Contents  on 19 April '08


NOTE: The Tracking News and this Web site will be updating less frequently and at sometimes irregular intervals for the rest of April.

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NEOCP Activity  on 19 April '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 1 new, 2 updated

When last checked at 2354 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and two updated listings. Of these, two were "one nighters." 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 19 April '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2354 UTC, there have been two MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2008-H09 - "23:13 UT" - Comet C/2008 H1 (LINEAR)

<< DOU on 19 Apr. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-H08 - "06:12 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 19 April '08

Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 8 in MPEC 2008-H08 -- 2008 GX21, 2008 GJ110, 2008 GE110, 2008 EZ97, 2008 EQ7, 2008 EO6, 2005 NB7, 2000 DP107
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-H09 -- C/2008 H1
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-H08 -- 2003 GW
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 8 in MPEC 2008-H08 -- 2008 GV3, 2008 GQ3, 2008 FS6, 2008 EQ7, 2008 ED69, 2008 EC69, 2005 RD34, 168318
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 5 in MPECs 2008-H08 & 2008-H09 -- C/2008 H1, 2005 TU45, 2005 GG, 152942, 3752
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-H09 -- C/2008 H1
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-H09 -- C/2008 H1
698Mt. Bigelow Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-H08 -- 162173
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-H09 -- C/2008 H1
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-H08 -- 2008 GP3
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2008-H08 -- 2008 FS6, 2008 EE9
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPEC 2008-H08 -- 2008 GH110, 2008 EZ5
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-H09 -- C/2008 H1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 19 April '08

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 four weeks and our ephemerides page for a list of risk-rated objects under current observation or having recent news.

Chronology  on 19 April '08

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

2354Grabbed MPEC 2008-H09 - Comet C/2008 H1 (LINEAR) - see above
1356Grabbed MPEC 2008-H08 - Daily Orbit Update - see above