Contents  on 21 May '08


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NEOCP Activity  on 21 May '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 new

When last checked at 2354 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new listing.

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 21 May '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2008-K25 - "17:56 UT" - PHAs

MPEC 2008-K24 - "17:56 UT" - Unusual Minor Planets

MPEC 2008-K23 - "17:56 UT" - Amors

MPEC 2008-K22 - "17:56 UT" - Atens and Apollos

MPEC 2008-K21 - "17:46 UT" - Distant Minor Planets

MPEC 2008-K20 - "17:29 UT" - Observable Comets

MPEC 2008-K19 - "12:51 UT" - 2006 OF15

<< DOU on 21 May '08 >>  MPEC 2008-K18 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 21 May '08

Five observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 11 in MPEC 2008-K18 -- 2008 JZ7, 2008 JR26, 2008 JJ, 2008 GV20, 2008 EQ7, 2008 DY, 2003 KO2, 1999 FA, 90367, 53430, 154715
H51Greiner Research Obs. (GRO) in Wisconsin, 6 in MPEC 2008-K18 -- 2008 HS3, 2007 VR183, 2007 VQ4, 2005 NZ6, 2005 NB7, 2000 AD205
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-K19 -- 2006 OF15
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPEC 2008-K18 -- 2005 NB7, 2005 CF41
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPEC 2008-K18 -- 2008 JY30, 2001 TA45
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 21 May '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2354 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today. 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 21 May '08

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

1847The NEOCP has become active
1741Grabbed MPEC 2008-K22 - Atens and Apollos - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K23 - Amors - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K24 - Unusual Minor Planets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K25 - PHAs - see above
1703Grabbed MPEC 2008-K20 - Observable Comets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K21 - Distant Minor Planets - see above
1416Grabbed MPEC 2008-K18 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K19 - 2006 OF15 - see above