Contents  on 31 May '07

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Minor-Object News  on 31 May '07

Minor-Object Science  on 31 May '07

No science papers were available or prepared today.

NEOCP Activity  on 31 May '07

Not active

The Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) was not active on this day except for being emptied at 1724 UTC.

New MPECs  on 31 May '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

There were thirteen MPECs issued this day from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2007-K82 - "16:58 UT" - Comet C/2007 K6 (McNaught)


MPEC 2007-K81 - "16:19 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2007-K80 - "16:05 UT" - Comet C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)


MPEC 2007-K79 - "15:57 UT" - Comet C/2007 K4 (Gibbs)


MPEC 2007-K78 - "15:35 UT" - Comet C/2007 JA21 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2007-K77 - "15:28 UT" - Comet C/2007 G1 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2007-K76 - "15:21 UT" - Comet C/2007 F1 (LONEOS)


MPEC 2007-K75 - "15:11 UT" - Comet C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)


MPEC 2007-K74 - "14:59 UT" - Comet C/2007 E1 (Garradd)


MPEC 2007-K73 - "14:52 UT" - Comet C/2006 WD4 (Lemmon)


MPEC 2007-K72 - "14:44 UT" - Comet C/2006 S2 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2007-K71 - "14:38 UT" - Comet C/2006 OF2 (Broughton)


<< DOU on 31 May '07 >>  MPEC 2007-K70 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 31 May '07

A total of 43 observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPECs 2007-K71, 2007-K73, 2007-K75 & 2007-K81 -- C/2006 XA1, C/2005 S4, 96, C/2007 E2, C/2006 WD4, C/2006 OF2
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPECs 2007-K76 & 2007-K81 -- P/2006 HR30, C/2007 F1
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2007-K75, 2007-K77 & 2007-K81 -- C/2005 L3, C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2007-K72 & 2007-K81 -- 175, C/2006 S2
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2007-K75 & 2007-K81 -- 99, C/2007 E2
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2007-K72 -- C/2006 S2
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2007-K70 -- 2007 JJ35, 2007 JX2, 2002 PQ142
A27Eridanus Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-K75 -- C/2007 E2
762Four Winds Obs. in Michigan, 3 in MPECs 2007-K70, 2007-K74 & 2007-K75 -- C/2007 E2, C/2007 E1, 154555
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPECs 2007-K75, 2007-K77 & 2007-K81 -- 96, C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPECs 2007-K70 & 2007-K78 -- C/2007 JA21, 2004 KH17, 2007 JF22
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPECs 2007-K70 & 2007-K75 -- C/2007 E2, 2005 AD13, 2002 KF4
D88Hiratsuka Obs., 10 in MPECs 2007-K75, 2007-K77 & 2007-K81 -- C/2006 XA1, C/2006 V1, C/2005 L3, C/2004 B1, C/2003 WT42, C/2002 VQ94, 99, 96, C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2
750Hobbs Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2007-K75 -- C/2007 E2
415Kambah Obs. in Australia, 4 in MPECs 2007-K71 & 2007-K81 -- P/2006 HR30, C/2006 Q1, 175, C/2006 OF2
J64La Mata Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2007-K75, 2007-K77 & 2007-K81 -- C/2003 WT42, C/2002 VQ94, C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2
J67La Puebla de Vallbona Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2007-K75 & 2007-K81 -- C/2006 V1, C/2003 WT42, C/2002 VQ94, C/2007 E2
662Lick Obs. in northern California, 6 in MPECs 2007-K75, 2007-K77 & 2007-K81 -- C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 S4, C/2005 L3, 96, C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2
D35Lulin Sky Survey in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2007-K79 -- C/2007 K4
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-K75 -- C/2007 E2
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2007-K75 & 2007-K81 -- C/2005 L3, 96, C/2007 E2
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 5 in MPECs 2007-K75, 2007-K77, 2007-K78, 2007-K79 & 2007-K81 -- C/2005 L3, C/2007 K4, C/2007 JA21, C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPECs 2007-K75, 2007-K77 & 2007-K81 -- C/2005 L3, C/2002 VQ94, 96, C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2
J78Murcia Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2007-K75 & 2007-K81 -- C/2006 V1, C/2005 S4, 96, C/2007 E2
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-K75 -- C/2007 E2
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2007-K75, 2007-K77 & 2007-K81 -- C/2004 B1, C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2
224Ottmarsheim Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2007-K81 -- C/2002 VQ94
941Pla D'Arguines Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-K81 -- 99
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-K75 -- C/2007 E2
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2007-K81 -- C/2006 VZ13
428Reedy Creek Obs. in Queensland, 1 in MPEC 2007-K71 -- C/2006 OF2
939Rodeno Obs., 2 in MPECs 2007-K75 & 2007-K81 -- 96, C/2007 E2
619Sabadell Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2007-K73, 2007-K74 & 2007-K75 -- C/2007 E2, C/2007 E1, C/2006 WD4
233San Vito Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-K75 -- C/2007 E2
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2007-K72 -- C/2006 S2
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 7 in MPECs 2007-K70, 2007-K80, 2007-K81 & 2007-K82 -- C/2007 K6, C/2006 Q1, C/2007 K5, 2005 SA71, 87309, 4954, 2102
094Simeis Astrophysical Obs. in Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2007-K70 -- 2007 KW2
071Smolyan Obs. in Bulgaria, 7 in MPEC 2007-K70 -- 2007 FK1, 2007 DB83, 2007 DF8, 2006 KE89, 2006 HR29, 2005 SA71, 1998 UL1
147Suno Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2007-K75 & 2007-K76 -- C/2007 F1, C/2007 E2
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2007-K79 -- C/2007 K4
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2007-K80 -- C/2007 K5
A03Torredembarra Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-K81 -- C/2002 VQ94
J70Vega del Thader Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2007-K73, 2007-K75, 2007-K76, 2007-K77 & 2007-K81 -- C/2006 V1, C/2005 L3, C/2003 WT42, C/2007 G1, C/2007 F1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 WD4

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 31 May '07

There was no risk monitoring news to report on this day.

Chronology  on 31 May '07

Times are UTC for when the items were noted by Major News.

2153Added link to news story, "NASA Collides With Asteroid Experts"
Added link to news story, "Classic and Digital Versions of GLOBE at Night Thrive in 2007"
Added link to news story, "Citizen Scientists Measure Bright Skies"
1724The NEOCP has become empty
1717Grabbed MPEC 2007-K82 - Comet C/2007 K6 (McNaught) - see above
1659Grabbed MPEC 2007-K81 - Observations of Comets - see above
1623Grabbed MPEC 2007-K78 - Comet C/2007 JA21 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K79 - Comet C/2007 K4 (Gibbs) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K80 - Comet C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy) - see above
1548Grabbed MPEC 2007-K75 - Comet C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K77 - Comet C/2007 G1 (LINEAR) - see above
1547Grabbed MPEC 2007-K71 - Comet C/2006 OF2 (Broughton) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K72 - Comet C/2006 S2 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K73 - Comet C/2006 WD4 (Lemmon) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K74 - Comet C/2007 E1 (Garradd) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-K76 - Comet C/2007 F1 (LONEOS) - see above
1436Grabbed MPEC 2007-K70 - Daily Orbit Update - see above