Dawn motors away from the 
launch pad. Credit: NASA KSC.

Honk if you'd rather be in space. The Dawn spacecraft and its third-stage booster, in a protective canister, leave Cape Canaveral launch Pad 17-B by diesel rather than rocket power. Credit: NASA KSC.


Contents  on 26 July '07

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Minor-Object News  on 26 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 26 July '07

NEOCP Activity  on 26 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 1851 UTC).

New MPECs  on 26 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 1851 UTC, there have been seven MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2007-O49 - "14:49 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2007-O48 - "14:38 UT" - Comet C/2007 O1 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2007-O47 - "14:34 UT" - Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin)


MPEC 2007-O46 - "14:31 UT" - Comet P/2007 N1 (McNaught)


MPEC 2007-O45 - "14:27 UT" - Comet C/2007 M3 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2007-O44 - "14:20 UT" - Comet P/2007 H1 (McNaught)


<< DOU on 26 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-O43 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 26 July '07

A total of 44 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPECs 2007-O44, 2007-O45, 2007-O46 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, 17, P/2007 N1, C/2007 M3, P/2007 H1
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 4 in MPECs 2007-O45 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, C/2007 M3
235CAST Obs., 3 in MPECs 2007-O45 & 2007-O49 -- C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, C/2007 M3
J79Calarreona Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3
970Chelmsford Obs. in England, 3 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 4 in MPECs 2007-O45, 2007-O46, 2007-O47 & 2007-O49 -- C/2006 VZ13, C/2007 N3, P/2007 N1, C/2007 M3
A27Eridanus Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2006 VZ13
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2007-O43 -- 2007 LR32, 2005 GO22
762Four Winds Obs. in Michigan, 2 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2007 E2, C/2006 VZ13
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPECs 2007-O46 & 2007-O49 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, P/2007 N1
H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2005 L3
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPECs 2007-O43 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, 145656, 85275
048Hradec Kralove Obs. in the Czech Republic, 5 in MPECs 2007-O45 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 G1, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, C/2007 M3
B19Iluro Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3
A21Irmtraut Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2005 L3
B05Ka-Dar Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2007 E2
415Kambah Obs. in Australia, 4 in MPECs 2007-O45, 2007-O47, 2007-O48 & 2007-O49 -- C/2006 OF2, C/2007 O1, C/2007 N3, C/2007 M3
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 3 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 S4
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 6 in MPECs 2007-O44, 2007-O47, 2007-O48 & 2007-O49 -- C/2006 OF2, 188, 17, C/2007 O1, C/2007 N3, P/2007 H1
J67La Puebla de Vallbona Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2006 VZ13
J59Linceo Obs., 5 in MPECs 2007-O43, 2007-O44 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, P/2007 H1, 2007 LR32
J48Mackay Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2006 VZ13
A02Masia Cal Maciarol Modul 8, 2 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2007 G1, 96
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3
G63Mill Creek Obs. in Oregon, 2 in MPEC 2007-O43 -- 145656, 85275
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2006 VZ13
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPECs 2007-O45, 2007-O48 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 G1, C/2005 L3, C/2007 O1, C/2007 M3
945Monte Deva Obs., 3 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2007 G1, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 S4
J45Mt. Cabreja Obs., 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2006 VZ13
J78Murcia Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2007-O45 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 M3
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 9 in MPECs 2007-O43, 2007-O45 & 2007-O49 -- C/2007 G1, C/2005 S4, C/2005 L3, C/2007 M3, 2007 MB24, 2007 LR32, 2004 ST9, 136818, 85275
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2007-O45, 2007-O48 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3, 96, C/2007 O1, C/2007 M3
428Reedy Creek Obs. in Queensland, 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2006 OF2
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- 136
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2007-O43 & 2007-O49 -- C/2007 G1, 96, 2007 DT103
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 4 in MPEC 2007-O43 -- 2007 MC24, 2004 PT42, 2004 KE1, 66391
I05Southern TIE in Chile, 3 in MPECs 2007-O44 & 2007-O49 -- C/2006 OF2, C/2006 K4, P/2007 H1
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 3 in MPECs 2007-O47, 2007-O48 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 O1, C/2007 N3
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2007-O43 -- 2007 OY
J70Vega del Thader Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2007-O45, 2007-O48 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 G1, C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 S4, C/2005 L3, C/2007 O1, C/2007 M3
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 3 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2007 G1, C/2005 L3
B42Vitebsk Obs., 2 in MPEC 2007-O49 -- C/2006 VZ13, C/2005 L3
A79Zvezdno Obshtestvo Obs. in Bulgaria, 7 in MPECs 2007-O44, 2007-O45, 2007-O46, 2007-O48 & 2007-O49 -- P/2007 N2, C/2005 L3, 136, C/2007 O1, P/2007 N1, C/2007 M3, P/2007 H1

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 26 July '07

At last check (NEODyS at 1851 and JPL at 1855 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. See the CRT for activity in the last month.

Chronology  on 26 July '07

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

1856Added news report, "IOTA meeting"
Added link to news story, "International Consortium Is Created to Build World's Largest Submillimeter Telescope"
1528Grabbed MPEC 2007-O49 - Observations of Comets - see above
1458Grabbed MPEC 2007-O48 - Comet C/2007 O1 (LINEAR) - see above
1439Grabbed MPEC 2007-O44 - Comet P/2007 H1 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O45 - Comet C/2007 M3 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O46 - Comet P/2007 N1 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-O47 - Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) - see above
0800Added MOS paper, "Cooling of young stars growing by disk accretion" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Molecular Hydrogen emission from disks in the eta Chamaeleontis cluster" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Radiative torque alignment: Essential Physical Processes" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Subsonic Mechanical Alignment of Irregular Grains" - see above
Added link to news story, "Young Stars Swim in Pools of Molecular Hydrogen"
Added link to news story, "Increasing Chance of Meteors"
0658Grabbed MPEC 2007-O43 - Daily Orbit Update - see above