Alambre Fire smoke off southern Kitt Peak. Credit Coronado Natl. Forest/Dyan Bone.

Photo of smoke from the Alambre Fire as seen looking over the southern edge of Kitt Peak, with the McMath-Pierce and SOLIS solar observatories in the foreground. See below for fire news updates. Credit Coronado National Forest/Dyan Bone.

Contents  on 10 July '07


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Minor-Object News  on 10 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 10 July '07

NEOCP Activity  on 10 July '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 updated

When last checked at 2356 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing. This was a "one nighter." So far Major News has counted a total of two objects listed on the NEOCP at some point today.

New MPECs  on 10 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2356 UTC, there have been four MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2007-N26 - "23:02 UT" - 2001 RV17

MPEC 2007-N25 - "22:44 UT" - 2007 NQ

<< DOU on 10 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-N24 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2007-N23 - "01:39 UT" - 2006 WH1

Observers  on 10 July '07

Sixteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 6 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 2006 YY2, 2006 CG, 2005 LR3, 2004 MF6, 2004 JW20, 142781
I77CEAMIG-REA in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 2007 FV42
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 MT20, 2007 MH, 2007 LF, 2007 FK1
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2007-N26 -- 2001 RV17
J87La Canada Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-N25 -- 2007 NQ
D35Lulin Sky Survey in Taiwan, 3 in MPECs 2007-N23, 2007-N24 & 2007-N25 -- 2007 NQ, 140158, 2006 WH1
G63Mill Creek Obs. in Oregon, 1 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 85275
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 7 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 MT20, 2005 NW44, 2004 ST9, 145656, 136818, 85275
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 2007 MT20, 2007 LR32, 2007 LV8
428Reedy Creek Obs. in Queensland, 1 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 433
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 1995 LG
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 2007 LA15, 2003 HF2, 24443
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2007-N25 -- 2007 NQ
A78Stia Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 2007 MB24, 2007 MT20
A55Vallemare di Borbona Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-N25 -- 2007 NQ
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2007-N24 -- 2007 LA15, 2004 FX31

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 10 July '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2356 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 10 July '07

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

2356Grabbed MPEC 2007-N26 - 2001 RV17 - see above
2300Grabbed MPEC 2007-N25 - 2007 NQ - see above
2056Added news report, "Kitt Peak update"
Added link to news story, "Deep Impact Spacecraft Chosen for NASA's EPOXI Mission"
1851Added MOS paper, "Report of the IAU/IAG Working Group on cartographic coordinates and rotational elements: 2006" - see above
1506Added news report, "Comet in view"
Added link to news story, "Fire near Kitt Peak still burning; observatory and sacred peak untouched"
Added link to news story, "NASA aims for Sept. 7 launch of Dawn probe"
1405Added MOS paper, "A Low-Mass H2 Component to the AU Microscopii Circumstellar Disk" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Circumbinary Molecular Rings Around Young Stars in Orion" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Dynamics of Exozodiacal Clouds" - see above
1357Grabbed MPEC 2007-N24 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
The NEOCP has become active
0314Grabbed MPEC 2007-N23 - 2006 WH1 - see above