NEAT July 2003 Interesting Objects

In July we discovered 9 NEAs with NEAT: 6 Amors, including the first NEA discovered with the new QUEST camera at NEAT/Palomar and 1 > 1km, and 3 Apollos, including 1 > 1 km in diameter. We also discovered a Mars-crossing asteroid and a high-inclination Mars-approaching asteroid.



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2003 NA VMP33O MSSS 1 Jul 0.2 21 - - Not NEA
2003 ND VMS1VH MSSS 1 Jul 1.0 20 0.9 (0.54) orbit Amor
2003 NE VMS7M7 MSSS 1 Jul 0.5 20 - - Not NEA
2003 NZ VN4EOW MSSS 2 Jul 0.3 20 0.8 (0.48) orbit Not NEA, Mars-crossing Asteroid
2003 NP7 0PP5XA1 Palomar 7 Jul 0.8 18 0.9 (0.5) orbit Amor
2003 NW7 0PRVOC9 Palomar 7 Jul 0.1 19 - - Not NEA
2003 NO7 0PSQZDJ Palomar 7 Jul 0.3 20 - - Not NEA
2003 NA7 0PTTYBL Palomar 7 Jul 0.4 19 - - Not NEA
2003 NJ7 0PV2OBA Palomar 7 Jul 0.4 18 - - Not NEA
- 0QH9ZCC Palomar 8 Jul 0.4 18 - - Not real or lost
2003 NL7 0QKNZDB Palomar 8 Jul 0.9 19 0.4 (0.24) orbit Amor-the first NEA discovered with new QUEST camera at NEAT/ Palomar
2003 NK7 0R61TD0 Palomar 9 Jul 0.3 20 - - Not NEA
2003 OU 0YWJ9DI Palomar 20 Jul 0.1 21 2.0 (1.2) orbit Apollo-Large, with high inclination that crosses Mars, Earth, and Venus orbits
2003 OS2 0YZVDB4 Palomar 20 Jul 0.2 20 - - Not NEA
2003 OA3 0Z031C2 Palomar 20 Jul 0.1 20 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2003 OC3 0ZM3WBH Palomar 21 Jul 1.3 20 0.9 (0.5) orbit Apollo
2003 OV VTX4EN MSSS 21 Jul 2.2 19 0.9 (0.5) orbit Apollo that crosses Mars, Earth, Venus, and Mercury orbits
2003 OR14 10FPKC8 Palomar 22 July 0.2 19 2.0 (1.2) orbit Amor-Large
2003 OX5 10FPKCA Palomar 22 Jul 0.3 20 - - Not NEA
2003 OB3 VUBKDN MSSS 22 Jul 0.3 19 - - Not NEA
- VUC0M5 MSSS 22 Jul 0.8 20 - - Not real or lost
2003 OB4 111EYCR Palomar 23 Jul 0.3 20 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
2003 OF3 11723AJ Palomar 23 Jul 0.7 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Not NEA-high-inclination Mars-approaching asteriod
- 11T12AC Palomar 24 Jul 1.4 17 - - Not real
2003 OS6 11VXUCB Palomar 24 Jul 0.3 20 1.5 (0.9) orbit Not NEA-originally thought to be an Amor but now within 0.03 AU of being an Amor.
2003 OX7 11XQZC6 Palomar 24 Jul 0.4 19 - - Not NEA
- 11XTKAG Palomar 24 Jul 0.4 20 - - Lost or not real
2003 OE11 12MYWBF Palomar 25 Jul 0.2 21 - - Not NEA
- 13610BN Palomar 26 Jul 0.3 21 - - Not real or lost
- VW3QN4 MSSS 27 Jul 0.8 21 - - Not real or lost
- 14L87BE Palomar 28 Jul 0.3 21 - - Not real or lost
2003 OU13 14N2PBJ Palomar 28 Jul 0.7 19 - - Not NEA
2003 OR13 14SISB2 Palomar 28 Jul 0.3 17 - - Not NEA
- VWTKRN MSSS 29 Jul 0.6 21 - - Not real or lost
2003 OJ20 VXKF7Z MSSS 31 Jul 0.4 20 - - Not 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 ~0.2 km (0.1 mile) and approach close enough to present a potential hazard but not a current hazard.

All NEAT Interesting Objects