2003 AF23
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today25 Oct 202022.40.506 AU0.799 AU311.06 LD119,591,174 km16h00m-08°18'30.4°96.7°
Approach3 Jan 202115.91.017 AU0.047 AU18.16 LD6,982,620 km10h12m+29°30'136.1°42.1°
Brightest6 Jan 202115.51.036 AU0.054 AU21.09 LD8,108,213 km08h11m+16°53'164.7°14.5°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 20.9 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2003 AF23 is 175 - 395 m.

2003 AF23- 2020-10-25
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