1997 TZ16
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest11 Oct 202018.21.018 AU0.026 AU10.11 LD3,887,569 km03h19m+34°30'138.9°40.1°
Approach12 Oct 202018.71.004 AU0.022 AU8.42 LD3,236,995 km06h08m+48°16'106.5°72.3°
Today24 Sep 202130.22.803 AU3.481 AU1354.64 LD520,812,231 km14h34m-17°19'41.0°13.6°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.5 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 1997 TZ16 is 35 - 75 m.

1997 TZ16- 2021-09-24

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The interactive orbit chart above shows the near-earth object's path through the solar system and its position at the given date. Green and blue lines are shown perpendicular to the ecliptic plane: Green if the path is above the ecliptic plane, blue if it is below.

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The light curve chart below shows the estimated development of the NEO's magnitude during its approach to earth.

The following all-sky chart shows the path of the NEO in the coming months.

The following chart shows the path of the NEO in the coming days or hours. The field of view is optimized for (~10x50) binoculars and finderscopes. A more printer-friendly version of the same chart can be found below.