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    ACC's Small Object Report for 27 February - 5 March 2006    

A semi-automated report compiled on 5 March 2006 at 2359 UTC

There are 26* small objects reported in the last 168 hours, during which 11 were newly discovered.
*One other object with absolute magnitude just outside H=22.0 is also included in this week's report.
Currently 1011 NEAs are listed with H>22.0 by JPL and/or the Minor Planet Center (822 are listed as such by both).

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Editor's note:  As asteroids go, "small" is defined as having an absolute magnitude (brightness) calculated at greater than H=22.0, which converts very roughly to a diameter under 135 meters. No matter how close they come to the Earth, the astronomical community does not classify such objects as "potentially hazardous." However, as demonstrated by the mile wide (1.6 km.) Barringer Crater in Arizona, blasted out by a "small" asteroid some 50,000 years ago, there are asteroids too small to be labeled "potentially hazardous" that actually could cause severe local damage. These are sometimes called "Tunguska-class objects" (TCOs), after the 1908 event probably caused by a comet fragment or asteroid too small to be classified today as hazardous but packing enough wallop to flatten a Siberian forest area the size of a large city.
      NEODyS in December 2005 changed its main Risk page to classify "Objects too small to result in heavy damage on the ground" as having "absolute magnitude > 25," which corresponds to perhaps 35 meters wide. And JPL two months earlier started flagging (with a blue background) risk-listed objects of "Estimated diameter 50 meters or less" as "not likely to cause significant damage in the event of an impact, although impact damage does depend heavily upon the specific (and usually unknown) physical properties of the object in question."
      Small asteroids that come close enough to Earth to be seen have significant potential for scientific study today, and for future exploration and exploitation. They are mostly a sampling of distant asteroid populations, but some may be remnants of the event that created the Earth-Moon system.
      Some of these objects are discovered while close to Earth moving across the sky quite quickly, when they are called "FMOs" or "VFMOs" (very fast moving objects). The discovery and follow-up tracking of asteroids with H>22.0 represents some of the most difficult and very best observing work being done today by amateur and professional astronomers around the world, and the page you are reading is dedicated to recognizing their ongoing successes.


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2006 DO62 (K06D62O) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 7 meters per JPL H=28.53, MPC H=28.5 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 27 Feb. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 DO62 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.001300 AU (0.51 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 2.0 lunar distances (LD) on 25 Feb. 2006 at about 1623 UT. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 DO62 has an MOID of 0.00311 AU (1.21 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-D52: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-02-24 0711-0836, 7 pos in MPEC 2006-D52, discovery (*) 2006-02-24 1012-1013, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-D52, confirmation 2006 DQ14 (K06D14Q) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 13 meters per JPL H=27.04 JPL classifies 2006 DQ14 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.013351 AU (5.19 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 5.2 LD on 22 Feb. 2006 at 0439 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E01: Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-02-28 2244-2254, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 EC (K06E00C) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 15 meters per JPL H=26.74, MPC H=26.6 JPL classifies 2006 EC as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.000847 AU (0.33 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 0.7 LD on 8 March 2006 at about 1519 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-E11, 2006-E13, and 2006-E17: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-03-03 0857-0927, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E11, discovery (*) 2006-03-03 1113-1117, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E11, confirmation 2006-03-04 0813-0815, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E17, follow-up Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-03-03 2307-2319, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E11, confirmation 2006-03-04 0036-0132, 6 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up 2006-03-04 2043-2059, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E17, follow-up 2006-03-05 0414-0422, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E17, follow-up Consell Obs. [176] 2006-03-03 2309-2323, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E11, confirmation 2006 DM63 (K06D63M) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 15 meters per JPL H=26.74, MPC H=26.7 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 28 Feb. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 DM63 as an Aten and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.000706 AU (0.27 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 0.6 LD on 24 Feb. 2006 at about 0257 UT. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 DM63 has significant MOIDs with planets Mercury (0.03581 AU = 13.93 LD) and Venus (0.01250 AU = 4.86 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-D61: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-02-27 0445-0650, 12 pos in MPEC 2006-D61, discovery (*) 2006-02-28 0301-0304, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-D61, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-02-27 2205-2208, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-D61, confirmation (F) 2006 DS62 (K06D62S) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 16 meters per JPL H=26.67, MPC H=26.7 JPL classifies 2006 DS62 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.010407 AU (4.05 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 12.3 LD on 4 March 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-D56 and 2006-E03: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-02-25 0637-0800, 8 pos in MPEC 2006-D56, discovery (*) 2006-02-25 0935-0942, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-D56, confirmation 2006-02-26 0810-0812, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-D56, confirmation 2006-02-27 0818-0821, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-D56, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-03-02 0217-0236, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up 2006 DR14 (K06D14R) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 22 meters per JPL H=25.95 JPL classifies 2006 DR14 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.003301 AU (1.28 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 3.0 LD on 23 Feb. 2006 at 0247 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E01: LINEAR [704] 2006-02-25 0709-0819, 5 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up 2006-02-26 0641-0749, 5 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 DO63 (K06D63O) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 23 meters per JPL H=25.80, MPC H=25.8 JPL classifies 2006 DO63 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.017308 AU (6.73 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 12.9 LD on 8 March 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-D62, 2006-E01, 2006-E03, and 2006-E13: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-02-27 0910-1119, 11 pos in MPEC 2006-D62, discovery (*) 2006-02-28 0651-0653, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-D62, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-03-01 0023-0041, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up 2006-03-02 0135-0144, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up 2006-03-04 0435-0453, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up 2006 DR62 (K06D62R) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 29 meters per JPL H=25.36, MPC H=25.3 JPL classifies 2006 DR62 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.104058 AU (40.49 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-D55: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-02-25 0602-0627, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-D55, discovery (*) 2006-02-25 0757-0759, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-D55, confirmation 2006-02-25 0934-0941, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-D55, confirmation 2006-02-26 0747-0754, 6 pos in MPEC 2006-D55, confirmation 2006-02-27 0702-0805, 8 pos in MPEC 2006-D55, confirmation 2006 AX44 (K06A44X) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 35 meters per JPL H=24.94, MPC H=24.8 This object was listed from 12 until 21 Jan. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 AX44 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.116859 AU (45.47 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 AX44 has an MOID of 0.04780 AU (18.6 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E03: Whipple Obs. [696{7}] coded to Tim Spahr 2006-02-24 0455-0501, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 DU (K06D00U) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 39 meters per JPL H=24.71 JPL classifies 2006 DU as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.024621 AU (9.58 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 14.2 LD on 25 Feb. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-D50: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-02-26 0849-0851, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-D50, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 DN (K06D00N) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 41 meters per JPL H=24.61 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 22 Feb. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 DN as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.004373 AU (1.70 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 10.2 LD on 17 March 2006. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 DN has an MOID of 0.02183 AU (8.49 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-D50, 2006-E01, 2006-E03, 2006-E13, and 2006-E17: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-02-26 0713-0725, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-D50, follow-up KLENOT [246] 2006-02-27 2133-2142, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up Sandlot Obs. [H36] 2006-02-28 0631-0748, 5 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up 2006-03-02 0438-0503, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up LINEAR [704] 2006-02-28 0812-0920, 5 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-02-28 0824-0828, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up 2006-03-03 0807-0809, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up Wildberg Obs. [198] 2006-03-01 2054-2123, 5 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-03-02 0436-0501, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up (H) 2006-03-04 0656-0720, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-E17, follow-up (t) San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. [104] 2006-03-02 2206-2238, 5 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up Table Mountain Obs. [673{5}] coded to Jim Young 2006-03-03 0601-0640, 6 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-03-03 0954-1021, 7 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 DX (K06D00X) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 44 meters per JPL H=24.44 JPL classifies 2006 DX as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.045850 AU (17.84 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 36.0 LD on 16 Sept. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E03: Whipple Obs. [696{7}] coded to Tim Spahr 2006-02-24 0638-0648, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-03-01 2327-0009, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 CW9 (K06C09W) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 49 meters per JPL H=24.21, MPC H=24.4 JPL classifies 2006 CW9 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.018484 AU (7.19 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 7.5 LD on 3 Feb. 2006 at 0339 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E06: Whipple Obs. [696{7}] coded to Tim Spahr 2006-02-24 0840-0926, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-E06, follow-up See also information from the week ending 12 Feb. 2006. 2006 DM (K06D00M) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 50 meters per JPL H=24.14 JPL classifies 2006 DM as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.078882 AU (30.69 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 31.1 LD on 23 Feb. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-D60: KLENOT [246] 2006-02-27 2122-2129, 5 pos in MPEC 2006-D60, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 AW44 (K06A44W) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 71 meters per JPL H=23.39, MPC H=23.4 JPL classifies 2006 AW44 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.119620 AU (46.54 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E03: Whipple Obs. [696{7}] coded to Tim Spahr 2006-02-24 0654-0740, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up See also information from the week ending 5 Feb. 2006. 2006 BP7 (K06B07P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 77 meters per JPL H=23.21, MPC H=23.3 JPL classifies 2006 BP7 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.062243 AU (24.22 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 27.0 LD on 8 Jan. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E03: Whipple Obs. [696{7}] coded to Tim Spahr 2006-02-24 0527-0614, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up See also information from the week ending 5 Feb. 2006. 2006 BM55 (K06B55M) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 83 meters per JPL H=23.05, MPC H=23.0 JPL classifies 2006 BM55 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.000824 AU (0.32 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 8.3 LD on 5 Feb. 2006 at 1708 UT. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 BM55 has significant MOIDs with planets Venus (0.02780 AU = 10.82 LD), Mars (0.00926 AU = 3.6 LD), and Jupiter (0.5439 AU = 211.6 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E01: Camarillo Obs. [670] 2006-02-04 0336-0359, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up See also information from the week ending 5 Feb. 2006. 2006 EE (K06E00E) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 84 meters per JPL H=23.03, MPC H=23.0 JPL classifies 2006 EE as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.060391 AU (23.50 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 28.6 LD on 18 March 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-E12 and 2006-E17: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-03-03 0809-0831, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E12, discovery (*) 2006-03-03 1016-1029, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E12, confirmation Consell Obs. [176] 2006-03-03 2356-0001, 5 pos in MPEC 2006-E12, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-03-04 0108-0119, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E12, confirmation 2006-03-05 0402-0409, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E17, follow-up 2006 CL9 (K06C09L) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 103 meters per JPL H=22.59, MPC H=22.4 JPL classifies 2006 CL9 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.039857 AU (15.51 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 18.7 LD on 25 Feb. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-E01, 2006-E03, 2006-E06, and 2006-E17: Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. [560] 2006-02-11 2004-2007, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up Lumijoki Obs. [A70] 2006-02-23 2150-2220, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up Begues Obs. [170] 2006-02-28 2131-2134, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up Dresden Obs. [639] 2006-03-02 1934-1956, 5 pos in MPEC 2006-E06, follow-up Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-03-04 0504-0546, 8 pos in MPEC 2006-E17, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 DL (K06D00L) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 105 meters per JPL H=22.55 This object was listed from 22 Feb. until 1 March 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 DL as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.009378 AU (3.65 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 22.5 LD on 10 Feb. 2006. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 DL has significant MOIDs with planets Venus (0.02365 AU = 9.2 LD) and Mars (0.01932 AU = 7.52 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E01: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-02-28 0435-0447, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-03-01 0056-0124, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 EB (K06E00B) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 106 meters per JPL H=22.53, MPC H=22.6 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 4 March 2006. JPL classifies 2006 EB as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.001026 AU (0.40 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 30.6 LD on 20 Feb. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E10: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-03-03 0443-0708, 8 pos in MPEC 2006-E10, discovery (*) Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-03-03 1955-2028, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E10, confirmation (I) 2006 DU63 (K06D63U) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 106 meters per JPL H=22.53, MPC H=22.4 JPL classifies 2006 DU63 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.022651 AU (8.81 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 23.5 LD on 3 March 2006. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 DU63 has an MOID of 0.9970 AU (387.9 LD) with Jupiter. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-E02, 2006-E03, 2006-E13, and 2006-E17: LINEAR [704] 2006-02-28 0404-0512, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E02, discovery (*) Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-02-28 2327-2357, 6 pos in MPEC 2006-E02, confirmation 2006-03-01 1940-1947, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up 2006-03-04 2112-2144, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E17, follow-up Table Mountain Obs. [673{5}] coded to Jim Young 2006-03-03 0254-0324, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up 2006 CW (K06C00W) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 107 meters per JPL H=22.50, MPC H=22.5 JPL classifies 2006 CW as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.153087 AU (59.57 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-D60, 2006-E01, and 2006-E13: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-02-27 0556-0607, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-D60, follow-up 2006-03-03 0504-0516, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-02-28 0726-0747, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 CT (K06C00T) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 115 meters per JPL H=22.34, MPC H=22.2 This object was listed from 5 until 22 Feb. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 CT as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.001635 AU (0.64 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-D50 and 2006-E13: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-02-26 0452-0504, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-D50, follow-up 2006-03-03 0444-0457, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-03-03 0858-0930, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006. 2006 DT63 (K06D63T) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 119 meters per JPL H=22.27, MPC H=22.2 This object was listed from 1 until 4 March 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 DT63 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.268589 AU (104.51 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-D64 and 2006-E13: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-02-27 0910-1118, 16 pos in MPEC 2006-D64, discovery (*) 2006-02-28 0553-0610, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-D64, confirmation 2006-03-03 0634-0715, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-03-03 1001-1023, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up 2006 DP62 (K06D62P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 124 meters per JPL H=22.19, MPC H=21.9 This object was listed from 28 Feb. until 3 March 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 DP62 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.013692 AU (5.33 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 DP62 has significant MOIDs with planets Venus (0.01828 AU = 7.11 LD) and Mars (0.04372 AU = 17.01 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-D53, 2006-E03, and 2006-E13: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-02-24 0846-1018, 6 pos in MPEC 2006-D53, discovery (*) 2006-02-25 0721-0750, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-D53, confirmation 2006-02-27 0735-0807, 4 pos in MPEC 2006-D53, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-03-02 0103-0121, 2 pos in MPEC 2006-E03, follow-up Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-03-03 0540-0551, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E13, follow-up 2006 BE55 (K06B55E) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 140 meters per JPL H=21.92, MPC H=21.9 -- borderline size ("not small") JPL classifies 2006 BE55 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.023620 AU (9.19 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 16.1 LD on 27 Feb. 2006. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 BE55 has significant MOIDs with planets Venus (0.00396 AU = 1.54 LD) and Mars (0.04381 AU = 17.05 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-E01: Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-02-28 1107-1121, 3 pos in MPEC 2006-E01, follow-up See also information from the week ending 26 Feb. 2006.
48 Hours [ Objects Listings (size order) | Object Index (alpha/xref) | top ]
Observations of ten small objects were reported during the last 48 hours: 2006 CL9, 2006 CT, 2006 CW, 2006 DN, 2006 DO63, 2006 DP62, 2006 DT63, 2006 DU63, 2006 EC & 2006 EE in MPECs: 2006-E11 time-stamped 2006 Mar. 4, 00:24 UT - 2006 EC 2006-E12 time-stamped 2006 Mar. 4, 01:49 UT - 2006 EE 2006-E13 time-stamped 2006 Mar. 4, 07:31 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-E17 time-stamped 2006 Mar. 5, 07:32 UT - Daily Orbit Update Date & times for other sources that were parsed to compile this page: JPL Close Approaches, downloaded at 2006 March 5, 1956 UTC JPL NEO Orbital Elements, downloaded at 2006 March 5, 1959 UTC Lowell Observatory Orbit intersections, time-stamped 2006 Mar 05 13:30:58 UTC MPC NEA.DAT from MPC mirror, downloaded at 2006 March 5, 1952 UTC Risk monitoring sites, as of A/CC's check at 2006 March 5, 2359 UTC (see CRT page)
Viewing Opportunities for Small Objects [ news | size order | alpha order | top ]
This compilation shows 27 small objects as being currently in view, including 7 not reported in the last seven days. Viewing by date order - see this list also by designation order Object View until MOID AU Dia H Arc Notes (calc date) ---------- ---------- -------- --- ----- --- - ----------------------- 2006 DX 2006-03-06 0.045850 44 24.44 10 - (2 March) 2006 BZ147 2006-03-07 0.002250 28 25.42 18 - risk listed - past obs. - (19 Feb.) 2005 RZ2 2006-03-08 0.077868 77 23.22 5 - (28 Dec.) 2006 DR14 2006-03-08 0.003301 22 25.95 2 - (1 March) 2006 DS62 2006-03-08 0.010407 16 26.67 5 - (2 March) 2006 DU63 2006-03-08 0.022651 106 22.53 5 - (5 March) 2006 DR62 2006-03-09 0.104058 29 25.36 2 - (28 Feb.) 2006 DL 2006-03-09 0.009378 105 22.55 9 - was risk listed - (1 March) 2006 AX44 2006-03-09 0.116859 35 24.94 45 - was risk listed - (2 March) 1999 NW2 2006-03-10 0.016428 80 23.13 28 - very faint recov. poss. - (15 Dec.) 2006 EC 2006-03-10 0.000847 15 26.74 2 - (5 March) 2006 DO63 2006-03-11 0.017308 23 25.80 5 - (4 March) 2006 DQ14 2006-03-12 0.013351 13 27.04 6 - (1 March) 2006 DP62 2006-03-12 0.013692 124 22.19 7 - was risk listed - (4 March) 2006 EB 2006-03-14 0.001026 106 22.53 1 - risk listed - (3 March) 2006 DU 2006-03-15 0.024621 39 24.71 6 - (28 Feb.) 1999 AO10 2006-03-18 0.021364 57 23.86 33 - faint recov. poss. - (15 Dec.) 2006 CT 2006-03-19 0.001635 115 22.34 29 - was risk listed - (4 March) 2006 DD42 2006-04-08 0.124831 58 23.85 2 - past obs. - (26 Feb.) 2006 DM 2006-04-10 0.078882 50 24.14 8 - (28 Feb.) 2006 DN 2006-04-11 0.004373 41 24.61 12 - risk listed - (5 March) 2005 XO4 2006-04-20 0.021856 126 22.14 23 - past obs. - (7 Jan.) 2006 DT63 2006-04-26 0.268589 119 22.27 4 - was risk listed - (4 March) 2006 EE 2006-05-28 0.060391 84 23.03 2 - (5 March) 2006 CL9 2006-05-30 0.039857 103 22.59 28 - (5 March) 2006 CW 2006-06-01 0.153087 107 22.50 28 - (4 March) 2005 YA37 2006-07-09 0.035667 111 22.43 26 - past obs. - (4 Feb.) Coming into view soon: 2003 FK1 2006-04-14 0.013874 112 22.41 8 - >13 March, faint recov. poss. - (22 Jan.) 2002 GK1 2006-05-05 0.004309 114 22.36 6 - >10 March, faint recov. poss. - (22 Jan.) Viewing by designation order - see also Viewing by date order Object View until MOID AU Dia H Arc Notes (calc date) ---------- ---------- -------- --- ----- --- - ----------------------- 2006 EE 2006-05-28 0.060391 84 23.03 2 - (5 March) 2006 EC 2006-03-10 0.000847 15 26.74 2 - (5 March) 2006 EB 2006-03-14 0.001026 106 22.53 1 - risk listed - (3 March) 2006 DU63 2006-03-08 0.022651 106 22.53 5 - (5 March) 2006 DT63 2006-04-26 0.268589 119 22.27 4 - was risk listed - (4 March) 2006 DO63 2006-03-11 0.017308 23 25.80 5 - (4 March) 2006 DS62 2006-03-08 0.010407 16 26.67 5 - (2 March) 2006 DR62 2006-03-09 0.104058 29 25.36 2 - (28 Feb.) 2006 DP62 2006-03-12 0.013692 124 22.19 7 - was risk listed - (4 March) 2006 DD42 2006-04-08 0.124831 58 23.85 2 - past obs. - (26 Feb.) 2006 DR14 2006-03-08 0.003301 22 25.95 2 - (1 March) 2006 DQ14 2006-03-12 0.013351 13 27.04 6 - (1 March) 2006 DX 2006-03-06 0.045850 44 24.44 10 - (2 March) 2006 DU 2006-03-15 0.024621 39 24.71 6 - (28 Feb.) 2006 DN 2006-04-11 0.004373 41 24.61 12 - risk listed - (5 March) 2006 DM 2006-04-10 0.078882 50 24.14 8 - (28 Feb.) 2006 DL 2006-03-09 0.009378 105 22.55 9 - was risk listed - (1 March) 2006 CL9 2006-05-30 0.039857 103 22.59 28 - (5 March) 2006 CW 2006-06-01 0.153087 107 22.50 28 - (4 March) 2006 CT 2006-03-19 0.001635 115 22.34 29 - was risk listed - (4 March) 2006 BZ147 2006-03-07 0.002250 28 25.42 18 - risk listed - past obs. - (19 Feb.) 2006 AX44 2006-03-09 0.116859 35 24.94 45 - was risk listed - (2 March) 2005 YA37 2006-07-09 0.035667 111 22.43 26 - past obs. - (4 Feb.) 2005 XO4 2006-04-20 0.021856 126 22.14 23 - past obs. - (7 Jan.) 2005 RZ2 2006-03-08 0.077868 77 23.22 5 - (28 Dec.) 2003 FK1 2006-04-14 0.013874 112 22.41 8 - >13 March, faint recov. poss. - (22 Jan.) 2002 GK1 2006-05-05 0.004309 114 22.36 6 - >10 March, faint recov. poss. - (22 Jan.) 1999 NW2 2006-03-10 0.016428 80 23.13 28 - very faint recov. poss. - (15 Dec.) 1999 AO10 2006-03-18 0.021364 57 23.86 33 - faint recov. poss. - (15 Dec.) Out-of-view date based on MPES solar elongation <40° and/or magnitude V>22.0 at 1200 UT. (Not factored in is any lunar interference with viewing.) Objects are linked in the left-most column only if observed in the last seven days, while objects with earlier small-object reporting are linked under "Notes." Diameter ("Dia") is in meters, a very rough estimate from brightness (H). Observing "Arc" is from MPES in days or number of oppositions.
Small object observation cross index [ size order | 48 Hours | viewing | top ]
ObjectObserved by MPC code
2006 AW44696
2006 AX44696
2006 BE55734
2006 BM55670
2006 BP7696
2006 CL9170, 560, 639, 703, A70
2006 CT291, 734
2006 CW291, 703
2006 CW9696
2006 DL291, J95
2006 DM246
2006 DM63G96, J95
2006 DN104, 198, 246, 291, 673, 691, 704, 734, G96, H36
2006 DO62G96
2006 DO63G96, J95
2006 DP62291, G96, J95
2006 DQ14J95
2006 DR14704
2006 DR62G96
2006 DS62G96, J95
2006 DT63734, G96
2006 DUG96
2006 DU63673, 704, J95
2006 DX696, J95
2006 EBG96, J95
2006 EC176, 703, J95
2006 EE176, 703, J95
CodeObservatoryObjects Observed
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. 2006 DN
170Begues Obs. 2006 CL9
176Consell Obs. 2006 EC, 2006 EE
198Wildberg Obs. 2006 DN
246KLENOT 2006 DM, 2006 DN
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope 2006 CT, 2006 CW, 2006 DL, 2006 DN, 2006 DP62
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. 2006 CL9
639Dresden Obs. 2006 CL9
670Camarillo Obs. 2006 BM55
6735Table Mountain Obs. - Jim Young2006 DN, 2006 DU63
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope 2006 DN
6967Whipple Obs. - Tim Spahr2006 AW44, 2006 AX44, 2006 BP7, 2006 CW9, 2006 DX
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) 2006 CL9, 2006 CW, 2006 EC, 2006 EE
704LINEAR 2006 DN, 2006 DR14, 2006 DU63
734Farpoint Obs. 2006 BE55, 2006 CT, 2006 DN, 2006 DT63
A70Lumijoki Obs. 2006 CL9
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) 2006 DM63, 2006 DN, 2006 DO62, 2006 DO63, 2006 DP62, 2006 DR62, 2006 DS62, 2006 DT63, 2006 DU, 2006 EB
H36Sandlot Obs. 2006 DN
J95Great Shefford Obs. 2006 DL, 2006 DM63, 2006 DO63, 2006 DP62, 2006 DQ14, 2006 DS62, 2006 DU63, 2006 DX, 2006 EB, 2006 EC, 2006 EE
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