2012 BU61
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today14 Oct 201923.70.908 AU1.387 AU539.61 LD207,460,365 km15h54m-20°57'40.8°45.9°
Approach3 Jan 202017.80.985 AU0.046 AU18.01 LD6,922,874 km23h39m+37°24'90.3°87.0°
Brightest5 Jan 202017.31.013 AU0.055 AU21.38 LD8,219,025 km02h30m+43°04'121.1°56.3°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 21.5 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2012 BU61 is 135 - 300 m.

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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.

(Left-click and drag to rotate the view; right-click and drag to move the view; use scroll wheel to zoom in our out.)

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.