NEAT August 2002 Interesting Objects

In August we discovered 22 NEAs with NEAT: 15 Amors including 3> 1km and 2 PHAs, and 7 Apollos including 3 PHAs. We also discovered 1 comet and 1 Centaur.



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2002 PE1 S8L35ZA Palomar 3 Aug 0.6 19 - - Not NEA but deep Mars-crossing asteroid, within 0.02 AU of an NEA.
2002 PD1 S8N2GGA Pa.lomar 3 Aug 0.5 20 - - Not NEA
2002 PN6 S8NL1RA Palomar 3 Aug 0.4 20 0.4 (0.24) orbit Amor
2002 PR1 S8Z70WC Palomar 4 Aug 1.2 18 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor-PHA
2002 PO6 S8ZJ1OB Palomar 4 Aug 0.8 20 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
2002 PC11 S90M59A Palomar 4 Aug 0.2 20 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2002 PP6 S9B44KB Palomar 5 Aug 0.8 19 0.9 (0.5) orbit Apollo
2002 PD11 S9DB14C Palomar 5 Aug 1.3 19 0.4 (0.24) orbit Apollo-highly eccentric with orbit that crosses Mars, Earth, Venus, and Mercury
2002 PQ6 S9DS43A Palomar 5 Aug 0.4 19 0.4 (0.24) orbit Amor
2002 PW39 S9OBW1B Palomar 6 Aug 0.7 20 0.2 (0.1) orbit Amor
2002 PN34 S9OOSPA Palomar 6 Aug 0.05 19 140 (80) orbit Centaur-planetoid with orbit that crosses Uranus
2002 NX18 S9OQF9C Palomar 6 Aug 0.3 16 2.0 (1.2) - Amor-Large-discovery not credited to NEAT
2002 PR6 S9OSKDC Palomar 6 Aug 0.3 19 - - Not NEA
2002 PO34 S9QLKLB Palomar 6 Aug 0.4 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Amor-Large
2002 PC130 SA35MCA Palomar 7 Aug 0.6 19 1.0 (0.6) orbit Amor-Large
Comet 2002 P1 (NEAT) SA3C50C Palomar 7 Aug 0.1 20 - orbit Comet- IAUC 7950-with a parabolic orbit and perihelion beyond Jupiter
2002 PD43 SA45KFB Palomar 7 Aug 2.3 18 0.7 (0.4) orbit Apollo-PHA with very high eccentricity that crosses the orbits of Mars, Earth, Venus, and Mercury
2002 PX39 SAEZI1C Palomar 8 Aug 2.3 18 0.1 (0.06) orbit Amor
2002 PY39 SAG8GQB Palomar 8 Aug 0.5 19 0.2 (0.1) orbit Amor
2002 PC40 SAH3MZB Palomar 8 Aug 1.0 19 - - Not NEA
- SBHAW0 MSSS 11 Aug 0.1 20 - - Not real or lost
- SBJR7DB Palomar 11 Aug 0.4 19 - - Not real or lost
- SC6PB6B Palomar 13 Aug 0.6 19 - - Not real of lost
2002 PT140 SCL5FXB Palomar 14 Aug 0.3 20 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
2002 PD130 SCL6K8C Palomar 14 Aug 0.5 20 0.4 (0.24) orbit Amor
2002 PP113 SCMUWAB Palomar 14 Aug 0.6 20 - - Not NEA
2002 PS140 SCYACLC Palomar 15 Aug 0.1 20 - - Not NEA
2002 PR140 SDA0DBA Palomar 16 Aug 0.7 20 - - Not NEA
2002 QW6 SDCYMG MSSS 16 Aug 0.7 21 - - Not NEA
2002 QX6 SDPXPUB Palomar 17 Aug 0.6 20 - - Not NEA
2002 QZ6 SDR39Q MSSS 17 Aug 4.9 15 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
- SEEMR7B Palomar 19 Aug 0.5 18 - - Not real or lost
2002 QC7 SEFLCOA Palomar 19 Aug 1.2 19 0.5 (0.3) orbit Apollo
2002 QH10 SERWPYC Palomar 20 Aug 0.7 19 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor-PHA
2002 QF17 SG89W7C Palomar 24 Aug 0.4 19 - - Not NEA but deep Mars-crossing asteroid, within 0.04 AU of an NEA.
2002 QA16 SGX7FHA Palomar 26 Aug 0.5 20 - - Not NEA
2002 QD15 SGXV12B Palomar 26 Aug 0.7 20 - - Not NEA
2002 QG17 SHMUUPC Palomar 28 Aug 0.4 20 - - Not NEA
2002 QD24 SHNU2WC Palomar 28 Aug 0.4 20 - - Not NEA
- SHOUJMA Palomar 28 Aug 0.4 20 - - Not real or lost
2002 QF24 SHXHIGB Palomar 29 Aug 0.5 19 - - Not NEA
2002 QG24 SI1H9IA Palomar 29 Aug 0.4 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Amor-Large
2002 QE24 SI1HSJC Palomar 29 Aug 0.2 19 - - Not NEA
2002 QG46 SIAFORB Palomar 30 Aug 1.2 19 0.5 (0.3) orbit Apollo
2002 QC25 SIAKJUC Palomar 30 Aug 0.9 19 - - Not NEA
2002 QW47 SICIMTA Palomar 30 Aug 0.4 20 0.4 (0.24) orbit Apollo-PHA
2002 QQ40 SIE8Q9B Palomar 30 Aug 1.2 19 0.3 (0.2) orbit Apollo-PHA

*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.