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Close Approach of 2022 RW
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CNEOS predicts that this newly discovered NEO will make a close approach on 2022 Sep 5 23:06 ±<00:01 UT at at distance of 0.00751 AU. H=23.1, 'Rarity'=2, Condition Code=6. The initial observation was made on August 31.

Using MPC's elements for 2022 Sep 4 00:00 UT, ST4v predicts that this object will reach a peak brightness of 15.3 magnitude on Sep 5 at 2100-2200 EDT when it will be moving through Ophiuchus at 122.9"/min. At the time of close approach it is predicted to be moving at 123.5"/min in daylight still at 15.3 magnitude. It's also observable with a 13" scope on the night of Sep 4 from 2200 - Sep 5 0100 EDT when it's predicted to be moving through Hercules at ~80"/min and ~16 magnitude.

Here's an Interactive Atlas chart showing the predicted path during close approach as seen from Columbus, Ohio:     

Good hunting,
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