NEAT Discoveries and the Near-Earth Object Categories

16 Amors discovered

11 Apollos discovered

5 Atens discovered

2 Comets discovered

12 Other unusual asteroids discovered

9 Potentially hazardous asteroids discovered

36 Asteroids numbered with NEAT observations

Other NEAs detected

Other unusual asteroids detected

Other comets detected



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AMORs have perihelions (closest approach to the Sun) of between 1 and

1.3 astronomical units (AU). AMORs approach within 0.3 AU of the Earth

but do not cross the Earth's orbit, except in a rare case like 1998FM5 whose

perihelion is smaller than the Earth's aphelion of 1.017 AU.

NEAT Discoveries: 1996EO, 1996FQ3, 1996KE, 1996RY3, 1996TO5, 1996TE9,

1997GH3, 1997 PN, 1997SE5,1997TD , 1997YR10, 1998BG9,1998BX7, 1998BP26,1998FM5, 1998OR2


APOLLOs cross the Earth's orbit and have semi-major axes larger than 1 AU.

NEAT Discoveries: 1996EN, 1996FR3, 1996SK, 1996TD9, 1997WB21, 1997WU22 (also revision) ,

1997YM9, 1998BZ7, 1998BB10, 1998HT31, 1998OH


ATENs have semi-major axes less than 1 AU. All known ATENS cross the Earth's orbit.

NEAT Discoveries: 1997AC11, 1997NC1,1997UH9,1998DG16, 1998HD14


COMETS

NEAT Discoveries: (=Comets NEAT)- C/1996 E1 , C/1997 A1


OTHER UNUSUAL OBJECTS are neither NEAs nor Main-Belt Asteroids but have unusual eccentricities or

inclinations.

NEAT Discoveries: 1996PW = asteroid with largest observed orbital eccentricity or extinct comet,

1996TA9, 1997CO5, 1997CZ5, 1997GF3 , 1997PO , 1997RD1, 1997UT9, 1997YL11, 1998BE7, 1998FS11 , 1998WL


POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ASTEROIDS are asteroids larger than 110 m whose orbits approach

close to the Earth..NEAT Discoveries: 1996EO, 1996EN, 1996SK, 1997NC1, 1998BB10,1998HD14, 1998HT31, 1998OH, 1998OR2


NUMBERED ASTEROIDS (those given final designations) based upon NEAT observations:

(7613) 1996 DK, (7361) ENDRES 1996 DN1, (7362) BYRD 1996 EY, (7363) ESQUIBEL 1996 FA1, (7793) 1995 YC3, (8049) 1996 FL2, (8309) 1996 NL1, (8310) 1996 PL2, (8566) 1996 EN, (8568) 1996 RU2, (8913) 1995 YB2, (9131) 1998 JV, (9433) 1997 CF3, (9460) MCGLYNN 1998 HS30, (9660) 1996 FW4, (10190) 1996 NC, (10191) 1996 NU1, (10202) 1997 PE, (10217) 1997 SN4 , (10389) 1997 LD,  (10592)  1996 PN5 , (10631)  1998 BM15, (10926)  1998 BF41 (11123)  1996 RT24, (11160) 1998 BH, (11165) 1998 DE5, (11331) 1996 FO2, (11611) 1995 YQ, (11618) 1996 EX1, (11672) 1998 BC15, (11677) 1998 DY4, (11679) 1998 DE11, (11680) 1998 DT11,  (11684) 1998 FY11,  (11727) 1998 JM1, (11728) 1998 JC2


OTHER NEAs detected with NEAT: 1992SK, 1996HW1, 2063 Bacchus, 1996PA, 1996PC1, 3103 Eger,

1991CS, 4179 Toutatis, 1993VA, 1994PC, 1989RS1, 1996RG3, 1989JA, 1991VH, 1993XN2, 1997 BR,

1996 FG3, 1997BR, 2100 Ra-Shalom, 4183 Cuno, 1993WD, 1992 BF, 1998 MZ, 1994 CK1, 1998PG, 3199 Nefertiti


OTHER UNUSUAL ASTEROIDS detected with NEAT: 1996TE11


OTHER COMETS detected with NEAT: Comet 128P-B, 69P/Taylor, 21P, LINEAR M2