APEX submillimeter telescope 
in Chile. Copyright: ESO.

The 12-meter ESO APEX (Atacama Pathfinder Experiment) submillimeter (0.2-1.5mm) telescope in Chile's high Atacama Desert has put into service the "world's largest bolometer camera." Among other research, it will study star formation and may also be used to observe Solar System small objects such as comets and KBOs. See news below. Copyright ESO.

Contents  on 5 August '07


The latest news: framed access (best), RSS news feed (flags updates), or redirection - Note: A/CC has a main Web site and a backup site.

Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days this year through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

Minor-Object News  on 5 August '07

Minor-Object Science  on 5 August '07

NEOCP Activity  on 5 August '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 2 updated

When last checked at 2354 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated listings.

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

New MPECs  on 5 August '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 5 Aug. '07 >>  MPEC 2007-P13 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 5 August '07

Eight observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-P13 -- 2007 NC5, 2007 LR32, 2007 HE15
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 9 in MPEC 2007-P13 -- 2007 NC5, 2007 LA15, 2007 DT103, 2005 GO22, 1999 DB7, 145656, 85275, 5143, 4183
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 5 in MPEC 2007-P13 -- 2007 HE15, 2007 DT103, 2007 DA41, 2007 CK26, 53426
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2007-P13 -- 2007 DT103
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 19 in MPEC 2007-P13 -- 2007 DB83, 2007 CO26, 2007 CA19, 2006 VD13, 154007, 152895, 138883, 86039, 53435, 31221, 22771, 5626, 4544, 3554, 3199, 3103, 1943, 1866, 1627
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2007-P13 -- 2007 FE1, 2004 QF1
147Suno Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-P13 -- 2007 ML6, 5496
A48Verona Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2007-P13 -- 2007 LA15, 21277, 16636

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 5 August '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 5 August '07

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

2046Added link to news story, "Meteor shower tells long tale"
Added link to news story, "First Light for Word's Largest 'Thermometer Camera'"
1454Added MOS paper, "Capture of Irregular Satellites during Planetary Encounters" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The Primordial Excitation and Clearing of the Asteroid Belt -- Revisited" - see above
Added news report, "ANU Reporter"
1438Grabbed MPEC 2007-P13 - Daily Orbit Update - see above