Faint NEOs List

Follow-up of very faint targets, magnitude 21-25, in urgent need of observations

This page reports a list of faint one-opposition Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) in urgent need of observations. This site is very similar to the Priority List (PL), but it works complementary to the PL.

The targets for this service are those NEOs listed as URGENT or NECESSARY in the PL that do not meet the requirements of visibility of the PL any longer. As soon as the reach their "End of Visibility" status in the PL, they are immediately transferred into this page. We hope that observers with bigger facilities could follow-up them again before they disappear completely.

Objects brighter than magnitude 25.0 V and at least 30 degrees of elongation from the sun are eligible for this list according to this PLOT. This service is updated on a daily basis using data coming from the Minor Planet Center and the NEODyS databases.

Each category is represented by an abbreviation and the background color in the first column as indicated. For more information read the "Explanation of Symbols".
UR
Urgent
NE
Necessary

Andrea Boattini, Germano D'Abramo, Giovanni Valsecchi

NEA Visibility Chart (Original idea by Felix Hormuth; special thanks to Detlef Koschny)
Insert your IAU Observatory Code below in order to generate a bar chart for Faint List's NEAs visibility from your site.

IAU Observatory Code (e.g. G96):

(Sorted by magnitude)

The following table can be sorted by: Priority
Object

Last update: 2018 Jul 16, 11:04 UT

Priority Object Inserted in this categ. R.A. Decl. Elong. Magn. Sky Uncert. in arcsec End of Visibility
Data for 2018 Jul 16, 23:00 UT
NE 2018 LG16 2018/07/12 18h 00m -43.0 149 22.3 3 2018 Nov 16
UR 2012 BT61 2012/02/07 16h 20m -16.6 132 23.8 773 2018 Sep 24
UR 2012 BY1 2012/01/24 20h 24m -20.4 171 23.9 99999 2018 Jul 29
UR 2012 DV32 2012/06/29 21h 34m -00.9 146 23.9 162 2018 Oct 18
UR 2012 DN14 2012/06/16 18h 55m +00.1 156 24.0 742 2018 Aug 10
UR 2012 FW23 2012/05/02 18h 21m +23.6 131 24.1 12468 2018 Aug 23
UR 2012 BG14 2012/02/04 17h 38m -09.5 148 24.3 33269 2018 Aug 19
UR 2012 DL4 2012/03/08 20h 35m -03.8 159 24.7 13126 2018 Sep 13
UR 2012 FQ35 2012/06/04 21h 03m +25.7 129 24.7 4258 2018 Sep 08