Contents  on 15 August '08


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NEOCP Activity  on 15 August '08

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

When last checked at 2357 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new listing. This was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of two 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 15 August '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2008-P66 - "17:19 UT" - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd)

MPEC 2008-P65 - "13:58 UT" - Comet P/2008 O3 (Boattini)

<< DOU on 15 Aug. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-P64 - "06:10 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 15 August '08

Eighteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
A74Bergen-Enkheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 2004 BO41
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 2005 RC34
I77CEAMIG-REA in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2008-P66 -- C/2008 P1
808El Leoncito Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2008-P66 -- C/2008 P1
E94Gisborne Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-P66 -- C/2008 P1
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPECs 2008-P64 & 2008-P65 -- 2008 PF1, P/2008 O3
F84Hibiscus Obs. in Tahiti, 2 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 2008 PF2, 2003 FQ6
620Mallorca Obs. on Mallorca, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 2008 PV16
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 2008 OS9
566NEAT's GEODSS Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 35107
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 35107
322Perth Obs. in Western Australia, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 2008 BT18
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 2004 SB56
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-P65 -- P/2008 O3
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-P66 -- C/2008 P1
645Sloan Digital Sky Survey in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 1996 TE9
A98Taurus-1 Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2008-P64 -- 8567
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2008-P66 -- C/2008 P1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 15 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 15 August '08

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

1857Grabbed MPEC 2008-P66 - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd) - see above
1440Grabbed MPEC 2008-P64 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-P65 - Comet P/2008 O3 (Boattini) - see above