18.9 fading in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
R.A: 05h 07m 58s   Dec: +48° 02’ 38”
Magnitude 19.9 fading in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1566 Icarus

1566 Icarus
R.A: 23h 38m 07s   Dec: -26° 15’ 06”
Magnitude 20.1 brightening in Sculptor   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2002 NT7

2002 NT7
R.A: 13h 02m 37s   Dec: +45° 31’ 45”
Magnitude 20.7 fading in Canes Venatici   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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