Pan-STARRS gigapixel camera assembly. 
Credit: IfA/Richard Wainscoat.

Electronics engineer Peter Onaka (left) and astronomer John Tonry assemble the Pan-STARRS gigapixel camera. See more about this below. Credit: IfA/Richard Wainscoat.


Contents  on 31 August '07

Resources:

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 31 August '07

Minor-Object Science  on 31 August '07

NEOCP Activity  on 31 August '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty and hasn't been noted by Major News as active yet today (last checked at 2354 UTC).

New MPECs  on 31 August '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2007-Q46 - "13:01 UT" - Comet 19P/Borrelly


<< DOU on 31 Aug. '07 >>  MPEC 2007-Q45 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 31 August '07

Six observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
413Australian Natl. Univ. 1m telescope in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q46 -- 19P
309Cerro Paranal in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2007-Q46 -- 19P
H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q45 -- 2007 PU11, 2007 PE8
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q45 -- 2007 LR32, 2004 OT11
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2007-Q45 -- 2007 PE8, 2007 LV
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2007-Q45 -- 2007 KN4, 2007 DK8, 66251

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 31 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 31 August '07

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

2008Added link to news story, "Asteroid attack" - see above
Added link to news story, "Rock from outer space" - see above
Added link to news story, "SMART-1: Europe on the Moon, one year on" - see above
Added link to news story, "Russia Space Agency plans protecting Earth from asteroids" - see above
Added link to news story, "Museum's meteoric move" - see above
Added link to news story, "Scientists Sue NASA, Caltech Over New ID Checks" - see above
Added link to news story, "British team's mission to help divert asteroid" - see above
Added link to news story, "It came from outer space" - see above
1723Added A/CC news report, "More Aurigid info"
Added link to news story, "Aurigid Meteoroid Shower" - see above
Added link to news story, "World's Largest Digital Camera Installed on Maui Telescope" - see above
Added link to news story, "High (School) Honors" - see above
1423Added MOS paper, "A Submillimeter View of Circumstellar Dust Disks in rho Ophiuchus" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The First Direct Distance and Luminosity Determination for a Self-Luminous Giant Exoplanet: The Trigonometric Parallax to 2MASS1207334-393243Ab" - see above
Added MOS paper, "The effect of a planet on the dust distribution in a 3D protoplanetary disk" - see above
Added link to news story, "UK plan to track asteroid threat" - see above
Added link to news story, "Rare Aurigid Meteor Shower to Appear Saturday" - see above
1359Grabbed MPEC 2007-Q45 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2007-Q46 - Comet 19P/Borrelly - see above