2016 VP2
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Today20 Sep 202024.51.169 AU0.466 AU181.17 LD69,653,517 km05h08m-39°28'98.7°58.1°
Brightest13 Nov 202018.71.051 AU0.064 AU24.77 LD9,522,278 km04h09m+27°39'164.1°15.0°
Approach14 Nov 202018.71.050 AU0.063 AU24.60 LD9,456,253 km03h59m+33°55'161.9°17.1°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 23.7 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2016 VP2 is 50 - 110 m.

2016 VP2- 2020-09-20
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