NEAT January 2004 Interesting Objects

In January we discovered 4 NEAs with NEAT: 1 Amor, 2 Apollos, and 1 Aten.



Designat. NEAT name & Image Disc. with NEAT/ Date Vel. (deg/day) Mag. Size in km (miles) Orbit Visual. Comment*
2004 AM 4FYFJC8 Palomar 12 Jan 1.0 20 0.5 (0.3) orbit Amor-high inclination
2004 AW2 4HHXXBO Palomar 14 Jan 0.4 19 - - Not NEA
2004 AX2 4HJBSB4 Palomar 14 Jan 0.6 20 - - Not NEA
2004 BC11 4IYCKA3 Palomar 16 Jan 0.3 19 - - Not NEA
2004 BX1 4JLCKA3 Palomar 17 Jan 0.7 20 0.9 (0.6) orbit Apollo-high eccentricity asteroid that crosses the orbits of Mars, Earth, and Venus.
2004 BY1 XNIITG MSSS 17 Jan 2.5 20 0.04 (0.024) orbit Aten
2004 BM11 4KAIIBD Palomar 18 Jan 1.4 19 0.2 (0.12) orbit Apollo
2004 BK41 4N1KSDA Palomar 22 Jan 0.5 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