South view from Kitt Peak 9 July 2007. 
Credit: Kitt Peak Natl. Obs.

In this Webcam view from the 4-meter Mayall Telescope, smoke from the Alambre Fire rises from a canyon south of Kitt Peak at 1:39pm MST today. The Spacewatch 0.9- and 1.8-meter telescope domes are seen just beyond the foreground 2.3m Bok Telescope, with the 1.8-meter's structure to the left and not as tall. Credit: Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Contents  on 9 July '07


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Minor-Object News  on 9 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 9 July '07

NEOCP Activity  on 9 July '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty and hasn't been noted by Major News as active yet today (last checked at 2143 UTC).

New MPECs  on 9 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2143 UTC, there has been one MPEC issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 9 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-N22 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 9 July '07

Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2002 NN4
235CAST Obs., 3 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 HA, 2002 KF4, 24443
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 MB24, 145656
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 MM13, 2007 LA15
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 LT
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 MB24, 2006 GB
157Frasso Sabino Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 MB24, 2004 ST9
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 24443
D35Lulin Sky Survey in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 7350
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 MT20, 2005 NW44, 2004 ST9, 136818
A56Parma Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 LR32
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 17 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 MT20, 2007 MM13, 2007 ML13, 2007 MH, 2007 LA15, 2007 LV8, 2007 LD, 2007 HX82, 2006 YY2, 2006 KE89, 2006 GB, 2005 NW44, 2004 ST9, 159399, 136818, 85275
649Powell Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPEC 2007-N22 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 MH

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 July '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2143 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 9 July '07

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

2138Added MOS paper, "Evolved stars hint to an external origin of enhanced metallicity in planet-hosting stars" - see above
Added news report, "Kitt Peak Evacuated"
Added link to news story, "Alhambre Fire expands overnight"
Added link to news story, "Star Surface Polluted by Planetary Debris"
Added link to news story, "Kitt Peak Evacuated"
Added link to news story, "Deep Impact Returns for an Interplanetary Three-For-One"
Added link to news story, "Why Some Huge Planets Hug Stars So Tight"
Added link to news story, "3,500-acre fire forces evacuation of Kitt Peak Observatory"
1508Added MOS paper, " The Space Infrared Interferometric Telescope (SPIRIT): High-resolution imaging and spectroscopy in the far-infrared" - see above
Added MOS paper, "ExoPTF Science Uniquely Enabled by Far-IR Interferometry: Probing the Formation of Planetary Systems, and Finding and Characterizing Exoplanets" - see above
Added MOS paper, "V-type asteroids in the middle Main Belt" - see above
1402Grabbed MPEC 2007-N22 - Daily Orbit Update - see above