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Asteroids

Browse and discover detailed information about 61 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: 08h 56m 24s   Dec: +19° 13’ 54”
Magnitude 12.0 fading in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 19 Fortuna

19 Fortuna
R.A: 09h 18m 46s   Dec: +14° 24’ 51”
Magnitude 12.5 fading in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 23h 39m 13s   Dec: -03° 34’ 41”
Magnitude 12.8 brightening in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

79 Eurynome
R.A: 12h 09m 40s   Dec: -01° 40’ 38”
Magnitude 12.8 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 17 Thetis

17 Thetis
R.A: 06h 39m 42s   Dec: +22° 03’ 25”
Magnitude 13.4 in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto
R.A: 19h 29m 42s   Dec: -21° 35’ 26”
Magnitude 14.3 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 433 Eros

433 Eros
R.A: 23h 54m 25s   Dec: +03° 48’ 02”
Magnitude 14.7 brightening in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
R.A: 00h 50m 42s   Dec: -06° 50’ 25”
Magnitude 15.8 in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

1036 Ganymed
R.A: 10h 27m 35s   Dec: -10° 14’ 09”
Magnitude 16.0 fading in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

136472 Makemake
R.A: 12h 58m 08s   Dec: +24° 55’ 04”
Magnitude 17.1 in Coma   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

136108 Haumea
R.A: 14h 10m 18s   Dec: +17° 12’ 30”
Magnitude 17.3 in Bootes   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

136199 Eris
R.A: 01h 44m 53s   Dec: -01° 58’ 23”
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 59m 52s   Dec: +03° 45’ 17”
Magnitude 18.9 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
R.A: 08h 22m 40s   Dec: +22° 59’ 09”
Magnitude 18.9 fading in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

3200 Phaethon
R.A: 02h 36m 03s   Dec: +27° 37’ 40”
Magnitude 19.0 fading in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid A/2017 U7

A/2017 U7
R.A: 00h 35m 58s   Dec: -33° 37’ 37”
Magnitude 19.8 brightening in Sculptor   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 1566 Icarus

1566 Icarus
R.A: 23h 51m 39s   Dec: -19° 27’ 22”
Magnitude 20.5 brightening in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)

90377 Sedna
R.A: 03h 47m 18s   Dec: +07° 52’ 01”
Magnitude 20.9 in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2007 OR10

2007 OR10
R.A: 22h 26m 34s   Dec: -12° 00’ 32”
Magnitude 21.4 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2015 RR245

2015 RR245
R.A: 00h 27m 29s   Dec: +06° 15’ 52”
Magnitude 21.9 in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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