Contents  on 24 August '08


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Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

NEOCP Activity  on 24 August '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 8 listings: 2 new, 6 updated

When last checked at 2357 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and six updated listings. Of these, two 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 24 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-Q25 - "16:02 UT" - 2008 JO20

<< DOU on 24 Aug. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-Q24 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2008-Q23 - "05:39 UT" - 2008 QF

Observers  on 24 August '08

Twelve observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 6 in MPEC 2008-Q24 -- 2008 PL3, 2008 PJ9, 2008 PG2, 2008 OX8, 2008 NU, 2005 GO21
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-Q24 -- 16960, 105140
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-Q24 -- 2008 ER
932McCarthy Obs. in Connecticut, 1 in MPEC 2008-Q24 -- 2008 MR1
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-Q25 -- 2008 JO20
608NEAT's USAF Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-Q25 -- 2008 JO20
669Ojai Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-Q24 -- 8567
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 4 in MPEC 2008-Q24 -- 2008 PL3, 85713, 142563, 887
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-Q23 -- 2008 QF
A98Taurus-1 Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2008-Q24 -- 8567
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 3 in MPEC 2008-Q24 -- 90403, 188452, 4179
E08Wobblesock Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-Q24 -- 2008 PL3
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 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 24 August '08

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

1725Grabbed MPEC 2008-Q25 - 2008 JO20 - see above
1510Grabbed MPEC 2008-Q24 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0557Grabbed MPEC 2008-Q23 - 2008 QF - see above