NEAT May 2003 Interesting Objects

In May we discovered with NEAT: 1 Apollo. We also discovered the high-inclination, parabolic Comet C/2003 J1 (NEAT).



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
- V0QT9I MSSS 2 May 0.1 21 - - Lost or not real
- V14DDV MSSS 3 May 0.3 20 - - Lost or not real
20034 JE4 V14TFJ MSSS 3 May 0.1 20 - - Not NEA
- V25WTT MSSS 6 May 0.1 21 - - Lost or not real
COMET C/2003 J1 (NEAT) V4SEUR MSSS 13 May 0.1 19

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orbit Comet- IAUC 8133-with a high-inclination parabolic orbit and perihelion just outside Jupiter
2003 KX16 VAJK94 MSSS 29 May 1.5 19 0.9 (0.5) orbit Apollo

*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