Picture of asteroid 2005 FY9 Makemake

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In this picture taken on Nov 21 2013,  the asteroid is transiting between the bright galaxy NGC 4725 (magnitude 10.10) and fainter galaxies NGC 4712 (magnitude 13.30) and PGC 8643.

The asteroid, distant 7,829,862,500 km from Earth, is around magnitude 17, barely visible in this picture taken in not ideal conditions because of Moon’s luminosity.

Asteroid Makemake is one of the objects tracked by TheSkyLive: