Wednesday 28 June 2006

2006 June notes: 2006 KZ112 and 2006 MU6

Several objects were followed over a period of a couple of weeks during the month, including 2006 KZ112 which has an interesting 'Encke like' orbit (2006 KZ112: q=0.29, e=0.89, i=38, P=4.0, Encke: q=0.33, e=0.85, i=12, P=3.3).

Of the other objects observed, 2006 MU6 was picked up on June 27 after being discovered by Spacewatch on June 20th and is a possible Mars Trojan (though the uncertainties on the orbital elements are still large). Already very faint it is predicted to fade quickly.

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