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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 14 Irene

14 Irene
R.A: 22h 47m 03s   Dec: -14° 53’ 55”
Magnitude 12.0 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 12 Victoria

12 Victoria
R.A: 03h 43m 06s   Dec: +15° 57’ 24”
Magnitude 12.3 fading in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 13 Egeria

13 Egeria
R.A: 20h 38m 28s   Dec: -30° 55’ 27”
Magnitude 12.4 in Microscopium   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 5 Astraea

5 Astraea
R.A: 00h 45m 05s   Dec: +00° 37’ 30”
Magnitude 12.4 brightening in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 19 Fortuna

19 Fortuna
R.A: 15h 23m 25s   Dec: -18° 31’ 53”
Magnitude 12.5 brightening in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

79 Eurynome
R.A: 17h 46m 55s   Dec: -20° 36’ 22”
Magnitude 13.6 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet Pluto

Pluto
R.A: 19h 34m 35s   Dec: -21° 50’ 09”
Magnitude 14.4 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

1036 Ganymed
R.A: 14h 03m 51s   Dec: -21° 31’ 04”
Magnitude 15.3 brightening in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake

136472 Makemake
R.A: 13h 07m 10s   Dec: +24° 00’ 18”
Magnitude 17.1 in Coma   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea

136108 Haumea
R.A: 14h 19m 16s   Dec: +16° 13’ 41”
Magnitude 17.4 in Bootes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 2002 NT7

2002 NT7
R.A: 15h 00m 35s   Dec: +46° 11’ 45”
Magnitude 17.5 fading in Bootes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1)

6478 Gault
R.A: 10h 32m 14s   Dec: -09° 54’ 09”
Magnitude 17.7 brightening in Sextans   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid A/2017 U7

A/2017 U7
R.A: 22h 16m 53s   Dec: -37° 17’ 13”
Magnitude 18.4 in Grus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3)

3122 Florence (1981 ET3)
R.A: 14h 05m 56s   Dec: -32° 35’ 42”
Magnitude 18.6 brightening in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
R.A: 23h 53m 48s   Dec: +02° 44’ 23”
Magnitude 18.8 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris

136199 Eris
R.A: 01h 42m 03s   Dec: -02° 07’ 37”
Magnitude 18.8 in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)

3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA)
R.A: 01h 56m 53s   Dec: +43° 26’ 28”
Magnitude 19.0 fading in Andromeda   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

3200 Phaethon
R.A: 01h 56m 14s   Dec: +21° 05’ 52”
Magnitude 19.0 in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Asteroid 2015 BN509

2015 BN509
R.A: 02h 02m 11s   Dec: +29° 07’ 11”
Magnitude 19.4 fading in Triangulum   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)

90377 Sedna
R.A: 03h 46m 09s   Dec: +07° 39’ 59”
Magnitude 20.9 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon
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