Contents  on 7 January '08

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NEOCP Activity  on 7 January '08

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

When last checked at 2353 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new listing. This was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of three 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 7 January '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2353 UTC, there have been eight MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2008-A34 - "18:43 UT" - 2008 AG1


<< DOU on 7 Jan. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-A33 - "07:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2008-A32 - "00:51 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2008-A31 - "00:38 UT" - Comet C/2007 Y2 (McNaught)


MPEC 2008-A30 - "00:34 UT" - Comet C/2007 Y1 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2008-A29 - "00:32 UT" - Comet C/2007 W3 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2008-A28 - "00:29 UT" - Comet C/2007 W1 (Boattini)


MPEC 2008-A27 - "00:23 UT" - Comet P/2007 T4 (Gibbs)

Observers  on 7 January '08

A total of 55 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 15 in MPECs 2008-A27, 2008-A28, 2008-A29, 2008-A30 & 2008-A32 -- C/2007 Y1, C/2007 W3, C/2007 W1, P/2007 V1, C/2007 U1, P/2007 T4, C/2006 S5, C/2006 K1, 195P, 192P, 191P, 188P, 150P, 70P, 29P
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 7 in MPECs 2008-A32 & 2008-A33 -- 2007 YZ, C/2007 U1, P/2007 C2, 2005 WJ56, 1620, 29P, 17P
170Begues Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- P/2007 V1
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 8 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- P/2007 H1, C/2006 S5, 110P, 93P, 50P, 46P, 29P, 17P
I77CEAMIG-REA in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2008-A31 -- C/2007 Y2
J96Cantabria Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2007 S2
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2006 W3, 110P, 93P
B53Casal Lumbroso Obs., 2 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2006 S5, 29P
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 156P, 65P
470Ceccano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 17P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 6 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 192P, 143P, 110P, 29P, 17P, 8P
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 93P
J36El Olivo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 29P, 17P
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 65P
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-A28 -- C/2007 W1
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 4 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 93P, 50P, 46P, 17P
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 4 in MPECs 2008-A32 & 2008-A34 -- 2008 AG1, 108P, 17P, 8P
B34Green Island Obs. in Cyprus, 3 in MPECs 2008-A32 & 2008-A33 -- 2007 YZ, 1993 TQ2, 17P
458Guadarrama Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 29P, 17P
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 3 in MPEC 2008-A33 -- 2008 AD, 2007 YH, 2007 XA23
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 17P, 8P
D88Hiratsuka Obs., 16 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2007 U1, P/2007 T6, C/2007 T5, P/2007 H1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 K1, 192P, 191P, 188P, 117P, 93P, 74P, 65P, 50P, 46P, 17P
415Kambah Obs. in Australia, 6 in MPECs 2008-A30 & 2008-A32 -- C/2007 Y1, C/2007 U1, C/2007 Q3, C/2007 D1, C/2006 Q1, 179P
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 5 in MPECs 2008-A28, 2008-A29, 2008-A30 & 2008-A32 -- C/2007 Y1, C/2007 W3, C/2007 W1, 70P, 8P
J66Kinver Obs. in England, 4 in MPECs 2008-A32 & 2008-A33 -- 2007 YZ, 2007 VQ4, 2007 SP6, C/2006 S5
046Klet Obs. in the Czech Republic, 2 in MPEC 2008-A33 -- 2005 WJ56, 170903
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 10 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- P/2007 T6, C/2007 S2, 116P, 110P, 93P, 79P, 74P, 65P, 50P, 17P
699LONEOS in Arizona, 6 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2007 S2, P/2007 C2, C/2006 S5, 179P, 116P, 79P
J76La Murta Obs. in Spain, 12 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2007 T5, P/2007 H1, C/2006 S5, 191P, 179P, 128P, 110P, 93P, 74P, 50P, 29P, 17P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2006 W3, 188P, 117P, 93P, 74P, 50P, 46P, 29P, 17P
D35Lulin Minor Bodies Tracking in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- P/2007 C2
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2008-A29 & 2008-A32 -- C/2007 W3, C/2006 K1, 8P
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 93P, 29P, 17P
952Marxuquera Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-A33 -- 2005 XD1
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 110P, 93P, 74P, 50P, 29P
J46Montana Blanca Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 29P
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 12 in MPECs 2008-A27 & 2008-A32 -- C/2007 U1, P/2007 T4, P/2007 T2, P/2007 C2, C/2006 W3, 194P, 139P, 124P, 46P, 29P, 17P, 8P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2007 B2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 93P, 29P, 17P, 8P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 17 in MPECs 2008-A28 & 2008-A32 -- C/2007 W1, P/2007 T6, C/2007 T5, C/2007 D1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 124P, 110P, 93P, 74P, 70P, 65P, 50P, 29P, 17P, 8P
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- P/2007 T6, P/2007 C2, 29P, 8P
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2006 Q1
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- P/2007 T2, P/2007 C2
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 2 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 29P, 17P
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. XuYi Station in China, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2007 T5
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 17P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 188P, 93P, 46P, 29P, 17P, 8P
619Sabadell Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2006 OF2, 93P, 46P, 17P
233San Vito Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 93P
J49Santa Pola Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 93P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 12 in MPECs 2008-A30 & 2008-A32 -- C/2007 Y1, P/2007 H1, C/2006 OF2, C/2006 K1, 192P, 188P, 150P, 143P, 139P, 116P, 46P, 29P
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 7 in MPECs 2008-A31, 2008-A32, 2008-A33 & 2008-A34 -- 2008 AG1, C/2007 Y2, C/2007 Q3, C/2006 K1, 2002 RC118, 85709, 36236
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- 79P, 74P
D70Tosa Obs., 7 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2006 S5, 110P, 93P, 50P, 29P, 17P, 8P
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 13 in MPEC 2008-A32 -- C/2007 U1, P/2007 H1, C/2006 S5, C/2006 K1, 192P, 179P, 128P, 110P, 93P, 74P, 50P, 46P, 29P
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 20 in MPECs 2008-A28 & 2008-A32 -- C/2007 W1, P/2007 C2, C/2007 B2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 191P, 188P, 156P, 143P, 128P, 124P, 110P, 93P, 79P, 74P, 65P, 50P, 46P, 29P, 17P

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 7 January '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2353 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. See the CRT for activity in the last month.

Chronology  on 7 January '08

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

2052Grabbed MPEC 2008-A34 - 2008 AG1 - see above
1524Grabbed MPEC 2008-A33 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0116Grabbed MPEC 2008-A32 - Observations of Comets - see above
0050Grabbed MPEC 2008-A27 - Comet P/2007 T4 (Gibbs) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A28 - Comet C/2007 W1 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A29 - Comet C/2007 W3 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A30 - Comet C/2007 Y1 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A31 - Comet C/2007 Y2 (McNaught) - see above