NEAT August-September Interesting Objects
2000 QW7 = L10QUN is a new Earth-approaching Amor asteroid discovered with NEAT on 26
August 2000. 2000 QW7 was bright, about V=13, and moving nearly 4 degrees/day when found.
A visualization of the 2000 QW7 orbit is shown, but please remember that scientific conclusions
can not be drawn from this diagram.
It was followed-up at many observatories worldwide: Klet (J. Ticha, M. Tichy, Z. Moravec, P.
Jelinek), Marcello Pistoiese (L. Tesi, A. Boattini, M. Tombelli, G. Forti), Crni Vrh (H. Mikuz),
Volkssternwarte Drebach, Schoenbrunn (J. Kandler, F. Boettcher, T. Lehmann, G. Lehmann),
Modra (L. Kornos, P. Koleny), Eschenberg Observatory, Winterthur (M. Griesser), Yatsuka (H.
Abe), Ondrejov (P. Pravec, P. Kusnirak), Farra d'Isonzo (G. Lombardi, E. Pettarin), Oak Bay,
Victoria (C. E. Spratt), National Research Council of Canada (D. D. Balam), Camarillo (J. E.
Rogers), Farpoint Observatory (G. Hug), Sunflower Observatory, Olathe (L. Robinson), Drum
Hill Station, Chelmsford (R. W. Sinnott), Wykrota Observatory-CEAMIG (C. Jacques, L.
Duczmal, J. Duczmal, C. Magno), Marxuquera (J. J. Gomez), and Observatoire de Dax (P.
This asteroid is about 0.5 km (0.3 mile) in diameter and is considered a Potentially Hazardous
Asteroid, one of 264 known PHAs. It is not an immediate threat to the Earth. Further
observations are being obtained to refine our knowledge of its orbit. The orbital elements are:
a,e,i,q = 1.95, 0.47, 4, 1.0352 (G. Williams, MPC).