2013 FW13

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2013 FW13
Discovery[1]
Discovered byCatalina Sky Survey
Discovery siteMount Lemmon, Arizona
Discovery dateMarch 23, 2013
Designations
MPC designation2013 FW13
MPO 266948
Apollo Apollo
NEO
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 5[1]
Observation arc46[1] d
Aphelion1.52575 AU (228.249 Gm)
Perihelion0.71491 AU (106.949 Gm)
1.12033 AU (167.599 Gm)
Eccentricity0.36188
1.19 yr (433.129 d)
1.19 yr
330.25°
0° 49m 52.464s /day[1]
Inclination23.4137°
175.855°
272.28°
Earth MOID0.0125399 AU (1,875,940 km)[2]
Mercury MOID0.46247 AU (69,185,000 km)[1]
Jupiter MOID3.80531 AU (569.266 Gm)[1]
Physical characteristics
21.7[2]

2013 FW13 is an Apollo asteroid and a potentially hazardous object, that was discovered on March 23, 2013 by the Catalina Sky Survey. Further observation of its orbital calculation was made by amateur astronomer Mohammed Alsunni of Sudan.[3]

2013 FW13 is a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) since its minimum orbit intersection distance (MOID) is less than 0.05 AU and its diameter is estimated to be greater than ~150 meters. The Earth MOID is 0.013 AU (1,900,000 km; 1,200,000 mi).[2] On 18 September 2024 it will safely pass about 0.02 AU (3,000,000 km; 1,900,000 mi) from Earth.[2][4]

The Absolute magnitude of the asteroid is 21.70[5] giving the object an approximate diameter of 120–270 meters.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2013 FW13". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1862 Apollo (1932 HA)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  3. ^ nuclio.org
  4. ^ www.jsettle.com
  5. ^ "List Of The Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs)". International Astronomical Union: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Conversion of Absolute Magnitude to Diameter". International Astronomical Union: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 17 December 2013.

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