Contents  on 23 March '08


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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 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 23 March '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 2 updated

When last checked at 2353 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The 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 23 March '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 23 Mar. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-F23 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 23 March '08

Seven observing facilities appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-F23 -- 2008 CL72
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2008-F23 -- 2008 EE85, 2008 DE
J76La Murta Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-F23 -- 2008 ED69
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2008-F23 -- 2007 TD66, 2005 XV77
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 4 in MPEC 2008-F23 -- 2008 DE, 2008 AE, 2007 VQ4, 1866
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-F23 -- 2008 EE9
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPEC 2008-F23 -- 2008 EM9, 2008 EE85

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 23 March '08

At last check (NEODyS at 2353 and JPL at 2354 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. See the CRT for activity in the last four weeks and our ephemerides page for a list of risk-rated objects under current observation or having recent news.

Chronology  on 23 March '08

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

1547Grabbed MPEC 2008-F23 - Daily Orbit Update - see above