NEAT July 2001 Interesting Objects

NEAT discovered 1 comet and 16 Near-Earth asteroids this month: 12 Amors, 3 Apollos, and 1 Aten-including 4 larger than 1 km (0.6 miles) in diameter.


Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2001 NY1 OA2CE2A Palomar 10 July 2.7 19

0.1 (0.06)

orbit

Amor
2001 NH6 O9ZV3BC Palomar 10 July 1.2 20

0.6 (0.36)

orbit

Apollo
2001 NZ1 OAQ32FC Palomar 12 July 0.4 18

1.5 (0.9)

orbit

Amor-large
2001 NA2 OAQLY2C Palomar 12 July 0.3 17

2.0 (1.2)

-

Not NEA-Mars approacher
2001 NJ6 OB3JDAB Palomar 13 July 0.3 20

0.4 (0.24)

orbit

Amor
2001 NK6 OB3L08B Palomar 13 July 0.3 20 1.5 (0.9) - Not NEA-Mars crosser
2001 ND13 OB2OH4A Palomar 13 July 1.2 20

0.3 (0.2)

orbit

Apollo
2001 NE13 OBFMKGC Palomar 14 July 0.7 19

0.4 (0.24)

orbit

Amor
2001 OT OC8G2Y MSSS 16 July 1.6 19

0.3 (0.2)

orbit

Aten
2001 OD3 OC9XEE MSSS 16 July 1.0 20 0.7 (0.4) orbit Amor
2001 OE3 OCL6FSB Palomar 17 July 1.0 17 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2001 OK17 OCMYZ5 MSSS 17 July 1.9 20 0.7 (0.4) orbit Not NEA-high incl. Mars-crosser
2001 OX13 OCXVVUB Palomar 18 July 0.3 19 0.7 (0.4) orbit Amor
2001 OD13 OCXVVXC Palomar 18 July 0.2 19 - - Not NEA
2001 OE13 OCY3IWB Palomar 18 July 0.2 20 - - Not NEA
2001 OZ13 OD9PU9B Palomar 19 July 0.4 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Amor--large
2001 ON16 OE0VKVB Palomar 21 July 0.3 17 - - Not NEA
2001 OP16 OE0WOYC Palomar 21 July 0.3 17 - - Not NEA
2001 OO16 OEC656B Palomar 22 July 0.1 19 - - Not NEA
2001 OQ16 OEEGXXA Palomar 22 July 0.4 19 - - Not NEA
2001 OG25 OENW6LC Palomar 23 July 0.9 19 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2001 OB36 OF212AC Palomar 24 July 0.6 21 1.5 (0.9) orbit Amor-large, high eccentricity & inclination
2001 OC36 OFGI3B MSSS 25 July 2.4 19 0.1 (0.06) orbit Apollo
C/2001 O2 OFH0KL MSSS 25 July 0.2 19 - orbit Comet - IAUC 7673 - parabolic with perihelion beyond Jupiter
2001 OC74 OFSYSZB Palomar 26 July 0.2 21 - - Not NEA
2001 OB74 OFT7V0B Palomar 26 July 0.4 18 - - Not NEA
2001 OD74 OFU3IAA Palomar 26 July 0.4 19 - - Not NEA
2001 OQ50 OFU558B Palomar 26 July 0.5 18 - - Not NEA
2001 OG84 OG5CAKA Palomar 27 July 0.5 19 0.4 (0.2) orbit Amor
2001 OE84 OG7EAUA Palomar 27 July 0.5 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Amor - large
2001 OQ95 OGX02OA Palomar 29 July 0.4 21 - - Not NEA
OH6YXKC Palomar 30 July 0.5 20 - - Lost during the full moon
2001 OG108 OMDP1J - 27 July 0.2 19 11 (6) orbit Apollo -- very large, highly eccentric, discovered with LONEOS and followed up with NEAT among others

*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.