NEAT August 2003 Interesting Objects

In August we discovered 7 NEA: 7 Amors, including 1 PHA > 1 km in diameter. We also discovered 1 periodic comet and 2 Mars-crossing asteroids.



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
- W042PK MSSS 7 Aug 0.1 20 - - Not real or lost
2003 PR11 W0TKQD MSSS 9 Aug 0.5 21 1.5 (0.9) orbit Not NEA-Mars-crossing asteriod
- W3YPYI MSSS 18 Aug 0.2 20 - - Not real or lost
2003 QC W3ZIUI MSSS 18 Aug 0.6 19 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
2003 QK5 1LST3AP Palomar 21 Aug 2.6 18 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
2003 QB10 1MCYVAD Palomar 22 Aug 0.4 20 - - Not NEA
2003 QU10 1ME5PD5 Palomar 22 Aug 0.1 18 - - Not NEA
2003 QQ10 1MH7KCM Palomar 22 Aug 0.4 18 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2003 QW10 1M5M1D4 Palomar 23 Aug 0.4 18 - - Not NEA
2003 QX29 (NEAT) 1N4BEC1 Palomar 23 Aug 0.6 21 - orbit Jupiter family comet with perihelion of 4.3 AU and 21.6-y period.
2003 QX10 1N5NBCH Palomar 23 Aug 0.1 18 - - Not NEA
2003 QM47 1N973C8 Palomar 23 Aug 0.6 20 0.9 (0.5) orbit Amor-high inclination
- 1N974A8 Palomar 23 Aug 1.1 19 - - Lost or not real
2003 QB31 1OHZND8 Palomar 25 Aug 0.4 20 0.2 (0.1) orbit Amor
2003 QY30 W6JVGN MSSS 25 Aug 1.4 19 - - Not NEA
2003 QF70 1Q3PYC0 Palomar 27 Aug 0.8 19 0.4 (0.2) orbit Amor
2003 QH96 1QPAVAB Palomar 28 Aug 0.2 19 0.5 (0.3) orbit Not NEA-Mars crossing asteroid
2003 ME W7XKTF MSSS 29 Aug 0.2 21 - - Not NEA
2003 QO104 W8R1ZY MSSS 31 Aug 0.3 20 3.0 (1.8) orbit Apollo-Large 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 ~0.2 km (0.1 mile) and approach close enough to present a potential hazard but not a current hazard.

All NEAT Interesting Objects