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KBO (308933) 2006 SQ372 is at Opposition (25.707 AU) in the constellation Pisces on the 21st September 2015 

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Date       UT      R.A. (J2000) Decl.    Delta     r     El.    Ph.   Mag
2015 09 20 000000 23 37 53.2 +05 30 49  25.705  26.702  172.7   0.3  22.3
2015 09 21 000000 23 37 47.2 +05 29 57  25.707  26.703  172.7   0.3  22.3
2015 09 22 000000 23 37 41.1 +05 29 05  25.709  26.705  172.6   0.3  22.3
2015 09 23 000000 23 37 35.1 +05 28 13  25.711  26.706  172.4   0.3  22.3
2015 09 24 000000 23 37 29.1 +05 27 20  25.714  26.708  172.0   0.3  22.3
2015 09 25 000000 23 37 23.1 +05 26 27  25.717  26.709  171.5   0.3  22.3
2015 09 26 000000 23 37 17.1 +05 25 34  25.720  26.710  171.0   0.3  22.3
2015 09 27 000000 23 37 11.2 +05 24 41  25.723  26.712  170.3   0.4  22.3
2015 09 28 000000 23 37 05.3 +05 23 48  25.727  26.713  169.6   0.4  22.3
2015 09 29 000000 23 36 59.4 +05 22 55  25.731  26.715  168.9   0.4  22.3
2015 09 30 000000 23 36 53.5 +05 22 01  25.735  26.716  168.1   0.4  22.3


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Asteroid (308933) 2006 SQ372 is at Opposition (25.205 AU) on the 17th September 2014

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     Mag
2014 09 15    23 23 36.8 +05 14 16  25.2021 26.1970   171.4     0.3    22.3
2014 09 16    23 23 30.6 +05 13 24  25.2033 26.1983   171.5     0.3    22.3
2014 09 17    23 23 24.5 +05 12 32  25.2047 26.1996   171.6     0.3    22.3
2014 09 18    23 23 18.4 +05 11 39  25.2065 26.2009   171.5     0.3    22.3
2014 09 19    23 23 12.3 +05 10 47  25.2085 26.2022   171.3     0.3    22.3
2014 09 20    23 23 06.2 +05 09 53  25.2109 26.2035   171.0     0.3    22.3
2014 09 21    23 23 00.1 +05 09 00  25.2135 26.2048   170.6     0.4    22.3
2014 09 22    23 22 54.1 +05 08 07  25.2164 26.2061   170.1     0.4    22.3
2014 09 23    23 22 48.0 +05 07 13  25.2197 26.2074   169.6     0.4    22.3
2014 09 24    23 22 42.0 +05 06 19  25.2232 26.2087   169.0     0.4    22.3
2014 09 25    23 22 36.1 +05 05 24  25.2270 26.2100   168.3     0.4    22.3
2014 09 26    23 22 30.1 +05 04 30  25.2312 26.2113   167.6     0.5    22.3
2014 09 27    23 22 24.2 +05 03 35  25.2356 26.2126   166.8     0.5    22.3
2014 09 28    23 22 18.4 +05 02 41  25.2403 26.2139   166.0     0.5    22.3
2014 09 29    23 22 12.6 +05 01 46  25.2453 26.2152   165.2     0.6    22.3
2014 09 30    23 22 06.8 +05 00 51  25.2506 26.2165   164.4     0.6    22.3


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Asteroid 308933 (2006 SQ372) is at Opposition (24.752 AU) on the 13th September, 2013.



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Asteroid 2006 SQ372 makes its closest approach to the Earth (24.005 AU) on the 1st September, 2011.



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A newly discovered "minor planet" with an elongated orbit around the Sun may help explain the origin of comets, researchers said on Monday.
The object, known as 2006 SQ372, is starting the outward portion of a 22,500-year orbit that will take it 150 billion miles away from the Sun.
The icy lump of rock is just over 2 billion miles from Earth, a bit closer than the planet Neptune, researchers told a symposium on Monday. They will publish their findings in the Astrophysical Journal.

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Title: 2006 SQ372: A Likely Long-Period Comet from the Inner Oort Cloud
Authors: Nathan A. Kaib, Andrew C. Becker, R. Lynne Jones, Andrew W. Puckett, Dmitry Bizyaev, Benjamin Dilday, Joshua A. Frieman, Daniel J. Oravetz, Kaike Pan, Thomas Quinn, Donald P. Schneider, Shannon Watters

We report the discovery of a minor planet (2006 SQ372) on an orbit with a perihelion of 24 AU and a semimajor axis of 796 AU. Dynamical simulations show that this is a transient orbit and is unstable on a timescale of 200 Myrs. Falling near the upper semimajor axis range of the scattered disk and the lower semimajor axis range of the Oort Cloud, previous membership in either class is possible. By modelling the production of similar orbits from the Oort Cloud as well as from the scattered disk, we find that the Oort Cloud produces 16 times as many objects on SQ372-like orbits as the scattered disk. Given this result, we believe this to be the most distant long-period comet ever discovered. Furthermore, our simulation results also indicate that 2000 OO67 has had a similar dynamical history. Unaffected by the "Jupiter-Saturn Barrier," these two objects are most likely long-period comets from the inner Oort Cloud.

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Astronomers looking through the data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the world's largest survey of galaxies, have found a new haul of objects closer to home - including one with a potentially exotic origin.
By searching through a survey region known as Stripe 82, a team led by Dr Andrew Becker of the University of Washington, has discovered almost 50 new asteroid-sized bodies in the outer regions of our Solar System.


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Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, astronomers detected a small, comet-like object called 2006 SQ372, which is likely made of rock and ice. However, its orbit never brings it close enough to the sun for it to develop a tail. Its unusual orbit is an ellipse that is four times longer than it is wide

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The roughly 40-kilometer-wide object, dubbed 2006 SQ372, may be the first known visitor to the planetary neighbourhood that still makes return trips home to the remote Oort Cloud. This cloud is a proposed reservoir of long-period comets those that visit the inner solar system no more than once every 200 years and was first hypothesised to exist in 1950. It is likely thousands of times more distant from the sun than is Earth.

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According to a report released today by a team led by Andrew Becker of the University of Washington, an Oort Cloud object named 2006 SQ372 has been detected a little over three billion kilometres from Earth, a bit closer to us than Neptune.

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 Date__(UT)_ Hr:Min    R.A.(J2000.0) DEC         Mag
2008-Aug-18 00:00 21 47 56.35 +02 51 18.9 21.99
2008-Aug-19 00:00 21 47 49.76 +02 50 34.9 21.98
2008-Aug-20 00:00 21 47 43.19 +02 49 50.1 21.98
2008-Aug-21 00:00 21 47 36.61 +02 49 04.7 21.98
2008-Aug-22 00:00 21 47 30.05 +02 48 18.6 21.98
2008-Aug-23 00:00 21 47 23.50 +02 47 31.9 21.98
2008-Aug-24 00:00 21 47 16.97 +02 46 44.6 21.98
2008-Aug-25 00:00 21 47 10.45 +02 45 56.6 21.98


The Kuiper Belt Object 2006 SQ372 made a its closest approach to the  Earth on August 18, 2007.

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