Contents  on 15 June '08


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NEOCP Activity  on 15 June '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 4 listings: 3 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2357 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three new and one updated listings. All of these were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eight 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 15 June '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 15 June '08 >>  MPEC 2008-L57 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2008-L56 - "03:02 UT" - Comet C/2008 L3 (Hill)

MPEC 2008-L55 - "02:15 UT" - Comet C/2008 L2 (Hill)

MPEC 2008-L54 - "01:49 UT" - 2008 LQ16

Observers  on 15 June '08

Sixteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-L56 -- C/2008 L3
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPEC 2008-L57 -- 154278, 137170
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2008-L55 -- C/2008 L2
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-L56 -- C/2008 L3
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-L55 -- C/2008 L2
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2008-L55, 2008-L56 & 2008-L57 -- C/2008 L3, C/2008 L2, 65996, 16960, 137170, 1865
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2008-L56 & 2008-L57 -- C/2008 L3, 2008 JR26
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2008-L55 & 2008-L56 -- C/2008 L3, C/2008 L2
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPECs 2008-L54 & 2008-L56 -- 2008 LQ16, C/2008 L3
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2008-L57 -- 2000 AD205, 35107, 137170
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 4 in MPECs 2008-L54, 2008-L55 & 2008-L57 -- 2008 LQ16, C/2008 L2, 87024, 85989
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. (MRO) in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2008-L55 & 2008-L56 -- C/2008 L3, C/2008 L2
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-L55 -- C/2008 L2
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2008-L55 & 2008-L56 -- C/2008 L3, C/2008 L2
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-L57 -- 3553
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPEC 2008-L57 -- 2008 LN16, 2006 VY13
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 15 June '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2357 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 15 June '08

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

1457Grabbed MPEC 2008-L57 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0459Grabbed MPEC 2008-L55 - Comet C/2008 L2 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-L56 - Comet C/2008 L3 (Hill) - see above
0156Grabbed MPEC 2008-L54 - 2008 LQ16 - see above