NEAT February-March 2001 Interesting Objects


2001 DS8 = MSSR6U is a new Earth-approaching Amor discovered with NEAT on 17 February 2001. It is only ~100 m (0.06 miles) in size (orbit visualization). Its a,e,i,q = 2.09, 0.51, 2, 1.0339 (T. Spahr, MPC).

2001 DK80 = MV9GYU is an asteroid discovered with NEAT on 24 February 2001.

2001 DA77 = MU7U3J is a 1-km Mars-crossing asteroid discovered with NEAT on 21 February 2001. Its a,e,i,q = 1.6861674, 0.1669933, 21.42039, 1.40459 (T. Spahr, MPC).

Comet 2000 Y2 = MTJS5V is a comet detected with NEAT on 19 February 2001. It is in a highly elliptical orbit with a perhelion of 2.745 AU and period of 2901.4 years.

2001 EA = MYKK0O discovered with NEAT on 2 March 2001 and followed up on 4 March 2001, is a ~3.5-km Mars-approaching asteroid with a,e,i,q = 2.3730,0.2779076,7.24877,1.7136 (G. Williams, MPC)

MZBHNW discovered with NEAT on 4 March 2001 and followed up on 5 March 2001, is a Near-Earth asteroid candidate (see following month).

N39HT5 discovered with NEAT on 15 March 2001 and is a Near-Earth asteroid candidate (see following month).