Contents  on 3 October '07

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Notes: Until September 16th this daily news page, which had included links to news and science papers as well as some occasional original reporting, was called Major News About Minor Objects. Without the news-link and science-link sections, this page was renamed as The Tracking News to more accurately reflect its continuing purpose.

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.

NEOCP Activity  on 3 October '07

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 updated

When last checked at 2354 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing. This was a "one nighter." So far Tracking 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 3 October '07

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2007-T12 - "16:34 UT" - 2007 TD


MPEC 2007-T11 - "15:44 UT" - Comet C/2007 S2 (Lemmon)


<< DOU on 3 Oct. '07 >>  MPEC 2007-T10 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 3 October '07

A total of 21 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 53426
H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 5 in MPECs 2007-T10 & 2007-T11 -- C/2007 S2, 2007 RV9, 2007 RD1, 2007 QA2, 2007 PV27
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 2007 SG11
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 2007 PU11
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 2007 RV19
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 2007 SG11
A94Cormons Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 2007 LR32
808El Leoncito Obs. in Argentina, 9 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 2007 LA15, 2007 FV42, 2004 KE1, 85275, 145656, 5143, 4954, 4953, 433
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2007-T11 & 2007-T12 -- 2007 TD, C/2007 S2
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2007-T12 -- 2007 TD
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2007-T11 -- C/2007 S2
D35Lulin Minor Bodies Tracking in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2007-T11 -- C/2007 S2
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2007-T11 -- C/2007 S2
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2007-T11 -- C/2007 S2
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 4 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 2007 PU11, 2002 RC118, 143678, 2212
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2007-T11 & 2007-T12 -- 2007 TD, C/2007 S2
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2007-T10 & 2007-T12 -- 2007 TD, 3753
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 162913
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2007-T11 -- C/2007 S2
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPECs 2007-T10 & 2007-T12 -- 2007 TD, 2007 RU10
G72University Hills Obs. in southern California, 3 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 2007 SG11, 2007 RF5, 2007 LR32
A48Verona Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2007-T10 -- 2007 SW2, 2007 SG11, 2007 RV19, 2007 LR32

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 3 October '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 3 October '07

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

1816Grabbed MPEC 2007-T12 - 2007 TD - see above
1635Grabbed MPEC 2007-T11 - Comet C/2007 S2 (Lemmon) - see above
1420Grabbed MPEC 2007-T10 - Daily Orbit Update - see above