Contents on 27 May '08
- IAU Minor Planet Center
- Observers -- thirteen observing facilities
- Impact Risk Monitoring -- nothing to report
- Consolidated Risk Tables - the CRT page
- Earth's Busy Neighborhood Traffic Report
- Ephemerides for risk-rated and nearby objects
- Old & new CRT Archive
- Old News Archive & Small Objects Archive
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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-K41 time-stamped "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update - see below
- MPEC 2008-K42 time-stamped "13:27 UT" - 2008 DS83 - see below
- MPEC 2008-K43 time-stamped "22:27 UT" - 2008 KO
MPEC 2008-K43 - "22:27 UT" - 2008 KO
- K08K00O 2008 KO (small asteroid, Earth MOID=0.1 LD, H=24.1 ~51m) was discovered at 0901 UT on 27 May by the Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS), which observed it at May 27.38-45p11. The discovery was confirmed by Trieste Obs. (May 27.92p4). This object will be coming within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth, reaching 4.6 LD on 1 June.
MPEC 2008-K42 - "13:27 UT" - 2008 DS83
- K08D83S 2008 DS83 (Q=5.063 AU, H=18.5 ~676m) was discovered at 0929 UT on 24 Feb. by the Spacewatch 0.9m telescope, which observed it at Feb. 24.40-43p3. The discovery was confirmed by MLS (March 5.32-34p4, 28.20-21p4, 29.25-27p4 & May 3.15-17p4), Jim Bedient via Faulkes Telescope North (May 24.31-36p3 & 25.27-31p3), and the Spacewatch 1.8m telescope (May 26.16p2 & 27.21-22p3).
- Observations of small asteroids (H>22.0)
- K08J26S 2008 JS26 (arc=12 days, H=23.6 ~65m) from Desert Moon Obs. (May 26.27-29p3) and Spacewatch 1.8m (May 26.38p2)
- Observations of other objects
- K08J30Y 2008 JY30 (Q=4.080 AU, arc=11 days, H=18.5 ~676m) from the Siding Spring Survey (SSS) (May 25.72-75p3)
- K08J26R 2008 JR26 (arc=14 days, H=19.9 ~355m) from Silver Spring Obs. (May 26.14-20p3) and Modra Obs. (May 26.97-98p2)
- K08J14Q 2008 JQ14 (arc=21 days, H=19.3 ~467m) from Desert Moon Obs. (May 26.21-25p3)
- K08J14P 2008 JP14 (arc=26 days, H=19.4 ~446m) from Modra Obs. (May 26.95-96p4)
- K08J00O 2008 JO (arc=24 days, H=18.4 ~708m) from Desert Moon Obs. (May 26.17-19p3)
- K08J00J 2008 JJ (i=44.6°, arc=27 days, H=19.2 ~490m) from Capannoli Obs. (May 26.96-98p6) and Modra Obs. (May 27.01-02p4)
- K08H66E 2008 HE66 (arc=27 days, H=21.7 ~155m) from Modra Obs. (May 26.99p2)
- K08H02F 2008 HF2 (arc=29 days, H=19.6 ~407m) from LINEAR (May 26.25-28p4)
- K08E69C 2008 EC69 (Q=4.458 AU, arc=2 opp, H=17.3 ~1.17 km) from LINEAR (May 26.38-41p5) and Modra Obs. (May 27.04-05p5)
- K05T45U 2005 TU45 (arc=3 opp, H=17.1 ~1.29 km) from Capannoli Obs. (May 26.93p2)
- K05N07B 2005 NB7 (arc=3 opp, H=18.7 ~616m) from Capannoli Obs. (May 26.89-91p4)
- K04L03V 2004 LV3 (arc=2 opp, H=18.7 ~616m) from Tiki Obs. (May 26.51-55p3)
- K02J08X 2002 JX8 (arc=3 opp, H=20.3 ~295m) from Spacewatch 1.8m (May 27.17-19p5)
- K00V45A 2000 VA45 (arc=4 opp, H=18.4 ~708m) from Tiki Obs. (May 26.46-50p3)
- K00AK5D 2000 AD205 (arc=2 opp, H=18.6 ~645m) from Modra Obs. (May 27.00-01p3)
- I4990 184990 2006 KE89 from Timberlake Obs. (May 26.14-18p3)
- 07482 7482 1994 PC1 from LINEAR (May 26.38-41p5)
Observers on 27 May '08
Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.
|Code||Observer / observatory|
|B09||Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JJ, 2005 TU45, 2005 NB7|
|448||Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JS26, 2008 JQ14, 2008 JO|
|F654||Jim Bedient in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-K42 -- 2008 DS83|
|704||LINEAR in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 HF2, 2008 EC69, 7482|
|118||Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 6 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JR26, 2008 JP14, 2008 JJ, 2008 HE66, 2008 EC69, 2000 AD205|
|G96||Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2008-K42 & 2008-K43 -- 2008 KO, 2008 DS83|
|E12||Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JY30|
|H85||Silver Spring Obs. in Maryland, 1 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2008 JR26|
|691||Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-K42 -- 2008 DS83|
|291||Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2008-K41 & 2008-K42 -- 2008 JS26, 2008 DS83, 2002 JX8|
|F85||Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 2004 LV3, 2000 VA45|
|H83||Timberlake Obs. in Virginia, 1 in MPEC 2008-K41 -- 184990|
|A82||Trieste 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.