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How bright is Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake?

The current visual magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake is 17.18. Given its brightness, Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake should be visible only through long exposure photography.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake between January 2013 and December 2100

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