Contents  on 20 April '08


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

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NEOCP Activity  on 20 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."

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 20 April '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 20 Apr. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-H10 - "06:10 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 20 April '08

Seven observing facilities appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-H10 -- 143637
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPEC 2008-H10 -- 2007 VQ4, 35107
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 7 in MPEC 2008-H10 -- 2008 GH110, 2008 FN, 2008 ES, 2008 DY, 2008 CP23, 2007 YX1, 1991 JW
B19Iluro Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2008-H10 -- 2008 GV3, 2008 DE, 53319, 137170
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 9 in MPEC 2008-H10 -- 2008 FU6, 2008 EC69, 2008 DE, 2007 VQ4, 2005 NB7, 2005 GG, 35107, 137170, 7889
A48Verona Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2008-H10 -- 2007 VQ4, 2006 BG55, 2005 NB7
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2008-H10 -- 2008 DE, 2002 JC
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 20 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 20 April '08

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

1307Grabbed MPEC 2008-H10 - Daily Orbit Update - see above