Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) at discovery from 
Lulin Obs. Credit LIMIT, Q.-z. Ye, and C.-S. Lin.

Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) at discovery on July 11th by Lulin Minor Bodies Tracking (LIMIT, until today called "LUSS") using the 0.41-meter telescope at Lulin Observatory in Taiwan. The object is at magnitude R~19.1 traveling 0.37"/min. in PA 249.4 (toward the right). North is up. Credit: Quanzhi Ye and Chi Sheng Lin, used with permission. An update MPEC has been issued for this object today -- see below.


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Minor-Object News  on 19 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 19 July '07

NEOCP Activity  on 19 July '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 4 listings: 3 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2356 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three new and one updated listings. All of these were "one nighters." So far Major News has counted a total of nine objects listed on the NEOCP at some point today.

New MPECs  on 19 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2357 UTC, there have been eighteen MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2007-O32 - "16:33 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2007-O31 - "16:11 UT" - Comet C/2007 O1 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2007-O30 - "16:07 UT" - Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin)


MPEC 2007-O29 - "16:00 UT" - Comet P/2007 N1 (McNaught)


MPEC 2007-O28 - "15:53 UT" - Comet C/2007 M3 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2007-O27 - "15:49 UT" - Comet C/2007 M2 (Catalina)


MPEC 2007-O26 - "15:42 UT" - Comet C/2007 M1 (McNaught)


MPEC 2007-O25 - "15:36 UT" - Comet C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)


MPEC 2007-O24 - "15:30 UT" - Comet C/2007 K4 (Gibbs)


MPEC 2007-O23 - "15:24 UT" - Comet C/2007 K1 (Lemmon)


MPEC 2007-O22 - "15:19 UT" - Comet C/2007 JA21 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2007-O21 - "15:15 UT" - Comet P/2007 H3 (Garradd)


MPEC 2007-O20 - "15:10 UT" - Comet P/2007 H1 (McNaught)


MPEC 2007-O19 - "15:04 UT" - Comet C/2006 S3 (LONEOS)


MPEC 2007-O18 - "14:14 UT" - 2007 OY


MPEC 2007-O17 - "14:11 UT" - 2007 OX


MPEC 2007-O16 - "14:05 UT" - 2007 NC5


<< DOU on 19 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-O15 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 19 July '07

A total of 59 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

A50Andrushivka Obs. in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2007-O26 -- C/2007 M1
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 5 in MPECs 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, C/2007 M3
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 14 in MPECs 2007-O19, 2007-O26, 2007-O27, 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 F1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2006 S2, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 125, 99, 96, C/2007 M3, C/2007 M2, C/2007 M1, C/2006 S3
235CAST Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- 8
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 4 in MPECs 2007-O15, 2007-O16 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2004 D1, 2007 NC5, 52750
470Ceccano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2006 VZ13
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 6 in MPECs 2007-O22, 2007-O26, 2007-O27, 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 OF2, C/2007 M3, C/2007 M2, C/2007 M1, C/2007 JA21
A10Corbera Obs., 4 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 7 in MPECs 2007-O16, 2007-O23, 2007-O28, 2007-O30, 2007-O31 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2007 O1, C/2007 N3, C/2007 M3, C/2007 K1, 2007 NC5
095Crimean Astrophysical Obs. in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- 93
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2007-O31 -- C/2007 O1
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2007-O16 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, 2007 NC5
157Frasso Sabino Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-O19 -- C/2006 S3
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 4 in MPECs 2007-O15, 2007-O16, 2007-O17 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, 2007 OX, 2007 NC5, 2007 NL1
458Guadarrama Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2006 VZ13
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13
A18Herne Obs. in Germany, 5 in MPECs 2007-O20 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, P/2007 H1
048Hradec Kralove Obs. in the Czech Republic, 6 in MPECs 2007-O20, 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 G1, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, C/2007 M3, P/2007 H1
B19Iluro Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2007-O20 & 2007-O32 -- C/2006 OF2, P/2007 H1
A21Irmtraut Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3
415Kambah Obs. in Australia, 8 in MPECs 2007-O20, 2007-O21, 2007-O24, 2007-O25, 2007-O28, 2007-O30, 2007-O31 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 O1, C/2007 N3, C/2007 M3, C/2007 K5, C/2007 K4, P/2007 H3, P/2007 H1
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 4 in MPECs 2007-O26, 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2007 M3, C/2007 M1
046Klet Obs. in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2007 E2
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 9 in MPECs 2007-O20, 2007-O31 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 G1, C/2006 S2, C/2005 S4, 96, 93, 17, C/2007 O1, P/2007 H1
J67La Puebla de Vallbona Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, 96
J59Linceo Obs., 4 in MPECs 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 96, C/2007 M3
J48Mackay Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2006 VZ13
A01Masia Cal Maciarol Modul 1, 7 in MPECs 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, C/2002 VQ94, 96, C/2007 M3
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPECs 2007-O20, 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, C/2002 VQ94, 96, C/2007 M3, P/2007 H1
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2006 VZ13
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2006 VZ13
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2007-O28, 2007-O31 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, 8, C/2007 O1, C/2007 M3
945Monte Deva Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2006 VZ13
J45Mt. Cabreja Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2006 VZ13
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 6 in MPECs 2007-O17, 2007-O18, 2007-O20, 2007-O24, 2007-O25 & 2007-O32 -- C/2006 S2, C/2007 K5, C/2007 K4, P/2007 H1, 2007 OY, 2007 OX
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2007-O15, 2007-O16 & 2007-O17 -- 2007 OX, 2007 NC5, 2007 FK1
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPECs 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2005 S4, C/2005 L3, C/2007 M3
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 3 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2004 B1
561Piszkesteto Sta. in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2006 HW51
941Pla D'Arguines Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2006 VZ13
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, C/2004 B1, 96, C/2007 M3
B35RAS Obs. Macabim, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, 50
H062Robert Hutsebaut in Belgium via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2007-O16 -- 2007 NC5
H68Red Barn Obs. in Georgia, 1 in MPEC 2007-O15 -- 24443
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPECs 2007-O16, 2007-O17 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, 8, 2007 OX, 2007 NC5
939Rodeno Obs., 4 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 19 in MPECs 2007-O15, 2007-O16, 2007-O17, 2007-O23, 2007-O27, 2007-O28, 2007-O29, 2007-O31 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 F1, C/2007 E2, C/2006 OF2, C/2006 HW51, C/2004 D1, C/2002 VQ94, 125, 99, 96, C/2007 O1, P/2007 N1, C/2007 M3, C/2007 M2, C/2007 K1, 2007 OX, 2007 NC5, 2007 DT103, 2003 HF2
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 5 in MPECs 2007-O15, 2007-O18, 2007-O21 & 2007-O32 -- C/2006 S2, 99, P/2007 H3, 2007 OY, 2007 NS4
A20Sogel Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-O15 -- 2007 MB24
I05Southern TIE in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2005 L3
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 7 in MPECs 2007-O22, 2007-O23, 2007-O28, 2007-O29, 2007-O30, 2007-O31 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 O1, C/2007 N3, P/2007 N1, C/2007 M3, C/2007 K1, C/2007 JA21
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPECs 2007-O16 & 2007-O17 -- 2007 OX, 2007 NC5
B26Terres Blanches Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- 96
A03Torredembarra Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2004 D1
J70Vega del Thader Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3
B42Vitebsk Obs., 7 in MPECs 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, 96, 93, 17, C/2007 M3
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-O16 -- 2007 NC5
A79Zvezdno Obshtestvo Obs. in Bulgaria, 4 in MPECs 2007-O20, 2007-O28 & 2007-O32 -- P/2007 N2, C/2005 L3, C/2007 M3, P/2007 H1

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 19 July '07

At last check (NEODyS at 2356 and JPL at 2357 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today.

Chronology  on 19 July '07

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

1902Added link to news story, "Astronomers Find Highly Elliptical Disk Around Young Star"
Added link to news story, "Saturn's 'Walnut Moon' Mystery Solved"
Added link to news story, "Odd form of space debris needles Keck scientists"
Added link to news story, "Saturn's Old Moon Iapetus Retains Its Youthful Figure"
Added link to news story, "'Blue Needle' Presents New Challenge for Theorists"
Added link to news story, "Ice Volcanoes Everywhere?"
Added link to news story, "The Walnut-Shaped Moon"
Added link to news story, "Astronomers Find 'Blue Needle' in Space"
1733Grabbed MPEC 2007-O32 - Observations of Comets - see above
1620Grabbed MPEC 2007-O26 - Comet C/2007 M1 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O27 - Comet C/2007 M2 (Catalina) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O28 - Comet C/2007 M3 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O29 - Comet P/2007 N1 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O30 - Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O31 - Comet C/2007 O1 (LINEAR) - see above
1552Added news report, "Quebec meteor"
1546Grabbed MPEC 2007-O21 - Comet P/2007 H3 (Garradd) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O22 - Comet C/2007 JA21 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O23 - Comet C/2007 K1 (Lemmon) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O24 - Comet C/2007 K4 (Gibbs) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O25 - Comet C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy) - see above
1515Grabbed MPEC 2007-O19 - Comet C/2006 S3 (LONEOS) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O20 - Comet P/2007 H1 (McNaught) - see above
1500Added MOS paper, "Dynamics of Dense Cores in the Perseus Molecular Cloud" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Multi-Wavelength Imaging of Young Stellar Object Disks: Toward an Understanding of Disk Structure and Dust Evolution" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Observations of B335 in the Millimeter Continuum and the 226 GHz H2CO Line" - see above
Added MOS paper, "On the migration of protoplanets embedded in circumbinary disks" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Origin of the Metallicity Dependence of Exoplanet Host Stars in the Protoplanetary Disk Mass Distribution" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The effect of type I migration on the formation of terrestrial planets in hot-Jupiter systems" - see above
Added link to news story, "Ice Crystals on Pluto's Moon Charon Suggest a Surface Constantly Refreshed by Ammonia-Water Volcanoes"
Added link to news story, "Wood chipper apparently strikes again"
Added link to news story, "'Water on Pluto moon'"
1456Grabbed MPEC 2007-O17 - 2007 OX - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O18 - 2007 OY - see above
1412Grabbed MPEC 2007-O15 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O16 - 2007 NC5 - see above