NEAT November 2001 Interesting Objects

We discovered 3 NEAs -- three Amors including one PHA- and one comet with in November.

Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2001 VC PH7QHMA Palomar 28 Oct 0.6 17 - - Not NEA
- PHM2FWC Palomar 7 Nov 1.6 18 - - Not real or lost
2001 VH5 PJ1TPOC Palomar 11 Nov 3.6 18 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
C/2001 TU80 PKX45ZA Palomar 16 Nov 0.3 18 - orbit Comet - IAUC 7753 -Jupiter-crossing with 7.2-y period
2001 WL15 PNGQP1 MSSS 23 Nov 1.2 19 0.9 (0.5) orbit Amor-PHA
- PNPGF5C Palomar 24 Nov 0.6 21 - - Not real or lost
2001 WP15 PNRU51A Palomar 24 Nov 2.5 19 0.2 (0.1) orbit Amor

*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.