Contents  on 8 July '08


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NEOCP Activity  on 8 July '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing. This was a "one nighter."

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 8 July '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 8 July '08 >>  MPEC 2008-N21 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2008-N20 - "02:00 UT" - Comet 144P/Kushida

Observers  on 8 July '08

Seven observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
113Drebach Obs. in Germany, 5 in MPEC 2008-N21 -- 2008 JT35, 2007 LL, 2005 TU45, 2003 OB4, 2001 XW266
B34Green Island Obs. in Cyprus, 1 in MPEC 2008-N21 -- 2005 TU45
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-N21 -- 2008 MQ1
568Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-N20 -- 144P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 6 in MPEC 2008-N21 -- 2008 JT35, 2005 TU45, 2003 NC, 2001 XW266, 2001 TA45, 2000 UT16
245Spitzer Space Telescope in heliocentric orbit trailing Earth, 1 in MPEC 2008-N20 -- 144P
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 3 in MPEC 2008-N21 -- 2008 MN1, 2008 MH1, 2008 JA8
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 8 July '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2358 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 8 July '08

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

1331Grabbed MPEC 2008-N21 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
The NEOCP has become active
0432Grabbed MPEC 2008-N20 - Comet 144P/Kushida - see above