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Old October 24th 03, 03:09 PM
Ante Perkovic
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Hi,

I'm writting an article about observing asteroids. I need a list of
the brightest (in their most favourable oposition) asteroids.

Yes, I know about Heavens-Above, but I need a list that can help me
make an asteroid target list for longer time (not just for tonight).

Thanks in advance

Ante

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Old October 24th 03, 03:45 PM
Anthony Ayiomamitis
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If you receive the RASC Handbook, they have a table or two with the
brightest asteroids for the year. There is also a reference to those in
opposition as well.

Anthony.

Ante Perkovic wrote:

Hi,

I'm writting an article about observing asteroids. I need a list of
the brightest (in their most favourable oposition) asteroids.

Yes, I know about Heavens-Above, but I need a list that can help me
make an asteroid target list for longer time (not just for tonight).

Thanks in advance

Ante

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http://astro.fdst.hr



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Old October 24th 03, 07:21 PM
Paul Schlyter
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In article ,
Ante Perkovic wrote:

I'm writting an article about observing asteroids. I need a list of
the brightest (in their most favourable oposition) asteroids.

Yes, I know about Heavens-Above, but I need a list that can help me
make an asteroid target list for longer time (not just for tonight).


As a matter of fact, Earth-grazing asteroids can be brightest when
quite far away from opposition -- that's because they then pass
closest to the Earth.

My own list of the brightest asteroids looks like this (note that
although Toutatis could be brighter than mag 6, within our lifetimes
it will never get brighter than mag 7):


Possibly brighter than mag 6.0
(4) Vesta
(4179) Toutatis

Possibly brighter than mag 7.0
(1) Ceres
(2) Pallas
(7) Iris
(433) Eros

Possibly brighter than mag 8.0
(3) Juno
(6) Hebe
(18) Melpomene
(15) Eunomia
(1981) Midas

Possibly brighter than mag 9.0
(8) Flora
(324) Bamberga
(9) Metis
(4660) Nereus
(192) Nausikaa
(20) Massalia
(27) Euterpe
(3122) 1981ET3
(4953) 1990_MU
(12) Victoria
(29) Amphitrite
(1036) Ganymedes
(5) Astraea
(11) Parthenope
(3671) Dionysus
(14) Irene
(19) Fortuna
(44) Nysa
(532) Herculina
(2201) Oljato

Possibly brighter than mag 10.0
(10) Hygiea
(89) Julia
(1627) Ivar
(16) Psyche
(43) Ariadne
(21) Lutetia
(39) Laetitia
(42) Isis
(23) Thalia
(354) Eleonora
(40) Harmonia
(79) Eurynome
(216) Kleopatra
(349) Dembowska
(471) Papagena
(41) Daphne
(68) Leto
(80) Sappho
(194) Prokne
(37) Fides
(88) Thisbe
(115) Thyra
(135) Hertha
(511) Davida
(4581) Asclepius
(30) Urania
(33) Polyhymnia
(51) Nemausa
(63) Ausonia
(387) Aquitania
(1866) Sisyphus
(22) Kalliope
(344) Desiderata
(654) Zelinda
(2135) Aristaeus
(97) Klotho
(129) Antigone
(144) Vibilia
(704) Interamnia

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