NEAT November 2003 Interesting Objects

In November we discovered 4 NEAs: an Amor and 3 Apollos, including 1 > 1km in diameter. We also discovered a large Trans-Neptunian object.



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2003 VO2 3A0MOAG Palomar 14 Nov 0.2 19 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
2003 VS2 3A86VCM Palomar 14 Nov 0.02 19 700 (400) orbit Trans-Neptunian object-Large
2003 VA3 3A8BXA8 Palomar 14 Nov 0.6 18 - - Not NEA
2003 WM7 3CUSQB3 Palomar 18 Nov 0.6 19 1.5 (0.9) orbit Apollo-Large with high eccentricity orbit that crosses Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and reaches Jupiter.
- 3D1T3BH Palomar 18 Nov 0.06 18 - - Not real
2003 WO25 3EWNTB7 Palomar 21 Nov 0.5 20 1.0 (0.6) orbit Apollo
2003 WX21 3EXWIB5 Palomar 21 Nov 0.2 17 - - Not NEA
2003 WR25 3F4AIDE Palomar 21 Nov 1.5 17 0.5 (0.3) 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