Contents  on 30 June '08


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NEOCP Activity  on 30 June '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 7 listings: 3 new, 4 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three new and four updated listings. Of these, six were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of twelve 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 30 June '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there have been five MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2008-M49 - "17:02 UT" - 2008 MN1

MPEC 2008-M48 - "12:21 UT" - 2008 MH1

MPEC 2008-M47 - "12:17 UT" - 2008 MG1

<< DOU on 30 June '08 >>  MPEC 2008-M46 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2008-M45 - "02:21 UT" - 2008 MZ

Observers  on 30 June '08

Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 7 in MPECs 2008-M46 & 2008-M48 -- 2008 MH1, 2008 LQ16, 2008 KZ5, 2008 JR26, 2008 HE66, 2008 HB38, 2008 CP23
I77CEAMIG-REA in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2008-M48 -- 2008 MH1
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2008-M48 & 2008-M49 -- 2008 MN1, 2008 MH1
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-M46 -- 2008 KZ5
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-M46 -- 2008 LQ16
B15Inastars Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2008-M46 -- 2000 MU1, 184990
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 4 in MPEC 2008-M46 -- 173689, 162723, 8567, 7482
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-M49 -- 2008 MN1
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 3 in MPECs 2008-M47, 2008-M48 & 2008-M49 -- 2008 MN1, 2008 MH1, 2008 MG1
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 11 in MPECs 2008-M45, 2008-M46, 2008-M47, 2008-M48 & 2008-M49 -- 2008 MZ, 2008 MN1, 2008 MH1, 2008 MG1, 2008 EC69, 2007 XJ20, 2005 MB, 2004 DC, 141765, 7350, 887
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPECs 2008-M48 & 2008-M49 -- 2008 MN1, 2008 MH1
A16Tentlingen Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-M46 -- 139289
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPECs 2008-M46 & 2008-M47 -- 2008 MG1, 2003 NC
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 30 June '08

At last check (NEODyS at 2358 and JPL at 2359 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 30 June '08

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

1726Grabbed MPEC 2008-M49 - 2008 MN1 - see above
1618Grabbed MPEC 2008-M48 - 2008 MH1 - see above
1521Grabbed MPEC 2008-M46 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-M47 - 2008 MG1 - see above
0417Grabbed MPEC 2008-M45 - 2008 MZ - see above