Contents  on 3 September '08

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Radar Astrometry  on 3 September '08

Radar observation of one object

The JPL Solar System Dynamics Group Radar Astrometry database has added the following small-body radar observing work:


Data addition noted at 2258 UTC when the database was dated 3 Sept.

NEOCP Activity  on 3 September '08

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

When last checked at 2336 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated listings. Both of these were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of seven objects listed on the NEOCP at some point today.

New MPECs  on 3 September '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2336 UTC, there have been five MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2008-R19 - "23:24 UT" - 2008 RW


MPEC 2008-R18 - "23:17 UT" - 2008 RV


MPEC 2008-R17 - "23:09 UT" - 2008 RU


MPEC 2008-R16 - "23:05 UT" - 2008 RT


<< DOU on 3 Sept. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-R15 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 3 September '08

Eighteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 1 in radar -- 100085
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 7 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 2008 QM2, 2008 QA1, 2008 OP8, 2008 OO, 2008 OM, 2008 NU, 2002 SS41
I77CEAMIG-REA in Brazil, 3 in MPECs 2008-R17, 2008-R18 & 2008-R19 -- 2008 RW, 2008 RV, 2008 RU
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 2005 TZ51
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 2007 RT12, 2001 UZ16
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 3 in MPECs 2008-R15, 2008-R17 & 2008-R18 -- 2008 RV, 2008 RU, 2008 MZ
246KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 4 in MPECs 2008-R15 & 2008-R16 -- 2008 RT, 2008 QZ, 2002 QY6, 2001 RV17
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 2006 SZ217
608NEAT's USAF Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 2008 MR1
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 2008 PL3, 4179
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2008-R16 -- 2008 RT
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 6 in MPECs 2008-R15, 2008-R16, 2008-R17, 2008-R18 & 2008-R19 -- 2008 RW, 2008 RV, 2008 RU, 2008 RT, 2008 QS11, 2008 MZ
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 2004 XN44, 2001 OE84, 152685
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 2008 ON13, 2003 AY2, 2001 UZ16
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPECs 2008-R16 & 2008-R19 -- 2008 RW, 2008 RT
A98Taurus-1 Obs. in Belarus, 2 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 188452, 16960
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 8567
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 2 in MPEC 2008-R15 -- 164400, 8567
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 3 September '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 3 September '08

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

2336Grabbed MPEC 2008-R16 - 2008 RT - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R17 - 2008 RU - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R18 - 2008 RV - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R19 - 2008 RW - see above
2258Noted Radar Astrometry database addition - see above
1450Grabbed MPEC 2008-R15 - Daily Orbit Update - see above