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    ACC's Small Object Report for 18-24 December 2006    

A semi-automated report compiled on 24 December 2006 at 2359 UTC

There were 25 small asteroids reported in the last 168 hours, during which five were newly discovered.
Currently 1,209 NEAs are listed with H>22.0 by JPL and/or the MPC (1,026 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 XZ2 (K06X02Z) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 13 meters per JPL H=27.11, 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 0.002430 AU (0.95 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 4.8 lunar distances (LD) on 22 Dec. 2006 at 0219 UT. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 XZ2 has an MOID of 0.00519 AU (2.02 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y19 and 2006-Y36: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-17 0443-0445, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y19, follow-up Faulkes Telescope North [F65{1}] coded to UKAPP 2006-12-20 1221-1226, 6 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 XQ4 (K06X04Q) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 20 meters per JPL H=26.12, MPC H=26.1 JPL classifies 2006 XQ4 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.052500 AU (20.43 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 21.3 LD on 16 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y19 and 2006-Y36: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-17 0336-0339, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y19, follow-up 2006-12-21 0651-0725, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-21 0710-0759, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up (t) See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 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 0.001985 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 0.02094 AU (8.15 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y36: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-21 0429-0459, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up (H) See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 YH2 (K06Y02H) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 28 meters per JPL H=25.45, MPC H=25.4 JPL classifies 2006 YH2 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.098228 AU (38.22 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y37: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-21 0427-0458, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y37, discovery (*) 2006-12-21 0833-0923, 6 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y37, confirmation (t) 2006-12-22 0526-0532, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y37, confirmation (t) Faulkes Telescope North [F65{4}] coded to Jim Bedient 2006-12-21 0804-0838, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y37, confirmation 2006 XA3 (K06X03A) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 31 meters per JPL H=25.20, MPC H=25.2 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 0.014467 AU (5.63 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 8.6 LD on 5 Dec. 2006 at 1117 UT. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 XA3 has an MOID of 0.03666 AU (14.26 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y36: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-12-15 1028-1118, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up (t) Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-21 0819-0838, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 XX2 (K06X02X) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 33 meters per JPL H=25.05, MPC H=25.1 JPL classifies 2006 XX2 as an Aten and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.017351 AU (6.75 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 MPEC 2006-Y40: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-22 0440-0522, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y40, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 XV4 (K06X04V) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 36 meters per JPL H=24.89, MPC H=24.8 This object was listed from 17 until 23 Dec. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 XV4 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.004340 AU (1.69 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 MPECs 2006-Y24, 2006-Y30, 2006-Y36, 2006-Y40, and 2006-Y42: Gnosca Obs. [143] 2006-12-19 2309-2323, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y24, follow-up Hibiscus Obs. [F84] 2006-12-20 1115-1210, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y30, follow-up Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-21 0737-0805, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up 2006-12-22 0643-0708, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y40, follow-up Petit Jean Mountain South Obs. [H45] 2006-12-23 1108-1121, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 YM (K06Y00M) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 45 meters per JPL H=24.40, MPC H=24.4 JPL classifies 2006 YM as an Aten and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.023503 AU (9.15 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 10.0 LD on 20 Dec. 2006 at 0343 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y22, 2006-Y24, and 2006-Y30: LINEAR [704] 2006-12-18 0808-0923, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y22, discovery (*) Nyukasa Obs. [408] 2006-12-19 1248-1254, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y22, confirmation Gnosca Obs. [143] 2006-12-19 2213-2221, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y22, confirmation Great Shefford Obs. [J95] 2006-12-20 0221-0224, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y24, follow-up 2006-12-20 2051-2056, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y30, follow-up 2006 XW4 (K06X04W) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 46 meters per JPL H=24.32, MPC H=24.4 JPL classifies 2006 XW4 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.004396 AU (1.71 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 22.9 LD on 7 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y36 and 2006-Y40: Jornada Obs. [715] 2006-12-22 0249-0325, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up (I) Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-22 0438-0520, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y40, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 YX2 (K06Y02X) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 51 meters per JPL H=24.11, MPC H=24.1 JPL classifies 2006 YX2 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.066038 AU (25.70 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 25.8 LD on 18 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y41: LINEAR [704] 2006-12-22 0430-0543, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y41, discovery (*) Farpoint Obs. [734] 2006-12-23 0534-0544, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y41, confirmation Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-23 0809-0848, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y41, confirmation 2006 YB (K06Y00B) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 53 meters per JPL H=24.04, MPC H=24.1 JPL classifies 2006 YB as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.054028 AU (21.02 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 31.8 LD on 26 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y36 and 2006-Y42: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-21 0903-0933, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up 2006-12-23 1022-1102, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 XJ2 (K06X02J) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 53 meters per JPL H=24.02, MPC H=24.0 JPL classifies 2006 XJ2 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.115176 AU (44.82 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y36 and 2006-Y40: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-21 0606-0625, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up 2006-12-22 0441-0455, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y40, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 XY (K06X00Y) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 54 meters per JPL H=24.00, MPC H=24.0 JPL classifies 2006 XY as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.006955 AU (2.71 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 4.8 LD on 18 Dec. 2006 at 0414 UT. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y36: Los Molinos Obs. [844] 2006-12-21 0347-0410, 9 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 XN4 (K06X04N) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 59 meters per JPL H=23.81, MPC H=24.0 JPL classifies 2006 XN4 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.035044 AU (13.64 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 14.7 LD on 14 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y19, 2006-Y36, and 2006-Y42: Andrushivka Obs. [A50] 2006-12-16 2209-2224, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y19, follow-up Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-12-21 0958-1009, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up KLENOT [246] 2006-12-24 0059-0105, 6 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 XP4 (K06X04P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 59 meters per JPL H=23.78, MPC H=23.8 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 0.004109 AU (1.60 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 28.6 LD on 9 Jan. 2007. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 XP4 has an MOID of 0.02060 AU (8.02 LD) with Venus. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y19, 2006-Y30, 2006-Y36, and 2006-Y42: Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-17 0852-0853, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y19, follow-up 2006-12-20 1055-1118, 8 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y30, follow-up 2006-12-21 0858-0927, 10 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up 2006-12-23 1021-1101, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up Faulkes Telescope North [F65{1}] coded to UKAPP 2006-12-20 1212-1217, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-21 0809-0822, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-12-21 0957-1029, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up KLENOT [246] 2006-12-24 0003-0009, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 YP (K06Y00P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 66 meters per JPL H=23.55, MPC H=23.5 JPL classifies 2006 YP as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.025772 AU (10.03 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 22.6 LD on 30 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y25 and 2006-Y42: Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-12-17 0747-0835, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y25, discovery (*) 2006-12-20 0855-0917, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y25, confirmation 2006-12-20 1129-1139, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y25, confirmation Linz Obs. [540] 2006-12-23 2147-2213, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up 2006 WP3 (K06W03P) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 69 meters per JPL H=23.47, MPC H=23.4 JPL classifies 2006 WP3 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.023053 AU (8.97 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 9.1 LD on 12 Nov. 2006 at 0805 UT. Lowell Observatory reports 2006 WP3 has an MOID of 0.02838 AU (11.04 LD) with Mars. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y36: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-21 0643-0656, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up (H) See also information from the week ending 10 Dec. 2006. 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 0.027615 AU (10.75 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 29.7 LD on 19 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y30, 2006-Y36, 2006-Y40, and 2006-Y42: Hibiscus Obs. [F84] 2006-12-20 1215-1309, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y30, follow-up Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) [703] 2006-12-21 0838-0902, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-22 0642-0707, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y40, follow-up KLENOT [246] 2006-12-23 2320-2324, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 SV5 (K06S05V) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 80 meters per JPL H=23.14, MPC H=23.1 JPL classifies 2006 SV5 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.035879 AU (13.96 LD), and reports this object passed Earth at 15.3 LD on 13 Oct. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y36: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-21 0513-0520, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up See also information from the week ending 5 Nov. 2006. 2006 YA (K06Y00A) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 84 meters per JPL H=23.04, MPC H=23.1 JPL classifies 2006 YA as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.048178 AU (18.75 LD), and reports this object will pass Earth at 19.7 LD on 29 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y24, 2006-Y40, and 2006-Y42: Gnosca Obs. [143] 2006-12-19 2018-2024, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y24, follow-up 2006-12-22 2021-2028, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up Verona Obs. [A48] 2006-12-21 2043-2055, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-22 0456-0525, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y40, follow-up 2006-12-23 0937-1008, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up Petit Jean Mountain South Obs. [H45] 2006-12-22 0714-0723, 6 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y40, follow-up KLENOT [246] 2006-12-23 2047-2052, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up Guidestar Obs. [A17] 2006-12-23 2215-2238, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2005 CN (K05C00N) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 85 meters per JPL H=23.01, MPC H=23.1 JPL classifies 2005 CN as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.029211 AU (11.37 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y40: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-22 0617-0629, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y40, follow-up (H) See also information from the week ending 5 Feb. 2006. 2006 XY2 (K06X02Y) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 107 meters per JPL H=22.50, MPC H=22.4 JPL classifies 2006 XY2 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.182263 AU (70.92 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y36 and 2006-Y40: Spacewatch 0.9m telescope [691] 2006-12-15 0754-0845, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up (H) Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-21 0621-0632, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up (t) Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-21 0738-0806, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up 2006-12-22 0635-0655, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y40, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 2006 WK130 (K06WD0K) [ 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 29 Nov. until 22 Dec. 2006 as an impact risk. JPL classifies 2006 WK130 as an Apollo and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.020025 AU (7.79 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y36: Faulkes Telescope North [F65{1}] coded to UKAPP 2006-12-20 1203-1208, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up See also information from the week ending 17 Dec. 2006. 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 0.170877 AU (66.49 LD). Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPEC 2006-Y36: Spacewatch 1.8m telescope [291] 2006-12-21 0547-0555, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y36, follow-up See also information from the week ending 10 Dec. 2006. 2006 YJ2 (K06Y02J) [ JPL Orbit Viewer | NEODyS object home | news | viewing | index | top ]
Size estimate: 121 meters per JPL H=22.24, MPC H=22.3 JPL classifies 2006 YJ2 as an Amor and calculates an Earth MOID of 0.092191 AU (35.87 LD), and reports this object passes Earth at 38.5 LD on 25 Dec. 2006. Observations are reported from the following observatories in MPECs 2006-Y38 and 2006-Y42: Siding Spring Survey (SSS) [E12] 2006-12-21 1517-1704, 9 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y38, discovery (*) 2006-12-22 1051-1054, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y38, confirmation CEAMIG-REA [I77] 2006-12-22 0234-0256, 5 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y38, confirmation Sabino Canyon Obs. [854] 2006-12-22 0611-0618, 2 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y38, confirmation Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) [G96] 2006-12-22 0630-0632, 4 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y38, confirmation Mt. John Obs. [474] 2006-12-22 1131-1138, 3 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y38, confirmation KLENOT [246] 2006-12-23 2038-2044, 7 pos. in MPEC 2006-Y42, follow-up
48+120 Hours [ Objects Listings (size order) | Object Index (alpha/xref) | top ]
Observations of 25 small objects were reported during the last 168 hours: 2005 CN, 2006 SV5, 2006 UF, 2006 WK130, 2006 WP3, 2006 WZ184, 2006 XA3, 2006 XJ2, 2006 XN4, 2006 XO4, 2006 XP4, 2006 XQ4, 2006 XV4, 2006 XW4, 2006 XX2, 2006 XY, 2006 XY2, 2006 XZ2, 2006 YA, 2006 YB, 2006 YH2, 2006 YJ2, 2006 YM, 2006 YP & 2006 YX2 in MPECs: 2006-Y19 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 18, 07:07 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-Y22 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 19, 22:47 UT - 2006 YM 2006-Y24 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 20, 07:08 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-Y25 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 20, 14:37 UT - 2006 YP 2006-Y30 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 21, 07:08 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-Y36 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 22, 07:09 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-Y37 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 22, 13:23 UT - 2006 YH2 2006-Y38 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 22, 13:26 UT - 2006 YJ2 2006-Y40 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 23, 07:08 UT - Daily Orbit Update 2006-Y41 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 23, 13:55 UT - 2006 YX2 2006-Y42 time-stamped 2006 Dec. 24, 07:08 UT - Daily Orbit Update Date & times for other sources that were parsed to compile this page: JPL Close Approaches, downloaded at 2006 Dec. 24, 1640 UTC JPL NEO Orbital Elements, downloaded at 2006 Dec. 24, 1648 UTC Lowell Observatory Orbit intersections, time-stamped 2006 Dec 24 2150:14 UTC MPC NEA.DAT from MPC mirror, downloaded at 2006 Dec. 24, 1602 UTC Risk monitoring sites, as of A/CC's check at 2006 Dec. 24, 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 34 small objects as being currently in view, including 11 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 XA3 2006-12-25 0.014467 31 25.20 8 - was risk listed - (22 Dec.) 2006 XX2 2006-12-25 0.017351 33 25.05 8 - (23 Dec.) 2006 WH130 2006-12-26 0.089924 61 23.74 3 - past obs. - (8 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 0.023053 69 23.47 31 - (22 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 - past obs. - (12 Dec.) 2006 VP13 2006-12-31 0.068105 67 23.52 12 - past obs. - (28 Nov.) 2006 WK130 2006-12-31 0.020025 114 22.36 22 - was risk listed - (22 Dec.) 2006 SP198 2007-01-01 0.277909 144 21.85 78 - past obs. - (14 Dec.) 2006 BJ55 2007-01-02 0.027616 49 24.21 14 - faint recov. poss. - past obs. - (8 Nov.) 2006 XJ2 2007-01-02 0.115176 53 24.02 10 - (23 Dec.) 2006 YX2 2007-01-03 0.066038 51 24.11 1 - (23 Dec.) 2006 XW4 2007-01-04 0.004396 46 24.32 7 - (23 Dec.) 2006 XQ4 2007-01-05 0.052500 20 26.12 6 - (22 Dec.) 2006 XV4 2007-01-07 0.004340 36 24.89 10 - was risk listed - (24 Dec.) 2006 YM 2007-01-11 0.023503 45 24.40 3 - (21 Dec.) 2006 UF 2007-01-11 0.170877 115 22.35 66 - (22 Dec.) 2006 XW 2007-01-12 0.058841 61 23.71 5 - past obs. - (16 Dec.) 2006 SV5 2007-01-14 0.035879 80 23.14 96 - (22 Dec.) 2006 YP 2007-01-15 0.025772 66 23.55 7 - (24 Dec.) 2006 XN4 2007-01-15 0.035044 59 23.81 10 - (24 Dec.) 2006 YB 2007-01-15 0.054028 53 24.04 7 - (24 Dec.) 2006 XX 2007-01-16 0.079770 65 23.57 3 - past obs. - (15 Dec.) 2005 CN 2007-01-25 0.029211 85 23.01 3op - "only 1 night" - (23 Dec.) 2006 XO4 2007-01-28 0.027615 74 23.31 9 - (24 Dec.) 2006 YA 2007-01-31 0.048178 84 23.04 8 - (24 Dec.) 2003 WP25 2007-02-07 0.023419 45 24.38 3op - (9 Dec.) 2006 YH2 2007-02-08 0.098228 28 25.45 1 - (22 Dec.) 2006 XP4 2007-02-15 0.004109 59 23.78 10 - risk listed - (24 Dec.) 2006 YJ2 2007-02-19 0.092191 121 22.24 2 - (24 Dec.) 2006 XY2 2007-02-21 0.182263 107 22.50 9 - (23 Dec.) 2006 XY 2007-02-25 0.006955 54 24.00 10 - (22 Dec.) Viewing by designation order - see also Viewing by date order Object View until MOID AU Dia H Arc Notes (calc date) ---------- ---------- -------- --- ----- --- - ----------------------- 2006 YX2 2007-01-03 0.066038 51 24.11 1 - (23 Dec.) 2006 YJ2 2007-02-19 0.092191 121 22.24 2 - (24 Dec.) 2006 YH2 2007-02-08 0.098228 28 25.45 1 - (22 Dec.) 2006 YP 2007-01-15 0.025772 66 23.55 7 - (24 Dec.) 2006 YM 2007-01-11 0.023503 45 24.40 3 - (21 Dec.) 2006 YB 2007-01-15 0.054028 53 24.04 7 - (24 Dec.) 2006 YA 2007-01-31 0.048178 84 23.04 8 - (24 Dec.) 2006 XW4 2007-01-04 0.004396 46 24.32 7 - (23 Dec.) 2006 XV4 2007-01-07 0.004340 36 24.89 10 - was risk listed - (24 Dec.) 2006 XQ4 2007-01-05 0.052500 20 26.12 6 - (22 Dec.) 2006 XP4 2007-02-15 0.004109 59 23.78 10 - risk listed - (24 Dec.) 2006 XO4 2007-01-28 0.027615 74 23.31 9 - (24 Dec.) 2006 XN4 2007-01-15 0.035044 59 23.81 10 - (24 Dec.) 2006 XA3 2006-12-25 0.014467 31 25.20 8 - was risk listed - (22 Dec.) 2006 XY2 2007-02-21 0.182263 107 22.50 9 - (23 Dec.) 2006 XX2 2006-12-25 0.017351 33 25.05 8 - (23 Dec.) 2006 XJ2 2007-01-02 0.115176 53 24.02 10 - (23 Dec.) 2006 XY 2007-02-25 0.006955 54 24.00 10 - (22 Dec.) 2006 XX 2007-01-16 0.079770 65 23.57 3 - past obs. - (15 Dec.) 2006 XW 2007-01-12 0.058841 61 23.71 5 - past obs. - (16 Dec.) 2006 WK130 2006-12-31 0.020025 114 22.36 22 - was risk listed - (22 Dec.) 2006 WH130 2006-12-26 0.089924 61 23.74 3 - past obs. - (8 Dec.) 2006 WP3 2006-12-28 0.023053 69 23.47 31 - (22 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 UP 2006-12-28 0.112397 84 23.04 38 - past obs. - (24 Nov.) 2006 UF 2007-01-11 0.170877 115 22.35 66 - (22 Dec.) 2006 TO 2006-12-30 0.183767 88 22.93 70 - was risk listed - past obs. - (12 Dec.) 2006 SP198 2007-01-01 0.277909 144 21.85 78 - past obs. - (14 Dec.) 2006 SV5 2007-01-14 0.035879 80 23.14 96 - (22 Dec.) 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 3op - "only 1 night" - (23 Dec.) 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.) 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
2005 CN291
2006 SV5291
2006 UF291
2006 WK130F65
2006 WP3291
2006 WZ184291
2006 XA3691, G96
2006 XJ2G96
2006 XN4246, 703, A50
2006 XO4246, 703, F84, G96
2006 XP4246, 291, 703, F65, G96
2006 XQ4291, G96
2006 XV4143, F84, G96, H45
2006 XW4715, G96
2006 XX2G96
2006 XY844
2006 XY2291, 691, G96
2006 XZ2F65, G96
2006 YA143, 246, A17, A48, G96, H45
2006 YBG96
2006 YH2291, F65
2006 YJ2246, 474, 854, E12, G96, I77
2006 YM143, 408, 704, J95
2006 YP540, 703
2006 YX2704, 734, G96
CodeObservatoryObjects Observed
143Gnosca Obs. 2006 XV4, 2006 YA, 2006 YM
246KLENOT 2006 XN4, 2006 XO4, 2006 XP4, 2006 YA, 2006 YJ2
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope 2005 CN, 2006 SV5, 2006 UF, 2006 WP3, 2006 WZ184, 2006 XP4, 2006 XQ4, 2006 XY2, 2006 YH2
408Nyukasa Obs. 2006 YM
474Mt. John Obs. 2006 YJ2
540Linz Obs. 2006 YP
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope 2006 XA3, 2006 XY2
703Catalina Sky Survey 2006 XN4, 2006 XO4, 2006 XP4, 2006 YP
704LINEAR 2006 YM, 2006 YX2
715Jornada Obs. 2006 XW4
734Farpoint Obs. 2006 YX2
844Los Molinos Obs. 2006 XY
854Sabino Canyon Obs. 2006 YJ2
A17Guidestar Obs. 2006 YA
A48Verona Obs. 2006 YA
A50Andrushivka Obs. 2006 XN4
E12Siding Spring Survey2006 YJ2
F651Faulkes Telescope North - UKAPP2006 WK130, 2006 XP4, 2006 XZ2
F654Faulkes Telescope North - Jim Bedient2006 YH2
F84Hibiscus Obs. 2006 XO4, 2006 XV4
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey 2006 XA3, 2006 XJ2, 2006 XO4, 2006 XP4, 2006 XQ4, 2006 XV4, 2006 XW4, 2006 XX2, 2006 XY2, 2006 XZ2, 2006 YA, 2006 YB, 2006 YJ2, 2006 YX2
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. 2006 XV4, 2006 YA
I77CEAMIG-REA 2006 YJ2
J95Great Shefford Obs. 2006 YM
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