|Discovery date 27 April 1998|
Minor planet category Amor
Discovered 27 April 1998
|MPC designation 1998 HG49|
Observation arc 6175 days (16.91 yr)
Asteroid group Amor asteroid
|Discovered by Spacewatch from Kitt Peak|
Aphelion 1.33569371 AU (199.816935 Gm) (Q)
Discovery site Kitt Peak National Observatory
(251732) 1998 HG49, also written as (251732) 1998 HG49, is an asteroid on a low-eccentricity and low-inclination orbit between the orbits of Earth and Mars. This is within a region of stability where bodies may survive for the age of the Solar System, and hence it may have formed near its current orbit.
It is classified as an Amor asteroid because its perihelion is less than 1.3 AU and does not cross Earth's orbit.
Between 1900 and 2200 its closest approach to Earth is more than 0.14 AU.