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    ACC's Small Object Report for 20-26 November 2006    

A semi-automated report compiled on 26 November 2006 at 2359 UTC

Twenty-eight small asteroids* reported in the last 168 hours, during which 17 were newly discovered.
*Also in this week's report are two objects newly reclassified as not quite small.
Currently 1,177 NEAs are listed with H>22.0 by JPL and/or the MPC (994 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 exploration and exploitation in the future. They present a sampling of distant asteroid populations and a few 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 WP1 (K06W01P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 8 meters per JPL H=28.25, MPC H=28.2 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 21 Nov. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 WP1 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.000611 AU (0.24 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W33: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-18 0706-0737, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W33, discovery (*) 2006-11-18 0905-0929, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W33, confirmation 2006-11-19 0710-0740, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W33, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-19 0137-0215, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W33, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-11-19 1046-1058, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W33, confirmation (H) 2006 WX29 (K06W29X) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 9 meters per JPL H=27.89, MPC H=27.9 JPL classifies 2006 WX29 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.001359 AU (0.53 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WX29 has significant MOIDs with planets Venus (0.04641 AU = 18.06 LD) and Mars (0.03005 AU = 11.69 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W88: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-11-23 0347-0437, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W88, discovery (*) Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-11-23 0656-0708, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W88, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-11-24 0721-0738, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W88, confirmation (H) 2006-11-25 0514-0542, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W88, confirmation (H) 2006 WV (K06W00V) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 13 meters per JPL H=27.11, MPC H=27.2 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 19 Nov. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 WV as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.001605 AU (0.62 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WV has significant MOIDs with planets Venus (0.00696 AU = 2.71 LD) and Mars (0.00257 AU = 1.0 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W30, 2006-W43, 2006-W55, and 2006-W66: LINEAR [704] 2006-11-18 0646-0740, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W43, follow-up 2006-11-19 0549-0701, 10 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-19 0717-0747, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up Desert Moon Obs. [448] 2006-11-19 0940-1008, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up RAS Obs. [H06{2}] coded to Robert Hutsebaut 2006-11-20 1004-1011, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W43, follow-up Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-20 2107-2109, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W43, follow-up 2006-11-21 0226-0231, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W43, follow-up 2006-11-21 0503-0647, 17 pos. in MPECs 2006-W66 -W55, follow-up Powell Obs. [649] 2006-11-21 0538-0631, 10 pos. in MPEC 2006-W55, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 2006 WV29 (K06W29V) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 17 meters per JPL H=26.52, MPC H=26.5 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 25 Nov. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 WV29 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.000424 AU (0.16 LD), and reports this object passes Earth at 3.7 lunar distances (LD) on 26 Nov. 2006 at 0932 UT. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WV29 has significant MOIDs with planets Venus (0.01142 AU = 4.44 LD) and Mars (0.00625 AU = 2.43 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W85 and 2006-W93: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-23 0631-0942, 16 pos. in MPEC 2006-W85, discovery (*) Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-23 2155-2202, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W85, confirmation 2006-11-25 1856-1856, 1 pos. in MPEC 2006-W93, follow-up 2006-11-25 2021-2029, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W93, follow-up Table Mountain Obs. [673{5}] coded to Jim Young 2006-11-24 0538-0601, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W85, confirmation Sabino Canyon Obs. [854] 2006-11-24 0616-0624, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W85, confirmation 2006 WB30 (K06W30B) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 20 meters per JPL H=26.11, MPC H=26.1 JPL classifies 2006 WB30 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.063705 AU (24.79 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 25.2 LD on 29 Nov. 2006. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WB30 has an MOID of 0.04783 AU (18.61 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W91: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-24 0834-0948, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-W91, discovery (*) 2006-11-25 0642-0709, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W91, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-25 2238-2326, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W91, confirmation 2006 WV1 (K06W01V) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 22 meters per JPL H=25.93, MPC H=25.9 JPL classifies 2006 WV1 as an Aten and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.009696 AU (3.77 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WV1 has an MOID of 0.02921 AU (11.37 LD) with Venus. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W39 and 2006-W43: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-11-19 0701-0727, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W39, discovery (*) 2006-11-19 0855-0936, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-W39, confirmation Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-11-20 0429-0437, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W39, confirmation Sandlot Obs. [H36] 2006-11-20 0522-0551, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W39, confirmation Sabino Canyon Obs. [854] 2006-11-20 0547-0559, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W39, confirmation Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-20 0619-0651, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W39, confirmation Mt. John Obs. [474] 2006-11-20 1432-1441, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-W43, follow-up 2006 WA30 (K06W30A) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 26 meters per JPL H=25.60, MPC H=25.6 JPL classifies 2006 WA30 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.032573 AU (12.67 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 13.6 LD on 30 Nov. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W90: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-20 0757-0835, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W90, prediscovery 2006-11-24 0749-0947, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-W90, discovery (*) 2006-11-25 0642-0701, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W90, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-25 2110-2120, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W90, confirmation 2006 UN (K06U00N) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 27 meters per JPL H=25.51, MPC H=25.5 JPL classifies 2006 UN as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.043085 AU (16.76 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 UN has an MOID of 0.03896 AU (15.16 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W55 and 2006-W66: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-11-17 0818-0908, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W55, follow-up (Ht) 2006-11-22 0932-0957, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W66, follow-up (H) See also information from the week ending 5 Nov. 2006. 2006 WX (K06W00X) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 32 meters per JPL H=25.14, MPC H=25.1 This object was listed from 19 until 21 Nov. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 WX as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.006629 AU (2.58 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W30, 2006-W43, and 2006-W66: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-11-19 0823-0852, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up Faulkes Telescope North [F65{3}] coded to education program 2006-11-20 1046-1051, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W43, follow-up Hibiscus Obs. [F84] 2006-11-22 0932-0956, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W66, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 2006 WS29 (K06W29S) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 33 meters per JPL H=25.06, MPC H=25.0 JPL classifies 2006 WS29 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.041117 AU (16.00 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 16.8 LD on 2 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W82 and 2006-W93: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-22 0723-0939, 11 pos. in MPEC 2006-W82, discovery (*) 2006-11-23 0746-0818, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W82, confirmation Antares Obs. [H55] 2006-11-23 0606-0622, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W93, follow-up Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-24 0134-0139, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W82, confirmation (S) 2006 WZ29 (K06W29Z) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 36 meters per JPL H=24.84, MPC H=24.8 This object has been listed as an impact risk since today (26 Nov.). JPL classifies 2006 WZ29 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.018442 AU (7.18 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W89: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-23 0919-1047, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-W89, discovery (*) 2006-11-24 0836-0903, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W89, confirmation 2006-11-25 0641-0659, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W89, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-11-24 0829-0840, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W89, confirmation 2006 VB45 (K06V45B) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 41 meters per JPL H=24.59, MPC H=24.8 JPL classifies 2006 VB45 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.033171 AU (12.91 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W30: Schiaparelli Obs. [204] 2006-11-19 0415-0415, 1 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-11-19 0906-0932, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 2006 WB3 (K06W03B) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 44 meters per JPL H=24.45, MPC H=24.4 JPL classifies 2006 WB3 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.047698 AU (18.56 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W47: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-11-19 0701-0727, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W47, discovery (*) 2006-11-19 0855-0936, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-W47, confirmation 2006-11-20 0617-0619, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W47, confirmation 2006-11-21 0622-0624, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W47, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-20 2145-2156, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W47, confirmation Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-21 0703-0705, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W47, confirmation 2006 WC30 (K06W30C) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 50 meters per JPL H=24.16, MPC H=24.2 This object has been listed as an impact risk since today (26 Nov.). JPL classifies 2006 WC30 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.002260 AU (0.88 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 6.2 LD on 28 Nov. 2006 at 0304 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W92: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-11-25 0731-0921, 12 pos. in MPEC 2006-W92, discovery (*) CEAMIG-REA [I77] 2006-11-25 2332-2335, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W92, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-26 0114-0119, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W92, confirmation 2006 WR29 (K06W29R) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 53 meters per JPL H=24.02, MPC H=24.2 JPL classifies 2006 WR29 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.088571 AU (34.46 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 36.2 LD on 29 Nov. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W81: LINEAR [704] 2006-11-22 0605-0717, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W81, discovery (*) Gnosca Obs. [143] 2006-11-22 2218-2226, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W81, confirmation Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-11-23 0916-0929, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-W81, confirmation Junk Bond Obs. [701] 2006-11-23 0921-0952, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W81, confirmation Sabino Canyon Obs. [854] 2006-11-23 1118-1129, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W81, confirmation Modra Obs. [118] 2006-11-24 0137-0140, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W81, confirmation 2006 UA216 (K06UL6A) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 65 meters per JPL H=23.57, MPC H=23.6 JPL classifies 2006 UA216 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.014266 AU (5.55 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W43 and 2006-W68: Faulkes Telescope North [F65{3}] coded to education program 2006-11-20 1035-1037, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W43, follow-up Petit Jean Mountain South Obs. [H45] 2006-11-23 0957-1011, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-W68, follow-up See also information from the week ending 12 Nov. 2006. 2006 VP13 (K06V13P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 67 meters per JPL H=23.52, MPC H=23.5 JPL classifies 2006 VP13 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.067856 AU (26.40 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W30 and 2006-W68: Schiaparelli Obs. [204] 2006-11-19 0344-0351, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-11-23 0701-0734, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W68, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 2006 UC185 (K06UI5C) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 69 meters per JPL H=23.45, MPC H=23.4 JPL classifies 2006 UC185 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.011970 AU (4.66 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 UC185 has an MOID of 0.02387 AU (9.29 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W55: McDonald Obs. [711] 2006-11-21 0557-0615, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W55, follow-up Desert Moon Obs. [448] 2006-11-21 0608-0750, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W55, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 2006 WM3 (K06W03M) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 71 meters per JPL H=23.38, MPC H=23.3 This object was listed from 22 Nov. 2006 until today (26 Nov.) as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 WM3 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.002639 AU (1.03 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 14.9 LD on 12 Dec. 2006. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WM3 has an MOID of 0.02919 AU (11.36 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W51 and 2006-W93: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-11-20 0526-0617, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W51, discovery (*) Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-20 0707-0721, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W51, confirmation 2006-11-20 1032-1037, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W51, confirmation 2006-11-21 0738-0823, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W51, confirmation Sabino Canyon Obs. [854] 2006-11-21 0602-0621, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W51, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-11-21 0701-0713, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W51, confirmation 2006-11-25 0639-0651, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W93, follow-up (H) McDonald Obs. [711] 2006-11-21 0800-0824, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W51, confirmation Junk Bond Obs. [701] 2006-11-21 0803-0933, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W51, confirmation Sandlot Obs. [H36] 2006-11-21 0939-0959, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W51, confirmation Hibiscus Obs. [F84] 2006-11-25 1158-1224, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W93, follow-up 2006 WP3 (K06W03P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 73 meters per JPL H=23.32, MPC H=23.3 JPL classifies 2006 WP3 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.023276 AU (9.06 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WP3 has an MOID of 0.02862 AU (11.14 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W54 and 2006-W86: Siding Spring Survey (SSS) [E12] 2006-11-20 1658-1750, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-W54, discovery (*) 2006-11-21 1223-1225, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W54, confirmation Hibiscus Obs. [F84] 2006-11-22 1015-1043, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W86, follow-up 2006 UP (K06U00P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 84 meters per JPL H=23.04, MPC H=22.9 JPL classifies 2006 UP as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.112101 AU (43.62 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 UP has an MOID of 0.01040 AU (4.05 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W66 and 2006-W68: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-11-22 0504-0554, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W66, follow-up 7300 Obs. [H07] 2006-11-23 0412-0418, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W68, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 2006 WY3 (K06W03Y) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 92 meters per JPL H=22.83, MPC H=22.8 This object was listed from 22 until 25 Nov. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 WY3 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.011127 AU (4.33 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WY3 has an MOID of 0.04623 AU (17.99 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W57, 2006-W66, and 2006-W86: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-21 0513-0522, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W57, discovery (*) 2006-11-21 0656-0700, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W57, confirmation 2006-11-21 0855-0913, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W57, confirmation 2006-11-22 0502-0508, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W57, confirmation 2006-11-22 0928-0940, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W66, follow-up Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-11-22 0406-0502, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W57, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-11-24 0911-0923, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W86, follow-up 2006 WU1 (K06W01U) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 93 meters per JPL H=22.80, MPC H=22.7 JPL classifies 2006 WU1 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.151439 AU (58.93 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W38: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-19 0448-0658, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-W38, discovery (*) 2006-11-20 0402-0440, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W38, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-11-20 0325-0337, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W38, confirmation 2006 VY2 (K06V02Y) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 94 meters per JPL H=22.79, MPC H=22.8 JPL classifies 2006 VY2 as an Aten and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.075098 AU (29.22 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 30.5 LD on 27 Nov. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W30, 2006-W86, and 2006-W93: Schiaparelli Obs. [204] 2006-11-19 0357-0403, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-11-19 0859-0925, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up 2006-11-24 0738-0807, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W86, follow-up 2006-11-25 0658-0726, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W93, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 2006 WB (K06W00B) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 95 meters per JPL H=22.77, MPC H=22.7 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 17 Nov. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 WB as an Aten and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.004825 AU (1.88 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 7.0 LD on 5 Dec. 2006 at 0407 UT. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WB has an MOID of 0.01161 AU (4.52 LD) with Venus. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W30, 2006-W55, 2006-W66, 2006-W68, and 2006-W93: McDonald Obs. [711] 2006-11-19 1038-1049, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up Mt. John Obs. [474] 2006-11-19 1407-1432, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up (b) Table Mountain Obs. [673{5}] coded to Jim Young 2006-11-21 0853-0914, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W55, follow-up Desert Moon Obs. [448] 2006-11-21 1155-1210, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W55, follow-up Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-11-22 1159-1216, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-W66, follow-up Greiner Research Obs. [H51] 2006-11-23 0824-0844, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-W68, follow-up LINEAR [704] 2006-11-25 0911-1024, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-W93, follow-up Hibiscus Obs. [F84] 2006-11-25 1345-1413, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W93, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 2006 WX3 (K06W03X) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 108 meters per JPL H=22.48, MPC H=22.6 JPL classifies 2006 WX3 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.112172 AU (43.65 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W56 and 2006-W66: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-11-21 0512-0602, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W56, discovery (*) Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-21 2352-0006, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W56, confirmation Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-11-22 0525-0545, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W56, confirmation LINEAR [704] 2006-11-22 0603-0715, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-W66, follow-up Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-22 0756-0757, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W56, confirmation Grasslands Obs. [651] 2006-11-22 0816-0820, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W56, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-11-22 1104-1150, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W56, confirmation 2006 WA3 (K06W03A) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 114 meters per JPL H=22.36, MPC H=22.3 This object was listed from 22 until 22 Nov. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 WA3 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.023716 AU (9.23 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W46 and 2006-W55: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-18 0621-0653, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W46, discovery (*) 2006-11-18 0811-0854, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W46, confirmation 2006-11-19 0529-0656, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-W46, confirmation 2006-11-21 0407-0445, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W46, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-11-21 0239-0251, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W46, confirmation (H) Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-11-21 0319-0425, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W46, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-11-21 2239-2311, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-W55, follow-up 2006 UF (K06U00F) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 115 meters per JPL H=22.35, MPC H=22.3 JPL classifies 2006 UF as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.170197 AU (66.22 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W30: McDonald Obs. [711] 2006-11-19 0751-0808, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W30, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 1998 HG49 (J98H49G) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 141 meters per JPL H=21.90, MPC H=22.0 -- not small JPL classifies 1998 HG49 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.076417 AU (29.73 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-W43 and 2006-W55: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-11-20 0235-0246, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W43, follow-up (H) Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-11-21 0213-0252, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-W55, follow-up See also information from the week ending 12 Nov. 2006. 2006 SP198 (K06SJ8P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 146 meters per JPL H=21.83, MPC H=21.7 -- not small JPL classifies 2006 SP198 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.277259 AU (107.88 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 SP198 has significant MOIDs with planets Mars (0.02302 AU = 8.96 LD) and Jupiter (0.8387 AU = 326.3 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-W55: McDonald Obs. [711] 2006-11-21 0517-0541, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-W55, follow-up See also information from the week ending 12 Nov. 2006.
48 Hours [ Objects Listings (size order) | Object Index (alpha/xref) | top ]
Observations of 28 small objects were reported during the last 48 hours: 2006 UA216, 2006 UC185, 2006 UF, 2006 UN, 2006 UP, 2006 VB45, 2006 VP13, 2006 VY2, 2006 WA3, 2006 WA30, 2006 WB, 2006 WB3, 2006 WB30, 2006 WC30, 2006 WM3, 2006 WP1, 2006 WP3, 2006 WR29, 2006 WS29, 2006 WU1, 2006 WV, 2006 WV1, 2006 WV29, 2006 WX, 2006 WX3, 2006 WX29, 2006 WY3 & 2006 WZ29, as well as 1998 HG49 & 2006 SP198, newly reclassified this week as not quite small, in MPECs: 2006-W30 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 20, 07:23 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-W33 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 20, 19:36 UT - 2006 WP1 2006-W38 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 20, 20:23 UT - 2006 WU1 2006-W39 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 20, 20:26 UT - 2006 WV1 2006-W43 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 21, 07:24 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-W46 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 21, 22:21 UT - 2006 WA3 2006-W47 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 21, 22:25 UT - 2006 WB3 2006-W51 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 22, 01:06 UT - 2006 WM3 2006-W54 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 22, 01:29 UT - 2006 WP3 2006-W55 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 22, 07:24 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-W56 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 22, 12:24 UT - 2006 WX3 2006-W57 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 22, 12:29 UT - 2006 WY3 2006-W66 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 23, 07:24 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-W68 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 24, 07:27 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-W81 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 24, 20:45 UT - 2006 WR29 2006-W82 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 24, 20:47 UT - 2006 WS29 2006-W85 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 24, 21:08 UT - 2006 WV29 2006-W86 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 25, 07:24 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-W88 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 26, 02:55 UT - 2006 WX29 2006-W89 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 26, 02:58 UT - 2006 WZ29 2006-W90 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 26, 03:03 UT - 2006 WA30 2006-W91 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 26, 03:06 UT - 2006 WB30 2006-W92 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 26, 03:13 UT - 2006 WC30 2006-W93 time-stamped 2006 Nov. 26, 07:24 UT - Daily Orbit Update Date & times for other sources that were parsed to compile this page: JPL Close Approaches, downloaded at 2006 Nov. 26, 1857 UTC JPL NEO Orbital Elements, downloaded at 2006 Nov. 26, 1916 UTC Lowell Observatory Orbit intersections, time-stamped 2006 Nov 26 1900:35 UTC MPC NEA.DAT from MPC mirror, downloaded at 2006 Nov. 26, 1620 UTC Risk monitoring sites, as of A/CC's check at 2006 Nov. 26, 2359 UTC (see CRT page) Some observation sets have MPEC codes in parentheses, such as (*) denoting discovery.
Viewing Opportunities for Small Objects [ news | size order | alpha order | top ]
This compilation shows 36 small objects as being currently in view, including 10 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 WA3 2006-11-27 0.023716 114 22.36 4 - was risk listed - (22 Nov.) 2006 WV29 2006-11-27 0.000424 17 26.52 3 - risk listed - (26 Nov.) 2001 WV1 2006-11-28 0.001749 110 22.44 3 - faint recov. poss. - (30 Aug.) 2006 MH10 2006-11-30 0.124765 122 22.22 23 - past obs. - (6 Oct.) 2006 WZ29 2006-12-01 0.018442 36 24.84 2 - risk listed - (26 Nov.) 2006 VU2 2006-12-02 0.051286 21 26.07 2 - past obs. - (13 Nov.) 2006 WV1 2006-12-03 0.009696 22 25.93 1 - (21 Nov.) 2006 SY5 2006-12-04 0.106588 129 22.10 62 - past obs. - (17 Nov.) 2006 WU1 2006-12-04 0.151439 93 22.80 1 - (20 Nov.) 2006 WB3 2006-12-05 0.047698 44 24.45 2 - (21 Nov.) 2006 WX 2006-12-05 0.006629 32 25.14 4 - was risk listed - (23 Nov.) 2006 UC185 2006-12-07 0.011970 69 23.45 24 - (22 Nov.) 2006 WA30 2006-12-07 0.032573 26 25.60 6 - (26 Nov.) 2006 WS29 2006-12-08 0.041117 33 25.06 2 - (26 Nov.) 2006 UN 2006-12-09 0.043085 27 25.51 36 - (23 Nov.) 2006 VF13 2006-12-10 0.012292 83 23.05 5 - past obs. - (19 Nov.) 2006 VB45 2006-12-11 0.033171 41 24.59 4 - (20 Nov.) 2006 UE 2006-12-12 0.205867 107 22.50 26 - past obs. - (11 Nov.) 2006 WC30 2006-12-12 0.002260 50 24.16 1 - risk listed - (26 Nov.) 2006 VY2 2006-12-14 0.075098 94 22.79 14 - (26 Nov.) 2006 SR19 2006-12-16 0.249457 136 21.98 58 - past obs. - (16 Nov.) 2006 WX3 2006-12-17 0.112172 108 22.48 1 - (23 Nov.) 2006 UT17 2006-12-19 0.092145 49 24.19 9 - was risk listed - past obs. - (1 Nov.) 2006 WB30 2006-12-20 0.063705 20 26.11 2 - (26 Nov.) 2006 WR29 2006-12-21 0.088571 53 24.02 2 - (24 Nov.) 2006 WB 2006-12-21 0.004825 95 22.77 9 - risk listed - (26 Nov.) 2006 WM3 2006-12-22 0.002639 71 23.38 5 - was risk listed - (26 Nov.) 1998 HG49 2006-12-24 0.076417 141 21.90 3op - (22 Nov.) 2006 UP 2006-12-28 0.112101 84 23.04 38 - (24 Nov.) 2006 WP3 2006-12-29 0.023276 73 23.32 2 - (25 Nov.) 2006 TO 2006-12-30 0.183165 88 22.93 40 - was risk listed - past obs. - (12 Nov.) 2006 UA216 2006-12-30 0.014266 65 23.57 25 - (24 Nov.) 2006 VP13 2006-21-31 0.067856 67 23.52 9 - (24 Nov.) 2006 SP198 2007-01-04 0.277259 146 21.83 56 - (22 Nov.) 2006 UF 2007-01-11 0.170197 115 22.35 34 - (20 Nov.) 2006 SV5 2007-01-14 0.035513 80 23.13 46 - past obs. - (1 Nov.) Coming into view soon: 2004 XK14 2006-12-28 0.025499 120 22.25 15 - >6 Dec., faint recov. poss. - (8 Nov.) 2005 CN 2007-01-25 0.029012 85 23.01 2op - >2 Dec. - past obs. - (6 Oct.) Viewing by designation order - see also Viewing by date order Object View until MOID AU Dia H Arc Notes (calc date) ---------- ---------- -------- --- ----- --- - ----------------------- 2006 WC30 2006-12-12 0.002260 50 24.16 1 - risk listed - (26 Nov.) 2006 WB30 2006-12-20 0.063705 20 26.11 2 - (26 Nov.) 2006 WA30 2006-12-07 0.032573 26 25.60 6 - (26 Nov.) 2006 WZ29 2006-12-01 0.018442 36 24.84 2 - risk listed - (26 Nov.) 2006 WV29 2006-11-27 0.000424 17 26.52 3 - risk listed - (26 Nov.) 2006 WS29 2006-12-08 0.041117 33 25.06 2 - (26 Nov.) 2006 WR29 2006-12-21 0.088571 53 24.02 2 - (24 Nov.) 2006 WX3 2006-12-17 0.112172 108 22.48 1 - (23 Nov.) 2006 WP3 2006-12-29 0.023276 73 23.32 2 - (25 Nov.) 2006 WM3 2006-12-22 0.002639 71 23.38 5 - was risk listed - (26 Nov.) 2006 WB3 2006-12-05 0.047698 44 24.45 2 - (21 Nov.) 2006 WA3 2006-11-27 0.023716 114 22.36 4 - was risk listed - (22 Nov.) 2006 WV1 2006-12-03 0.009696 22 25.93 1 - (21 Nov.) 2006 WU1 2006-12-04 0.151439 93 22.80 1 - (20 Nov.) 2006 WX 2006-12-05 0.006629 32 25.14 4 - was risk listed - (23 Nov.) 2006 WB 2006-12-21 0.004825 95 22.77 9 - risk listed - (26 Nov.) 2006 VB45 2006-12-11 0.033171 41 24.59 4 - (20 Nov.) 2006 VP13 2006-21-31 0.067856 67 23.52 9 - (24 Nov.) 2006 VF13 2006-12-10 0.012292 83 23.05 5 - past obs. - (19 Nov.) 2006 VY2 2006-12-14 0.075098 94 22.79 14 - (26 Nov.) 2006 VU2 2006-12-02 0.051286 21 26.07 2 - past obs. - (13 Nov.) 2006 UA216 2006-12-30 0.014266 65 23.57 25 - (24 Nov.) 2006 UC185 2006-12-07 0.011970 69 23.45 24 - (22 Nov.) 2006 UT17 2006-12-19 0.092145 49 24.19 9 - was risk listed - past obs. - (1 Nov.) 2006 UP 2006-12-28 0.112101 84 23.04 38 - (24 Nov.) 2006 UN 2006-12-09 0.043085 27 25.51 36 - (23 Nov.) 2006 UF 2007-01-11 0.170197 115 22.35 34 - (20 Nov.) 2006 UE 2006-12-12 0.205867 107 22.50 26 - past obs. - (11 Nov.) 2006 TO 2006-12-30 0.183165 88 22.93 40 - was risk listed - past obs. - (12 Nov.) 2006 SP198 2007-01-04 0.277259 146 21.83 56 - (22 Nov.) 2006 SR19 2006-12-16 0.249457 136 21.98 58 - past obs. - (16 Nov.) 2006 SY5 2006-12-04 0.106588 129 22.10 62 - past obs. - (17 Nov.) 2006 SV5 2007-01-14 0.035513 80 23.13 46 - past obs. - (1 Nov.) 2006 MH10 2006-11-30 0.124765 122 22.22 23 - past obs. - (6 Oct.) 2005 CN 2007-01-25 0.029012 85 23.01 2op - >2 Dec. - past obs. - (6 Oct.) 2004 XK14 2006-12-28 0.025499 120 22.25 15 - >6 Dec., faint recov. poss. - (8 Nov.) 2001 WV1 2006-11-28 0.001749 110 22.44 3 - faint recov. poss. - (30 Aug.) 1998 HG49 2006-12-24 0.076417 141 21.90 3op - (22 Nov.) Out-of-view date based on MPES solar elongation <40° and/or magnitude V>22.0 at 1200 UT geocentric. (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. "In view" does not necessarily mean locatable for objects with short arcs in prior years and for which a large search or accidental rediscovery are the best hopes.
Small object observation cross index [ size order | 48 Hours | viewing | top ]
ObjectObserved by MPC code
1998 HG49291, G96
2006 SP198711
2006 UA216F65, H45
2006 UC185448, 711
2006 UF711
2006 UN691
2006 UP691, H07
2006 VB45204, 703
2006 VP13204, 703
2006 VY2204, 703
2006 WA3291, 734, G96, J95
2006 WA30G96, J95
2006 WB448, 474, 673, 703, 704, 711, F84, H51
2006 WB3703, G96, J95
2006 WB30G96, J95
2006 WC30703, I77, J95
2006 WM3291, 691, 701, 711, 854, F84, G96, H36
2006 WP1291, G96, J95
2006 WP3E12, F84
2006 WR29118, 143, 701, 704, 734, 854
2006 WS29G96, H55, J95
2006 WU1291, G96
2006 WV448, 649, 704, G96, H06, J95
2006 WV1474, 703, 734, 854, G96, H36
2006 WV29673, 854, G96, J95
2006 WX703, F65, F84
2006 WX3291, 651, 691, 704, 734, G96, J95
2006 WX29291, 691, 734
2006 WY3291, 734, G96
2006 WZ29291, G96
CodeObservatoryObjects Observed
118Modra Obs. 2006 WR29
143Gnosca Obs. 2006 WR29
204Schiaparelli Obs. 2006 VB45, 2006 VP13, 2006 VY2
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope 1998 HG49, 2006 WA3, 2006 WM3, 2006 WP1, 2006 WU1, 2006 WX3, 2006 WX29, 2006 WY3, 2006 WZ29
448Desert Moon Obs. 2006 UC185, 2006 WB, 2006 WV
474Mt. John Obs. 2006 WB, 2006 WV1
649Powell Obs. 2006 WV
651Grasslands Obs. 2006 WX3
6735Table Mtn. Obs. - Jim Young2006 WB, 2006 WV29
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope 2006 UN, 2006 UP, 2006 WM3, 2006 WX3, 2006 WX29
701Junk Bond Obs. 2006 WM3, 2006 WR29
703Catalina Sky Survey2006 VB45, 2006 VP13, 2006 VY2, 2006 WB, 2006 WB3, 2006 WC30, 2006 WV1, 2006 WX
704LINEAR 2006 WB, 2006 WR29, 2006 WV, 2006 WX3
711McDonald Obs. 2006 SP198, 2006 UC185, 2006 UF, 2006 WB, 2006 WM3
734Farpoint Obs. 2006 WA3, 2006 WR29, 2006 WV1, 2006 WX3, 2006 WX29, 2006 WY3
854Sabino Canyon Obs. 2006 WM3, 2006 WR29, 2006 WV1, 2006 WV29
E12Siding Spring Survey2006 WP3
F653Faulkes Telescope North - education program2006 UA216, 2006 WX
F84Hibiscus Obs. 2006 WB, 2006 WM3, 2006 WP3, 2006 WX
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey 1998 HG49, 2006 WA3, 2006 WA30, 2006 WB3, 2006 WB30, 2006 WM3, 2006 WP1, 2006 WS29, 2006 WU1, 2006 WV, 2006 WV1, 2006 WV29, 2006 WX3, 2006 WY3, 2006 WZ29
H062RAS Obs. - Robt. Hutsebaut2006 WV
H077300 Obs. 2006 UP
H36Sandlot Obs. 2006 WM3, 2006 WV1
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. 2006 UA216
H51Greiner Research Obs. 2006 WB
H55Antares Obs. 2006 WS29
I77CEAMIG-REA 2006 WC30
J95Great Shefford Obs. 2006 WA3, 2006 WA30, 2006 WB3, 2006 WB30, 2006 WC30, 2006 WP1, 2006 WS29, 2006 WV, 2006 WV29, 2006 WX3
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