Contents  on 18 March '08


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Radar Astrometry  on 18 March '08

Radar observation of one object

The JPL Solar System Dynamics Group Radar Astrometry database has added the following small-body radar observing work:

Data addition noted at 2310 UTC when the database was dated 18 March

NEOCP Activity  on 18 March '08

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

When last checked at 2309 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and three updated listings. All of these were "one nighters."

New MPECs  on 18 March '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2309 UTC, there has been one MPEC issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 18 Mar. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-F07 - "06:12 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 18 March '08

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 1 in radar -- 2007 FY20
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2008-F07 -- 2008 CL72, 2008 CB22, 2008 BT18
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2008-F07 -- 2007 VQ4
J46Montana Blanca Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2008-F07 -- 163693
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2008-F07 -- 2008 DC, 2007 RT147
J42Puzol Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-F07 -- 152931, 3554
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 6 in MPEC 2008-F07 -- 2008 EO7, 2008 DW, 2008 CS116, 2008 BC22, 141432, 2059
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-F07 -- 2008 DW
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-F07 -- 2008 EJ85

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 18 March '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2309 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. See the CRT for activity in the last month and our ephemerides page for a list of objects under current observation.

Chronology  on 18 March '08

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

2310Noted Radar Astrometry database addition - see above
1419Grabbed MPEC 2008-F07 - Daily Orbit Update - see above