Contents  on 11 September '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 11 September '08

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

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of three 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 11 September '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2008-R63 - "18:46 UT" - Comet C/2008 Q3 (Garradd)

MPEC 2008-R62 - "16:17 UT" - 2008 RY24 = 2005 XR61

<< DOU on 11 Sept. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-R61 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 11 September '08

Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 13 in MPEC 2008-R61 -- 2008 RZ24, 2008 RX24, 2008 RW24, 2008 RT24, 2008 RR24, 2008 RJ1, 2008 QC1, 2008 PJ9, 2008 PG2, 2008 OX8, 2008 OX2, 2008 OP8, 2008 ON
143Gnosca Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2008-R61 -- 2008 RY24, 2008 RR24
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-R63 -- C/2008 Q3
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2008-R61 -- 2008 PL3
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 12 in MPEC 2008-R61 -- 2008 QT3, 2006 WZ2, 2004 XN44, 2002 QY6, 1998 SD9, 39572, 189700, 16960, 164400, 140288, 108906, 1865
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-R61 -- 2008 NU
566NEAT's GEODSS Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-R62 -- 2008 RY24
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2008-R61 -- 11500, 8567
E09Oakley Southern Sky Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-R61 -- 2008 QS11
B36Redshed Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-R61 -- 164400
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 6 in MPECs 2008-R61 & 2008-R63 -- 2008 RV, 2008 QT11, 2008 QS11, C/2008 Q3, 5332, 887
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2008-R61 & 2008-R62 -- 2008 RY24, 2008 RJ1, 152685
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 3 in MPEC 2008-R61 -- 2008 RY24, 2008 RW24, 2008 RR24
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 11 September '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2359 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 11 September '08

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

1900Grabbed MPEC 2008-R63 - Comet C/2008 Q3 (Garradd) - see above
1731Grabbed MPEC 2008-R62 - 2008 RY24 = 2005 XR61 - see above
1459Grabbed MPEC 2008-R61 - Daily Orbit Update - see above