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Asteroids

Browse and discover detailed information about 68 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: 02h 29m 46s   Dec: +10° 46’ 43”
Magnitude 11.9 brightening in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 00h 22m 11s   Dec: -05° 25’ 09”
Magnitude 12.3 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 13 Egeria

13 Egeria
R.A: 22h 29m 41s   Dec: -25° 42’ 22”
Magnitude 12.4 brightening in Pisces Austrinus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 324 Bamberga

324 Bamberga
R.A: 08h 04m 32s   Dec: +22° 18’ 09”
Magnitude 12.6 fading in Cancer   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

79 Eurynome
R.A: 18h 48m 00s   Dec: -18° 13’ 32”
Magnitude 12.8 brightening in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 12 Victoria

12 Victoria
R.A: 05h 10m 16s   Dec: +18° 46’ 15”
Magnitude 12.8 fading in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

1036 Ganymed
R.A: 13h 25m 46s   Dec: -14° 45’ 19”
Magnitude 14.0 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto
R.A: 19h 39m 01s   Dec: -21° 46’ 40”
Magnitude 14.3 in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

136472 Makemake
R.A: 13h 03m 04s   Dec: +24° 28’ 53”
Magnitude 17.1 in Coma   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

136108 Haumea
R.A: 14h 15m 56s   Dec: +16° 50’ 18”
Magnitude 17.3 in Bootes   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
R.A: 12h 50m 17s   Dec: -40° 17’ 34”
Magnitude 17.4 in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

3200 Phaethon
R.A: 03h 34m 17s   Dec: +22° 34’ 48”
Magnitude 18.0 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid A/2017 U7

A/2017 U7
R.A: 22h 28m 22s   Dec: -36° 21’ 32”
Magnitude 18.1 in Pisces Austrinus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1)

6478 Gault
R.A: 10h 02m 20s   Dec: +06° 15’ 49”
Magnitude 18.3 fading in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

136199 Eris
R.A: 01h 44m 17s   Dec: -01° 48’ 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 07m 56s   Dec: +04° 11’ 46”
Magnitude 18.8 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2002 NT7

2002 NT7
R.A: 13h 02m 48s   Dec: +62° 40’ 35”
Magnitude 19.6 fading in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
R.A: 03h 40m 22s   Dec: +45° 36’ 52”
Magnitude 19.6 in Perseus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)

90377 Sedna
R.A: 03h 48m 04s   Dec: +07° 54’ 19”
Magnitude 20.9 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 1566 Icarus

1566 Icarus
R.A: 22h 22m 03s   Dec: -22° 39’ 29”
Magnitude 21.3 brightening in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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