Contents  on 24 May '08


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NEOCP Activity  on 24 May '08

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

When last checked at 2356 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated 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 24 May '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2008-K31 - "18:14 UT" - Comet C/2008 J5 (Garradd)

<< DOU on 24 May '08 >>  MPEC 2008-K30 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2008-K29 - "02:32 UT" - Comets C/2008 E5, 2008 E6 (STEREO)

Observers  on 24 May '08

Fourteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
J24Altamira Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-K31 -- C/2008 J5
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 13 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2008 JZ7, 2008 JW19, 2008 JU2, 2008 JS26, 2008 JM20, 2008 JJ, 2008 HS3, 2008 HO3, 2008 HF2, 2008 GR3, 2008 GF, 2008 GA110, 2008 EM9
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 4 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2008 JJ, 53319, 137170, 11398
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2008 HS3
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2005 TU45, 2005 NB7, 35107
F654Jim Bedient in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2008 GP20, 2008 CZ118
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2008 ED69
H51Greiner Research Obs. (GRO) in Wisconsin, 3 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2008 HF2, 2005 CF41, 2003 GW
415Kambah Obs. in the Australian Capital Territory, 1 in MPEC 2008-K31 -- C/2008 J5
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2004 XN44
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2008 JJ
C494HI1-A instrument (4) aboard STEREO-A in heliocentric orbit leading Earth, 2 in MPEC 2008-K29 -- C/2008 E6, C/2008 E5
A78Stia Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2008 JJ, 2005 CF41
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2008-K30 -- 2008 JW19
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 May '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2356 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 24 May '08

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

1917Grabbed MPEC 2008-K31 - Comet C/2008 J5 (Garradd) - see above
1439Grabbed MPEC 2008-K30 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0338Grabbed MPEC 2008-K29 - Comets C/2008 E5, 2008 E6 (STEREO) - see above