NEAT February 2004 Interesting Objects

In February we discovered 4 NEAs with NEAT: 2 Amors and 2 Apollos, including a PHA > 1 km in diameter. We also discovered one parabolic comet.



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
- XTYM3Y MSSS 4 Feb 0.1 20 - - Not real or lost
2004 CA2 521AOD2 Palomar 12 Feb 0.5 19 0.09 (0.05) orbit Apollo
2004 CD39 53E1PCH Palomar 14 Feb 0.5 18 0.3 (0.2) orbit Amor
2004 CP49 XXKN9I MSSS 14 Feb 0.7 20 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor
55E5IDP Palomar 17 Feb 0.05 20
2004 DE2 XZEK4E MSSS 19 Feb 0.2 20 - - Not NEA
2004 DV24 Y03HDI MSSS 21 Feb 0.8 19 2.0 (1.2) orbit Apollo, PHA, large with high inclination
Comet C/2004 D1 (NEAT) 55E5IDP Palomar 17 Feb 0.05 20 - orbit Parabolic comet with perihelion near Jupiter-see IAUC 8294

*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