Contents  on 24 July '08

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Radar Astrometry  on 24 July '08

Radar observation of two objects

The JPL Solar System Dynamics Group Radar Astrometry database has added the following small-body radar observing work:


Data addition noted at 2249 UTC when the database was dated 24 July

NEOCP Activity  on 24 July '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty and hasn't been noted by The Tracking News as being active yet today (checked at 2357 UTC). It was last noted active yesterday.

New MPECs  on 24 July '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.


MPEC 2008-O24 - "18:31 UT" - Comets C/2008 L10, 2008 L11, 2008 L12, 2008 L13 (SOHO)


MPEC 2008-O23 - "17:48 UT" - Comets C/2008 L6, 2008 L7, 2008 L8, 2008 L9 (SOHO)


MPEC 2008-O22 - "14:21 UT" - Comet C/2008 N1 (Holmes)


<< DOU on 24 July '08 >>  MPEC 2008-O21 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 24 July '08

Sixteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 2 in radar -- 90403, 53319
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 16 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 2008 NX, 2008 NU, 2008 NB, 2008 MU1, 2008 MR1, 2008 MQ1, 2008 LW8, 2008 KD6, 2008 JT35, 2008 JO24, 2008 EL6, 2006 SZ217, 2006 GB, 2003 NC, 7341, 887
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 2008 NU
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 2005 RC34
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 2008 MU1, 2005 RC34
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-O22 -- C/2008 N1
F84Hibiscus Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 2008 NS1
B15Inastars Obs. in Germany, 3 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 2001 TA45, 86666, 66008
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 3 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 90403, 65690, 35107
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 4 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 2008 MU1, 2008 JT35, 173689, 887
B61Sant Cugat del Valles Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 90403
2492LASCO Coronagraph 2 (SOHO C2) aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. (SOHO) in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 8 in MPECs 2008-O23 & 2008-O24 -- C/2008 L9, C/2008 L8, C/2008 L7, C/2008 L6, C/2008 L13, C/2008 L12, C/2008 L11, C/2008 L10
2493LASCO Coronagraph 3 (SOHO C3) aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. (SOHO) in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 3 in MPECs 2008-O23 & 2008-O24 -- C/2008 L9, C/2008 L11, C/2008 L10
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-O22 -- C/2008 N1
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 4 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 90403, 11398, 8567, 3288
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 2008 NS1, 2008 LN16
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2008-O21 -- 90403
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 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 24 July '08

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

2249Noted Radar Astrometry database addition - see above
1859Grabbed MPEC 2008-O23 - Comets C/2008 L6, 2008 L7, 2008 L8, 2008 L9 (SOHO) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-O24 - Comets C/2008 L10, 2008 L11, 2008 L12, 2008 L13 (SOHO) - see above
1523Grabbed MPEC 2008-O21 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-O22 - Comet C/2008 N1 (Holmes) - see above