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Asteroids

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 19 Fortuna

19 Fortuna
R.A: 06h 05m 23s   Dec: +22° 36’ 48”
Magnitude 12.0 fading in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 16 Psyche

16 Psyche
R.A: 11h 32m 14s   Dec: +04° 38’ 14”
Magnitude 12.2 in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

79 Eurynome
R.A: 08h 46m 49s   Dec: +14° 43’ 48”
Magnitude 12.7 brightening in Cancer   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 192 Nausikaa

192 Nausikaa
R.A: 12h 02m 16s   Dec: -04° 06’ 30”
Magnitude 13.2 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 17 Thetis

17 Thetis
R.A: 04h 31m 19s   Dec: +17° 13’ 09”
Magnitude 13.4 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 433 Eros

433 Eros
R.A: 10h 48m 26s   Dec: +00° 00’ 00”
Magnitude 14.0 in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto
R.A: 19h 15m 24s   Dec: -21° 33’ 37”
Magnitude 14.2 in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1566 Icarus

1566 Icarus
R.A: 07h 39m 17s   Dec: +19° 33’ 56”
Magnitude 15.9 brightening in Gemini   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

1036 Ganymed
R.A: 09h 23m 20s   Dec: -05° 27’ 52”
Magnitude 16.2 in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

136472 Makemake
R.A: 12h 54m 31s   Dec: +24° 49’ 43”
Magnitude 17.1 in Coma   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

136108 Haumea
R.A: 14h 04m 59s   Dec: +17° 07’ 35”
Magnitude 17.4 in Bootes   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
R.A: 23h 47m 38s   Dec: +02° 59’ 14”
Magnitude 18.8 in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

136199 Eris
R.A: 01h 45m 24s   Dec: -02° 13’ 17”
Magnitude 18.8 in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
R.A: 11h 16m 01s   Dec: -03° 22’ 34”
Magnitude 19.2 brightening in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)

90377 Sedna
R.A: 03h 47m 34s   Dec: +07° 47’ 37”
Magnitude 20.9 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2007 OR10

2007 OR10
R.A: 22h 24m 39s   Dec: -12° 21’ 52”
Magnitude 21.3 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2015 RR245

2015 RR245
R.A: 00h 25m 35s   Dec: +06° 11’ 10”
Magnitude 21.9 brightening in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2014 MU69

2014 MU69
R.A: 08h 08m 33s   Dec: +19° 58’ 15”
Magnitude 22.0 fading in Cancer   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 99942 Apophis

99942 Apophis
R.A: 09h 05m 39s   Dec: +15° 03’ 25”
Magnitude 22.1 in Cancer   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2007 TG422

2007 TG422
R.A: 04h 34m 26s   Dec: +08° 26’ 17”
Magnitude 22.2 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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