Heinrich Olbers found Pallas, only the second asteroid discovered, on this day in 1802.
We can find Pallas with a small telescope by looking in Equulleus beginning around 9 April. On that morning, at 4:20am, there will be about an hour of darkness left as this tiny constellation rises in the east. Pallas will be less than a degree of the M-class magnitude 5.8 star 9 Equulei. Starry Night Pro Plus currently has Pallas' magnitude at 9.8. It should brighten through the spring and summer.
Pallas will move into Pegasus on 14 or 15 April.
Small pieces of rock, with a big influence (just ask the dinosaurs).
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