Contents  on 25 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 25 May '08

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

When last checked at 2354 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 25 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-K33 - "23:25 UT" - Comet P/2008 J3 (McNaught)

<< DOU on 25 May '08 >>  MPEC 2008-K32 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 25 May '08

Six observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
432Boambee Obs. in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2008-K32 -- 2008 BC22, 3691
F654Jim Bedient in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2008-K32 -- 2008 CR118, 36017
H51Greiner Research Obs. (GRO) in Wisconsin, 8 in MPEC 2008-K32 -- 2008 JJ, 2008 HS3, 2008 EC69, 2007 VQ4, 2002 JC, 154278, 137170, 102873
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-K32 -- 2005 TU45
H85Silver Spring Obs. in Maryland, 2 in MPEC 2008-K32 -- 2008 HF2, 2008 HE66
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPECs 2008-K32 & 2008-K33 -- 2008 JY30, P/2008 J3
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 25 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 25 May '08

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

2354Grabbed MPEC 2008-K33 - Comet P/2008 J3 (McNaught) - see above
1524Grabbed MPEC 2008-K32 - Daily Orbit Update - see above