2016 AF2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today25 Oct 202031.40.759 AU0.287 AU111.59 LD42,902,065 km15h57m-21°07'29.8°139.4°
Approach27 Dec 202021.50.991 AU0.019 AU7.21 LD2,773,247 km11h19m+31°29'115.2°63.8°
Brightest31 Dec 202020.91.003 AU0.023 AU8.78 LD3,376,065 km08h31m+41°10'151.0°28.4°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 27.9 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2016 AF2 is 7 - 16 m.

2016 AF2- 2020-10-25
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