Contents  on 13 August '07

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Minor-Object News  on 13 August '07

Minor-Object Science  on 13 August '07

NEOCP Activity  on 13 August '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 8 listings: 5 new, 3 updated

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

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

New MPECs  on 13 August '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2007-P48 - "20:15 UT" - 2000 LK = 2007 FD1


MPEC 2007-P47 - "16:24 UT" - 2007 PR10


MPEC 2007-P46 - "10:56 UT" - 2007 PS9


MPEC 2007-P45 - "10:52 UT" - 2007 PR9


MPEC 2007-P44 - "10:49 UT" - 2007 PQ9


MPEC 2007-P43 - "10:45 UT" - 2007 PP9


<< DOU on 13 Aug. '07 >>  MPEC 2007-P42 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2007-P41 - "00:02 UT" - 2002 SV

Observers  on 13 August '07

Fifteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 3 in MPECs 2007-P43, 2007-P44 & 2007-P46 -- 2007 PS9, 2007 PQ9, 2007 PP9
H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 5 in MPECs 2007-P42, 2007-P43 & 2007-P44 -- 2007 PQ9, 2007 PP9, 2006 SF6, 2001 OY13, 2000 VM2
621Bergisch Gladbach Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2007-P42 -- 2007 OR9
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 4 in MPECs 2007-P42, 2007-P43 & 2007-P44 -- 2007 PQ9, 2007 PP9, 86324, 85275
651Grasslands Obs. in Arizona, 4 in MPECs 2007-P43, 2007-P44, 2007-P45 & 2007-P46 -- 2007 PS9, 2007 PR9, 2007 PQ9, 2007 PP9
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPECs 2007-P43, 2007-P44 & 2007-P46 -- 2007 PS9, 2007 PQ9, 2007 PP9
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 4 in MPEC 2007-P42 -- 2007 LR32, 2007 DT103, 2007 CK26, 86324
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 14 in MPECs 2007-P42, 2007-P43, 2007-P44 & 2007-P46 -- 2007 PS9, 2007 PQ9, 2007 PP9, 2007 PE8, 2007 LA15, 2007 HE15, 2007 DT103, 2005 GO22, 2005 CW25, 2000 QT7, 1999 DB7, 54686, 16636, 4183
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-P42 -- 2007 CK26
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 2 in MPECs 2007-P45 & 2007-P47 -- 2007 PR10, 2007 PR9
H062Robert Hutsebaut in Belgium via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2007-P43 & 2007-P44 -- 2007 PQ9, 2007 PP9
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2007-P42, 2007-P43 & 2007-P44 -- 2007 PQ9, 2007 PP9, 2007 PE8
D21Shenton Park Obs., 4 in MPECs 2007-P41 & 2007-P42 -- 2007 PE8, 2007 PP6, 2007 PQ, 2002 SV
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 4 in MPECs 2007-P42, 2007-P45 & 2007-P47 -- 2007 PR10, 2007 PR9, 4954, 4953
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2007-P42 -- 2007 PF6

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 13 August '07

At last check (JPL at 2356 and NEODyS at 2357 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. See the CRT for activity in the last month.

Chronology  on 13 August '07

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

2140Grabbed MPEC 2007-P48 - 2000 LK = 2007 FD1 - see above
1943Added link to news story, "In Pictures: Meteor Shower"
Added link to news story, "Are Planetary Systems Filled to Capacity?"
Added link to news story, "Astronomer studies 1807 falling star"
1708Grabbed MPEC 2007-P47 - 2007 PR10 - see above
1430Grabbed MPEC 2007-P42 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-P43 - 2007 PP9 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-P44 - 2007 PQ9 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-P45 - 2007 PR9 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-P46 - 2007 PS9 - see above
0443Added MOS paper, "Commissioning of the Dual-Beam Imaging Polarimeter for the UH 88-inch telescope" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Submillimeter arcsecond-resolution mapping of the highly collimated protostellar jet HH 211" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The rotation of very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs" - see above
Added MOS paper, "Towards More Precise Survey Photometry for PanSTARRS and LSST: Measuring Directly the Optical Transmission Spectrum of the Atmosphere" - see above
Added link to news story, "Reaching for the stars"
Added link to news story, "Night owls make the most of the meteors"
0349Grabbed MPEC 2007-P41 - 2002 SV - see above