Contents  on 23 May '08


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Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

NEOCP Activity  on 23 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 23 May '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-K28 - "18:51 UT" - 2006 HX122

<< DOU on 23 May '08 >>  MPEC 2008-K27 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 23 May '08

Six observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 20 in MPEC 2008-K27 -- 2008 JU2, 2008 JR26, 2008 JR14, 2008 JP14, 2008 JM20, 2008 JJ, 2008 JG, 2008 HV4, 2008 HH, 2008 GR3, 2008 GH110, 2008 GG2, 2008 FW5, 2008 EZ97, 2008 DW, 2008 CD22, 2007 XH16, 2003 XE11, 2002 JW15, 1999 JU6
H51Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2008-K27 -- 2008 JJ
304Las Campanas Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2008-K28 -- 2006 HX122
568Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-K28 -- 2006 HX122
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-K27 -- 2003 KO2
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2008-K27 -- 153792
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 23 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 23 May '08

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

1945Grabbed MPEC 2008-K28 - 2006 HX122 - see above
1350Grabbed MPEC 2008-K27 - Daily Orbit Update - see above