NEAT March-April Interesting Objects
The asteroid, JNF6GR = 2000 GH147, was discovered with NEAT on 12 April
2000. It was subsequently followed up by many observers worldwide,
including J. Ticha, M. Tichy at Klet, P. Kusnirak at Ondrejov, M. Hicks, D.
Deaver, at Table Mountain. This 1.5 km (1 mile) asteroid is unusual with a
high-inclination (50 degrees), high-eccentricity (0.48) orbit that takes it from
near Mars' orbit to inside Jupiter's. It is therefore an extinct comet
candidate. A visualization of its orbit is available. Its orbital elements are: a,
e, i, q= 2.95, 0.48, 50, 1.5405 (G. Williams, MPC).