The catapult spell description says:

Choose one object weighing 1 to 5 pounds within range that isn’t being worn or carried.

The description of Bigby's hand states that it is a Large object with no defined weight, but it doesn't fill the space it's in (I'm not sure if that means it's hovering or if it's ghostly).

Let's say I target Bigby's hand with catapult and launch the hand 90 feet towards some bad guys. Would it fail as a possible use for catapult, or would it shoot off as normal and hit the first thing in its path?

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Unknown, but may not be a legitimate object

Catapult doesn't require an object to weigh less than 5 lbs, but that it must weigh between 1 and 5 lbs.

Choose one object weighing 1 to 5 pounds within range that isn’t being worn or carried.

Bigby has no defined weight and doesn't technically apply.

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    A valid point, thanks for pointing that out. Since Bigby's Hand could very well grapple things, would it still no longer be a possible target if it was holding, say, a 1 pound dagger? Or, alternatively, is a 1/2 pound bag holding 3 pounds of gold a valid target? – Daniel Zastoupil Oct 18 at 21:26
  • @DanielZastoupil, you should edit your question to include this comment. – rpeinhardt Oct 18 at 23:02
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    I actually think that needs to be its own question about whether a collection of objects counts as a single object for catapult targets. – NautArch Oct 18 at 23:07
  • I think, technically, even with a dagger, catapult will not work because you cannot use the spell on items being worn or carried. I believe that the dagger is considered as "carried" by the hand. – Lux Claridge Oct 19 at 17:29

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