Great Shefford Obs. at high water. 
Photo courtesy Peter Birtwhistle.

Great Shefford Observatory a week ago Friday during flooding in southern England. Peter Birtwhistle reports water didn't enter the observatory but some did get into his home, although nothing like just to the north in Gloucestershire where buildings were inundated for a week. ©Copyright Great Shefford Observatory. See "Bits & pieces" below for more about this.

Contents  on 28 July '07


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Minor-Object News  on 28 July '07

Minor-Object Science  on 28 July '07

NEOCP Activity  on 28 July '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 2 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2354 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and one updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter."

To learn how observers use the NEOCP, see Suno Observatory's Practical guide on how to observe NEOCP object.

New MPECs  on 28 July '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2354 UTC, there has been one MPEC issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 28 July '07 >>  MPEC 2007-O52 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 28 July '07

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2007-O52 -- 2007 DT103
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2007-O52 -- 2007 LR32
J87La Canada Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2007-O52 -- 2007 LR32, 108519
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2007-O52 -- 141424
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-O52 -- 2007 MB24, 2004 ST9, 85275
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-O52 -- 2007 LR32, 2004 ST9
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2007-O52 -- 2007 LQ19, 2006 AD
094Simeis Astrophysical Obs. in Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2007-O52 -- 2007 DT103
A78Stia Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-O52 -- 2007 DT103, 2006 RO36

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 28 July '07

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2354 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. See the CRT for activity in the last month.

Chronology  on 28 July '07

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

1914Added news report, "Bits & pieces"
Added link to news story, "Searching for meteorites"
Added link to news story, "Dawn ELV status report"
0718Added MOS paper, "16-20 Jupiter mass RV companion orbiting the brown dwarf candidate ChaHa8" - see above
Added link to news story, "Catalina Sky Survey"
Added link to news story, "World's Leading Meteorite Experts Convene in Tucson Aug. 13-17"
Added link to news story, "Comet Discoverers Awarded"
Added link to news story, "Local star-gazer discovers comet"
Added link to news story, "UA team set to move, polish $3M telescope mirror"
0707Grabbed MPEC 2007-O52 - Daily Orbit Update - see above