Contents  on 8 May '08

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NEOCP Activity  on 8 May '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings: 3 new, 3 updated

When last checked at 2356 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three new and three updated listings. Of these, three were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of sixteen 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 8 May '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2008-J47 - "23:29 UT" - 2008 JV19


MPEC 2008-J46 - "21:55 UT" - 2008 JT19


MPEC 2008-J45 - "21:46 UT" - 2008 JS19


MPEC 2008-J44 - "15:46 UT" - 2008 JR14


MPEC 2008-J43 - "15:42 UT" - 2008 JQ14


MPEC 2008-J42 - "15:38 UT" - 2008 JP14


<< DOU on 8 May '08 >>  MPEC 2008-J41 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 8 May '08

A total of 29 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 2 in MPECs 2008-J41 & 2008-J42 -- 2008 JP14, 2008 JO14
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 11 in MPEC 2008-J41 -- 2008 JJ, 2008 HS3, 2008 HQ3, 2008 HD3, 2008 HC2, 2008 GX, 2008 GV20, 2008 GO20, 2008 GE1, 2008 EM85, 2003 KO2
A74Bergen-Enkheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-J41 -- 2008 JO14
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-J41 -- 2008 HW1
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2008-J41, 2008-J42, 2008-J43, 2008-J45 & 2008-J47 -- 2008 JV19, 2008 JS19, 2008 JQ14, 2008 JP14, 2008 JG
113Drebach Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPECs 2008-J45 & 2008-J47 -- 2008 JV19, 2008 JS19
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2008-J41 -- 2008 JO14, 2005 NB7
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2008-J45 & 2008-J47 -- 2008 JV19, 2008 JS19
F654Jim Bedient in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 2 in MPECs 2008-J43 & 2008-J46 -- 2008 JT19, 2008 JQ14
B32Gelenau Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-J45 -- 2008 JS19
651Grasslands Obs. in Arizona, 4 in MPECs 2008-J42, 2008-J43, 2008-J44 & 2008-J45 -- 2008 JS19, 2008 JR14, 2008 JQ14, 2008 JP14
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPECs 2008-J42, 2008-J43 & 2008-J46 -- 2008 JT19, 2008 JQ14, 2008 JP14
H51Greiner Research Obs. (GRO) in Wisconsin, 2 in MPEC 2008-J41 -- 2008 HW1, 2005 NB7
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 3 in MPECs 2008-J41, 2008-J42 & 2008-J47 -- 2008 JV19, 2008 JP14, 2008 JO14
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2008-J41 -- 2008 DE, 2005 NB7
246KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2008-J46 -- 2008 JT19
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-J43 -- 2008 JQ14
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2008-J41 & 2008-J43 -- 2008 JQ14, 86667
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2008-J45 & 2008-J47 -- 2008 JV19, 2008 JS19
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-J41 -- 2008 JO14
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-J47 -- 2008 JV19
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 8 in MPECs 2008-J41 & 2008-J44 -- 2008 JR14, 2008 BC22, 2005 EK70, 2001 QO142, 36236, 153591, 7358, 1980
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-J46 -- 2008 JT19
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 10 in MPECs 2008-J41 & 2008-J44 -- 2008 JR14, 2008 HR3, 2008 HE3, 2008 HB38, 2008 HA38, 2008 GV20, 2005 NZ6, 2005 JS108, 2004 FU4, 1998 SJ70
H67Stonegate Obs. in Michigan, 1 in MPEC 2008-J41 -- 2005 NB7
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPECs 2008-J42 & 2008-J43 -- 2008 JQ14, 2008 JP14
0122Thierry Pauwels via Uccle Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2008-J42 -- 2008 JP14
A55Vallemare di Borbona Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-J42 -- 2008 JP14
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPECs 2008-J42 & 2008-J47 -- 2008 JV19, 2008 JP14
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 8 May '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2356 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today, except that observations of three risk-listed objects have been reported (see today's DOU MPEC above). Visit the CRT to view activity in the last four weeks and our ephemerides page for a complete list of risk-rated objects under current observation or having recent news.

Chronology  on 8 May '08

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

2356Grabbed MPEC 2008-J46 - 2008 JT19 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-J47 - 2008 JV19 - see above
2151Grabbed MPEC 2008-J45 - 2008 JS19 - see above
1629Grabbed MPEC 2008-J42 - 2008 JP14 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-J43 - 2008 JQ14 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-J44 - 2008 JR14 - see above
1400Grabbed MPEC 2008-J41 - Daily Orbit Update - see above