2016 AO131
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today23 Oct 202121.91.048 AU0.117 AU45.41 LD17,458,303 km23h52m-49°25'114.1°60.1°
Approach22 Dec 202120.70.991 AU0.052 AU20.36 LD7,829,332 km09h17m-47°07'96.7°80.3°
Brightest8 Jan 202220.31.024 AU0.064 AU25.08 LD9,641,809 km10h08m-10°00'127.3°49.8°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 24.3 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2016 AO131 is 35 - 80 m.

2016 AO131- 2021-10-23
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