Recent Discoveries – Oct 19 to 28

The past week saw only a few new asteroid discoveries. Due to bright sky conditions caused by the nearly Full Moon, most of the surveys go on hiatus for a few days. Now that the Moon is well past Full, discoveries are ramping up again.

Asteroid   Type   Mag    MOID     a     e     i     H   Discoverer      MPEC
2010 UC7   Apollo  18   0.004   1.89  0.57   5.2  24.6  Catalina        2010-U48
2010 UB7   Amor    19   0.243   2.46  0.50  11.2  21.9  Catalina        2010-U47
2010 UA7   Amor    20   0.173   2.41  0.51   3.7  23.3  Mount Lemmon    2010-U46
2010 UZ6   Amor    20   0.034   2.54  0.60   6.3  26.4  Mount Lemmon    2010-U45
2010 UY6   Amor    20   0.059   2.70  0.62  20.1  20.3  WISE            2010-U44
2010 UX6   Apollo  18   0.021   2.55  0.61   1.3  23.1  La Sagra        2010-U43
2010 UP    Apollo  18   0.017   1.07  0.10   9.3  24.5  LINEAR          2010-U27
2010 UO    Apollo  19   0.029   1.41  0.28   5.5  26.2  Mount Lemmon    2010-U26
2010 UM    Amor    20   0.203   1.94  0.38   3.9  21.7  Mount Lemmon    2010-U22
2010 TX168 Apollo  19   0.021   1.48  0.52  25.9  19.8  Catalina        2010-U25 

Comet       Type       T        q     a     e      i  Mag  Period        MPEC 
None

Type
Aten -  Earth crossing with semi-major axis (avg distance from Sun) < 1 AU
Apollo - Earth crossing with semi-major axis (avg distance from Sun) > 1 AU
Amor - non-Earth crossing with perihelion distance < 1.3 AU
JFC - Jupiter family comet
HFC - Halley family comet
LPC - Long-period comet
MBC - Main belt comet
ECC - Suspected extinct or dormant (or just unrecognized) comet
T - Date of Perihelion
MOID - Minimum Orbit Intercept Distance, minimum distance between asteroid and Earth's orbit
a - semi-major axis, average distance from Sun in AU (1 AU = 93 million miles)
e - eccentricity
i - inclination
H - absolute magnitude
Mag - magnitude at discovery
Discoverer - survey or person who discovered the object
MPEC - Minor Planet Electronic Circular, the discovery announcement

About Carl Hergenrother
I am a professional astronomer specializing in the study of comets, asteroids and meteors. This blog will focus on my professional and amateur work in this field

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