Contents  on 27 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 27 May '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 1 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2355 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and one updated listing. Both of these were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of six objects listed on the NEOCP at some point today.

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 27 May '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2355 UTC, there have been three MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2008-K43 - "22:27 UT" - 2008 KO

MPEC 2008-K42 - "13:27 UT" - 2008 DS83

<< DOU on 27 May '08 >>  MPEC 2008-K41 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 27 May '08

Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JJ, 2005 TU45, 2005 NB7
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JS26, 2008 JQ14, 2008 JO
F654Jim Bedient in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-K42 -- 2008 DS83
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 HF2, 2008 EC69, 7482
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 6 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JR26, 2008 JP14, 2008 JJ, 2008 HE66, 2008 EC69, 2000 AD205
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2008-K42 & 2008-K43 -- 2008 KO, 2008 DS83
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JY30
H85Silver Spring Obs. in Maryland, 1 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JR26
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-K42 -- 2008 DS83
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2008-K41 & 2008-K42 -- 2008 JS26, 2008 DS83, 2002 JX8
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2004 LV3, 2000 VA45
H83Timberlake Obs. in Virginia, 1 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 184990
A82Trieste Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-K43 -- 2008 KO
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 27 May '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2355 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 27 May '08

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

2355Grabbed MPEC 2008-K43 - 2008 KO - see above
1501Grabbed MPEC 2008-K41 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-K42 - 2008 DS83 - see above