Contents  on 26 May '08

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NEOCP Activity  on 26 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 26 May '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2008-K40 - "14:33 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2008-K39 - "14:27 UT" - Comet C/2008 J6 (Hill)


MPEC 2008-K38 - "14:24 UT" - Comet P/2008 J2 (Beshore)


MPEC 2008-K37 - "14:21 UT" - Comet C/2008 J1 (Boattini)


MPEC 2008-K36 - "14:18 UT" - Comet C/2008 H1 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2008-K35 - "14:14 UT" - Comet C/2008 G1 (Gibbs)


<< DOU on 26 May '08 >>  MPEC 2008-K34 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 26 May '08

A total of 48 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPECs 2008-K37, 2008-K38 & 2008-K40 -- P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 M2, C/2007 G1, 26P
J24Altamira Obs., 11 in MPECs 2008-K37, 2008-K38, 2008-K39 & 2008-K40 -- C/2008 J6, P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 G1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 S5, C/2005 L3, 86P, 68P, 46P
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2005 L3, C/2002 VQ94, 26P
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 10 in MPEC 2008-K34 -- 2008 JZ7, 2008 JR14, 2008 JO14, 2008 JJ, 2008 HE3, 2008 GO20, 2008 GH110, 2008 GE1, 2008 GA110, 2008 EV5
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 4 in MPECs 2008-K37, 2008-K38, 2008-K39 & 2008-K40 -- C/2008 J6, P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2005 L3
467Auckland Obs. in New Zealand, 5 in MPECs 2008-K37 & 2008-K40 -- C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 Q1, 124P
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2005 L3
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2007 B2, 180P, 46P
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- 199P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- 46P
H98Dark Roseanne Obs. in Connecticut, 1 in MPEC 2008-K34 -- 137170
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-K34 -- 2008 ES
E85Farm Cove Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-K38 -- P/2008 J2
F654Jim Bedient in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 3 in MPEC 2008-K34 -- 2008 GE1, 2008 GB110, 2008 GA4
H51Greiner Research Obs. (GRO) in Wisconsin, 6 in MPECs 2008-K34 & 2008-K38 -- 2008 JJ, P/2008 J2, 2008 HS3, 2005 NB7, 2005 CF41, 137170
458Guadarrama Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- 46P
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2005 L3, 46P
017Hoher List Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2007 B2
987Isle of Man Obs. on the Isle of Man, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- 124P
G92Jarnac Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2007 M2
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 5 in MPECs 2008-K36, 2008-K37, 2008-K38 & 2008-K40 -- P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2008 H1, 86P, 46P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 4 in MPECs 2008-K34 & 2008-K40 -- 2007 VR183, C/2007 M2, 2005 SE71, 2005 NZ6
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPECs 2008-K36 & 2008-K40 -- C/2008 H1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 46P
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2008-K36, 2008-K37, 2008-K39 & 2008-K40 -- C/2008 J6, C/2008 J1, C/2008 H1, C/2005 L3, 46P, 26P, 7P
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-K34 -- 97725
932McCarthy Obs. in Connecticut, 4 in MPEC 2008-K34 -- 2008 JR26, 2008 JJ, 2008 HE66, 2008 EC69
J46Montana Blanca Obs. in the Canary Islands, 3 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2007 W1, 46P, 7P
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2008-K36 & 2008-K40 -- C/2008 H1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 Q1, 46P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2008-K37, 2008-K38 & 2008-K40 -- P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 G1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 46P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 12 in MPECs 2008-K36, 2008-K37, 2008-K38 & 2008-K40 -- P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2008 H1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 G1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 S5, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 S4, C/2005 L3, 46P, 7P
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 14 in MPECs 2008-K35, 2008-K37, 2008-K39 & 2008-K40 -- C/2008 J6, C/2008 J1, C/2008 G1, C/2007 W1, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 S4, C/2005 L3, C/2003 WT42, C/2002 VQ94, 199P, 68P, 46P, 26P, 7P
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2005 L3, C/2002 VQ94, 68P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2007 G1
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2007 B2, 46P
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 4 in MPECs 2008-K37, 2008-K38 & 2008-K40 -- P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, 46P, 7P
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2007 W1
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2007 B2
461SZTE Asteroid Program (SZTE) in Hungary, 2 in MPECs 2008-K37 & 2008-K39 -- C/2008 J6, C/2008 J1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- 124P
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-K34 -- 1980
056Skalnate Pleso Obs. in Slovakia, 4 in MPECs 2008-K35, 2008-K37, 2008-K38 & 2008-K40 -- P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2008 G1, 199P
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2008-K34 -- 2008 JV19, 2008 HB38
A97Stammersdorf Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- C/2005 L3
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 3 in MPECs 2008-K36, 2008-K37 & 2008-K38 -- P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2008 H1
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPEC 2008-K34 -- 2008 JO, 2007 YB2
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 5 in MPECs 2008-K37, 2008-K38 & 2008-K40 -- P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 G1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 Q1
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 2 in MPEC 2008-K40 -- 180P, 7P
367Yatsuka Obs., 6 in MPECs 2008-K37, 2008-K38 & 2008-K40 -- P/2008 J2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 G1, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 26 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 26 May '08

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

1714Grabbed MPEC 2008-K37 - Comet C/2008 J1 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K38 - Comet P/2008 J2 (Beshore) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K39 - Comet C/2008 J6 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K40 - Observations of Comets - see above
1420Grabbed MPEC 2008-K34 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K35 - Comet C/2008 G1 (Gibbs) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K36 - Comet C/2008 H1 (LINEAR) - see above