NEAT June 2001 Interesting Objects

We discovered 7 Near-Earth asteroids with NEAT: 3 Amors including 2 > 1km and 4 Apollos including 1 PHA and 2 > 1km. We also discovered a periodic comet.


Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2001 LF NWFN2K MSSS 3 June 0.9 19 1.5 (1.0) orbit Amor-large
- NXDLM1C Paloamr 6 June 0.9 19 - - Lost
- NZMPWO MSSS 12 June 1.1 20 - - Lost
2001 LL5 NXDLM1C Palomar 6 June 0.9 19 0.8 (0.5) orbit Apollo
2001 LF6 NZMPWO MSSS 12 June 1.1 21 - - Not an NEA
1998 WH3 O0B9T1C Palomar 14 June 0.2 20 - - Not an NEA
2001 LU5 O0P86VC Palomar 15 June 0.6 20 1.5 (0.9) - Not an NEA, a Mars-crosser
2001 LE6 O0OK5MC Palomar 15 June 1.1 18 1.5 (0.9) orbit Apollo-large, high eccentricity, crosses Mercury thru Mars orbits
2001 MV O114VH MSSS 16 June 0.3 20 6.0 (3.6) - Not an NEA
2001 MG1 O1SAY2C Palomar 18 June 1.0 18 1.5 (0.9) orbit Apollo-large PHA
2001 MQ3 O24LNBC Palomar 19 June 0.2 20 0.9 (0.5) orbit Amor
2001 MM3 O2IQVJC Palomar 20 June 0.5 17 6.0 (3.6) - Not an NEA, a Mars-approacher
P/2001 M10 O2GH5BC Palomar 20 June 0.1 20 - orbit Periodic comet, perihelion 5.3 AU, 138-y period
2001 MS3 O2UTB7A Palomar 21 June 1.3 19 0.1(0.06) orbit Apollo
2001 MA8 O2VP7BB Palomar 21 June 0.5 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Amor
1998 TW6 O3K1X7A Palomar 23 June 0.1 18 - - Not an NEA
2001 MT7 O3ISMWB Palomar 23 June 0.3 21 - - Not an NEA
2001 MX7 O3ISMXB Palomar 23 June 0.4 21 - - Not an NEA
2001 ML8 O3WCGJB Palomar 24 June 0.2 20 - - Not an NEA
2001 MH11 O50CF7C Palomar 27 June 0.2 18 - - Not an NEA
2001 MS18 O5EU58 MSSS 28 June 0.2 20 - - Not an NEA
2001 MF23 O5FMBP MSSS 28 June 0.3 19 - - Not an NEA

*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.