Contents  on 24 August '07


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Minor-Object News  on 24 August '07

Minor-Object Science  on 24 August '07

NEOCP Activity  on 24 August '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, two were "one nighters." So far Major News has counted a total of four objects listed on the NEOCP at some point today.

To learn how observers use the NEOCP, see the Practical guide on how to observe NEOCP object by Birtwhistle et al. at Suno Observatory.

New MPECs  on 24 August '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2007-Q20 - "19:31 UT" - Comet C/2007 Q1 (Garradd)

<< DOU on 24 Aug. '07 >>  MPEC 2007-Q19 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2007-Q18 - "00:38 UT" - 2007 QE3

Observers  on 24 August '07

Fourteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 12 in MPECs 2007-Q18, 2007-Q19 & 2007-Q20 -- 2007 QE3, C/2007 Q1, 2007 PS9, 2007 LV8, 2007 LD, 2007 HW3, 2004 RN9, 2003 UB10, 2003 ER, 2001 RA12, 2001 QD96, 2000 JN10
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2007-Q19 & 2007-Q20 -- 2007 QE3, C/2007 Q1
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q18 -- 2007 QE3
683Goodricke-Pigott Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q19 -- 16636
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q18 -- 2007 QE3
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q20 -- C/2007 Q1
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q19 -- 154453, 138883
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q19 -- 2007 PF28, 2007 LR32
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q18 -- 2007 QE3
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2007-Q19 & 2007-Q20 -- 2007 QE3, C/2007 Q1
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2007-Q19 & 2007-Q20 -- C/2007 Q1, 16816
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2007-Q19 -- 2002 TD66, 2001 MT18, 85867, 11284
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2007-Q19 -- 2007 PF6, 2007 PB8, 2004 OT11
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q20 -- C/2007 Q1

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 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 24 August '07

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

2125Grabbed MPEC 2007-Q20 - Comet C/2007 Q1 (Garradd) - see above
1922Added link to news story, "Jupiter: Friend or Foe?"
1559Added link to news story, "NASA and Internet Archive Team to Digitize Space Imagery"
Added link to news story, "Earth to Hit Aurigid Meteors?"
1347Grabbed MPEC 2007-Q19 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0418Added MOS paper, "Keck Hires Spectroscopy of Candidate Post T Tauri Stars" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The Fourth Positive System of Carbon Monoxide in the Hubble Space Telescope Spectra of Comets" - see above
Added link to news story, "Hack the Sky"
0402Grabbed MPEC 2007-Q18 - 2007 QE3 - see above