2017 RC
ephemeris date magn radius delta (AU) delta (LD) delta (km) ra dec elong phase
Brightest6 May 201922.91.037 AU0.042 AU16.32 LD6,272,894 km16h48m-60°25'131.2°47.1°
Approach9 May 201923.31.018 AU0.036 AU13.94 LD5,359,015 km21h31m-63°57'102.7°75.3°
Today18 Sep 201928.81.303 AU0.522 AU203.25 LD78,143,973 km03h54m+22°43'113.2°45.1°

Based on its absolute magnitude (Hₒ) of 27.9 and an albedo between 0.25 and 0.05, the estimated diameter of 2017 RC is 7 - 16 m.

2017 RC- 2019-09-18
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