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    ACC's Small Object Report for 11-17 December 2006    

A semi-automated report compiled on 17 December 2006 at 2359 UTC

There were 27* small asteroids reported in the last 168 hours, during which 19 were newly discovered.
*Two asteroids were also reported this week that are no longer classified as small.
Currently 1,202 NEAs are listed with H>22.0 by JPL and/or the MPC (1,019 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 YE (K06Y00E) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 12 meters per JPL H=27.33, MPC H=27.3 This object has been listed as an impact risk since today (17 Dec.). JPL classifies 2006 YE as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.001840 AU (0.72 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 5.1 lunar distances (LD) on 16 Dec. 2006 at 1050 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y17: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-16 0914-1307, 20 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y17, discovery (*) 2006-12-17 0846-0847, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y17, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-17 0106-0118, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y17, confirmation (F) 2006 XZ2 (K06X02Z) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 13 meters per JPL H=27.08, MPC H=27.1 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 14 Dec. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 XZ2 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.002436 AU (0.95 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 4.8 LD on 22 Dec. 2006 at 0220 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X68, 2006-Y02, and 2006-Y09: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-13 0742-0922, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-X68, discovery (*) 2006-12-14 0629-0809, 15 pos. in MPEC 2006-X68, confirmation 2006-12-16 0705-0708, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-15 1029-1036, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up (H) 2006-12-16 1054-1112, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up (t) 2006 XR4 (K06X04R) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 20 meters per JPL H=26.16, MPC H=26.2 JPL classifies 2006 XR4 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.003419 AU (1.33 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 1.6 LD on 16 Dec. 2006 at 0612 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y08: KLENOT [246] 2006-12-15 2047-2125, 31 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y08, discovery (*t) Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-12-16 0519-0520, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y08, confirmation Siding Spring Survey (SSS) [E12] 2006-12-16 1334-1335, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y08, confirmation 2006 XQ4 (K06X04Q) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 21 meters per JPL H=26.05, MPC H=26.0 JPL classifies 2006 XQ4 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.052863 AU (20.57 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 21.4 LD on 16 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y07: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-15 0705-0935, 12 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y07, discovery (*) 2006-12-16 0649-0831, 14 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y07, confirmation KLENOT [246] 2006-12-15 1940-1946, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y07, confirmation (F) 2006-12-15 2245-2245, 1 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y07, confirmation (F) Altschwendt Obs. [A44] 2006-12-15 2130-2158, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y07, confirmation 2006 WZ184 (K06WI4Z) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 21 meters per JPL H=26.00, MPC H=26.1 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 1 Dec. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 WZ184 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.001983 AU (0.77 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 5.9 LD on 26 Nov. 2006 at 2156 UT. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WZ184 has an MOID of 0.02076 AU (8.08 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X30, 2006-X39, 2006-X64, and 2006-Y02: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-11 0408-0419, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X30, follow-up 2006-12-12 0321-0332, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up (H) 2006-12-13 1018-1029, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X64, follow-up (H) 2006-12-15 0519-0531, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up (H) Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-12 0056-0110, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up (I) See also information from the week ending 10 Dec. 2006. 2006 WB30 (K06W30B) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 23 meters per JPL H=25.87, MPC H=25.9 JPL classifies 2006 WB30 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.063765 AU (24.81 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 25.2 LD on 29 Nov. 2006. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WB30 has an MOID of 0.04718 AU (18.36 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-X39: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-11 0550-0556, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up (t) See also information from the week ending 3 Dec. 2006. 2006 XA3 (K06X03A) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 32 meters per JPL H=25.15, MPC H=25.1 This object was listed from 14 until 16 Dec. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 XA3 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.014434 AU (5.62 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 8.6 LD on 5 Dec. 2006 at about 1117 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X69, 2006-Y02, and 2006-Y09: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-13 0942-1205, 12 pos. in MPEC 2006-X69, discovery (*) 2006-12-14 1000-1006, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-X69, confirmation 2006-12-16 0909-0931, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up KLENOT [246] 2006-12-16 0027-0033, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up 2006 XX2 (K06X02X) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 33 meters per JPL H=25.05, MPC H=25.0 JPL classifies 2006 XX2 as an Aten and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.017330 AU (6.74 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 7.2 LD on 10 Dec. 2006 at 1957 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X66, 2006-Y02, and 2006-Y09: LINEAR [704] 2006-12-12 0442-0538, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X66, discovery (*) Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-12-14 0618-0647, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X66, confirmation Gnosca Obs. [143] 2006-12-14 1712-1723, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-X66, confirmation KLENOT [246] 2006-12-14 1757-1816, 7 pos. in MPECs 2006-X66 -Y09, confirmation 2006-12-15 2146-2150, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up Buchloe Obs. [215] 2006-12-14 2143-2146, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up Powell Obs. [649] 2006-12-15 0213-0223, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up 2006 XV4 (K06X04V) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 41 meters per JPL H=24.57, MPC H=24.6 This object has been listed as an impact risk since today (17 Dec.). JPL classifies 2006 XV4 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.004376 AU (1.70 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 5.2 LD on 12 Dec. 2006 at 0518 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y10: LINEAR [704] 2006-12-13 0627-0723, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y10, discovery (*) 2006-12-16 0749-0905, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y10, confirmation 2006 XW4 (K06X04W) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 46 meters per JPL H=24.32, MPC H=24.5 JPL classifies 2006 XW4 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.005909 AU (2.30 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 23.0 LD on 7 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y11: LINEAR [704] 2006-12-15 0613-0731, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y11, discovery (*) Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-16 1742-1750, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y11, confirmation 2006-12-16 2101-2109, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y11, confirmation Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-17 0332-0335, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y11, confirmation Sabino Canyon Obs. [854] 2006-12-17 0635-0646, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y11, confirmation 2006 XH2 (K06X02H) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 48 meters per JPL H=24.25, MPC H=24.4 JPL classifies 2006 XH2 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.013282 AU (5.17 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 7.9 LD on 6 Dec. 2006 at about 1858 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X61 and 2006-X70: LINEAR [704] 2006-12-12 0605-0720, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X61, discovery (*) Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-12-13 0059-0106, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X61, confirmation Powell Obs. [649] 2006-12-13 0434-0444, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X61, confirmation Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-13 0540-0546, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X61, confirmation 2006-12-14 0405-0408, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X70, follow-up 2006 UT17 (K06U17T) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 48 meters per JPL H=24.23, MPC H=24.2 This object was listed from 21 until 22 Oct. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 UT17 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.090793 AU (35.33 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 UT17 has an MOID of 0.01383 AU (5.38 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-X39: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-11 0731-0745, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up (H) See also information from the week ending 5 Nov. 2006. 2006 YB (K06Y00B) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 49 meters per JPL H=24.19, MPC H=24.2 JPL classifies 2006 YB as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.054398 AU (21.17 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 31.6 LD on 26 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y14: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-16 0841-1007, 6 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y14, discovery (*) 2006-12-16 1216-1217, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y14, confirmation 2006-12-17 0646-0702, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y14, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-17 0318-0329, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y14, confirmation 2006 XJ2 (K06X02J) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 51 meters per JPL H=24.10, MPC H=24.1 JPL classifies 2006 XJ2 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.116608 AU (45.37 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X62 and 2006-Y09: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-12 0656-0735, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X62, discovery (*) 2006-12-12 0853-0953, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-X62, confirmation 2006-12-13 0541-0547, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X62, confirmation 2006-12-16 0649-0737, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-12-13 0350-0442, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X62, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-13 0840-0851, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X62, confirmation (t) 2006 XY (K06X00Y) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 53 meters per JPL H=24.02, MPC H=24.1 JPL classifies 2006 XY as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.006958 AU (2.71 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 4.8 LD on 18 Dec. 2006 at 0414 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X33, 2006-X52, 2006-X64, 2006-X70, 2006-Y02, and 2006-Y09: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-12-11 0448-0554, 6 pos. in MPEC 2006-X33, discovery (*) 2006-12-12 0246-0248, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X52, follow-up 2006-12-16 0236-0310, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up Lulin Sky Survey (LUSS) [D35] 2006-12-11 1424-1427, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X33, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-11 2321-2335, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X52, follow-up 2006-12-16 2015-2027, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up LINEAR [704] 2006-12-13 0301-0415, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up 2006-12-14 0124-0244, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up Hibiscus Obs. [F84] 2006-12-13 0800-0822, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-X64, follow-up Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-14 0158-0159, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X70, follow-up 2006-12-16 0434-0436, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up KLENOT [246] 2006-12-14 1828-1834, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-X70, follow-up 2006-12-15 1907-1913, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up Alter Satzberg Obs. [B03] 2006-12-14 2035-2105, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X70, follow-up Powell Obs. [649] 2006-12-15 0340-0345, 6 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up Sandlot Obs. [H36] 2006-12-15 0410-0436, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-X70, follow-up 2006 XP4 (K06X04P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 61 meters per JPL H=23.73, MPC H=23.7 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 16 Dec. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 XP4 as an Aten and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.004093 AU (1.59 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 28.6 LD on 9 Jan. 2007. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y06 and 2006-Y09: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-14 1139-1304, 12 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y06, discovery (*) 2006-12-15 1027-1030, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y06, confirmation 2006-12-16 1023-1047, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y06, confirmation Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-16 1302-1315, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y06, confirmation (H) Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-17 0541-0558, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up 2006 XW (K06X00W) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 61 meters per JPL H=23.71, MPC H=23.6 JPL classifies 2006 XW as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.058841 AU (22.90 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X31, 2006-X39, 2006-X52, and 2006-Y02: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-12-10 0326-0416, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X31, discovery (*) Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-10 0542-0554, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X31, confirmation 2006-12-11 0426-0438, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X31, confirmation 2006-12-12 0339-0345, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up (H) Lulin Sky Survey (LUSS) [D35] 2006-12-11 1436-1441, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X31, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-12 0003-0036, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X52, follow-up Powell Obs. [649] 2006-12-15 0404-0435, 6 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y02, follow-up 2006 XN4 (K06X04N) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 63 meters per JPL H=23.64, MPC H=23.8 JPL classifies 2006 XN4 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.034875 AU (13.57 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 14.6 LD on 14 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y04: LINEAR [704] 2006-12-14 0746-0843, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y04, discovery (*) 2006-12-15 0742-0907, 13 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y04, confirmation Sabino Canyon Obs. [854] 2006-12-16 0757-0802, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y04, confirmation RAS Obs. [H06{2}] coded to Robert Hutsebaut 2006-12-16 0940-0949, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y04, confirmation 2006 XX (K06X00X) [ 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 XX as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.079770 AU (31.04 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 31.4 LD on 22 Nov. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X32, 2006-X39, 2006-X52, and 2006-X70: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-12-10 0642-0732, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X32, discovery (*) 2006-12-13 0739-0829, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X70, follow-up Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-10 1028-1040, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X32, confirmation (t) 2006-12-11 0608-0620, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X32, confirmation (t) 2006-12-12 1017-1029, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X52, follow-up Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-12 0220-0225, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up 2006 XO4 (K06X04O) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 74 meters per JPL H=23.31, MPC H=23.3 JPL classifies 2006 XO4 as an Aten and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.027644 AU (10.76 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 29.7 LD on 19 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y05: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-14 1139-1241, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y05, discovery (*) 2006-12-15 1023-1146, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y05, confirmation 2006-12-16 1019-1042, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y05, confirmation Gnosca Obs. [143] 2006-12-14 2306-2313, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y05, confirmation (F) Sabino Canyon Obs. [854] 2006-12-16 0850-0904, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y05, confirmation 2006 WM3 (K06W03M) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 78 meters per JPL H=23.20, MPC H=23.2 This object was listed from 22 until 26 Nov. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 WM3 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.002607 AU (1.01 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 14.9 LD on 12 Dec. 2006. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WM3 has an MOID of 0.02912 AU (11.33 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-X39: Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-12 0249-0259, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up See also information from the week ending 3 Dec. 2006. 2006 YA (K06Y00A) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 81 meters per JPL H=23.10, MPC H=23.1 JPL classifies 2006 YA as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.048122 AU (18.72 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 19.7 LD on 29 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y13: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-12-16 0556-0640, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y13, discovery (*) 2006-12-16 0810-0824, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y13, confirmation Consell Obs. [176] 2006-12-16 2240-2245, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y13, confirmation Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-17 0341-0343, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y13, confirmation Sabino Canyon Obs. [854] 2006-12-17 0439-0456, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y13, confirmation 2006 TO (K06T00O) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 88 meters per JPL H=22.93, MPC H=22.9 This object was listed from 3 until 14 Oct. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 TO as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.183767 AU (71.50 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-X39: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-11 0930-0948, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up (H) See also information from the week ending 12 Nov. 2006. 2006 UE (K06U00E) [ 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 UE as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.206306 AU (80.27 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 UE has an MOID of 0.03334 AU (12.97 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-X52: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-12 0640-0652, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X52, follow-up (H) See also information from the week ending 12 Nov. 2006. 2006 XY2 (K06X02Y) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 111 meters per JPL H=22.42, MPC H=22.5 JPL classifies 2006 XY2 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.182282 AU (70.93 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X67 and 2006-Y09: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-12-13 0739-0829, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X67, discovery (*) Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-13 0941-0953, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X67, confirmation (t) 2006-12-14 1209-1230, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X67, confirmation 2006-12-16 1124-1148, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up (H) Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-14 0836-0840, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-X67, confirmation 2006-12-16 0814-0820, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y09, follow-up 2006 WX3 (K06W03X) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 115 meters per JPL H=22.35, MPC H=22.4 JPL classifies 2006 WX3 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.113916 AU (44.33 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X39 and 2006-X64: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-11 0956-1007, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up (H) 2006-12-13 0724-0735, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X64, follow-up See also information from the week ending 3 Dec. 2006. 2006 WK130 (K06WD0K) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 115 meters per JPL H=22.35, MPC H=22.3 This object has been listed as an impact risk since 29 Nov. 2006. JPL classifies 2006 WK130 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.019917 AU (7.75 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-X39 and 2006-X52: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-11 0530-0543, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X39, follow-up (t) Powell Obs. [649] 2006-12-13 0532-0558, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X52, follow-up See also information from the week ending 10 Dec. 2006. 2006 SR19 (K06S19R) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 135 meters per JPL H=21.99, MPC H=21.9 -- not small JPL classifies 2006 SR19 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.249792 AU (97.20 LD). Lowell Observatory reports 2006 SR19 has an MOID of 0.02886 AU (11.23 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-X52: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-12 0736-0748, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X52, follow-up See also information from the week ending 19 Nov. 2006. 2006 SP198 (K06SJ8P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 144 meters per JPL H=21.85, MPC H=21.8 -- not small JPL classifies 2006 SP198 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.277909 AU (108.14 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-X64: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-13 0655-0710, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-X64, follow-up (H) See also information from the week ending 26 Nov. 2006.
48+120 Hours [ Objects Listings (size order) | Object Index (alpha/xref) | top ]
Observations of 27 small objects were reported during the last 168 hours: 2006 TO, 2006 UE, 2006 UT17, 2006 WB30, 2006 WK130, 2006 WM3, 2006 WX3, 2006 WZ184, 2006 XA3, 2006 XH2, 2006 XJ2, 2006 XN4, 2006 XO4, 2006 XP4, 2006 XQ4, 2006 XR4, 2006 XV4, 2006 XW, 2006 XW4, 2006 XX, 2006 XX2, 2006 XY, 2006 XY2, 2006 XZ2, 2006 YA, 2006 YB & 2006 YE as well as smallish objects 2006 SP198 & 2006 SR19 in MPECs: 2006-X30 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 11, 07:19 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-X31 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 11, 16:34 UT - 2006 XW 2006-X32 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 11, 16:44 UT - 2006 XX 2006-X33 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 11, 16:48 UT - 2006 XY 2006-X39 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 12, 07:06 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-X52 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 13, 07:06 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-X61 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 14, 05:26 UT - 2006 XH2 2006-X62 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 14, 05:29 UT - 2006 XJ2 2006-X64 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 14, 07:05 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-X66 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 14, 18:42 UT - 2006 XX2 2006-X67 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 14, 18:44 UT - 2006 XY2 2006-X68 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 14, 18:50 UT - 2006 XZ2 2006-X69 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 14, 18:53 UT - 2006 XA3 2006-X70 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 15, 07:07 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-Y02 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 16, 07:08 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-Y04 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 16, 16:09 UT - 2006 XN4 2006-Y05 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 16, 16:13 UT - 2006 XO4 2006-Y06 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 16, 16:25 UT - 2006 XP4 2006-Y07 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 16, 16:29 UT - 2006 XQ4 2006-Y08 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 16, 22:15 UT - 2006 XR4 2006-Y09 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 17, 07:07 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-Y10 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 17, 14:45 UT - 2006 XV4 2006-Y11 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 17, 14:48 UT - 2006 XW4 2006-Y13 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 17, 15:07 UT - 2006 YA 2006-Y14 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 17, 15:12 UT - 2006 YB 2006-Y17 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 17, 15:23 UT - 2006 YE Date & times for other sources that were parsed to compile this page: JPL Close Approaches, downloaded at 2006 Dec. 17, 1800 UTC JPL NEO Orbital Elements, downloaded at 2006 Dec. 17, 1800 UTC Lowell Observatory Orbit intersections, time-stamped 2006 Dec 12 1733:49 UTC MPC NEA.DAT from MPC mirror, downloaded at 2006 Dec. 17, 1558 UTC Risk monitoring sites, as of A/CC's check at 2006 Dec. 17, 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 41 small objects as being currently in view, including 14 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 XR4 2006-12-18 0.003419 20 26.16 1 - (16 Dec.) 2006 WX3 2006-12-19 0.113916 115 22.35 22 - (14 Dec.) 2006 WZ184 2006-12-20 0.001983 21 26.00 17 - risk listed - (16 Dec.) 2006 WB 2006-12-21 0.005513 92 22.82 16 - was risk listed - past obs. - (3 Dec.) 2006 UT17 2006-12-21 0.090793 48 24.23 52 - was risk listed - (12 Dec.) 2006 WR29 2006-12-22 0.088981 56 23.89 17 - past obs. - (10 Dec.) 2006 XH2 2006-12-22 0.013282 48 24.25 2 - (15 Dec.) 2006 YE 2006-12-22 0.001840 12 27.33 1 - risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 WM3 2006-12-23 0.002607 78 23.20 22 - was risk listed - (12 Dec.) 1998 HG49 2006-12-24 0.076651 141 21.90 3op - past obs. - (22 Nov.) 2006 WB30 2006-12-24 0.063765 23 25.87 17 - (12 Dec.) 2006 XZ2 2006-12-24 0.002436 13 27.08 3 - risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 WH130 2006-12-26 0.089924 61 23.74 3 - past obs. - (8 Dec.) 2006 XA3 2006-12-26 0.014434 32 25.15 3 - was risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 XX2 2006-12-26 0.017330 33 25.05 4 - (17 Dec.) 2004 XK14 2006-12-28 0.025282 120 22.25 15 - faint recov. poss. - (8 Nov.) 2006 UP 2006-12-28 0.112397 84 23.04 38 - past obs. - (24 Nov.) 2006 WP3 2006-12-28 0.023033 70 23.42 19 - past obs. - (10 Dec.) 2006 UA216 2006-12-30 0.014660 66 23.56 25 - past obs. - (10 Dec.) 2006 TO 2006-12-30 0.183767 88 22.93 70 - was risk listed - (12 Dec.) 2006 VP13 2006-12-31 0.068105 67 23.52 12 - past obs. - (28 Nov.) 2006 WK130 2006-12-31 0.019917 115 22.35 15 - risk listed - (13 Dec.) 2006 SP198 2007-01-01 0.277909 144 21.85 78 - (14 Dec.) 2006 XJ2 2007-01-01 0.116608 51 24.10 4 - (17 Dec.) 2006 BJ55 2007-01-02 0.027616 49 24.21 14 - faint recov. poss. - past obs. - (8 Nov.) 2006 XW4 2007-01-03 0.005909 46 24.32 2 - (17 Dec.) 2006 XQ4 2007-01-06 0.052863 21 26.05 1 - (16 Dec.) 2006 UF 2007-01-11 0.170906 115 22.34 48 - past obs. - (4 Dec.) 2006 XW 2007-01-12 0.058841 61 23.71 5 - (16 Dec.) 2006 XV4 2007-01-12 0.004376 41 24.57 3 - risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 YB 2007-01-13 0.054398 49 24.19 1 - (17 Dec.) 2006 SV5 2007-01-14 0.035883 80 23.13 46 - past obs. - (1 Nov.) 2006 XX 2007-01-16 0.079770 65 23.57 3 - (15 Dec.) 2006 XN4 2007-01-20 0.034875 63 23.64 2 - (16 Dec.) 2005 CN 2007-01-25 0.029211 85 23.01 2op - past obs. - (6 Oct.) 2006 XO4 2007-01-28 0.027644 74 23.31 2 - (16 Dec.) 2006 YA 2007-01-29 0.048122 81 23.10 1 - (17 Dec.) 2003 WP25 2007-02-07 0.023419 45 24.38 3op - (9 Dec.) 2006 XP4 2007-02-17 0.004093 61 23.73 3 - risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 XY 2007-02-23 0.006958 53 24.02 6 - (17 Dec.) 2006 XY2 2007-02-25 0.182282 111 22.42 3 - (17 Dec.) Viewing by designation order - see also Viewing by date order Object View until MOID AU Dia H Arc Notes (calc date) ---------- ---------- -------- --- ----- --- - ----------------------- 2006 YE 2006-12-22 0.001840 12 27.33 1 - risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 YB 2007-01-13 0.054398 49 24.19 1 - (17 Dec.) 2006 YA 2007-01-29 0.048122 81 23.10 1 - (17 Dec.) 2006 XW4 2007-01-03 0.005909 46 24.32 2 - (17 Dec.) 2006 XV4 2007-01-12 0.004376 41 24.57 3 - risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 XR4 2006-12-18 0.003419 20 26.16 1 - (16 Dec.) 2006 XQ4 2007-01-06 0.052863 21 26.05 1 - (16 Dec.) 2006 XP4 2007-02-17 0.004093 61 23.73 3 - risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 XO4 2007-01-28 0.027644 74 23.31 2 - (16 Dec.) 2006 XN4 2007-01-20 0.034875 63 23.64 2 - (16 Dec.) 2006 XA3 2006-12-26 0.014434 32 25.15 3 - was risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 XZ2 2006-12-24 0.002436 13 27.08 3 - risk listed - (17 Dec.) 2006 XY2 2007-02-25 0.182282 111 22.42 3 - (17 Dec.) 2006 XX2 2006-12-26 0.017330 33 25.05 4 - (17 Dec.) 2006 XJ2 2007-01-01 0.116608 51 24.10 4 - (17 Dec.) 2006 XH2 2006-12-22 0.013282 48 24.25 2 - (15 Dec.) 2006 XY 2007-02-23 0.006958 53 24.02 6 - (17 Dec.) 2006 XX 2007-01-16 0.079770 65 23.57 3 - (15 Dec.) 2006 XW 2007-01-12 0.058841 61 23.71 5 - (16 Dec.) 2006 WZ184 2006-12-20 0.001983 21 26.00 17 - risk listed - (16 Dec.) 2006 WK130 2006-12-31 0.019917 115 22.35 15 - risk listed - (13 Dec.) 2006 WH130 2006-12-26 0.089924 61 23.74 3 - past obs. - (8 Dec.) 2006 WB30 2006-12-24 0.063765 23 25.87 17 - (12 Dec.) 2006 WR29 2006-12-22 0.088981 56 23.89 17 - past obs. - (10 Dec.) 2006 WX3 2006-12-19 0.113916 115 22.35 22 - (14 Dec.) 2006 WP3 2006-12-28 0.023033 70 23.42 19 - past obs. - (10 Dec.) 2006 WM3 2006-12-23 0.002607 78 23.20 22 - was risk listed - (12 Dec.) 2006 WB 2006-12-21 0.005513 92 22.82 16 - was risk listed - past obs. - (3 Dec.) 2006 VP13 2006-12-31 0.068105 67 23.52 12 - past obs. - (28 Nov.) 2006 UA216 2006-12-30 0.014660 66 23.56 25 - past obs. - (10 Dec.) 2006 UT17 2006-12-21 0.090793 48 24.23 52 - was risk listed - (12 Dec.) 2006 UP 2006-12-28 0.112397 84 23.04 38 - past obs. - (24 Nov.) 2006 UF 2007-01-11 0.170906 115 22.34 48 - past obs. - (4 Dec.) 2006 TO 2006-12-30 0.183767 88 22.93 70 - was risk listed - (12 Dec.) 2006 SP198 2007-01-01 0.277909 144 21.85 78 - (14 Dec.) 2006 SV5 2007-01-14 0.035883 80 23.13 46 - past obs. - (1 Nov.) 2006 BJ55 2007-01-02 0.027616 49 24.21 14 - faint recov. poss. - past obs. - (8 Nov.) 2005 CN 2007-01-25 0.029211 85 23.01 2op - past obs. - (6 Oct.) 2004 XK14 2006-12-28 0.025282 120 22.25 15 - faint recov. poss. - (8 Nov.) 2003 WP25 2007-02-07 0.023419 45 24.38 3op - (9 Dec.) 1998 HG49 2006-12-24 0.076651 141 21.90 3op - past obs. - (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
2006 SP198291
2006 SR19291
2006 TO291
2006 UE291
2006 UT17291
2006 WB30291
2006 WK130291, 649
2006 WM3J95
2006 WX3291
2006 WZ184291, J95
2006 XA3246, G96
2006 XH2649, 704, 734, G96
2006 XJ2291, 734, G96
2006 XN4704, 854, H06
2006 XO4143, 854, G96
2006 XP4291, G96, J95
2006 XQ4246, A44, G96
2006 XR4246, 703, E12
2006 XV4704
2006 XW291, 649, 691, D35, J95
2006 XW4704, 854, G96, J95
2006 XX291, 691, J95
2006 XX2143, 215, 246, 649, 703, 704
2006 XY246, 649, 703, 704, B03, D35, F84, G96, H36, J95
2006 XY2291, 691, G96
2006 XZ2291, G96
2006 YA176, 703, 854, G96
2006 YBG96, J95
2006 YEG96, J95
CodeObservatoryObjects Observed
143Gnosca Obs. 2006 XO4, 2006 XX2
176Consell Obs. 2006 YA
215Buchloe Obs. 2006 XX2
246KLENOT 2006 XA3, 2006 XQ4, 2006 XR4, 2006 XX2, 2006 XY
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope 2006 SP198, 2006 SR19, 2006 TO, 2006 UE, 2006 UT17, 2006 WB30, 2006 WK130, 2006 WX3, 2006 WZ184, 2006 XJ2, 2006 XP4, 2006 XW, 2006 XX, 2006 XY2, 2006 XZ2
649Powell Obs. 2006 WK130, 2006 XH2, 2006 XW, 2006 XX2, 2006 XY
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope 2006 XW, 2006 XX, 2006 XY2
703Catalina Sky Survey2006 XR4, 2006 XX2, 2006 XY, 2006 YA
704LINEAR 2006 XH2, 2006 XN4, 2006 XV4, 2006 XW4, 2006 XX2, 2006 XY
734Farpoint Obs. 2006 XH2, 2006 XJ2
854Sabino Canyon Obs. 2006 XN4, 2006 XO4, 2006 XW4, 2006 YA
A44Altschwendt Obs. 2006 XQ4
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. 2006 XY
D35Lulin Sky Survey2006 XW, 2006 XY
E12Siding Spring Survey2006 XR4
F84Hibiscus Obs. 2006 XY
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey2006 XA3, 2006 XH2, 2006 XJ2, 2006 XO4, 2006 XP4, 2006 XQ4, 2006 XW4, 2006 XY, 2006 XY2, 2006 XZ2, 2006 YA, 2006 YB, 2006 YE
H062RAS Obs. - Robert Hutsebaut2006 XN4
H36Sandlot Obs. 2006 XY
J95Great Shefford Obs.2006 WM3, 2006 WZ184, 2006 XP4, 2006 XW, 2006 XW4, 2006 XX, 2006 XY, 2006 YB, 2006 YE
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