3765: Northolt Branch Observatories

=== May NEO Confirmations ===

In May we helped to confirm seven new near-Earth Asteroids.

Three were found by the Catalina Sky Survey, three by ATLAS, and one was discovered by Pan-STARRS 1.

Of the seven, six were Apollo-type asteroids, with the other being an Amor. None were classified as a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA).

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• Nearest miss: 2020 KV5 made a close approach to the Earth on May 22nd at a distance of 852,000km (0.0057au)

• Smallest: 2020 JY1 24-55 metres

• Largest: 2020 KQ5 276-618 metres

• Faintest object: 2020 JY1 at mag +19.5

• Interesting Objects: 2020 KQ5 is moving in an eccentric, comet-like orbit that crosses the orbits of five planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter).

It is an Apollo-type asteroid with a diameter of 10-22 metres, was just 372,000 km away when we last observed it on May 29th, shortly after its closest approach at 369,000 km.

*Orbital diagram courtesy of: Catalina Sky Survey. D. Rankin*

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=== Que NEO Confirmações ===

Em Maio ajudámos a confirmar sete novos asteróides perto da Terra.

Três foram encontrados pela Catalina Sky Survey, três pelo ATLAS, e um foi descoberto por Pan-STARRS 1.

Dos sete, seis eram asteróides do tipo Apolo, com o outro sendo um Amor. Nenhum foi classificado como um asteróide potencialmente perigoso (PHA).

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• Miss mais próxima: 2020 KV5 fez uma aproximação próxima da Terra no dia 22 de maio a uma distância de 852,000 km (0.0057 au)

• Pequeno: 2020 JY1 24-55 metros

• Maior: 2020 KQ5 276-618 metros

• Objecto mais fraco: 2020 JY1 na Mag + 19.5

• Objectos interessantes: 2020 KQ5 está se movendo em uma órbita excêntrica, semelhante a cometa que atravessa as órbitas de cinco planetas (Mercúrio, Vénus, Terra, Marte e Júpiter).

É um asteróide tipo Apollo com um diâmetro de 10-22 metros, estava apenas a 372,000 km de distância quando o observámos pela última vez no dia 29 de maio, pouco depois de sua aproximação mais próxima a 369,000 km.

* Diagrama orbital cortesia de: Catalina Sky Survey. D. Rankin *

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3687: Northolt Branch Observatories

The NEOCP object, P1103bS, that we observed last night has been designated 2020 JY. It is an Amor-type asteroid with a diameter of 37-84 metres.

2020 JY was first observed at Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on the 12th of May. It makes a close approach on May 17th, at a distance of 0.01617 au (2.4 million km) from Earth.

We observed it when it was visible at +18.5 mag, moving at 21″/min through the constellation of Hercules.
https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K20/K20J60.html

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3586: Northolt Branch Observatories

CIÊNCIA/ASTRONOMIA

1998 OR2

1998 OR2 is an Amor-type potentially hazardous asteroid with a diameter of 2000 – 4600 metres. It was first observed by NEAT, Haleakala on 24th July 1998. It makes a 'close' approach on the 29th April, at a distance of 0.0420 AU (6.3 million km) from Earth.We observed 1998 OR2 at magnitude +12.2, quite likely to be one of the brightest near-Earth asteroids that we will observe this year.During the days around its close approach 1998 OR2 is expected to become brighter than 11th magnitude. Whilst not visible to the naked eye, it will be easily observable through most telescopes!*A rapidly tumbling piece of debris, Titan 3C Transtage R/B (rocket body) can be seen passing through the animation. It was launched from the Air Force Eastern Test Range in July 1967*#SpotTheAsteroidNortholt Branch ObservatoriesAsteroid DayNEOShield-2Qhyccd

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1998 OR2 is an Amor-type potentially hazardous asteroid with a diameter of 2000 – 4600 metres. It was first observed by NEAT, Haleakala on 24th July 1998. It makes a ‘close’ approach on the 29th April, at a distance of 0.0420 AU (6.3 million km) from Earth.

We observed 1998 OR2 at magnitude +12.2, quite likely to be one of the brightest near-Earth asteroids that we will observe this year.

During the days around its close approach 1998 OR2 is expected to become brighter than 11th magnitude. Whilst not visible to the naked eye, it will be easily observable through most telescopes!

*A rapidly tumbling piece of debris, Titan 3C Transtage R/B (rocket body) can be seen passing through the animation. It was launched from the Air Force Eastern Test Range in July 1967*

#SpotTheAsteroid

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1998 OR2 é um asteróide do tipo Amor potencialmente perigoso com um diâmetro de 2000-4600 metros. Foi observado pela primeira vez pela NEAT, Haleakala em 24 de Julho de 1998. Ele faz uma abordagem “próxima” no dia 29 de Abril, a uma distância de 0.0420 UA (6.3 milhões de km) da Terra.

Observamos 1998 OR2 em magnitude + 12.2, muito provável que seja um dos asteróides mais brilhantes da Terra que iremos observar este ano.

Durante os dias em torno de sua aproximação estreita, espera-se que 1998 OR2 se torne mais brilhante do que a 11 ª magnitude. Embora não seja visível a olho nu, será facilmente observável através da maioria dos telescópios!

* Um pedaço de destroços rapidamente caindo, Titan 3 C Transstage R / B (corpo de foguete) pode ser visto passando pela animação. Foi lançado a partir do Gama de testes oriental da Força Aérea em Julho de 1967 *

#SpotTheAsteroid

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