(163364) 2002 OD20

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(163364) 2002 OD20
Discovery[1]
Discovered by NEAT
Discovery site Palomar Obs.
Discovery date 21 July 2002
Designations
MPC designation (163364) 2002 OD20
NEO · PHA · Apollo[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 5068 days (13.88 yr)
Aphelion 1.8697 AU (279.70 Gm)
Perihelion 0.86152 AU (128.882 Gm)
1.3656 AU (204.29 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.36914 (e)
1.60 yr (582.90 d)
267.34°
0° 37m 3.36s / day
Inclination 4.1884°
259.99°
275.24°
Earth MOID 0.0261628 AU (3.91390 Gm)
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
0.46–1.0 km[2]
2.420 h (0.1008 d)
18.8[1]

(163364) 2002 OD20 is an asteroid, classified as a near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group, likely smaller than one kilometer in diameter.[1][3]

It was scheduled to be observed by Goldstone radar in May 2013.[4] It has a well determined orbit and will make a close approach to Earth on 23 May 2013, at a distance of 0.0387 AU (5,790,000 km; 3,600,000 mi).[1][4] It is due to make another close pass on 23 May 2131, coming as close as 0.0248 AU.[1] It was discovered on 21 July 2002 by astronomers of the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking survey at Palomar Observatory in California.[5] With an absolute magnitude of 18.8,[1] the diameter is estimated to between 460 and 1030 meters.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "JPL Close-Approach Data: 163364 (2002 OD20)" (2009-09-28 last obs and observation arc=7.8 years). Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Target Asteroids! List of Near-Earth Asteroids" (PDF). 
  4. ^ a b "Goldstone Asteroid Schedule". Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  5. ^ "List Of The Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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