Contents  on 27 August '07


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Minor-Object News  on 27 August '07

Minor-Object Science  on 27 August '07

NEOCP Activity  on 27 August '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 5 listings: 3 new, 2 updated

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

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 27 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-Q31 - "16:36 UT" - 2004 SD26

MPEC 2007-Q30 - "16:22 UT" - 2003 QZ29

<< DOU on 27 Aug. '07 >>  MPEC 2007-Q29 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 27 August '07

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 5 in MPEC 2007-Q29 -- 2007 QE3, 2004 FC32, 2001 XE1, 2000 EL26, 1998 ST27
H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q29 -- 2007 PF28
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q29 -- 2007 PF28
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q29 -- 2007 PB8
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 6 in MPEC 2007-Q29 -- 2007 PF28, 2007 PE8, 2007 LR32, 2002 NN4, 86324, 145656
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2007-Q29 -- 2007 LA15, 2007 DK8, 2002 NN4, 433
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPECs 2007-Q30 & 2007-Q31 -- 2004 SD26, 2003 QZ29
A16Tentlingen Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q29 -- 2007 PU11, 2002 NN4
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q29 -- 2007 PU11, 2007 PP9

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 27 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 27 August '07

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

2023Added link to news story, "For Asteroids, Size Does Matter" - see above
Added link to news story, "Jupiter Doesn't Shield Earth From Killer Impacts" - see above
Added link to news story, "Small solar system denizen gets big chance to shine" - see above
Added link to news story, "Seeing stars is simple as turning down the lights" - see above
1719Grabbed MPEC 2007-Q30 - 2003 QZ29 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-Q31 - 2004 SD26 - see above
1523Added A/CC news report, "Planetary Exploration N/L"
Added link to news story, "Exploding Lunar Eclipse" - see above
1423Added MOS paper, "Inner disk regions revealed by infrared interferometry" - see above
1421Grabbed MPEC 2007-Q29 - Daily Orbit Update - see above