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Browse and discover detailed information about 51 of the most interesting asteroids and dwarf planets. Objects are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Asteroid 16 Psyche

16 Psyche
R.A: 10h 41m 42s   Dec: +09° 48’ 24”
Magnitude 11.8 fading in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 13 Egeria

13 Egeria
R.A: 08h 54m 15s   Dec: +31° 56’ 30”
Magnitude 11.8 fading in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 192 Nausikaa

192 Nausikaa
R.A: 11h 18m 38s   Dec: +00° 39’ 37”
Magnitude 12.7 fading in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

79 Eurynome
R.A: 06h 47m 08s   Dec: +19° 33’ 54”
Magnitude 12.8 in Gemini   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 17 Thetis

17 Thetis
R.A: 03h 02m 02s   Dec: +12° 51’ 34”
Magnitude 13.3 in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 433 Eros

433 Eros
R.A: 07h 29m 59s   Dec: +18° 36’ 46”
Magnitude 13.6 in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto
R.A: 19h 20m 58s   Dec: -21° 17’ 46”
Magnitude 14.2 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

1036 Ganymed
R.A: 08h 24m 25s   Dec: -04° 35’ 25”
Magnitude 16.0 in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

136472 Makemake
R.A: 12h 54m 42s   Dec: +25° 22’ 04”
Magnitude 17.0 in Coma   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

136108 Haumea
R.A: 14h 06m 25s   Dec: +17° 29’ 42”
Magnitude 17.4 fading in Bootes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

136199 Eris
R.A: 01h 44m 30s   Dec: -02° 13’ 20”
Magnitude 18.7 in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
R.A: 23h 47m 05s   Dec: +02° 46’ 33”
Magnitude 18.9 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
R.A: 10h 47m 23s   Dec: +01° 38’ 44”
Magnitude 19.3 fading in Sextans   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1566 Icarus

1566 Icarus
R.A: 01h 08m 03s   Dec: -10° 59’ 22”
Magnitude 19.9 brightening in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)

90377 Sedna
R.A: 03h 45m 12s   Dec: +07° 44’ 33”
Magnitude 20.9 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 99942 Apophis

99942 Apophis
R.A: 05h 25m 47s   Dec: +21° 33’ 55”
Magnitude 21.9 fading in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2015 RR245

2015 RR245
R.A: 00h 25m 05s   Dec: +06° 05’ 45”
Magnitude 21.9 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2007 OR10

2007 OR10
R.A: 22h 25m 45s   Dec: -12° 16’ 05”
Magnitude 22.1 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2007 TG422

2007 TG422
R.A: 04h 28m 06s   Dec: +08° 16’ 22”
Magnitude 22.1 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2016 HO3

2016 HO3
R.A: 11h 46m 23s   Dec: +08° 31’ 34”
Magnitude 22.7 fading in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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