Contents  on 1 September '08

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NEOCP Activity  on 1 September '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 1 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and one updated listing. 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 1 September '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there have been nine MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2008-R09 - "20:44 UT" - Comet P/2001 R1 = 2008 Q4 (LONEOS)


MPEC 2008-R08 - "17:43 UT" - 2007 YM56


<< DOU on 1 Sept. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-R07 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2008-R06 - "00:54 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2008-R05 - "00:43 UT" - Comet P/2008 Q2 (Ory)


MPEC 2008-R04 - "00:40 UT" - Comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic)


MPEC 2008-R03 - "00:37 UT" - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd)


MPEC 2008-R02 - "00:32 UT" - Comet P/2008 O2 (McNaught)


MPEC 2008-R01 - "00:27 UT" - Comet C/2008 N1 (Holmes)

Observers  on 1 September '08

A total of 74 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
834AAAA Buenos Aires Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- 6P
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 15 in MPECs 2008-R01, 2008-R04, 2008-R06 & 2008-R07 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2008 N1, P/2008 L2, C/2007 W1, C/2007 K3, C/2007 JA21, C/2006 S3, C/2005 S4, C/2005 L3, 90403, 66008, 189700, 187P, 61P, 59P
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 14 in MPECs 2008-R07 & 2008-R08 -- 2008 QT3, 2008 QM2, 2008 PE1, 2008 ON13, 2008 ON, 2008 OB9, 2008 NU, 2008 MH1, 2008 KZ5, 2008 HB38, 2007 YM56, 2005 CR37, 2003 OB4, 2003 MT2
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 17 in MPECs 2008-R04, 2008-R05, 2008-R06 & 2008-R07 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 L2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 66146, 68P, 67P, 61P, 51P, 47P, 44P, 15P, 6P
170Begues Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- P/2008 L2, 51P, 6P
A74Bergen-Enkheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-R07 -- 2007 TE66
I32Beta Orionis Obs. in Argentina, 7 in MPECs 2008-R02 & 2008-R06 -- P/2008 O2, C/2008 A1, C/2007 N3, C/2007 G1, 67P, 47P, 6P
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2007 W1
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 21 in MPECs 2008-R01, 2008-R02, 2008-R04 & 2008-R06 -- C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, P/2008 L2, C/2008 J6, C/2008 J5, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 U1, C/2007 N3, C/2007 K3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 200P, 199P, 68P, 61P, 59P, 51P, 15P
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2007 W3, C/2007 K3, 200P
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- P/2008 L2, C/2007 W1
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2008 J1, C/2007 N3, 6P
B66Casasco Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2007 N3, 6P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 12 in MPECs 2008-R02, 2008-R04, 2008-R05 & 2008-R06 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, P/2008 L2, C/2007 W3, C/2005 L3, 199P, 187P, 68P, 67P, 47P, 6P
B50Corner Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-R04 -- C/2008 Q1
I31Cristo Rey Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2008 A1
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 1 in MPEC 2008-R04 -- C/2008 Q1
I21El Condor Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- 6P
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-R07 -- 189700, 16960
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-R05 -- P/2008 Q2
B23Fiamene Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2006 OF2
762Four Winds Obs. in Michigan, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2005 L3
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2008-R04 -- C/2008 Q1
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPECs 2008-R05 & 2008-R07 -- 2008 QY, 2008 QU3, P/2008 Q2
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- 145P, 6P
240Herrenberg Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2008-R07 -- 1994 AW1, 39572
750Hobbs Obs. in Wisconsin, 3 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2008 J1, C/2007 N3, 6P
A35Hormersdorf Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2008-R07 -- 2005 TZ51, 164400
185Jurassien-Vicques Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-R05 -- P/2008 Q2
246KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 5 in MPECs 2008-R01, 2008-R02, 2008-R05 & 2008-R07 -- 2008 QA1, P/2008 Q2, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, 2008 JZ30
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 3 in MPECs 2008-R04 & 2008-R06 -- C/2008 Q1, P/2008 L2, 6P
046Klet Obs. in the Czech Republic, 5 in MPECs 2008-R01, 2008-R02, 2008-R04, 2008-R06 & 2008-R07 -- 2008 QA1, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, P/2008 L2
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 12 in MPECs 2008-R02, 2008-R06 & 2008-R07 -- P/2008 O2, 2008 MR1, C/2006 S3, 87311, 86666, 190135, 4183, 1917, 1916, 67P, 59P, 47P
J76La Murta Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- 6P
J59Linceo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- 47P, 6P
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 8 in MPECs 2008-R06 & 2008-R07 -- 163000, 5332, 145P, 67P, 61P, 51P, 47P, 6P
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- 67P, 47P, 6P
A02Masia Cal Maciarol Modul 8 (MCM8) in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- 199P, 51P
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPECs 2008-R02 & 2008-R06 -- P/2008 O2, C/2007 W1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 67P, 51P, 47P, 15P, 6P
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-R07 -- 27002
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 2 in MPEC 2008-R07 -- 2008 JZ7, 2007 YO56
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 17 in MPECs 2008-R01, 2008-R02, 2008-R04, 2008-R05 & 2008-R06 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, P/2008 L2, C/2008 J6, C/2007 W1, C/2007 U1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 200P, 67P, 61P, 51P, 47P, 6P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 199P, 47P, 6P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 10 in MPECs 2008-R02, 2008-R04 & 2008-R06 -- C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 S3, C/2005 L3, 199P, 68P, 67P, 47P
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2006 OF2
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-R09 -- P/2001 R1
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2008 J5, C/2006 S3
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 14 in MPECs 2008-R02, 2008-R04 & 2008-R06 -- C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2007 W1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 199P, 68P, 67P, 61P, 59P, 51P, 47P, 6P
J69North Obs. in England, 2 in MPECs 2008-R04 & 2008-R07 -- C/2008 Q1, 8567
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2008-R03 & 2008-R06 -- C/2008 P1, P/2008 J3
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- 200P
322Perth Obs. in Western Australia, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2007 N3
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 12 in MPECs 2008-R01, 2008-R05 & 2008-R06 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 N1, C/2008 J6, C/2007 W1, C/2007 U1, C/2007 K3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 S4, 59P, 51P
J52Pinsoro Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- P/2008 L2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 61P, 6P
122Pises Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2008-R05 & 2008-R06 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 J5
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2008-R04 & 2008-R06 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2008 J1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2006 W3
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPECs 2008-R04 & 2008-R06 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2007 W1, C/2005 L3, 59P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- P/2008 L2, C/2007 W1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 51P
461SZTE Asteroid Program (SZTE) in Hungary, 4 in MPECs 2008-R04 & 2008-R06 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2006 S3, 167P, 146P
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R01 -- C/2008 N1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 21 in MPECs 2008-R02, 2008-R04, 2008-R06 & 2008-R07 -- 2008 QM2, C/2008 Q1, 2008 PL3, P/2008 O2, C/2008 J5, C/2007 W1, C/2007 N3, C/2007 M1, C/2007 K3, C/2007 JA21, 2006 WZ2, C/2005 L3, 2003 GW, 86666, 200P, 68P, 67P, 59P, 47P, 15P, 6P
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 5 in MPECs 2008-R02, 2008-R03 & 2008-R06 -- C/2008 P1, P/2008 O2, P/2008 J3, 145P, 6P
B40Skylive Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPECs 2008-R06, 2008-R07 & 2008-R09 -- P/2008 Q4, C/2007 W1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 8567
A97Stammersdorf Obs. in Austria, 5 in MPECs 2008-R06 & 2008-R07 -- C/2007 W1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 164400, 8567
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-R09 -- P/2008 Q4
147Suno Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2008 J5
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-R04 -- C/2008 Q1
A98Taurus-1 Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2008-R07 -- 8567
B26Terres Blanches Obs. in France, 3 in MPECs 2008-R01, 2008-R02 & 2008-R06 -- P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, C/2006 S3
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 4 in MPEC 2008-R07 -- 2003 GW, 39572, 8567, 4179
B51Vallauris Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2008-R05 -- P/2008 Q2
J30Ventilla Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-R06 -- C/2005 L3
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 5 in MPECs 2008-R06 & 2008-R07 -- C/2007 N3, 39572, 11398, 4179, 6P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 1 September '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2358 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 1 September '08

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

2259Grabbed MPEC 2008-R09 - Comet P/2001 R1 = 2008 Q4 (LONEOS) - see above
1759Grabbed MPEC 2008-R08 - 2007 YM56 - see above
1502Grabbed MPEC 2008-R07 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0439Grabbed MPEC 2008-R01 - Comet C/2008 N1 (Holmes) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R02 - Comet P/2008 O2 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R03 - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R04 - Comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R05 - Comet P/2008 Q2 (Ory) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R06 - Observations of Comets - see above
0438The NEOCP has become active