Contents  on 3 July '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 3 July '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 3 updated

When last checked at 2357 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three updated listings. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of four 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 3 July '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2008-N11 - "15:04 UT" - 2008 NU

<< DOU on 3 July '08 >>  MPEC 2008-N10 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 3 July '08

Twelve observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 14 in MPECs 2008-N10 & 2008-N11 -- 2008 NU, 2008 NB, 2008 NA, 2008 MR1, 2008 MQ1, 2008 MP1, 2008 LW8, 2008 LV16, 2008 LQ16, 2008 JT35, 2008 HE66, 2008 GG2, 2004 VA, 26379
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2008-N10 & 2008-N11 -- 2008 NU, 137170, 1866
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2008-N11 -- 2008 NU
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2008-N10 -- 2008 NA, 2008 MP1
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2008-N10 & 2008-N11 -- 2008 NU, 2008 JZ30
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 13 in MPEC 2008-N10 -- 2008 LV16, 2008 JT35, 2008 JO24, 2008 HS3, 2007 MC4, 2005 TU45, 2005 CA, 2003 OB4, 2001 TA45, 65996, 173689, 11398, 1917
6581Dave Balam via Plaskett 1.8m Telescope in British Columbia, 1 in MPEC 2008-N11 -- 2008 NU
A72Radebeul Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-N10 -- 2008 NA
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-N10 -- 2008 MN1
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2008-N10 -- 2008 MP1, 2008 GR3, 2004 NL8, 4179
A78Stia Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-N10 -- 2007 LL
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-N11 -- 2008 NU
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 3 July '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 3 July '08

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

1511Grabbed MPEC 2008-N11 - 2008 NU - see above
1358Grabbed MPEC 2008-N10 - Daily Orbit Update - see above