Contents  on 12 August '08

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NEOCP Activity  on 12 August '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty. There was one listing noted earlier today.

New MPECs  on 12 August '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2008-P60 - "22:56 UT" - Comets C/2008 N2, 2008 N3, 2008 N4, 2008 N5 (SOHO)


MPEC 2008-P59 - "18:09 UT" - 2007 DU112


MPEC 2008-P58 - "16:05 UT" - 2008 PV16


<< DOU on 12 Aug. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-P57 - "06:10 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2008-P56 - "03:05 UT" - 2007 SR1

Observers  on 12 August '08

A total of 20 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 3 in MPECs 2008-P56, 2008-P57 & 2008-P58 -- 2008 PV16, 2008 GO20, 2007 SR1
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 2008 PW4, 4257
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 2 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 2008 OP8, 4257
F84Hibiscus Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 2008 PH3
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-P58 -- 2008 PV16
932McCarthy Obs. in Connecticut, 1 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 2008 PF2
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 1 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 2008 OS9
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 2008 NO3
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-P59 -- 2007 DU112
941Pla D'Arguines Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-P58 -- 2008 PV16
428Reedy Creek Obs. in Queensland, 2 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 4179, 887
C495COR2-A instrument (5) aboard STEREO-A in heliocentric orbit leading Earth, 1 in MPEC 2008-P60 -- C/2008 N2
C505COR2-B instrument (5) aboard STEREO-B in heliocentric orbit trailing Earth, 1 in MPEC 2008-P60 -- C/2008 N2
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 2008 PF2
645Sloan Digital Sky Survey in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-P59 -- 2007 DU112
2492LASCO Coronagraph 2 (SOHO C2) aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. (SOHO) in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 4 in MPEC 2008-P60 -- C/2008 N5, C/2008 N4, C/2008 N3, C/2008 N2
2493LASCO Coronagraph 3 (SOHO C3) aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. (SOHO) in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 2 in MPEC 2008-P60 -- C/2008 N5, C/2008 N2
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-P59 -- 2007 DU112
A78Stia Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 2003 GW
A98Taurus-1 Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 188452
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 3 in MPEC 2008-P57 -- 188452, 8567, 4179
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 12 August '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 12 August '08

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

2357Grabbed MPEC 2008-P60 - Comets C/2008 N2, 2008 N3, 2008 N4, 2008 N5 (SOHO) - see above
2120Grabbed MPEC 2008-P59 - 2007 DU112 - see above
1635Grabbed MPEC 2008-P58 - 2008 PV16 - see above
The NEOCP has become empty
1404Grabbed MPEC 2008-P57 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0511Grabbed MPEC 2008-P56 - 2007 SR1 - see above