2016 CO246
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today14 Dec 201825.31.117 AU0.274 AU106.63 LD40,994,466 km09h37m-04°46'112.2°54.7°
Brightest17 Feb 201920.71.021 AU0.044 AU17.14 LD6,590,935 km12h40m+31°03'138.4°39.9°
Approach22 Feb 201921.11.009 AU0.040 AU15.63 LD6,010,219 km14h08m+48°58'119.3°58.8°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 25.9and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2016 CO246 is 20 - 40 m.

2016 CO246- 2018-12-14

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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 lightcurve 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 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.