The NEOCP objects ZW8A506 and ZW8ACC4

Informacion suministrada por el Northolt Branch Observatories

The NEOCP objects ZW8A506 and ZW8ACC4, which we observed earlier this week, have been designated 2018 WU and 2018 WV.

2018 WU (=ZW8A506) is an Aten-type asteroid with a diameter of 31-69 metres. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 18th, around the time of its closest approach to Earth at a distance of 0.021 AU (3.2 million km). 2018 WU is currently visible at +19 mag and fading.
This asteroid has an aphelion (greatest distance from the Sun) of 1.008 AU, just barely outside the Earth’s orbit.

2018 WV (=ZW8ACC4) is an Apollo-type asteroid with a diameter of 21-48 metres. It was also first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 18th. 2018 WV made a close approach two days earlier, on November 16th, at a distance of 0.0076 AU (1.1 million km) from Earth. It is fading rapidly, but still observable at +20 mag.

https://minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K18/K18W43.html
https://minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K18/K18W45.html

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