BINARY AND TERNARY NEAR-EARTH ASTEROIDS DETECTED BY RADAR


http://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/~lance/binary.neas.html
Last update:  2016 Oct 12   Added 2003 TL4 and 2011 DU as contact binary candidates and updated everything
              2017 Jan 20   Added 163693 Atira as a binary
              2017 May 24   Added 2005 UP156 as a binary.  delta-v and Tisserand lists not updated.  
              2017 Jun 06   Added 2005 UP156 as a radar binary
              2017 Jul 17   Added 2014 JO25 as a contact binary.  
              2017 Aug 30   Added 3122 Florence as a binary
              2017 Oct 03   Added 1989 VB as a contact binary
              2017 Oct 12   Added 2017 RV1 as a binary
              2017 Oct 25   Added 2001 QL142 as a binary

Known binary and ternary NEAs:
  Asteroid          H    Radar detection?
  1862 Apollo      16.2     Yes
  1866 Sisyphus    12.4     Yes      Brightest absolute magnitude among known NEA binaries.  CW detection only.
  3122 Florence    14.1     Yes      Triple.  Third brightest absolute magnitude among known NEA multiple systems.
  3671 Dionysus    16.5     No       Lightcurve discovery in May 1997
  5143 Heracles    13.9     Yes      Second brightest absolute magnitude
  5381 Sekhmet     16.6     Yes 
  5646 1990 TR     15.4     No       Lightcurve discovery in November 2012
  7088 Ishtar      16.7     No       Lightcurve discovery in December 2005
  7888 1993 UC     15.1     Yes
 31345 1998 PG     17.3     No       Lightcurve discovery in August 1998
 35107 1991 VH     16.7     Yes      Lightcurve discovery in February 1997
 65803 Didymos     18.0     Yes      Lightcurve discovery in November 2003
 66063 1998 RO1    18.1     Yes      Lightcurve discovery in September 2002
 66391 1999 KW4    16.5     Yes
 69230 Hermes      17.5     Yes      Components have comparable sizes
 85938 1999 DJ4    18.6     Yes      Lightcurve discovery in February 2004
 88710 2001 SL9    17.6     No       Lightcurve discovery in October 2001
136617 1994 CC     17.7     Yes      Triple
136993 1998 ST49   17.7     Yes
137170 1999 HF1    14.5     No       Lightcurve discovery in April 1999
138095 2000 DK79   15.9     Yes
153591 2001 SN263  16.9     Yes      Triple
153958 2002 AM31   18.3     Yes
162000 1990 OS     19.4     Yes
163693 Atira       16.3     Yes
164121 2003 YT1    16.2     Yes
175706 1996 FG3    18.4     Yes      Lightcurve discovery in December 1998
185851 2000 DP107  18.2     Yes
190166 2005 UP156  17.1     Yes      Lightcurve discovery in May 2017 by B. D. Warner and A. W. Harris
226514 2003 UX34   20.0     Yes
276049 2002 CE26   16.8     Yes
285263 1998 QE2    17.3     Yes
310560 2001 QL142  17.8     Yes      Suspected from Goldstone CW data; Definitively discovered by P. Pravec using lightcurves
311066 2004 DC     18.1     Yes
348400 2005 JF21   17.3     Yes
357439 2004 BL86   19.3     Yes      Lightcurve discovery in January 2015
363027 1998 ST27   19.5     Yes
363067 2000 CO101  19.1     Yes
363599 2004 FG11   21.0 *   Yes              
374851 2006 VV2    16.8     Yes
385186 1994 AW1    17.7     Yes      Lightcurve discovery in January 1994
399307 1991 RJ2    18.9     No       Lightcurve discovery in November 2012
399774 2005 NB7    18.7     Yes
410777 2009 FD     22.1 *   Yes      Second faintest absolute magnitude
450894 2008 BT18   18.3     Yes
452561 2005 AB     17.5     Yes      Lightcurve discovery in February 2005. No radar evidence for a satellite: insufficient SNRs
461852 2006 GY2    18.8     Yes
481532 2007 LE     19.7     Yes
       1994 CJ1    21.4 *   Yes      Components have comparable sizes; fourth faintest absolute magnitude
       1994 XD     19.1     Yes
       2000 UG11   20.4     Yes
       2002 BM26   20.1     Yes
       2002 KK8    21.0     Yes
       2003 SS84   21.8 *   Yes      Third faintest absolute magnitude among known binaries
       2005 YQ96   20.4     Yes
       2007 DT103  19.2     Yes
       2008 DG17   19.7     Yes
       2013 WT44   19.3     Yes
       2014 WZ120  20.5     Yes
       2014 YB35   19.0     Yes
       2015 TD144  22.6 *   Yes      Faintest absolute magnitude to date.
       2017 RV1    20.1     Yes      Lightcurve discovery September 2017 by P. Pravec et al.  Satellite not detected by radar.

N = 62

Radar discoveries:      44
Lightcurve discoveries: 18

Radar detections: 54/61 = 0.885

Absolute magnitudes were taken from Horizons and may differ from the delta-V lists on this website,
which were taken from the Minor Planet Center lists.

Not included: 162483 2000 PJ5, 2004 RZ164, and 2009 KD5: possible binaries, but unconfirmed.  
None has been observed with radar.

* = Absolute magnitude fainter than 21


RADAR DETECTIONS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER Radar Detection Discovery Order Asteroid a (AU) e i (deg) H (mag) Q (AU) q (AU) Date Observatory Technique ===== ======== ====== = ======= ======= ====== ====== ==== =========== ========= 1 1866 Sisyphus 1.894 0.539 41.2 13.0 2.914 0.873 Dec 1985 Arecibo Radar 2 185851 2000 DP107 TOO PHA 1.365 0.377 8.7 18.2 1.880 0.850 Sep 2000 Goldstone & Arecibo Radar Aug 2008 Arecibo & Goldstone 3 2000 UG11 TOO PHA 1.934 0.573 8.9 20.4 3.042 0.826 Nov 2000 Arecibo & Goldstone Radar 4 66391 1999 KW4 PHA 0.642 0.688 38.9 16.3 1.084 0.200 May 2001 Goldstone & Arecibo Radar Jun 2002 Arecibo 5 363027 1998 ST27 PHA 0.819 0.530 21.0 19.4 1.253 0.385 Oct 2001 Arecibo Radar Oct 2004 Arecibo 6 2002 BM26 TOO PHA 1.832 0.444 16.2 19.8 2.645 1.019 Feb 2002 Arecibo Radar 7 2002 KK8 TOO PHA 1.967 0.469 24.6 20.5 2.889 1.045 Jun 2002 Arecibo Radar 8 5381 Sekhmet 0.948 0.296 49.0 16.5 1.228 0.667 May 2003 Arecibo Radar 9 66063 1998 RO1 0.991 0.720 22.7 17.9 1.705 0.277 Sep 2003 Arecibo Photometry Sep 2004 Arecibo 10 2003 SS84 TOO PHA 1.932 0.572 5.5 21.7 3.037 0.827 Sep 2003 Arecibo & Goldstone Radar 11 69230 Hermes TOO PHA 1.654 0.624 6.1 17.5 2.686 0.622 Oct 2003 Arecibo & Goldstone Radar 12 162000 1990 OS PHA 1.680 0.463 1.1 20.0 2.458 0.902 Nov 2003 Arecibo Radar (Aug 1990 Goldstone Satellite not detected) 13 65803 Didymos PHA 1.642 0.383 3.4 17.9 2.275 1.013 Nov 2003 Arecibo, Goldstone Photometry, Radar 14 85938 1999 DJ4 PHA 1.851 0.483 9.2 18.4 2.745 0.957 Apr 2004 Arecibo Photometry 15 164121 2003 YT1 TOO PHA 1.110 0.292 44.1 16.2 1.434 0.785 May 2004 Arecibo Radar 16 276049 2002 CE26 2.233 0.559 47.4 16.5 3.481 0.984 Aug 2004 Arecibo Radar Possible triple 17 452561 2005 AB TOO 3.217 0.656 8.2 17.3 5.325 1.107 Feb 2005 Arecibo Photometry 18 1994 XD TOO PHA 2.356 0.730 4.3 19.1 4.076 0.637 Jun 2005 Arecibo Radar 19 1862 Apollo PHA 1.471 0.560 6.4 16.3 2.295 0.647 Oct 2005 Arecibo Radar (Nov 1980 Arecibo Satellite not detected) 20 461852 2006 GY2 TOO PHA 1.853 0.494 30.6 18.7 2.768 0.938 May 2006 Arecibo & Goldstone Radar 21 311066 2004 DC PHA 1.634 0.400 19.4 18.0 2.288 0.981 Jun 2006 Arecibo & Goldstone Radar 22 363599 2006 VV2 TOO PHA 2.388 0.602 23.6 16.6 3.826 0.949 Mar 2007 Goldstone & Arecibo Radar 23 2007 DT103 TOO PHA 2.210 0.574 5.4 19.4 3.480 0.941 Jul 2007 Goldstone Radar 24 153591 2001 SN263 1.987 0.478 6.7 16.9 2.938 1.037 Feb 2008 Arecibo Radar TRIPLE 25 399774 2005 NB7 PHA 2.042 0.516 12.7 18.7 3.096 0.988 Apr 2008 Arecibo & Goldstone Radar 26 450894 2008 BT18 TOO PHA 2.222 0.598 8.1 18.2 3.551 0.894 Jul 2008 Arecibo & Goldstone Radar 27 35107 1991 VH PHA 1.136 0.144 13.9 16.7 1.300 0.973 Jul 2008 Arecibo & Goldstone Photometry 28 136617 1994 CC PHA 1.638 0.417 4.7 17.7 2.321 0.955 Jun 2009 Goldstone & Arecibo Radar TRIPLE 29 363067 2000 CO101 PHA 1.075 0.090 15.3 19.0 1.172 0.979 Sep 2009 Arecibo Radar 30 175706 1996 FG3 PHA 1.054 0.350 2.0 18.0 1.423 0.685 Nov 2011 Arecibo Photometry 31 5143 Heracles 1.833 0.773 9.1 14.0 3.249 0.417 Dec 2011 Arecibo Radar 32 363599 2004 FG11 PHA 1.589 0.724 3.1 20.9 2.739 0.438 Apr 2012 Arecibo Radar 33 2007 LE PHA 1.839 0.517 29.5 19.2 2.790 0.889 May 2012 Goldstone Radar 34 153958 2002 AM31 PHA 1.704 0.452 4.6 18.2 2.475 0.935 Jul 2012 Arecibo Radar 35 136993 1998 ST49 2.311 0.593 24.5 17.7 3.681 0.939 Oct 2012 Arecibo Radar 36 2008 DG17 1.837 0.449 41.1 19.7 2.664 1.012 Feb 2013 Arecibo Radar 37 7888 1993 UC 2.434 0.664 26.1 15.3 4.053 0.817 Mar 2013 Arecibo Radar 38 285263 1998 QE2 PHA 2.421 0.571 12.9 17.1 3.805 1.039 May 2013 Goldstone Radar 39 138095 2000 DK79 PHA 1.777 0.414 60.7 15.8 2.513 1.040 Nov 2013 Arecibo Radar 40 2013 WT44 TOO PHA 2.259 0.568 12.2 19.6 3.542 0.975 Mar 2014 Goldstone Radar 41 1994 CJ1 PHA 1.489 0.325 2.3 21.3 1.973 1.005 Jun 2014 Arecibo Radar 42 2014 WZ120 TOO PHA 2.210 0.638 20.9 20.4 3.620 0.800 Nov 2014 Arecibo Radar 43 2005 YQ96 PHA 0.743 0.334 22.2 20.4 0.992 0.495 Dec 2014 Arecibo, Goldstone Radar 44 357439 2004 BL86 PHA 1.502 0.403 23.7 19.3 2.107 0.896 Jan 2015 Goldstone, Arecibo Photometry 45 2014 YB35 TOO PHA 1.875 0.483 12.7 18.9 2.780 0.969 Mar 2015 Goldstone Radar 46 385186 1994 AW1 PHA 1.105 0.075 24.1 17.5 1.188 1.021 Jul 2015 Goldstone, Arecibo Photometry 47 348400 2005 JF21 PHA 2.224 0.535 10.9 17.1 3.415 1.034 Aug 2015 Goldstone Radar 48 2015 TD144 TOO 1.988 0.758 1.6 22.6 3.495 0.481 Oct 2015 Arecibo Radar 49 410777 2009 FD 1.163 0.493 3.1 22.1 1.736 0.590 Oct 2015 Goldstone, Arecibo Radar 50 226514 2003 UX34 PHA 1.095 0.616 2.6 20.0 1.770 0.421 Jan 2017 Goldstone, Arecibo Radar 51 163693 Atira 0.741 0.322 25.6 16.3 0.980 0.502 Jan 2017 Arecibo Radar 52 190166 2005 UP156 2.115 0.470 4.2 17.1 3.109 1.121 Jun 2017 Arecibo Photometry 53 3122 Florence PHA 1.768 0.423 22.2 14.1 2.516 1.020 Aug 2017 Goldstone, Arecibo Radar TRIPLE 54 310560 2001 QL142 PHA 1.049 0.499 26.6 17.8 1.573 0.526 Sep 2017 Goldstone Photometry & Radar 55 2017 RV1 PHA 2.422 0.629 2.0 20.1 3.945 0.899 Oct 2017 Goldstone Photometry "date" refers to the first radar apparition that showed evidence of a binary. 1990 OS was observed in 1990 but did not show evidence for a secondary until it was observed again in 2003. Similarly, Apollo was observed by radar in 1980 but its satellite was not detected until 2005. Consequently, radar observations that did not yield detections of secondaries are excluded from this list (e.g., 1990 OS at Goldstone in 2003, Apollo at Goldstone in 2005, and 2000 CO101 at Goldstone in 2009). With 2006 GY2, there was a suggestion of a satellite in Goldstone CW data on May 13, but it wasn't obviously a binary until radar imaging at Arecibo on May 15. May 16 Goldstone data also showed two objects. With Didymos, we did not realize that the Goldstone data showed both components until Sep. 2009. 2005 JF21 was detected by radar at Arecibo first but evidence for a satellite wasn't seen until the Goldstone observations about 2.5 weeks later. 2009 FD was detected by radar at Arecibo in 2014 but evidence for a companion wasn't visible until October 2015 when the asteroid was significantly closer. 1866 Sisyphus is now listed as a binary based on CW data obtained at Arecibo in December, 1985. The CW signature matches those subsequently seen many times with other binary NEAs. Attempts to detect the secondary with ranging observations in 1985 were unsuccessful. 2001 QL142 was observed with radar at Goldstone in Sep. 2017. CW echoes showed a narrow spike but we were not able to get images to confirm if this was the signature of a satellite or not. Lightcurves obtained by P. Pravec at La Silla in Oct. 2017 showed that 2001 QL142 has a companion. TOO indicates targets-of-opportunity. PHA = "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" as defined by the Minor Planet Center Binaries and triples DISCOVERED by radar that have been targets-of-opportunity: 15/41 = 36.6% Percentage of radar binaries and triples classified as "Potentially Hazardous:" 40/55 = 72.7%
RADAR DETECTIONS ORDERED BY ASTEROID NUMBER AND PROVISIONAL DESIGNATION Asteroid a (AU) e i (deg) H (mag) Q (AU) q (AU) Order Date Observatory ======== ====== = ======= ======= ====== ====== ===== ==== =========== 1862 Apollo 1.471 0.560 6.4 16.3 2.295 0.647 PHA 19 Oct 2005 Arecibo & Goldstone 1866 Sisyphus 1.894 0.539 41.2 13.0 2.914 0.873 1 Dec 1985 Arecibo 3122 Florence 1.768 0.423 22.2 14.1 2.516 1.020 PHA 53 Aug 2017 Goldstone & Arecibo 5143 Heracles 1.833 0.773 9.1 14.0 3.249 0.417 31 Dec 2011 Arecibo 5381 Sekhmet 0.948 0.296 49.0 16.5 1.228 0.667 8 May 2003 Arecibo 7888 1993 UC 2.434 0.664 26.1 15.3 4.053 0.817 37 Mar 2013 Arecibo & Goldstone 35107 1991 VH 1.136 0.144 13.9 16.7 1.300 0.973 PHA 27 Jul 2008 Arecibo & Goldstone 65803 Didymos 1.642 0.383 3.4 17.9 2.275 1.013 PHA 13 Nov 2003 Arecibo & Goldstone 66063 1998 RO1 0.991 0.720 22.7 17.9 1.705 0.277 9 Sep 2003 Arecibo 66391 1999 KW4 0.642 0.688 38.9 16.3 1.084 0.200 PHA 4 May 2001 Goldstone & Arecibo 69230 Hermes 1.654 0.624 6.1 17.5 2.686 0.622 PHA 11 Oct 2003 Arecibo & Goldstone 85938 1999 DJ4 1.851 0.483 9.2 18.4 2.745 0.957 PHA 13 Apr 2004 Arecibo 136617 1994 CC 1.638 0.417 4.7 17.7 2.321 0.955 PHA 28 Jun 2009 Goldstone & Arecibo 136993 1998 ST49 2.311 0.593 24.5 17.7 3.681 0.939 35 Oct 2012 Arecibo & Goldstone 138095 2000 DK79 1.777 0.414 60.7 15.8 2.513 1.040 PHA 39 Nov 2013 Arecibo 153591 2001 SN263 1.987 0.478 6.7 16.9 2.938 1.037 24 Feb 2008 Arecibo 153958 2002 AM31 1.705 0.452 4.6 18.2 2.475 0.935 PHA 34 Jul 2012 Arecibo & Goldstone 162000 1990 OS 1.680 0.463 1.1 20.0 2.458 0.902 PHA 12 Nov 2003 Arecibo 163693 Atira 0.741 0.322 25.6 16.3 0.980 0.502 51 Jan 2017 Arecibo 164121 2003 YT1 1.110 0.292 44.1 16.2 1.434 0.785 PHA 15 May 2004 Arecibo 175706 1996 FG3 1.054 0.350 2.0 18.0 1.423 0.685 PHA 30 Nov 2011 Arecibo & Goldstone 185851 2000 DP107 1.365 0.377 8.7 18.2 1.880 0.850 PHA 2 Sep 2000 Goldstone & Arecibo 190166 2005 UP156 2.115 0.470 4.2 17.1 3.109 1.121 52 Jun 2017 Arecibo 226514 2003 UX34 1.095 0.616 2.6 20.0 1.770 0.421 PHA 50 Jan 2017 Goldstone & Arecibo 276049 2002 CE26 2.233 0.559 47.4 16.5 3.481 0.984 16 Aug 2004 Arecibo 285263 1998 QE2 2.421 0.571 12.9 17.1 3.805 1.039 PHA 38 May 2013 Goldstone & Arecibo 310560 2001 QL142 1.049 0.499 26.6 17.8 1.573 0.526 PHA 54 Sep 2017 Goldstone 311066 2004 DC 1.634 0.400 19.4 18.0 2.288 0.981 PHA 21 Jun 2006 Arecibo & Goldstone 357439 2004 BL86 1.502 0.403 23.7 19.0 2.107 0.896 PHA 44 Jan 2015 Goldstone & Arecibo 363027 1998 ST27 0.819 0.530 21.0 19.4 1.253 0.385 PHA 5 Oct 2001 Arecibo 363067 2000 CO101 1.075 0.090 15.3 19.0 1.172 0.979 PHA 29 Sep 2009 Arecibo 363599 2004 FG11 1.589 0.724 3.1 20.9 2.739 0.438 PHA 32 Apr 2012 Arecibo 374851 2006 VV2 2.388 0.602 23.6 16.6 3.826 0.949 PHA 22 Mar 2007 Goldstone & Arecibo 385186 1994 AW1 1.105 0.075 24.1 17.5 1.188 1.105 PHA 46 Jul 2015 Goldstone & Arecibo 399774 2005 NB7 2.042 0.516 12.7 18.7 3.096 0.988 PHA 25 Apr 2008 Arecibo & Goldstone 410777 2009 FD 1.163 0.493 3.1 22.1 1.736 0.590 49 Oct 2015 Goldstone & Arecibo 438400 2005 JF21 2.224 0.535 10.9 17.1 3.415 1.034 PHA 47 Aug 2015 Goldstone 450894 2008 BT18 2.222 0.598 8.1 18.2 3.551 0.894 PHA 26 Jul 2008 Arecibo & Goldstone 452561 2005 AB 3.217 0.656 8.2 17.3 5.325 1.107 17 Feb 2005 Arecibo 461852 2006 GY2 1.853 0.494 30.6 18.7 2.768 0.938 PHA 20 May 2006 Arecibo & Goldstone 481532 2007 LE 1.839 0.517 29.5 19.2 2.790 0.889 PHA 33 May 2012 Goldstone & Arecibo 488453 1994 XD 2.356 0.730 4.3 19.1 4.076 0.637 PHA 18 Jun 2005 Arecibo 494658 2000 UG11 1.934 0.573 8.9 20.4 3.042 0.826 PHA 3 Nov 2000 Arecibo & Goldstone 1994 CJ1 1.489 0.325 2.3 21.3 1.973 1.005 PHA 41 Jun 2014 Arecibo 2002 BM26 1.832 0.444 16.2 19.8 2.645 1.019 PHA 6 Feb 2002 Arecibo 2002 KK8 1.967 0.469 24.6 20.5 2.889 1.045 PHA 7 Jun 2002 Arecibo 2003 SS84 1.932 0.572 5.5 21.7 3.037 0.827 PHA 10 Sep 2003 Arecibo & Goldstone 2005 YQ96 0.744 0.333 22.2 20.4 0.992 0.496 PHA 43 Dec 2014 Arecibo & Goldstone 2007 DT103 2.210 0.574 5.4 19.5 3.480 0.941 PHA 23 Jul 2007 Goldstone 2008 DG17 1.837 0.449 41.1 19.7 2.664 1.101 36 Feb 2013 Arecibo 2013 WT44 2.259 0.568 12.2 19.6 3.542 0.975 PHA 40 Mar 2014 Goldstone & Arecibo 2014 WZ120 2.354 0.571 20.9 20.4 3.620 0.800 PHA 42 Nov 2014 Arecibo 2014 YB35 1.875 0.483 12.7 18.9 2.780 0.969 PHA 45 Mar 2015 Goldstone 2015 TD144 1.988 0.758 1.6 22.6 3.495 0.481 48 Oct 2015 Arecibo 2017 RV1 2.422 0.629 2.0 20.1 3.945 0.899 PHA 55 Oct 2017 Goldstone
CONFIRMED BINARY NEAS _NOT_ OBSERVED BY RADAR 3671 Dionysus 5646 1990 TR 7088 Ishtar 31345 1998 PG 88710 2001 SL9 137170 1999 HF1 399307 1991 RJ2
ALL BINARY AND TERNARY NEAS RANKED BY ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE Spectral Dprimary Asteroid H Class (km) 1866 Sisyphus 1972 XA 12.4 S ~8 RADAR DISCOVERY 5143 Heracles 1991 VL 13.9 O,Sk,Q 3.6 RADAR DISCOVERY 3122 Florence 1981 ET3 14.1 SQ 4.4 RADAR DISCOVERY 137170 1999 HF1 14.5 X,C 3.7 not detected by radar 7888 1993 UC 15.1 U,S 2.7 RADAR DISCOVERY 5646 1990 TR 15.4 S,Q 2.7 not detected by radar 138095 2000 DK79 15.9 ?? RADAR DISCOVERY 164121 2003 YT1 16.2 V 1.0 RADAR DISCOVERY 1862 Apollo 1932 HA 16.2 Q 1.5 RADAR DISCOVERY 163693 Atira 2003 CP20 16.3 3+ RADAR DISCOVERY 3671 Dionysus 1984 KD 16.5 C not detected by radar 66391 1999 KW4 16.5 S 1.5 RADAR DISCOVERY 5381 Sekhmet 1991 JY 16.6 V 1.0 RADAR DISCOVERY 7088 Ishtar 1992 AA 16.7 Sq not detected by radar 35107 1991 VH 16.7 S RADAR 276049 2002 CE26 16.8 C 3.5 RADAR DISCOVERY 374851 2006 VV2 16.8 S 1.8 RADAR DISCOVERY 153591 2001 SN263 16.9 B RADAR DISCOVERY 190166 2005 UP156 17.1 RADAR 31345 1998 PG 17.3 Q not detected by radar 285263 1998 QE2 17.3 C 3 RADAR DISCOVERY 348400 2005 JF21 17.3 ?? RADAR DISCOVERY 69230 Hermes 1937 UB 17.5 S 0.6 RADAR DISCOVERY 452561 2005 AB 17.5 C RADAR 88710 2001 SL9 17.6 Q not detected by radar 136617 1994 CC 17.7 Q 0.7 RADAR DISCOVERY 136993 1998 ST49 17.7 Xe,Q RADAR DISCOVERY 385186 1994 AW1 17.7 S RADAR 310560 2001 QL142 17.8 RADAR 65803 Didymos 1996 GT 18.0 S 0.8 RADAR 66063 1998 RO1 18.1 S 0.6 RADAR 311066 2004 DC 18.1 ?? 0.3 RADAR DISCOVERY SC/OC is nearly unity. Likely V or E class. 185851 2000 DP107 18.2 Sq 0.8 RADAR DISCOVERY 153958 2002 AM31 18.3 SqV RADAR DISCOVERY 450894 2008 BT18 18.3 S,V RADAR 175706 1996 FG3 18.4 C 1.8 RADAR 85938 1999 DJ4 18.6 Q 0.42 RADAR 399774 2005 NB7 18.7 S 0.5 RADAR DISCOVERY 2006 GY2 18.8 ?? 0.45 RADAR DISCOVERY 399307 1991 RJ2 18.9 ?? not detected by radar 2014 YB35 19.0 ?? RADAR DISCOVERY 363067 2000 CO101 19.1 Xk 0.7 RADAR DISCOVERY 1994 XD 19.1 Q 0.6 RADAR DISCOVERY 2007 DT103 19.2 S ~0.3 RADAR DISCOVERY 357439 2004 BL86 19.3 V RADAR 2013 WT44 19.3 dark ~0.9 RADAR DISCOVERY 162000 1990 OS 19.4 ?? 0.3 RADAR DISCOVERY 363027 1998 ST27 19.5 C 0.8 RADAR DISCOVERY 481532 2007 LE 19.7 C ~0.45 RADAR DISCOVERY 2008 DG17 19.7 ?? RADAR DISCOVERY 2002 BM26 20.1 P 0.6 RADAR DISCOVERY 2017 RV1 20.1 ? RADAR 2000 UG11 20.4 S 0.23 RADAR DISCOVERY 2005 YQ96 20.4 ?? RADAR DISCOVERY 2014 WZ120 20.5 ?? RADAR DISCOVERY 363599 2004 FG11 21.0 V RADAR DISCOVERY 2002 KK8 21.0 ?? 0.5 RADAR DISCOVERY 1994 CJ1 21.4 ?? RADAR DISCOVERY 2003 SS84 21.8 ?? 0.12 RADAR DISCOVERY 410777 2009 FD 22.1 ?? RADAR DISCOVERY 2015 TD144 22.6 ?? RADAR DISCOVERY Here C includes C and B types and S includes S and Q types Note: absolute magnitudes are taken from Horizons. Values may differ by up to a few tenths of a magnitude from those listed on the Minor Planet Center's websites. Dprimary = diameter of the primary, as estimated from radar observations and/or shape modeling. List updated: April 2016 (updates to both the absolute magnitudes and spectral classes) Taxonomic class sources: EARN and Horizons. Some supplemented by personal communications.
================================================================ Abundance of Radar Binaries and Ternaries by Absolute Magnitude: Updated 2016 Apr 22 NEEDS AN UPDATE Fraction of Radar Radar radar H range NEAs binaries detections ------- ----- -------- ---------- H < 13.0 2 1 0.500 13.0 <= H < 14.0 3 1 0.333 14.0 <= H < 15.0 12 1 0.083 15.0 <= H < 16.0 22 3 0.136 16.0 <= H < 17.0 48 10 0.208 17.0 <= H < 18.0 59 9 0.153 18.0 <= H < 19.0 72 11 0.153 19.0 <= H < 20.0 86 10 0.116 20.0 <= H < 21.0 76 3 0.039 21.0 <= H < 22.0 52 4 0.077 22.0 <= H < 23.0 39 2 0.051 23.0 <= H 140 0 0.000 Abundance of all binaries and ternary heliocentric eccentricities and semimajor axes Binary Binary Eccentricity NEAs Semimajor axis NEAs e < 0.1 2 a < 0.8 1 0.1 <= e < 0.2 1 0.8 <= a < 1.0 4 0.2 <= e < 0.3 3 1.0 <= a < 1.2 7 0.3 <= e < 0.4 7 1.2 <= a < 1.4 1 0.4 <= e < 0.5 17 1.4 <= a < 1.6 4 0.5 <= e < 0.6 15 1.6 <= a < 1.8 7 0.6 <= e < 0.7 6 1.8 <= a < 2.0 14 0.7 <= e < 0.8 5 2.0 <= a < 2.2 4 0.8 <= e < 0.9 0 2.2 <= a < 2.4 10 0.9 <= e 0 2.4 <= a < 2.6 2 2.6 <= a 1
DELTA-V RANKINGS ================ Delta-v rankings for all NEA binaries and ternaries observed with radar and photometry. Not included; 1998 TU3, a possible binary reported by Hicks and Truong, Ast. Tel. #2833. (2010) 2004 RZ164, a possible binary reported by Kwiatkowski et al., Astron. Astrophys. 462, 341-344 (2007) 2000 PJ5, a possible binary reported by Polishook and Brosch, Icarus 194, 111-124 (2008) 2009 KD5, a possible binary reported by Foster et al. Bull. Am. Astron. Soc. 42, 1055 (2010) [abstract] Number of NEAs in the MPC database = 16731 (2017 October 3) RADAR BINARY = Binary or ternary observed by radar, but not necessarily discovered by radar BINARY = Binary observed photometrically but not (yet) by radar SPACECRAFT RENDEZVOUS --------------------- DELTA-V (ASTEROID)/ PROVISIONAL DELTA-V DELTA-V FOR RANK PERCENTILE ASTEROID NAME DESIGNATION (KM/S) THE MOON MARS H (mag) a (AU) e i (deg) ==== ========== ============= =========== ======= ======== ==== ======= ====== === ====== 436 97.42 1994 CJ1 4.704 0.784 0.747 21.4 1.490 0.325 2.3 RADAR BINARY 1056 93.75 (65803) Didymos 1996 GT 5.102 0.850 0.810 18.0 1.645 0.384 3.4 RADAR BINARY 1643 90.28 (136617) 1994 CC 5.379 0.896 0.854 17.7 1.638 0.417 4.7 RADAR BINARY 2286 86.48 (153958) 2002 AM31 5.627 0.938 0.893 18.3 1.703 0.452 4.6 RADAR BINARY 2449 85.51 (162000) 1990 OS 5.685 0.947 0.902 19.4 1.678 0.463 1.1 RADAR BINARY 3329 80.31 (153591) 2001 SN263 5.963 0.994 0.947 16.9 1.987 0.478 6.7 RADAR BINARY 3349 80.19 (185851) 2000 DP107 5.969 0.995 0.947 18.2 1.365 0.377 8.7 RADAR BINARY 3646 78.43 (85938) 1999 DJ4 6.043 1.007 0.959 18.6 1.853 0.484 9.1 RADAR BINARY 4834 71.40 (190166) 2005 UP156 6.313 1.052 1.002 17.2 2.116 0.470 4.2 RADAR BINARY 5075 69.98 (35107) 1991 VH 6.364 1.061 1.010 16.7 1.137 0.144 13.9 RADAR BINARY 5091 69.88 2014 YB35 6.369 1.061 1.011 19.0 1.876 0.483 12.6 RADAR BINARY 5104 69.81 2007 DT103 6.372 1.062 1.011 19.2 2.206 0.575 5.5 RADAR BINARY 5803 65.67 (399774) 2005 NB7 6.507 1.085 1.033 18.7 2.044 0.517 12.7 RADAR BINARY 6292 62.78 (348400) 2005 JF21 6.595 1.099 1.047 17.3 2.225 0.536 10.9 RADAR BINARY 6351 62.43 (175706) 1996 FG3 6.609 1.102 1.049 18.4 1.054 0.350 2.0 RADAR BINARY 6491 61.60 2003 SS84 6.634 1.106 1.053 21.8 1.931 0.571 5.5 RADAR BINARY 6655 60.63 (31345) 1998 PG 6.666 1.111 1.058 17.3 2.016 0.391 6.5 BINARY 6750 60.07 2017 RV1 6.684 1.114 1.061 20.1 2.422 0.629 2.0 RADAR BINARY 6798 59.79 (7088) Ishtar 1992 AA 6.691 1.115 1.062 16.8 1.981 0.390 8.3 BINARY 6930 59.01 (450894) 2008 BT18 6.717 1.119 1.066 18.3 2.222 0.594 8.1 RADAR BINARY 7084 58.10 2002 BM26 6.743 1.124 1.070 20.1 1.832 0.444 16.2 RADAR BINARY 7165 57.62 2013 WT44 6.757 1.126 1.073 19.3 2.260 0.568 12.2 RADAR BINARY 7173 57.57 (3671) Dionysus 1984 KD 6.758 1.126 1.073 16.5 2.199 0.541 13.5 BINARY 7633 54.85 (5646) 1990 TR 6.850 1.142 1.087 15.4 2.144 0.436 7.9 BINARY 7756 54.12 (494658) 2000 UG11 6.877 1.146 1.092 20.4 1.928 0.573 8.9 RADAR BINARY 8414 50.23 (285263) 1998 QE2 7.023 1.170 1.115 17.2 2.423 0.572 12.9 RADAR BINARY 9041 46.52 (311066) 2004 DC 7.168 1.195 1.138 18.1 1.634 0.400 19.5 RADAR BINARY 9071 46.34 (399307) 1991 RJ2 7.178 1.196 1.139 18.9 2.210 0.427 8.9 BINARY 9211 45.51 (363067) 2000 CO101 7.218 1.203 1.146 19.1 1.076 0.090 15.3 RADAR BINARY 9969 41.03 (452561) 2005 AB 7.457 1.243 1.184 17.5 3.216 0.656 8.2 RADAR BINARY 10014 40.76 (1862) Apollo 1932 HA 7.471 1.245 1.186 16.2 1.470 0.560 6.4 RADAR BINARY 10561 37.53 (410777) 2009 FD 7.661 1.277 1.216 22.1 1.164 0.493 3.1 RADAR BINARY 10847 35.84 (69230) Hermes 1937 UB 7.777 1.296 1.234 17.5 1.655 0.624 6.1 RADAR BINARY 10914 35.44 (3122) Florence 1981 ET3 7.808 1.301 1.239 14.1 1.769 0.423 22.2 RADAR BINARY 11443 32.31 (488453) 1994 XD 8.073 1.345 1.281 19.1 2.346 0.734 4.3 RADAR BINARY 12135 28.22 (357439) 2004 BL86 8.458 1.410 1.343 19.3 1.502 0.403 23.8 RADAR BINARY 12179 27.96 2002 KK8 8.480 1.413 1.346 21.0 1.954 0.466 24.5 RADAR BINARY 12457 26.31 (374851) 2006 VV2 8.640 1.440 1.371 16.8 2.387 0.605 23.7 RADAR BINARY 12505 26.03 2014 WZ120 8.667 1.444 1.376 20.5 2.214 0.638 20.9 RADAR BINARY 12648 25.18 (136993) 1998 ST49 8.754 1.459 1.390 17.7 2.311 0.594 24.5 RADAR BINARY 12724 24.73 2015 TD144 8.798 1.466 1.397 22.6 1.975 0.756 1.6 RADAR BINARY 13287 21.40 (363599) 2004 FG11 9.181 1.530 1.457 21.0 1.588 0.724 3.1 RADAR BINARY 13474 20.30 (88710) 2001 SL9 9.322 1.554 1.480 17.6 1.061 0.270 21.9 BINARY 13780 18.49 (7888) 1993 UC 9.585 1.597 1.521 15.1 2.435 0.664 26.1 RADAR BINARY 13796 18.39 (5143) Heracles 1991 VL 9.594 1.599 1.523 14.0 1.833 0.772 9.0 RADAR BINARY 13828 18.20 (226514) 2003 UX34 9.620 1.603 1.527 20.1 1.095 0.616 2.6 RADAR BINARY 14022 17.05 (481532) 2007 LE 9.798 1.633 1.555 19.7 1.838 0.517 29.5 RADAR BINARY 14095 16.62 (461852) 2006 GY2 9.879 1.647 1.568 18.8 1.858 0.496 30.6 RADAR BINARY 14443 14.56 (385186) 1994 AW1 10.237 1.706 1.625 17.7 1.105 0.076 24.1 RADAR BINARY 15518 8.20 (310560) 2001 QL142 11.876 1.979 1.885 17.8 1.049 0.499 26.6 RADAR BINARY 15839 6.31 2008 DG17 12.619 2.103 2.003 19.7 1.838 0.450 41.1 RADAR BINARY 15866 6.15 2005 YQ96 12.674 2.112 2.012 20.4 0.743 0.334 22.2 RADAR BINARY 15924 5.80 (1866) Sisyphus 1972 XA 12.836 2.139 2.037 12.4 1.893 0.539 41.2 RADAR BINARY 15943 5.69 (363027) 1998 ST27 12.905 2.151 2.048 19.5 0.819 0.530 21.1 RADAR BINARY 15991 5.41 (137170) 1999 HF1 13.041 2.174 2.070 14.6 0.819 0.463 25.7 BINARY 16126 4.61 (163693) Atira 2003 CP20 13.442 2.240 2.134 16.3 0.741 0.322 25.6 RADAR BINARY 16269 3.76 (276049) 2002 CE26 14.091 2.348 2.237 16.8 2.233 0.561 47.3 RADAR BINARY 16639 1.57 (164121) 2003 YT1 16.470 2.745 2.614 16.2 1.110 0.292 44.1 RADAR BINARY 16804 0.60 (138095) 2000 DK79 19.292 3.215 3.062 16.0 1.777 0.414 60.7 RADAR BINARY 16811 0.56 (66063) 1998 RO1 19.402 3.234 3.080 18.1 0.991 0.720 22.7 RADAR BINARY 16869 0.21 (66391) 1999 KW4 21.309 3.551 3.382 16.5 0.642 0.689 38.9 RADAR BINARY SPACECRAFT FLYBY ---------------- Provisional Delta-v H a e i Rank Percentile Asteroid number and name Designation (km/s) (mag) (AU) (deg) ==== ========== ======================== =========== ======= ===== ===== ===== ===== 587 96.53 (175706) 1996 FG3 4.020 18.4 1.054 0.350 2.0 RADAR BINARY 1668 90.13 (410777) 2009 FD 4.394 22.1 1.164 0.493 3.1 RADAR BINARY 1765 89.56 (226514) 2003 UX34 4.421 20.1 1.095 0.616 2.6 RADAR BINARY 2018 88.06 (35107) 1991 VH 4.499 16.7 1.137 0.144 13.9 RADAR BINARY 2074 87.73 (363067) 2000 CO101 4.514 19.1 1.076 0.090 15.3 RADAR BINARY 2579 84.74 1994 CJ1 4.651 21.4 1.490 0.325 2.3 RADAR BINARY 3019 82.14 (185851) 2000 DP107 4.774 18.2 1.365 0.377 8.7 RADAR BINARY 3848 77.24 (65803) Didymos 1996 GT 5.000 18.0 1.645 0.384 3.4 RADAR BINARY 4177 75.29 (136617) 1994 CC 5.080 17.7 1.638 0.417 4.7 RADAR BINARY 4323 74.43 (1862) Apollo 1932 HA 5.113 16.2 1.470 0.560 6.4 RADAR BINARY 4447 73.69 (162000) 1990 OS 5.145 19.4 1.678 0.463 1.1 RADAR BINARY 4524 73.24 2005 YQ96 5.163 20.4 0.743 0.334 22.2 RADAR BINARY 4794 71.64 (153958) 2002 AM31 5.228 18.3 1.703 0.452 4.6 RADAR BINARY 5572 67.04 (88710) 2001 SL9 5.400 17.6 1.061 0.270 21.9 BINARY 5751 65.98 (363599) 2004 FG11 5.436 21.0 1.588 0.724 3.1 RADAR BINARY 5964 64.72 (69230) Hermes 1937 UB 5.481 17.5 1.655 0.624 6.1 RADAR BINARY 6216 63.23 (385186) 1994 AW1 5.527 17.7 1.105 0.076 24.1 RADAR BINARY 6597 60.98 (31345) 1998 PG 5.599 17.3 2.016 0.391 6.5 BINARY 6661 60.60 (163693) Atira 2003 CP20 5.611 16.3 0.741 0.322 25.6 RADAR BINARY 6831 59.59 (7088) Ishtar 1992 AA 5.641 16.8 1.981 0.390 8.3 BINARY 7083 58.10 (85938) 1999 DJ4 5.683 18.6 1.853 0.484 9.1 RADAR BINARY 7293 56.86 (153591) 2001 SN263 5.719 16.9 1.987 0.478 6.7 RADAR BINARY 7466 55.84 2003 SS84 5.749 21.8 1.931 0.571 5.5 RADAR BINARY 7598 55.05 (190166) 2005 UP156 5.768 17.2 2.116 0.470 4.2 RADAR BINARY 8411 50.25 (5646) 1990 TR 5.888 15.4 2.144 0.436 7.9 BINARY 8552 49.41 (494658) 2000 UG11 5.906 20.4 1.928 0.573 8.9 RADAR BINARY 8863 47.57 2014 YB35 5.951 19.0 1.876 0.483 12.6 RADAR BINARY 9060 46.41 2015 TD144 5.976 22.6 1.975 0.756 1.6 RADAR BINARY 9207 45.54 (399307) 1991 RJ2 5.998 18.9 2.210 0.427 8.9 BINARY 9691 42.67 2007 DT103 6.069 19.2 2.206 0.575 5.5 RADAR BINARY 9724 42.48 (5143) Heracles 1991 VL 6.074 14.0 1.833 0.772 9.0 RADAR BINARY 10237 39.44 2002 BM26 6.152 20.1 1.832 0.444 16.2 RADAR BINARY 10318 38.96 (311066) 2004 DC 6.166 18.1 1.634 0.400 19.5 RADAR BINARY 10621 37.17 (399774) 2005 NB7 6.217 18.7 2.044 0.517 12.7 RADAR BINARY 10686 36.79 (450894) 2008 BT18 6.226 18.3 2.222 0.594 8.1 RADAR BINARY 10976 35.07 2017 RV1 6.275 20.1 2.422 0.629 2.0 RADAR BINARY 11142 34.09 (310560) 2001 QL142 6.303 17.8 1.049 0.499 26.6 RADAR BINARY 11208 33.70 (348400) 2005 JF21 6.311 17.3 2.225 0.536 10.9 RADAR BINARY 11636 31.17 (488453) 1994 XD 6.389 19.1 2.346 0.734 4.3 RADAR BINARY 12100 28.42 2013 WT44 6.488 19.3 2.260 0.568 12.2 RADAR BINARY 12103 28.41 (3671) Dionysus 1984 KD 6.489 16.5 2.199 0.541 13.5 BINARY 12231 27.65 (357439) 2004 BL86 6.523 19.3 1.502 0.403 23.8 RADAR BINARY 12954 23.37 (285263) 1998 QE2 6.706 17.2 2.423 0.572 12.9 RADAR BINARY 13012 23.03 (3122) Florence 1981 ET3 6.722 14.1 1.769 0.423 22.2 RADAR BINARY 13515 20.05 (137170) 1999 HF1 6.896 14.6 0.819 0.463 25.7 BINARY 13933 17.58 (452561) 2005 AB 7.099 17.5 3.216 0.656 8.2 RADAR BINARY 14090 16.65 (363027) 1998 ST27 7.180 19.5 0.819 0.530 21.1 RADAR BINARY 14367 15.01 2002 KK8 7.334 21.0 1.954 0.466 24.5 RADAR BINARY 14472 14.39 2014 WZ120 7.405 20.5 2.214 0.638 20.9 RADAR BINARY 15077 10.81 (66391) 1999 KW4 7.880 16.5 0.642 0.689 38.9 RADAR BINARY 15081 10.79 (374851) 2006 VV2 7.883 16.8 2.387 0.605 23.7 RADAR BINARY 15095 10.71 (136993) 1998 ST49 7.906 17.7 2.311 0.594 24.5 RADAR BINARY 15222 9.96 (481532) 2007 LE 8.016 19.7 1.838 0.517 29.5 RADAR BINARY 15403 8.88 (461852) 2006 GY2 8.185 18.8 1.858 0.496 30.6 RADAR BINARY 15557 7.97 (7888) 1993 UC 8.336 15.1 2.435 0.664 26.1 RADAR BINARY 16056 5.02 (164121) 2003 YT1 9.168 16.2 1.110 0.292 44.1 RADAR BINARY 16350 3.28 2008 DG17 9.964 19.7 1.838 0.450 41.1 RADAR BINARY 16417 2.89 (1866) Sisyphus 1972 XA 10.188 12.4 1.893 0.539 41.2 RADAR BINARY 16684 1.31 (276049) 2002 CE26 11.805 16.8 2.233 0.561 47.3 RADAR BINARY 16826 0.47 (138095) 2000 DK79 13.949 16.0 1.777 0.414 60.7 RADAR BINARY 16902 0.02 (66063) 1998 RO1 18.576 18.1 0.991 0.720 22.7 RADAR BINARY TISSERAND PARAMETER RANKINGS FOR BINARIES Tisserand Parameter is computed from T = aj/a + 2.0*cos(i)*sqrt((a/aj)*(1.0 - e*e)) where aj is the semimajor axis of Jupiter, a is the semimajor axis of an asteroid, i is the asteroid's inclination, and e is the asteroid's eccentricity. In general, most Jupiter-family (short period) comets have T < 3.0 and ~90% of numbered asteroids with a < 3.3 AU have T > 3. PROVISIONAL TISSERAND RANK PERCENTILE ASTEROID NAME DESIGNATION PARAMETER H (mag) a (AU) e i (deg) Q (AU) q (AU) ==== ========== ============= =========== ========= ======= ====== = ======= ====== ====== 339 97.99 (452561) 2005 AB 2.792 17.5 3.216 0.656 8.2 5.326 1.106 RADAR BINARY 1339 92.08 (7888) 1993 UC 3.055 15.1 2.435 0.664 26.1 4.052 0.818 RADAR BINARY 1412 91.65 (276049) 2002 CE26 3.065 16.8 2.233 0.561 47.3 3.486 0.980 RADAR BINARY 1872 88.93 (488453) 1994 XD 3.127 19.1 2.346 0.734 4.3 4.068 0.624 RADAR BINARY 2175 87.13 (374851) 2006 VV2 3.167 16.8 2.387 0.605 23.7 3.831 0.943 RADAR BINARY 2539 84.98 2017 RV1 3.208 20.1 2.422 0.629 2.0 3.945 0.899 RADAR BINARY 2702 84.02 (136993) 1998 ST49 3.227 17.7 2.311 0.594 24.5 3.684 0.938 RADAR BINARY 2807 83.40 (285263) 1998 QE2 3.238 17.2 2.423 0.572 12.9 3.809 1.037 RADAR BINARY 3226 80.92 2014 WZ120 3.288 20.5 2.214 0.638 20.9 3.627 0.801 RADAR BINARY 3848 77.24 2013 WT44 3.362 19.3 2.260 0.568 12.2 3.544 0.976 RADAR BINARY 4033 76.14 (450894) 2008 BT18 3.382 18.3 2.222 0.594 8.1 3.542 0.902 RADAR BINARY 4378 74.10 2007 DT103 3.419 19.2 2.206 0.575 5.5 3.474 0.938 RADAR BINARY 4400 73.97 (348400) 2005 JF21 3.423 17.3 2.225 0.536 10.9 3.418 1.032 RADAR BINARY 4460 73.62 (3671) Dionysus 1984 KD 3.429 16.5 2.199 0.541 13.5 3.389 1.009 BINARY 4570 72.97 2015 TD144 3.441 22.6 1.975 0.756 1.6 3.468 0.482 RADAR BINARY 4635 72.58 (138095) 2000 DK79 3.448 16.0 1.777 0.414 60.7 2.513 1.041 RADAR BINARY 5173 69.40 (1866) Sisyphus 1972 XA 3.513 12.4 1.893 0.539 41.2 2.913 0.873 RADAR BINARY 5226 69.09 (399307) 1991 RJ2 3.519 18.9 2.210 0.427 8.9 3.154 1.266 BINARY 5700 66.28 (5646) 1990 TR 3.571 15.4 2.144 0.436 7.9 3.079 1.209 BINARY 5808 65.64 (190166) 2005 UP156 3.582 17.2 2.116 0.470 4.2 3.111 1.121 RADAR BINARY 5832 65.50 (5143) Heracles 1991 VL 3.584 14.0 1.833 0.772 9.0 3.248 0.418 RADAR BINARY 5896 65.12 (399774) 2005 NB7 3.592 18.7 2.044 0.517 12.7 3.101 0.987 RADAR BINARY 6254 63.01 2008 DG17 3.631 19.7 1.838 0.450 41.1 2.665 1.011 RADAR BINARY 6393 62.18 2002 KK8 3.649 21.0 1.954 0.466 24.5 2.865 1.043 RADAR BINARY 6654 60.64 (494658) 2000 UG11 3.684 20.4 1.928 0.573 8.9 3.033 0.823 RADAR BINARY 6701 60.36 2003 SS84 3.690 21.8 1.931 0.571 5.5 3.034 0.828 RADAR BINARY 6731 60.18 (461852) 2006 GY2 3.693 18.8 1.858 0.496 30.6 2.780 0.936 RADAR BINARY 6744 60.11 (153591) 2001 SN263 3.697 16.9 1.987 0.478 6.7 2.937 1.037 RADAR BINARY 6869 59.37 (481532) 2007 LE 3.716 19.7 1.838 0.517 29.5 2.788 0.888 RADAR BINARY 6891 59.24 (31345) 1998 PG 3.719 17.3 2.016 0.391 6.5 2.804 1.228 BINARY 7078 58.13 (7088) Ishtar 1992 AA 3.751 16.8 1.981 0.390 8.3 2.754 1.208 BINARY 7387 56.30 2014 YB35 3.800 19.0 1.876 0.483 12.6 2.782 0.970 RADAR BINARY 7610 54.98 (85938) 1999 DJ4 3.839 18.6 1.853 0.484 9.1 2.750 0.956 RADAR BINARY 7750 54.16 2002 BM26 3.861 20.1 1.832 0.444 16.2 2.645 1.019 RADAR BINARY 8086 52.17 (3122) Florence 1981 ET3 3.919 14.1 1.769 0.423 22.2 2.517 1.021 RADAR BINARY 8737 48.32 (69230) Hermes 1937 UB 4.020 17.5 1.655 0.624 6.1 2.688 0.622 RADAR BINARY 8834 47.74 (363599) 2004 FG11 4.037 21.0 1.588 0.724 3.1 2.738 0.438 RADAR BINARY 9062 46.39 (153958) 2002 AM31 4.072 18.3 1.703 0.452 4.6 2.473 0.933 RADAR BINARY 9237 45.36 (162000) 1990 OS 4.107 19.4 1.678 0.463 1.1 2.455 0.901 RADAR BINARY 9472 43.97 (311066) 2004 DC 4.152 18.1 1.634 0.400 19.5 2.288 0.980 RADAR BINARY 9678 42.75 (136617) 1994 CC 4.193 17.7 1.638 0.417 4.7 2.321 0.955 RADAR BINARY 9711 42.56 (65803) Didymos 1996 GT 4.199 18.0 1.645 0.384 3.4 2.277 1.013 RADAR BINARY 10526 37.73 (357439) 2004 BL86 4.364 19.3 1.502 0.403 23.8 2.107 0.897 RADAR BINARY 10778 36.24 (1862) Apollo 1932 HA 4.414 16.2 1.470 0.560 6.4 2.293 0.647 RADAR BINARY 11200 33.75 1994 CJ1 4.503 21.4 1.490 0.325 2.3 1.974 1.006 RADAR BINARY 12326 27.09 (185851) 2000 DP107 4.749 18.2 1.365 0.377 8.7 1.880 0.850 RADAR BINARY 14184 16.10 (410777) 2009 FD 5.291 22.1 1.164 0.493 3.1 1.738 0.590 RADAR BINARY 14280 15.53 (164121) 2003 YT1 5.322 16.2 1.110 0.292 44.1 1.434 0.786 RADAR BINARY 14646 13.36 (226514) 2003 UX34 5.473 20.1 1.095 0.616 2.6 1.770 0.420 RADAR BINARY 14648 13.35 (35107) 1991 VH 5.474 16.7 1.137 0.144 13.9 1.301 0.973 RADAR BINARY 14810 12.39 (385186) 1994 AW1 5.547 17.7 1.105 0.076 24.1 1.189 1.021 RADAR BINARY 15024 11.13 (310560) 2001 QL142 5.655 17.8 1.049 0.499 26.6 1.572 0.526 RADAR BINARY 15144 10.42 (363067) 2000 CO101 5.709 19.1 1.076 0.090 15.3 1.173 0.979 RADAR BINARY 15147 10.40 (88710) 2001 SL9 5.710 17.6 1.061 0.270 21.9 1.347 0.775 BINARY 15272 9.66 (175706) 1996 FG3 5.779 18.4 1.054 0.350 2.0 1.423 0.685 RADAR BINARY 15325 9.35 (66063) 1998 RO1 5.809 18.1 0.991 0.720 22.7 1.705 0.277 RADAR BINARY 16624 1.66 (363027) 1998 ST27 6.980 19.5 0.819 0.530 21.1 1.253 0.385 RADAR BINARY 16627 1.64 (137170) 1999 HF1 6.986 14.6 0.819 0.463 25.7 1.198 0.440 BINARY 16818 0.51 2005 YQ96 7.662 20.4 0.743 0.334 22.2 0.991 0.495 RADAR BINARY 16822 0.49 (163693) Atira 2003 CP20 7.665 16.3 0.741 0.322 25.6 0.980 0.502 RADAR BINARY 16893 0.07 (66391) 1999 KW4 8.500 16.5 0.642 0.689 38.9 1.084 0.200 RADAR BINARY
>> RESUME HERE << Since completion of the upgrade At Arecibo (Jan. 1999): NEA binaries and ternaries with H < 22.0 (diameters > ~200 meters) detected by radar: 53/412 = 12.9% This does not include 2003 SS84, 2014 TD144, or 2009 FD, which are probably < 200 m in diameter and/or have H > 22. NEA ternaries with H < 22 detected by radar: 3/412 = 0.7% Note: the tabulations below include 1866 Sisyphus but do NOT include: 2004 RZ164, a possible binary reported by Kwiatkowski et al. (2007), or 2000 PJ5, a possible binary reported by Polishook and Brosch (2008). Percentage of all NEA binaries and ternaries discovered by radar: 44/62 = 71.0% Percentage of all NEA binaries and ternaries discovered photometrically: 18/62 = 29.0% Percentage of all NEA binaries and ternaries detected by radar: 55/62 = 88.7% Percentage of all NEA binaries and ternaries detected photometrically: 26/62 = 41.9% (Lightcurves of 1998 ST27, Hermes, 2003 YT1, 2002 CE26, Apollo, Sisyphus, 2000 CO101, and Florence do not show evidence for secondaries. The secondaries are probably too small. The lightcurve of 1994 CJ1 hasn't shown evidence for mutual events either.) Percentage of all NEA binaries and ternaries discovered at Arecibo: 31/62 = 50.0% Percentage of all NEA binaries and ternaries discovered at Goldstone: 12/62 = 19.4% Percentage of all NEA radar binaries and ternaries detected at Arecibo: 50/55 = 90.9% Percentage of all NEA radar binaries and ternaries detected at Goldstone: 34/55 = 61.8% Here "detected" means a radar detection of the primary; it might not include detection of companions. Percentage of NEA radar binaries and ternaries that are "Potentially Hazardous:" 39/55 = 70.9% Percentage of NEA binaries and ternaries DISCOVERED by radar (including Sisyphus) that were targets-of-opportunity: 16/44 = 36.4% Ternaries: Percentage of NEA ternaries discovered by radar: 3/3 = 100% Percentage of NEA multiple systems detected by radar that are ternaries: 3/55 = 5.5% This is probably an underestimate due to low SNRs for many of the binary radar detections. This does not include 2002 CE26 or 2005 JF21, candidates but unconfirmed ternary systems. Percentage of NEA radar multiple systems that are in fully synchronous orbits: 3/55 = 5.5% Photometry of 1999 KW4 in 1999 showed tentative evidence of mutual events, but the binary status of that object was not discovered until radar observations at Goldstone in 2001. 1998 RO1, Didymos, and 1999 DJ4, were strongly suspected of being binaries based on lightcurves prior to observations by radar. Photometry of 2006 VV2 suggested a binary in mid-March 2007 but not at the level required for an IAU Circular by the Binary Asteroid Photometric Survey. Its binary status became clear on March 27, 2007 based on observations at Goldstone. 1990 OS was first detected by radar in 1990 but was unrecognized as a binary system until November, 2003. 1862 Apollo was first detected by radar in 1980 but was unrecognized as a binary system until November, 2005. August, 2007 update: 1866 Sisyphus was suspected of being a binary in December, 1985 based on a narrow spike in CW data that did not move in frequency with the asteroid's 2.4 hour rotation period. Similar echo power spectra were not seen again with any asteroid until September, 2000 when 2000 DP107 was recognized as a binary based on both CW spectra and delay-Doppler imaging. Due to the narrow spikes observed in most known binaries, we now classify Sisyphus as a binary system. With an estimated diameter of about 8 km, Sisyphus is by far the largest binary NEA known. For additional lists of binary NEAs, their discovery history, and estimated physical properties, see Petr Pravec's website at: http://www.asu.cas.cz/~asteroid/binneas.htm#1 [THAT WEBSITE IS NOW OUTDATED]
FUTURE EARTH APPROACHES WITHIN 0.1 AU THROUGH 2099 FOR BINARY OR TERNARY NEAs This table also includes apparitions sufficiently close to yield detections for some objects even if Delta > 0.1 AU. Date Distance (AU) 1862 Apollo 2021 Dec 0.242 2023 May 0.213 2046 Nov 0.035 2048 May 0.050 2080 Nov 0.098 2082 May 0.033 1866 Sisyphus 2032 Nov 0.470 Weak CW target: daily SNR ~15 2045 Nov 0.304 Coarse resolution imaging opportunity: daily SNR ~100 2058 Nov 0.154 Good imaging opportunity: daily SNR > 1000 2071 Nov 0.116 Good imaging opportunity: daily SNR > 1000 3122 Florence 2057 Sep 0.050 3671 Dionysus 2085 Jun 0.028 5143 Heracles 2039 Jul 0.058 5381 Sekhmet 2026 May 0.261 CW and coarse resolution ranging 5646 1990 TR NONE within 0.2 au 7088 Ishtar NONE within 0.2 au 7888 1993 UC 2055 Mar 0.082 31345 1998 PG NONE within 0.2 au 35107 1991 VH 2020 Feb 0.307 Weak CW target 2025 Aug 0.078 2026 Jan 0.292 Weak CW target 2048 Aug 0.090 2065 Aug 0.045 2088 Aug 0.045 65803 Didymos 2022 Oct 0.071 2062 Oct 0.050 66063 1998 RO1 2076 Sep 0.098 66391 1999 KW4 2017 May 0.167 coarse resolution imaging target 2018 May 0.078 2019 May 0.035 2020 Jun 0.180 CW and ranging 2036 May 0.016 2053 May 0.068 2054 May 0.046 2071 May 0.018 2088 May 0.087 2089 May 0.024 69230 Hermes 2040 Apr 0.028 2057 Apr 0.027 2069 Oct 0.086 2086 Oct 0.024 85938 1999 DJ4 2057 Mar 0.085 2062 May 0.087 88710 2001 SL9 2026 Apr 0.202 CW & ranging 136617 1994 CC 2032 Aug 0.111 Coarse-resolution imaging target 2053 Jul 0.073 2074 Jun 0.017 2095 Jun 0.034 136993 1998 ST49 ...None...within 0.2 au... 137170 1999 HF1 2022 Mar 0.182 2045 Mar 0.187 2065 Mar 0.175 138095 2000 DK79 2058 Nov 0.065 153591 2001 SN263 2022 Feb 0.101 153958 2002 AM31 2032 Jul 0.034 2052 Aug 0.070 2072 Sep 0.071 2092 Oct 0.086 162000 1990 OS 2027 Aug 0.131 2040 Sep 0.082 2053 Nov 0.020 2077 Oct 0.086 162483 2000 PJ5 2018 Jul 0.194 Possible binary; Polishook & Brosch 2008 2027 Jul 0.183 This object does not approach within 0.1 AU until at least 2100. 2049 Jul 0.176 2071 Jul 0.182 2080 Jul 0.196 2093 Jul 0.198 163693 Atira 2017 Jan 0.207 2024 Jan 0.225 2047 Jan 0.240 2054 Jan 0.209 2061 Jan 0.220 2084 Jan 0.232 2091 Jan 0.208 2098 Jan 0.234 164121 2003 YT1 2016 Oct 0.035 High-resolution imaging 2018 May 0.260 CW and ranging 2023 Nov 0.059 2025 May 0.337 Weak CW 2066 Apr 0.068 2073 Apr 0.011 2085 Nov 0.040 175706 1996 FG3 2022 May 0.078 2024 Nov 0.180 2035 May 0.106 2037 Nov 0.129 2048 May 0.175 2050 Nov 0.057 2063 Nov 0.062 2086 Apr 0.057 2099 May 0.066 185851 2000 DP107 2067 Sep 0.042 2075 Sep 0.046 190166 2005 UP156 2017 Jul 0.134 2057 Jul 0.128 226514 2003 UX34 2051 Sep 0.051 2082 Sep 0.083 2087 Jan 0.085 276049 2002 CE26 2024 Sep 0.201 CW and ranging 285263 1998 QE2 NONE within 0.2 au 310560 2001 QL142 2060 Sep 0.055 2117 Sep 0.055 311066 2004 DC 2077 Jun 0.027 357439 2004 BL86 2050 Jan 0.071 2061 Feb 0.195 2096 Jan 0.024 363027 1998 ST27 2021 Oct 0.189 Weak CW target 2024 Oct 0.024 2027 Oct 0.155 CW and ranging 2047 Oct 0.075 2050 Oct 0.092 2073 Oct 0.034 2096 Oct 0.044 363067 2000 CO101 2028 Sep 0.061 2057 Sep 0.025 2096 Sep 0.031 363599 2004 FG11 2018 Apr 0.049 2020 Apr 0.049 2022 Apr 0.049 2024 Apr 0.052 2026 Apr 0.057 2028 Apr 0.064 2030 Apr 0.079 2032 Apr 0.098 2094 Apr 0.092 2096 Apr 0.052 374851 2006 VV2 2092 Mar 0.134 2129 Mar 0.166 2140 Apr 0.118 2177 Mar 0.032 385186 1994 AW1 2022 Jul 0.112 2023 Jan 0.255 Weak CW 2058 Jul 0.065 2094 Jul 0.083 399307 1991 RJ2 None within 0.1 au through 2100 399774 2005 NB7 2046 Apr 0.029 410777 2009 FD 2063 Mar 0.013 2064 Oct 0.027 2097 Mar 0.070 2103 Nov 0.082 2136 Mar 0.022 2137 Oct 0.081 2142 Oct 0.057 2185 Mar 0.0095 2190 Mar 0.0068 2191 Oct 0.041 438400 2005 JF21 2088 Aug 0.056 2181 Aug 0.069 450894 2008 BT18 2072 Feb 0.018 452561 2005 AB NONE within 0.2 au 461852 2006 GY2 2044 May 0.029 481532 2007 LE 2017 May 0.082 1994 CJ1 2065 Apr 0.094 2134 Jul 0.094 1994 XD 2023 Jun 0.021 2041 Jun 0.015 2000 UG11 2067 Nov 0.081 2067 Nov 0.087 2002 BM26 2069 Jan 0.094 2002 KK8 2054 Jun 0.074 2003 SS84 2020 Feb 0.100 2054 Oct 0.047 (2004 RZ164 2074 Dec 0.053 Possible binary; Kwiatkowski et al. 2007) 2005 YQ96 2024 Jan 0.167 2030 Dec 0.104 2040 Jan 0.037 2056 Jan 0.055 2065 Jan 0.100 2071 Dec 0.157 2090 Jan 0.123 2096 Dec 0.151 2007 DT103 2089 Jul 0.066 2008 DG17 2018 Feb 0.1002 2008 DG17 also makes close approaches within 0.15 AU of 15 Eunomia and 88 Thisbe 2013 WT44 2031 Mar 0.067 2048 Mar 0.149 2133 Mar 0.020 2150 Mar 0.062 2167 Apr 0.106 2014 WZ120 2149 Nov 0.053 2014 YB35 2033 Mar 0.022 2051 Mar 0.093 2015 TD144 None within 0.1 au 2017 RV1 2017 Oct 0.046 2104 Nov 0.081 2191 Oct 0.043
Binary and Triple NEAs observed by radar: What can we estimate for each? Primary Satellite Spectral Object Orbit? Density? Shape? Mass? Class PI 1862 Apollo Maybe Maybe Yes Maybe Q Ford In preparation 1866 Sisyphus No No No No S Benner/Margot 3122 Florence Yes Yes Yes No SQ Benner This assumes remaining observations go well 5381 Sekhmet Maybe Maybe Maybe Yes V Nolan Reflex motion is visible on May 11 7888 1993 UC No No No No US Brozovic 35107 1991 VH Yes Yes Yes Yes S Naidu In preparation 65803 Didymos Yes Yes Yes No S Naidu In preparation 66063 1998 RO1 Yes Yes Yes Yes S Benner 66391 1999 KW4 Yes Yes Yes Yes S Ostro/Benner PUBLISHED (2001 data) 69230 Hermes Maybe Maybe Maybe No S Margot In preparation 89538 1999 DJ4 Maybe Maybe Yes Yes Q Benner In preparation 136617 1994 CC Yes Yes Yes No ? Brozovic PUBLISHED 136993 1998 ST49 No No Maybe No Brozovic 138095 2000 DK79 No No No No Naidu 153591 2001 SN263 Yes Yes Yes Yes P Becker PUBLISHED 153958 2002 AM31 Yes Yes Yes Yes SqV Taylor Size ratio large enough for reflex motion; favorable geometry 162000 1990 OS Yes Yes Yes No ? Benner 163693 Atira No No No No Virkki 164121 2003 YT1 Yes Yes Yes Maybe V Nolan Size ratio appears too small for reflex motion 175706 1996 FG3 Yes Yes Yes Maybe C Benner 185851 2000 DP107 Yes Yes Yes Yes X Margot/Naidu PUBLISHED (2000 and 2008 data) 190166 2005 UP156 Taylor 226581 2003 UX34 Yes Yes Yes Maybe Brozovic 276049 2002 CE26 Yes Yes Yes No C Shepard PUBLISHED 285263 1998 QE2 Yes Yes Yes Maybe C Springmann/Taylor In preparation 310560 2001 QL142 No bound No bound Benner Radar + lightcurve period bound Dp and the semimajor axis 311066 2004 DC Yes Yes Yes No E? Taylor In preparation 357439 2004 BL86 Yes Yes Yes Maybe V Benner 363027 1998 ST27 Yes Yes:Not unique Yes No C Benner In preparation 363067 2000 CO101 Not yet Not yet Yes No Xk Benner 363599 2004 FG11 Maybe Maybe Maybe No 374851 2006 VV2 Yes Yes Yes Maybe S Benner/Nolan/Busch In preparation 385186 1994 AW1 Yes Yes Yes No S Richardson Size ratio large enough for reflex motion; insufficient data 399774 2005 NB7 No No Maybe No S Shepard Size ratio large enough for reflex motion; insufficient data 410777 2009 FD Maybe Maybe Maybe No Naidu 438400 2005 JF21 No No No No Naidu 450894 2008 BT18 No No Yes No E Benner 452561 2005 AB No No No No C Benner Weak echoes: satellite not detected 461852 2006 GY2 Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Nolan/Benner 481532 2007 LE Maybe Maybe Maybe Yes Brozovic Reflex motion is visible on one day 1994 CJ1 No No No No Taylor 1994 XD No No No No ? Benner 2000 UG11 Yes Yes Yes No S Nolan/Benner In preparation 2002 BM26 Maybe Maybe Yes Maybe P Nolan Size ratio large enough for reflex motion; marginal orbital coverage 2002 KK8 No No No No ? Nolan 2003 SS84 Maybe Maybe No Maybe ? Nolan/Benner Possible reflex motion 2005 YQ96 Maybe Maybe Yes No 2007 DT103 No No No No S Benner 2008 DG17 No No No No Taylor 2013 WT44 Yes Yes Yes Maybe dark Benner Possible reflex motion; size ratio is large enough 2014 WZ120 No No No No Nolan 2014 YB35 No No No No Naidu 2015 TD144 No No No No 2017 RV1 No bound No bound Benner Radar places lower bound on Dp and the semimajor axis
Published peer-reviewed papers on radar observations: Margot, J. L., M. C. Nolan, L. A. M. Benner, S.J. Ostro, R. F. Jurgens, J. D. Giorgini, M. A. Slade, and D. B. Campbell. Binary asteroids in the near-Earth object population. Science 296, 1445-1448. (2002). Ostro, S. J., R. S. Hudson, L. A. M. Benner, J. D. Giorgini, C. Magri, J. L. Margot, and M. C. Nolan. Asteroid radar astronomy. In Asteroids III (W. F. Bottke, A. Cellino, P. Paolicchi, and R. P. Binzel, Eds.), Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, pp. 151-168. (2002) Merline, W. J., S. J. Weidenschilling, D. D. Durda, J. L. Margot, P. Pravec, and A. D. Storrs. Asteroids do have satellites. In Asteroids III (W. F. Bottke, A. Cellino, P. Paolicchi, and R. P. Binzel, Eds.), Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, pp. 289-312. (2002) Shepard, M. K., J. Schlieder, B. Estes, C. Magri, M. C. Nolan, J.-L. Margot, S. J. Bus, E. L. Volquardsen, A. Rivkin, L. A. M. Benner, J. D. Giorgini, S. J. Ostro, and M. W. Busch. Radar, optical, and thermal observations of the binary near-Earth asteroid 2002 CE26. Icarus 184, 198-210 (2006). Ostro, S. J., J.-L. Margot, L. A. M. Benner, J. D. Giorgini, D. J. Scheeres, E. G. Fahnestock, S. B. Broschart, J. Bellerose, M. C. Nolan, C. Magri, P. Pravec, P. Scheirich, R. Rose, R. F. Jurgens, E. M. de Jong, and S. Suzuki. Radar imaging of binary near-Earth asteroid (66391) 1999 KW4. Science 314, 1276-1280 (DOI: 10.1126/science.1133622) (2006). Scheeres, D. J., E. G. Fahnestock, S. J. Ostro, J. L. Margot, L. A. M. Benner, S. B Broschart, J. Bellerose, J. D. Giorgini, M. C. Nolan, C. Magri, P. Pravec, P. Scheirich, R. Rose, R. F. Jurgens, E. M. de Jong, and S. Suzuki. Dynamical configuration of binary near-Earth asteroid (66391) 1999 KW4. Science 314, 1280-1283 (2006). Brozovic, M., L. A. M. Benner, M. C. Nolan, E. S. Howell, P. A. Taylor, C. Magri,, D. J. Scheeres, J. D. Giorgini, J. T. Pollock, P. Pravec, A. Galad, M. W. Busch, J. L. Margot, M. K. Shepard, D. E. Reichart, K. M. Ivarsen, J. B. Haislip, A. P. LaCluyze, J. Jao, M. A. Slade, K. J. Lawrence, and M. D. Hicks. Radar observations and physical modeling of triple near-Earth asteroid (136617) 1994 CC. Icarus 216, 241-256 (2011). Fang, J., J. L. Margot, M. Brozovic, M. C. Nolan, L. A. M. Benner, and P. A. Taylor. Orbits of near-Earth asteroid triples 2001 SN263 and 1994 CC: Properties, origin, and evolution. Astronomical Journal 141, 154 (2011). Fang, J., and J. L. Margot. Near-Earth binaries and triples: Origin and evolution of spin-orbital properties. Astronomical Journal 143, 24 (2012). Becker, T. M., E. S. Howell, M. C. Nolan, C. Magri, P. Pravec, P. A. Taylor J. Oey, D. Higgins, J. Vilagi, L. Kornos, A. Galad, S. Gajdos, N. Gaftonyuk, Y. N. Krugly, I. E. Molotov, M. D. Hicks, A. Carbognani, B. D. Warner, F. Vachier, F. Marchis, and J. T. Pollock. Physical modeling of triple near-Earth asteroid (153591) 2001 SN263 from radar and optical light cure observations. Icarus 248, 499-515 (2015). Naidu, S. P., J. L. Margot, P. A. Taylor, M. C. Nolan, M. W. Busch, L. A. M. Benner, M. Brozovic, J. D. Giorgini, J. S. Jao, and C. Magri. Radar imaging and characterization of the binary near-Earth asteroid (185851) 2000 DP107. Astronomical Journal 150, 54 (2015). Benner, L. A. M., M. W. Busch, J. D. Giorgini, P. A. Taylor, and J. L. Margot. Radar observations of near-Earth and main-belt asteroids. In Asteroids IV (P. Michel, F. E. DeMeo, and W. F. Bottke, Eds.), Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, pp. 165-182 (2015). Margot, J. L., P. Pravec, P. Taylor, B. Carry, and S. Jacobson. Asteroid Systems: Binaries, Triples, and Pairs. In Asteroids IV (P. Michel, F. E. DeMeo, and W. F. Bottke, Eds.), Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, pp. 355-374 (2015).
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CANDIDATE CONTACT BINARY NEAR-EARTH ASTEROIDS OBSERVED BY RADAR Arranged in order of increasing rotation period to the extent that it's known Last update: 2015 Sep 14 2016 Jun 16: partially updated. We need to check for more contact binary candidates since Sep. 2014. 2017 Oct 3 Other objects to check in more detail: 438661 2008 EP6 2002 AC5 163696 2003 EB50 86666 2000 FL10 443880 2001 UZ16 464798 2004 JX20 2010 XZ67 H = 19.7, P = 15.04 h Approximate Rotation Asteroid H diameter (km) Period (h) Radar reference 11066 Sigurd 15.2 3.0 8.5 Busch et al., in prep. 4179 Toutatis 15.3 2.4 5.4, 7.4 d Hudson et al. 1995, 2003 8567 1996 HW1 15.3 2.0 8.8 Magri et al. 2011 4486 Mithra 15.6 1.6 67.5 Brozovic et al. 2010 96590 1998 XB 16.2 ~10 unpublished 192642 1999 RD32 16.3 ~5 17.1 unpublished Probably the largest contact binary known 144411 2003 EW9 16.6 1.1 49.9 unpublished 68346 2001 KZ66 16.7 1.0 ~6 unpublished 143404 2003 BD44 16.8 79 unpublished 4769 Castalia 16.9 1.0 4.0 Ostro et al. 1990, Hudson and Ostro 1994 4450 Pan 17.1 1.0 2-3 days unpublished 85989 1999 JD6 17.1 1.8 7.68 Marshall et al., in prep. (2017) 2063 Bacchus 17.2 0.6 15.1 Benner et al. 1999 242643 2005 NZ6 17.4 2.3 ~5 unpublished 52387 1993 OM7 17.8 1.0 >26 unpublished 137126 1999 CF9 18.0 <1 6.7 unpublished 141593 2002 HK12 18.1 0.6 12.7 unpublished 2014 JO25 18.1 ~1 4.5 unpublished 2002 FC 18.9 0.7 days unpublished 2004 RF84 18.4 2.4 weeks unpublished 2008 SV11 18.4 0.8 32.4 unpublished 2008 UL90 18.6 unpublished 2014 UF206 18.8 ~1 6.83 unpublished 388188 2006 DP14 18.9 ~0.3 5.8 unpublished 2005 CR37 18.9 1.0 6.5 Benner et al. 2006 2014 HQ124 18.9 ~0.4 ~20 unpublished 2002 NY40 19.0 ~0.4 20.0 unpublished 275677 2000 RS11 19.1 ~0.5 4.4 unpublished 25143 Itokawa 19.2 0.33 12.1 Ostro et al. 2004, 2005 413260 2003 TL4 19.4 ~0.4 27.2 unpublished 438661 2008 EP6 19.4 ~0.4 ~5 unpublished 443880 2001 UZ16 19.4 ~0.4 13.7 unpublished; D is an educated guess 398188 2010 LE15 19.5 0.44 ~20 unpublished Diameter from Mainzer et al. 2011 2003 UV11 19.5 ~0.4 ~24? Busch et al., submitted 152664 1998 FW4 19.7 ~0.3 ~18 unpublished 1989 VB 19.7 0.3 ~16 unpublished 2007 VD12 20.0 0.5 7.4 unpublished 85990 1999 JV6 20.2 ~0.4 6.54 Rozek et al., in prep. (2017). Long axis is 0.7 km. 179806 2002 TD66 20.2 0.3 9.5 unpublished 2000 YF29 20.3 0.5 <12 unpublished 2007 TU24 20.3 0.3 ~1-2 days unpublished 2015 BN509 20.6 ~0.3 unpublished 2002 AY1 20.8 ~0.2 ~8 unpublished 2012 QG42 20.9 ~0.2 ~24 unpublished 462959 2011 DU 21.0 ~0.2 ~10 unpublished Period is a rough estimate from radar images 2004 XL14 21.2 0.4 ~24 unpublished 348306 2005 AY28 21.5 ~0.2 6-10 unpublished 2009 DL46 21.5 ~0.1 ~200 h unpublished. Period from B. D. Warner. 2013 JR28 21.6 ~0.1 >10 unpublished 2017 BW 23.4 ~0.05 ~15 h unpublished. NPA rotator: P. Pravec Fastest rotator: Castalia Slowest rotator: possibly 2004 RF84. The bandwidth is so narrow that it's hard to tell. Largest: 1999 RD32 ~5 km Smallest: 2013 JR28 ~0.1 km 2009 DL46 ~0.1 km 2017 BW ~0.05 km Toutatis and Itokawa are now included although they not considered contact binaries as defined in Benner et al. 2006. With the relaxed definition of a "contact binary," there could be other objects observed by radar that aren't on this list yet. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Comet nuclei imaged in detail by radar and spacecraft Contact binary Candidate? Imaging source 1P/Halley Yes Giotto spacecraft (nucleus not detected by radar) 8P/Tuttle Yes Arecibo radar 9P/Tempel 1 No Deep Impact and Stardust spacecraft 19P/Borrelly Yes Deep Space 1 spacecraft 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Yes Arecibo radar (detected by Goldstone but not imaged) 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Yes Rosetta spacecraft 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 B No Arecibo radar (detected by Goldstone but not imaged) C No Arecibo radar (detected by Goldstone but not imaged) 81P/Wild 2 No Stardust spacecraft 103P/Hartley 2 Yes Arecibo radar, EPOXI spacecraft 209P/LINEAR No Goldstone and Arecibo radars 300P/2005 JQ5 Catalina No Arecibo radar P/2014 BA14 Pan-STARRS No Goldstone radar Among nuclei imaged by spacecraft or radar, fraction of contact binaries: 6/13 = 0.462 Among nuclei imaged by spacecraft, fraction of contact binaries: 4/6 = 0.667 Among nuclei imaged by radar, fraction of contact binaries: 3/8 = 0.375

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