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NEOCP Activity  on 8 September '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 9 listings: 3 new, 6 updated

When last checked at 2035 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three new and six updated listings. All of these were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 24 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 8 September '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2035 UTC, there have been nineteen MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2008-R51 - "17:13 UT" - Comet C/2008 R3 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2008-R50 - "17:02 UT" - Comet P/2008 O3 (Boattini)


MPEC 2008-R49 - "15:37 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2008-R48 - "15:17 UT" - Comet P/2008 Q2 (Ory)


MPEC 2008-R47 - "15:13 UT" - Comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic)


MPEC 2008-R46 - "15:05 UT" - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd)


MPEC 2008-R45 - "15:00 UT" - Comet P/2008 O2 (McNaught)


MPEC 2008-R44 - "14:55 UT" - Comet C/2008 N1 (Holmes)


MPEC 2008-R43 - "14:22 UT" - 2008 RZ24


MPEC 2008-R42 - "14:20 UT" - 2008 RY24


MPEC 2008-R41 - "14:18 UT" - 2008 RX24


MPEC 2008-R40 - "14:07 UT" - 2008 RW24


MPEC 2008-R39 - "14:00 UT" - 2008 RT24


MPEC 2008-R38 - "13:56 UT" - 2008 RS24


MPEC 2008-R37 - "13:52 UT" - 2008 RR24


MPEC 2008-R36 - "13:49 UT" - 2008 RQ24


<< DOU on 8 Sept. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-R35 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2008-R34 - "04:10 UT" - 1991 TB2


MPEC 2008-R33 - "03:29 UT" - 2002 JC9

Observers  on 8 September '08

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

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 8 in MPECs 2008-R48 & 2008-R49 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 51P, 19P
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-R37 -- 2008 RR24
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 11 in MPECs 2008-R35, 2008-R44, 2008-R47 & 2008-R49 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2008 N1, C/2008 J6, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 OF2, 2005 RC34, 2003 LO6, 188452, 1917, 44P
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 7 in MPECs 2008-R37, 2008-R38, 2008-R39, 2008-R40, 2008-R42, 2008-R44 & 2008-R51 -- 2008 RY24, 2008 RW24, 2008 RT24, 2008 RS24, 2008 RR24, C/2008 R3, C/2008 N1
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2008-R37 -- 2008 RR24
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2007 W1, C/2007 U1
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- 14P
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2007 W1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, C/2005 L3
I77CEAMIG-REA in Brazil, 3 in MPECs 2008-R33, 2008-R37 & 2008-R42 -- 2008 RY24, 2008 RR24, 2002 JC9
J79Calarreona Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2007 N3, C/2005 L3, 47P, 6P
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R47 -- C/2008 Q1
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 13 in MPECs 2008-R35, 2008-R37, 2008-R39, 2008-R40, 2008-R41, 2008-R42 & 2008-R43 -- 2008 RZ24, 2008 RY24, 2008 RX24, 2008 RW24, 2008 RT24, 2008 RR24, 2005 BE2, 2003 RM, 2001 RV17, 1998 SD9, 85818, 162900, 5786
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 3 in MPECs 2008-R47 & 2008-R49 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2008 J6, 2P
I31Cristo Rey Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- 6P
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 1 in MPEC 2008-R35 -- 11500
H98Dark Roseanne Obs. in Connecticut, 1 in MPEC 2008-R42 -- 2008 RY24
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2008-R35 & 2008-R47 -- C/2008 Q1, 2002 SS41, 16960
114Engelhardt Obs. Zelenchukskaya Station in Karachay-Cherkessia, 2 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- 146P, 33P
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPECs 2008-R35 & 2008-R37 -- 2008 RR24, 164400
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2008-R37 & 2008-R51 -- 2008 RR24, C/2008 R3
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPECs 2008-R48 & 2008-R49 -- P/2008 Q2, 67P, 47P
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 3 in MPECs 2008-R49 & 2008-R51 -- C/2008 R3, 67P, 6P
458Guadarrama Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2008-R49 & 2008-R51 -- C/2008 R3, C/2007 N3
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2007 W1, C/2006 OF2, 6P
701Junk Bond Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-R36 -- 2008 RQ24
246KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2008-R45 -- P/2008 O2
682Kanab Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2008-R41 -- 2008 RX24
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 7 in MPECs 2008-R44, 2008-R45, 2008-R47, 2008-R49 & 2008-R50 -- C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O3, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 N3, 200P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 19 in MPECs 2008-R35, 2008-R36, 2008-R44, 2008-R49 & 2008-R51 -- 2008 RQ24, 2008 RG1, C/2008 R3, C/2008 N1, C/2007 W1, C/2006 S3, 2003 RM, 2002 RW25, 2000 FJ10, 1998 SO, 162911, 162186, 8567, 5143, 1627, 200P, 59P, 51P, 44P
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- 61P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPECs 2008-R47 & 2008-R49 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2008 J1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 67P, 47P
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. (MRO) in New Mexico, 6 in MPECs 2008-R34, 2008-R35, 2008-R36, 2008-R37, 2008-R38 & 2008-R39 -- 2008 RT24, 2008 RS24, 2008 RR24, 2008 RQ24, 2008 RH1, 1991 TB2
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPECs 2008-R44, 2008-R47, 2008-R48 & 2008-R49 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, C/2008 N1, P/2008 L2, C/2007 W1, C/2006 W3, C/2005 L3, 200P, 59P
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- P/2008 L2, 51P, 6P
711McDonald Obs. in Texas, 2 in MPECs 2008-R42 & 2008-R51 -- 2008 RY24, C/2008 R3
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 6 in MPECs 2008-R36, 2008-R47, 2008-R48 & 2008-R49 -- 2008 RQ24, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, C/2008 J6, C/2007 W1, 51P
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 2 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- P/2008 L2, C/2007 W1
J45Montana Cabreja Obs. in the Canary Islands, 3 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- 67P, 47P, 6P
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 10 in MPECs 2008-R37, 2008-R42, 2008-R44, 2008-R45, 2008-R47, 2008-R49 & 2008-R51 -- 2008 RY24, 2008 RR24, C/2008 R3, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, 67P, 2P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 6P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 4 in MPECs 2008-R47, 2008-R49 & 2008-R51 -- C/2008 R3, C/2008 Q1, C/2007 N3, 6P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 9 in MPECs 2008-R35, 2008-R36, 2008-R38, 2008-R39, 2008-R40, 2008-R41 & 2008-R49 -- 2008 RX24, 2008 RW24, 2008 RT24, 2008 RS24, 2008 RQ24, 2008 RH1, 2001 QL153, 190166, 2P
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 13 in MPECs 2008-R44, 2008-R45, 2008-R48 & 2008-R49 -- P/2008 Q2, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 OF2, 200P, 199P, 67P, 61P, 51P, 47P, 6P, 2P
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 3 in MPECs 2008-R45, 2008-R46 & 2008-R49 -- C/2008 P1, P/2008 O2, P/2008 J3
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- 200P, 59P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 4 in MPECs 2008-R44, 2008-R47 & 2008-R49 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2008 N1, C/2007 W1, 200P
941Pla D'Arguines Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2007 W1, 51P
B58Polaris Obs. in Hungary, 2 in MPECs 2008-R47 & 2008-R49 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2005 L3
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPECs 2008-R45, 2008-R47 & 2008-R49 -- C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, P/2008 L2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2
H59Prairie Grass Obs. in Indiana, 1 in MPEC 2008-R51 -- C/2008 R3
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 4 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2007 W1, C/2006 OF2, 51P, 6P
J41Raheny Obs. in Ireland, 3 in MPEC 2008-R35 -- 16960, 8567, 1620
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2008-R37 & 2008-R49 -- 2008 RR24, 6P
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2005 L3
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2008-R36, 2008-R37 & 2008-R39 -- 2008 RT24, 2008 RR24, 2008 RQ24
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPECs 2008-R47, 2008-R48 & 2008-R49 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, 67P, 6P
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 4 in MPECs 2008-R37, 2008-R42, 2008-R48 & 2008-R51 -- 2008 RY24, 2008 RR24, C/2008 R3, P/2008 Q2
B70Sant Celoni Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-R35 -- 16960, 11398, 8567
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- 19P
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPECs 2008-R33, 2008-R35 & 2008-R49 -- 2008 PH9, P/2008 J3, 2002 JC9
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 5 in MPECs 2008-R35 & 2008-R49 -- C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2006 OF2, 8567, 19P
B40Skylive Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2007 W1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2008-R34, 2008-R35 & 2008-R41 -- 2008 RX24, 2008 RH1, 1991 TB2
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2008-R34 & 2008-R36 -- 2008 RQ24, 1991 TB2
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 9 in MPECs 2008-R45, 2008-R47, 2008-R48 & 2008-R49 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2007 W1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 199P, 33P
H67Stonegate Obs. in Michigan, 1 in MPEC 2008-R35 -- 164400
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 4 in MPECs 2008-R44, 2008-R48, 2008-R50 & 2008-R51 -- C/2008 R3, P/2008 Q2, P/2008 O3, C/2008 N1
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 4 in MPECs 2008-R36, 2008-R37, 2008-R39 & 2008-R42 -- 2008 RY24, 2008 RT24, 2008 RR24, 2008 RQ24
A98Taurus-1 Obs. in Belarus, 2 in MPEC 2008-R35 -- 164400, 1627
B26Terres Blanches Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2008-R45 -- P/2008 O2
B18Terskol Obs. in Russia, 2 in MPECs 2008-R36 & 2008-R41 -- 2008 RX24, 2008 RQ24
J70Vega del Thader Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-R47 -- C/2008 Q1
J30Ventilla Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2005 L3
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 1 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- C/2007 W1
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 3 in MPEC 2008-R49 -- P/2008 L2, 200P, 14P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 8 September '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2035 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 8 September '08

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

1820Grabbed MPEC 2008-R50 - Comet P/2008 O3 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R51 - Comet C/2008 R3 (LINEAR) - see above
1658Grabbed MPEC 2008-R36 - 2008 RQ24 - see above
1657Grabbed MPEC 2008-R35 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R37 - 2008 RR24 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R38 - 2008 RS24 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R39 - 2008 RT24 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R40 - 2008 RW24 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R41 - 2008 RX24 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R42 - 2008 RY24 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R43 - 2008 RZ24 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R44 - Comet C/2008 N1 (Holmes) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R45 - Comet P/2008 O2 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R46 - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R47 - Comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R48 - Comet P/2008 Q2 (Ory) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R49 - Observations of Comets - see above
0523Grabbed MPEC 2008-R33 - 2002 JC9 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R34 - 1991 TB2 - see above