NEAT August 2001 Interesting Objects

NEAT discovered 1 planetoid, 4 comets, 1 high-eccentricity Mars-approacher, and 19 Near-Earth asteroids this month: 10 Amors and 9 Apollos, including 3 larger than 1 km and 5 Potentially Hazardous asteroids. Further observations of Comet 2001 Q4 (NEAT) in September 2001 indicate that it may be visible with the naked eye in May-June 2004.



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2001 PC OHWEMBB Palomar 1 Aug 0.1 20 - - Not NEA
OI0DYPA Palomar 1 Aug 0.2 20 - - Lost during time of full moon
2001 PB OI0HDCA Palomar 1 Aug 0.3 19 - - Not NEA
2001 PJ OJ0IYB MSSS 4 Aug 1.4 20 0.2 (0.1) orbit Amor
2001 PD1 OJ32C4 MSSS 4 Aug 0.7 20 0.9 (0.5) orbit Amor
2001 PE1 OJR8MS MSSS 6 Aug 0.3 19 0.9 (0.5) orbit Amor
2001 PT13 OKUN4CA Palomar 9 Aug 0.1 18 65 (40) orbit Planetoid that moves from inside to outside Saturn's orbit -a Centaur
2001 PH9 OL6CAXB Palomar 10 Aug 0.4 20 0.2 (0.1) orbit Amor
2001 PJ9 OL94REB Palomar 10 Aug 0.7 19 1.0 (0.6) orbit Apollo - high eccentricity PHA
2001 PK9 OL96G0B Palomar 10 Aug 0.3 20 1.5 (0.9) orbit Amor - large
2001 PL9 QLJ8VQA Palomar 11 Aug 0.7 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Apollo - large
2001 PM9 OLKKH5C Palomar 11 Aug 0.5 19 0.9 (0.5) orbit Apollo - PHA
2001 PT9 OLNQ3I MSSS 11 Aug 1.2 20 0.4 (0.2) orbit Apollo - PHA
2001 PH13 OLNQCG MSSS 11 Aug 0.5 19 - - Not NEA
2001 PF14 OLXQKVA Palomar 12 Aug 0.2 19 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2001 PU9 OLW3KD MSSS 12 Aug 2.0 20 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2001 PG14 OMN8U0C Palomar 14 Aug 3.1 19 0.1 (0.06) orbit Apollo
2001 PH29 ON2SID MSSS 15 Aug 0.7 20 - - Not NEA
2001 PJ29 ON3MTH MSSS 15 Aug 1.9 20 0.1 (0.06) orbit Apollo
2001 QA44 ONE6HGB Palomar 16 Aug 0.2 19 - - Not NEA
2001 QH33 ONELC7B Palomar 16 Aug 0.1 19 - - Not NEA
2001 QB34 ONEX95A Palomar 16 Aug 0.7 21 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2001 QR33 ONP8CZC Palomar 17 Aug 0.7 19 - - Not NEA
2001 QC34 ONPJZ8C Palomar 17 Aug 0.6 20 0.5 (0.3) orbit Apollo -- PHA
2001 QT33 ONQZ4WC Palomar 17 Aug 0.2 21 - - Not NEA
C/2001 Q1 ONOBOVA Palomar 17 Aug 0.2 19 - orbit Comet -see IAUC 7685 , parabolic orbit with perihelion near Jupiter
ONRS6JC Palomar 20 Aug 0.3 20 Followup -- OPZ96T
2001 QO72 OORMPJA Palomar 20 Aug 0.4 19 - - Not NEA
2001 GF94 OORMPJC Palomar 20 Aug 0.6 20 - - Not NEA
1996 RB3 OOSHK0A Palomar 20 Aug 0.5 19 - - Not NEA
2001 QJ153 OPWEYDC Palomar 23 Aug 0.7 19 - - Not NEA
2001 QW108 OPWU5JA Palomar 23 Aug 0.7 19 - - Not NEA
2001 QA114 OQ9OF9B Palomar 24 Aug 0.6 19 - - Not NEA
C/2001 Q4 OQ9OYIC Palomar 24 Aug 0.1 20 - orbit Comet -see IAUC 7695. 7711 indicates that this comet may become visible with the naked eye in May-June 2004
2001 QQ142 OQ0N81 MSSS 25 Aug 1.2 20 1.0 (0.6) orbit Apollo - PHA
2001 QL153 OQZIUAA Palomar 26 Aug 0.9 21 0.7 (0.4) orbit Amor
OR0Q0FA Palomar 26 Aug 1.4 20
2001 QK150 ORCJ3LA Palomar 27 Aug 0.3 17 - - Not NEA
2001 QP ORPNCYC Palomar 28 Aug 0.6 17 - - Not NEA
P/2001 Q5 OROUN1B Palomar 28 Aug 0.2 17 - orbit Comet -see IAUC 7967
C/2001 Q6 ORPNR3C Palomar 28 Aug 0.7 18 - orbit
2001 QL169 ONRS6JC Palomar 20 Aug 0.3 20 1.5 (0.9) orbit Mars approacher with high eccentricity
2001 QM163 OR0Q0FA Palomar 26 Aug 1.4 20 0.4 (0.2) orbit Apollo
2001 QP181 OSRY61A Palomar 31 Aug 0.4 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Amor -- large

*Amors, Apollos, and Atens are the three categories of Near-Earth asteroids (NEAs). Amor asteroids approach the Earth's orbit from the outside, Apollo asteroids cross the Earth's orbit, and Aten asteroids approach the Earth's orbit from the inside. Potentially Hazardous asteroids (PHAs) are larger than ~200 m (0.1 mile) and approach close enough to present a potential hazard but not a current hazard.