NEAT September 2002 Interesting Objects

In September we have discovered 24 NEAs with NEAT: 11 Amors-including 2 > 1km, 12 Apollos-- including 3 PHAs and 2 > 1km, and 1 Aten.



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2002 RB SJ4DQBB Palomar 1 Sep 0.3 20 0.4 (0.24) orbit Amor
2002 RT SJROWIA Palomar 3 Sep 2.9 18 0.4 (0.24) orbit Apollo
2002 RU SJTE1BA Palomar 3 Sep 0.2 20 - - Not NEA-Mars-crossing asteroid
2002 RV SJU5UGB Palomar 3 Sep 1.2 19 - - Not NEA-Mars approaching asteroid
- SJSSUB MSSS 3 Sep 4.8 19 - - Not real or lost
2002 RJ27 SK3Z0LB Palomar 4 Sep 0.3 20 - - Not NEA
2002 RT25 SK5VOKA Palomar 4 Sep 0.9 20 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2002 RX211 SLYONB MSSS 8 Sep 0.4 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Amor-large
2002 RY125 SLYMX5A Palomar 9 Sep 0.6 20 - - Not NEA
2002 RM129 SLZ8RRA Palomar 9 Sep 0.5 20 1.5 (0.9) orbit Apollo-large
2002 RZ125 SM94XSA Palomar 10 Sep 1.7 19 0.5 (0.3) orbit Apollo
2002 RA126 SMLUA1B Palomar 11 Sep 2.0 21 0.14 (0.08) orbit Amor
2002 RN129 SMPDLBC Palomar 11 Sep 0.8 20 0.9 (0.5) orbit Apollo
2002 RR129 SN1D6GC Palomar 12 Sep 0.5 21 - - Not NEA
2002 RS129 SN26ZMC Palomar 12 Sep 1.6 20 0.14 (0.08) orbit Apollo
2002 RT129 SN3F2YA Palomar 12 Sep 2.4 17 0.5 (0.3) orbit Apollo-crosses the orbits of Mars, Earth , and Venus
2002 RL137 SNF11EC Palomar 13 Sep 0.5 20
2002 RP137 SNFTGFC Palomar 13 Sep 1.6 20 0.1 (0.06) orbit Amor-nearly circular Earth-like orbit
2002 RO137 SNETS0 MSSS 13 Sep 0.4 20 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
2002 RY181 SNQPNYB Palomar 14 Sep 0.1 19 - - Not NEA
2002 RA182 SNRI4OA Palomar 14 Sep 0.4 20 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
2002 RB182 SNT292A Palomar 14 Sep 1.3 20 0.14 (0.08) orbit Apollo-in the Earth's plane
2002 SE SOITGKC Palomar 16 Sep 0.2 20 - - Not NEA
2002 SF SOHO0Z MSSS 16 Sep 0.3 21 - - Not NEA
2002 SL SOIWJ3 MSSS 16 Sep 0.4 21 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2002 SM SOJ6HSC Palomar 16 Sep 0.5 20 1.5 (0.9) orbit Apollo-large PHA
2002 SN SP8MQYB Palomar 18 Sep 0.4 19 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
2002 SP SPZ61RC Palomar 20 Sep 1.4 20 0.4 (0.24) orbit Aten-crosses the orbits of Venus and Mercury
2002 SQ SQ8XDDC Palomar 21 Sep 1.2 19 0.5 (0.3) orbit Apollo
2002 SR SQBUPNB Palomar 21 Sep 1.3 19 0.3 (0.2) orbit Apollo
2002 SU SQYS0AB Palomar 23 Sep 0.7 20 2.0 (1.2) orbit Amor-large with high inclination
2002 SW SR1RA8B Palomar 23 Sep 0.5 19 - - Not NEA-Mars crossing asteroid
2002 SV SR1KP5 MSSS 23 Sep 2.2 19 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2002 SZ SRZZYIC Palomar 26 Sep 0.6 19 0.3 (0.2) orbit Apollo-PHA
2002 QE47 SS0WFIB Palomar 26 Sep 0.06 20 - - NEA not credited to NEAT
2002 SG3 SS1HUSA Palomar 26 Sep 0.2 20 - - Not NEA
2002 SA1 SS2W48C Palomar 26 Sep 0.5 19 - - Not NEA
2002 SQ2 SSE5KFC Palomar 27 Sep 0.5 19 - - Not NEA
2002 SQ41 ST6PCS MSSS 29 Sep 0.7 20 0.3 (0.2) orbit Apollo-high eccentricity PHA that crosses the orbits of Jupiter, Mars, Earth, and Venus
2002 SS41 STKH7C MSSS 30 Sep 1.1 20 1.5 (0.9) orbit Not NEA-large, high inclination Mars-crossing asteroid

*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.