3702: Northolt Branch Observatories

SCIENCE/ASTRONOMY

The NEOCP object, A10miO2, that we observed recently, has now been designated 2020 JY1. It is an Apollo-type asteroid with a diameter of 25-58 metres.

2020 JY1 was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa on May 15th. It makes a close approach on May 22nd, at a distance of 0.0079 au (1.2 million km) from Earth.

We observed it when it was visible at +19.5 mag, moving at 3.9″/min through the constellation of Virgo.
https://minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K20/K20K07.html

 

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