Contents  on 25 July '08


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NEOCP Activity  on 25 July '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 2 updated

When last checked at 2321 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated listings. Both of these were "one nighters."

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 25 July '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2321 UTC, there have been three MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2008-O27 - "18:48 UT" - Comets C/2008 L14, 2008 L15, 2008 M1, 2008 M2, 2008 M3 (SOHO)

MPEC 2008-O26 - "14:32 UT" - 2003 PC11

<< DOU on 25 July '08 >>  MPEC 2008-O25 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 25 July '08

Twelve observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 11 in MPEC 2008-O25 -- 2008 MQ1, 2008 LQ16, 2008 KZ5, 2008 JZ7, 2008 JZ30, 2008 JR26, 2008 HS3, 2008 GV20, 2004 TB18, 1999 YF3, 10636
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2008-O25 -- 2005 RC34, 2002 WP11
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-O25 -- 2005 AC
F84Hibiscus Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPEC 2008-O25 -- 2008 NQ3, 2008 LN16
B19Iluro Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2008-O25 -- 2008 MU1, 2005 RC34, 173689, 11398, 8567
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 4 in MPEC 2008-O25 -- 2005 RC34, 2004 JW20, 2003 BT35, 174050
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-O25 -- 2002 SS41
C495COR2-A instrument (5) aboard STEREO-A in heliocentric orbit leading Earth, 1 in MPEC 2008-O27 -- C/2008 L14
C505COR2-B instrument (5) aboard STEREO-B in heliocentric orbit trailing Earth, 1 in MPEC 2008-O27 -- C/2008 L14
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-O25 -- 2008 LW16
2492LASCO Coronagraph 2 (SOHO C2) aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. (SOHO) in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 5 in MPEC 2008-O27 -- C/2008 M3, C/2008 M2, C/2008 M1, C/2008 L15, C/2008 L14
2493LASCO Coronagraph 3 aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 1 in MPEC 2008-O27 -- C/2008 L14
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-O26 -- 2003 PC11
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 25 July '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2321 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 25 July '08

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

1905Grabbed MPEC 2008-O27 - Comets C/2008 L14, 2008 L15, 2008 M1, 2008 M2, 2008 M3 (SOHO) - see above
1625The NEOCP has become active
1454Grabbed MPEC 2008-O25 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-O26 - 2003 PC11 - see above