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NEOCP Activity  on 7 April '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 18 listings: 8 new, 10 updated

When last checked at 2356 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had eight new and ten updated listings. Of these, sixteen were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 31 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 April '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2008-G42 - "23:11 UT" - 2008 CM116


MPEC 2008-G41 - "21:43 UT" - 2008 GM2


MPEC 2008-G40 - "21:34 UT" - 2008 GL2


MPEC 2008-G39 - "21:29 UT" - 2008 GK2


MPEC 2008-G38 - "21:25 UT" - 2008 GG2


MPEC 2008-G37 - "21:20 UT" - 2008 GF2


MPEC 2008-G36 - "21:16 UT" - 2008 FC76


MPEC 2008-G35 - "15:28 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2008-G34 - "15:13 UT" - Comet C/2008 E3 (Garradd)


MPEC 2008-G33 - "15:07 UT" - Comet C/2008 E1 (Catalina)


MPEC 2008-G32 - "14:46 UT" - Comet C/2008 C1 (Chen-Gao)


<< DOU on 7 Apr. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-G31 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 7 April '08

A total of 67 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 8 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 197P, 180P, 124P, 46P
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-G38 -- 2008 GG2
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 6 in MPECs 2008-G31, 2008-G37, 2008-G38, 2008-G39, 2008-G41 & 2008-G42 -- 2008 GM2, 2008 GK2, 2008 GG2, 2008 GF2, 2008 EJ85, 2008 CM116
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 3 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 W1, C/2007 M2, C/2007 B2
467Auckland Obs. in New Zealand, 17 in MPECs 2008-G33, 2008-G34 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 E3, C/2008 E1, C/2008 A1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 T1, C/2007 S2, C/2007 Q3, C/2007 N3, C/2007 G1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 V1, C/2006 U6, C/2006 S5, C/2006 Q1, C/2006 K4, 26P, 8P
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 4 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2006 W3, 180P, 124P
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 11 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 T1, C/2007 M2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 194P, 124P, 29P, 17P, 7P
J79Calarreona Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, 110P, 65P, 46P, 29P
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 W1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 S5, 180P, 124P, 110P, 46P, 29P
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 12 in MPECs 2008-G31, 2008-G35 & 2008-G41 -- 2008 GM2, 2008 EC69, 2008 EB32, C/2007 M3, C/2007 M2, C/2007 D3, 2006 UA, 39572, 180P, 172P, 124P, 17P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 11 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 M3, C/2007 B2, C/2005 L3, C/2003 WT42, 158P, 46P, 29P, 26P, 17P
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 3 in MPECs 2008-G31 & 2008-G35 -- 2006 UA, 85236, 70P
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 5 in MPEC 2008-G31 -- 2008 FY6, 2008 FT6, 2008 EC69, 2008 CM, 2008 CL72
J36El Olivo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- 29P, 17P
E85Farm Cove Obs., 5 in MPECs 2008-G33 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 E1, C/2008 A1, C/2007 Y2, C/2007 W1, 8P
J77Golden Hill Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- 17P
683Goodricke-Pigott Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-G31 -- 53789
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 4 in MPECs 2008-G37, 2008-G38, 2008-G40 & 2008-G41 -- 2008 GM2, 2008 GL2, 2008 GG2, 2008 GF2
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, 46P, 29P
355Hadano Obs. in Japan, 11 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 Y1, C/2007 T5, C/2007 M2, C/2007 D1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 180P, 124P, 70P, 65P
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2008-G31 -- 2008 FU6, 2003 GW, 170891
D88Hiratsuka Obs., 7 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2006 S5, C/2006 Q1, 180P, 124P, 79P, 65P, 46P
750Hobbs Obs. in Wisconsin, 3 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 B2, 46P
B19Iluro Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2008-G31 & 2008-G35 -- 2008 FU6, C/2007 B2, C/2005 L3, 2004 VW14, 35107, 11398, 124P
J39Ingenio Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 W1
415Kambah Obs. in the Australian Capital Territory, 9 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2008 A1, C/2007 Y2, C/2007 W1, C/2007 Q3, C/2007 B2, C/2006 U6, C/2006 Q1, 186P, 8P
B02Kielce Obs. in Poland, 1 in MPEC 2008-G32 -- C/2008 C1
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- 173P
400Kitami Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 Y1, C/2007 T5, C/2007 M2, C/2007 D1, C/2007 B2, 180P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 12 in MPECs 2008-G35 & 2008-G38 -- 2008 GG2, C/2007 M2, C/2007 JA21, P/2007 C2, C/2007 B2, C/2006 S5, C/2002 VQ94, 194P, 116P, 110P, 79P, 70P
J87La Canada Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 M2
J34La Fecha Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, 46P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 10 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 T5, C/2007 B2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 110P, 46P, 29P, 17P
J59Linceo Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 W1, C/2007 B2, 70P
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 W3, C/2005 L3, 124P, 29P, 17P
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- 124P, 29P
711McDonald Obs. in Texas, 2 in MPECs 2008-G36 & 2008-G41 -- 2008 GM2, 2008 FC76
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 2 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, 46P
J46Montana Blanca Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- 46P
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 11 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 G1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 W3, 158P, 124P, 46P, 29P, 26P, 17P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 G1, C/2007 B2, C/2005 L3, 124P, 46P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 13 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 M2, C/2007 G1, C/2007 D1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 S5, C/2005 L3, 197P, 180P, 46P, 17P, 7P
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2008-G38 -- 2008 GG2
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 9 in MPECs 2008-G31, 2008-G35, 2008-G36, 2008-G37, 2008-G38, 2008-G39, 2008-G40, 2008-G41 & 2008-G42 -- 2008 GM2, 2008 GL2, 2008 GK2, 2008 GG2, 2008 GF2, 2008 FC76, 2008 CM116, 2006 FV35, 191P
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- 124P
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-G42 -- 2008 CM116
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, P/2007 C2, 158P, 46P, 29P, 17P
J29Nira Obs., 4 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, 110P, 46P, 29P
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 9 in MPECs 2008-G31, 2008-G34 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 E3, C/2008 A1, C/2007 Y2, C/2006 V1, C/2006 Q1, C/2006 K4, 1980, 186P, 8P
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 M2, C/2007 D1, C/2002 VQ94, 158P, 124P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 16 in MPEC 2008-G31 -- 2008 GV, 2008 DE, 2008 BT18, 2006 BG55, 2003 GW, 2002 FW5, 2000 DP107, 1999 SO5, 68359, 170891, 154988, 152942, 144901, 3554, 3288, 1866
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 4 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 B2, 46P
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 W1, 7P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 15 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 M2, C/2007 G1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, C/2005 L3, 180P, 124P, 70P, 65P, 46P, 29P, 17P
461SZTE Asteroid Program (SZTE) in Hungary, 4 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 JA21, C/2007 D3, C/2006 W3, C/2003 WT42
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2008-G38 & 2008-G41 -- 2008 GM2, 2008 GG2
B61Sant Cugat del Valles Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 B2
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 15 in MPECs 2008-G33, 2008-G35 & 2008-G38 -- 2008 GG2, C/2008 E1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 T1, C/2007 S2, C/2007 M2, C/2007 G1, C/2007 D3, C/2005 L3, C/2002 VQ94, 191P, 180P, 172P, 116P, 70P
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 9 in MPECs 2008-G31 & 2008-G35 -- 2008 FT6, 2008 FS6, 2008 DJ5, 2005 JU108, 53435, 11311, 4503, 3552, 158P
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2008-G31, 2008-G36, 2008-G37 & 2008-G38 -- 2008 GG2, 2008 GF2, 2008 FC76, 2008 DW22, 2007 RV17
A97Stammersdorf Obs. in Austria, 4 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 W1, 46P, 29P, 17P
147Suno Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, 46P, 17P
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 5 in MPECs 2008-G31, 2008-G36, 2008-G37, 2008-G38 & 2008-G41 -- 2008 GM2, 2008 GG2, 2008 GF2, 2008 FW6, 2008 FC76
J70Vega del Thader Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2008-G33 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 E1, C/2007 D1, 173P, 46P
J30Ventilla Obs., 2 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, 46P
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 3 in MPEC 2008-G35 -- C/2007 B2, 124P, 7P
C42Xingming Obs. in China, 2 in MPECs 2008-G32 & 2008-G35 -- C/2008 C1, 46P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 7 April '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2356 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 7 April '08

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

2356Grabbed MPEC 2008-G42 - 2008 CM116 - see above
2220Grabbed MPEC 2008-G36 - 2008 FC76 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-G38 - 2008 GG2 - see above
2219Grabbed MPEC 2008-G37 - 2008 GF2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-G39 - 2008 GK2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-G40 - 2008 GL2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-G41 - 2008 GM2 - see above
1538Grabbed MPEC 2008-G32 - Comet C/2008 C1 (Chen-Gao) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-G33 - Comet C/2008 E1 (Catalina) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-G34 - Comet C/2008 E3 (Garradd) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-G35 - Observations of Comets - see above
1433Grabbed MPEC 2008-G31 - Daily Orbit Update - see above