Contents  on 9 September '08

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NEOCP Activity  on 9 September '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 10 listings: 2 new, 8 updated

When last checked at 1718 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and eight updated listings. Of these, five were "one nighters."

New MPECs  on 9 September '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

There were three MPECs issued this day from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2008-R54 - "20:48 UT" - Comet P/2001 TU80 = 2008 R5 (LINEAR-NEAT)

MPEC 2008-R53 - "20:32 UT" - Comet P/1999 WJ7 = 2008 R4 (Korlevic)

<< DOU on 9 Sept. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-R52 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 9 September '08

Eleven observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 3 in MPEC 2008-R52 -- 2008 RY24, 2008 RR24, 2008 QU3
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2008-R52 -- 2002 SS41, 164400
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2008-R52 -- 2008 PH9, 142348
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-R52 -- 2008 QU3
701Junk Bond Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-R52 -- 2008 RY24
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 4 in MPEC 2008-R52 -- 2004 XN44, 164400, 108906, 8567
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-R52 -- 2005 TZ51, 189700
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPEC 2008-R52 -- 2008 QD1, 2008 EC69, 2001 RT17
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2008-R52, 2008-R53 & 2008-R54 -- P/2008 R5, P/2008 R4, 1917
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2008-R52 & 2008-R54 -- P/2008 R5, 1991 TB2
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 3 in MPEC 2008-R52 -- 2008 PL3, 8567, 4257
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 September '08

There was no risk monitoring news to report on this day.

Chronology  on 9 September '08

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

0159 9/10Grabbed MPEC 2008-R53 - Comet P/1999 WJ7 = 2008 R4 (Korlevic) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R54 - Comet P/2001 TU80 = 2008 R5 (LINEAR-NEAT) - see above
1624Grabbed MPEC 2008-R52 - Daily Orbit Update - see above