The following asteroids are expected to become brighter than magnitude 9 and more than 90 degrees from the Sun during 2009.

Bright Asteroids Visible in 2009

Asteroid Maximum Magnitude Date Range for Best Viewing
(1) Ceres 6.9 January to May
(2) Pallas 8.1 August to December
(3) Juno 7.7 January to February
(4) Vesta 7.3 January, November to December
(7) Iris 8.8 June to July
(14) Irene 8.9 April
(18) Melpomene 7.9 August to November
(27) Euterpe 8.9 February

Source: RASC - Observer's Handbook 2009