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NEOCP Activity  on 15 September '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 new

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new listing. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of two 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 15 September '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2008-R79 - "17:45 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2008-R78 - "17:31 UT" - Comet P/1896 R2 = 2008 R6 (Giacobini)


MPEC 2008-R77 - "17:14 UT" - Comet C/2008 R3 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2008-R76 - "17:08 UT" - Comet P/2001 R1 = 2008 Q4 (LONEOS)


MPEC 2008-R75 - "17:00 UT" - Comet P/2008 Q2 (Ory)


MPEC 2008-R74 - "16:56 UT" - Comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic)


MPEC 2008-R73 - "16:52 UT" - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd)


MPEC 2008-R72 - "16:49 UT" - Comet P/2008 O3 (Boattini)


MPEC 2008-R71 - "16:44 UT" - Comet P/2008 O2 (McNaught)


MPEC 2008-R70 - "15:51 UT" - Comet C/2008 N1 (Holmes)


MPEC 2008-R69 - "15:44 UT" - Comet P/2007 R1 (Larson)


MPEC 2008-R68 - "13:54 UT" - 2008 RE80


<< DOU on 15 Sept. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-R67 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 15 September '08

A total of 62 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPECs 2008-R76 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 Q4, P/2008 L2, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, 15P
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2008-R71, 2008-R74, 2008-R77 & 2008-R79 -- C/2008 R3, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2008 J6, C/2007 K3, C/2005 S4, C/2005 L3
J20Aravaca Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6
H55Astronomical Research Obs. in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 10 in MPECs 2008-R74, 2008-R75, 2008-R76, 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, P/2008 Q4, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 L2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2006 OF2, 59P, 15P
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2005 L3
621Bergisch Gladbach Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-R68 -- 2008 RE80
I32Beta Orionis Obs. in Argentina, 3 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2008 A1, C/2007 N3, 6P
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2007 U1, C/2006 OF2
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 8 in MPECs 2008-R69, 2008-R72, 2008-R75, 2008-R76 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 Q4, P/2008 Q2, P/2008 O3, C/2007 W1, P/2007 R1, 144P, 29P, 19P
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- 68P
I77CEAMIG-REA in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2008-R67 -- 2008 QS11
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2008 J1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-R75 -- P/2008 Q2
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 4 in MPECs 2008-R74 & 2008-R79 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2007 U1, 200P, 144P
I31Cristo Rey Obs. in Argentina, 2 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2008 A1, 6P
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPECs 2008-R76, 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, P/2008 Q4, 61P, 51P, 15P, 6P
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-R67 -- 2008 RT26
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 4 in MPECs 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, 67P, 47P, 6P
458Guadarrama Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- 29P
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2007 W1, C/2006 OF2, 59P, 29P, 19P
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6
D88Hiratsuka Obs., 7 in MPECs 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, P/2008 L2, C/2007 W1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 OF2
048Hradec Kralove Obs. in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6
J28Jaen Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2008-R70 & 2008-R79 -- C/2008 N1, P/2008 L2, C/2005 L3
246KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 2 in MPECs 2008-R70 & 2008-R75 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 N1
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 6 in MPECs 2008-R70, 2008-R71, 2008-R74, 2008-R75, 2008-R77 & 2008-R79 -- C/2008 R3, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, 51P
B65Komakallio Obs. in Finland, 3 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 19P
352Konan Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- P/2008 L2, C/2007 W1, 67P, 47P, 6P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 10 in MPECs 2008-R74, 2008-R77, 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, C/2008 R3, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 L2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 67P
J59Linceo Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, 67P, 47P
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2008-R70 & 2008-R79 -- C/2008 N1, C/2007 K3, 200P
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPECs 2008-R74, 2008-R77, 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, C/2008 R3, C/2008 Q1, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2006 W3, C/2005 L3, 199P
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 9 in MPECs 2008-R74, 2008-R75, 2008-R76, 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, P/2008 Q4, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 L2, C/2007 W1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 S4
J45Montana Cabreja Obs. in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPECs 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, C/2006 OF2
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2008-R77, 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, C/2008 R3, 200P
A99Monte Baldo Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2008-R77 & 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6, C/2008 R3
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, C/2008 J1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 6P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 25 in MPECs 2008-R70, 2008-R71, 2008-R74, 2008-R75, 2008-R76, 2008-R77, 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, C/2008 R3, P/2008 Q4, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, P/2008 L2, C/2008 J6, C/2008 J1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 U1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 200P, 68P, 67P, 61P, 47P, 19P, 7P, 6P
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2006 OF2
D81Nagano Obs., 2 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- 29P, 19P
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 13 in MPECs 2008-R70, 2008-R71, 2008-R74, 2008-R77, 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, C/2008 R3, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 O2, C/2008 N1, C/2007 W1, C/2007 N3, C/2007 K3, C/2006 OF2, 199P, 59P, 51P, 15P
J29Nira Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2008-R70 & 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6, C/2008 N1
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2008-R71 & 2008-R73 -- C/2008 P1, P/2008 O2
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, P/2008 L2, C/2007 W1, 59P
941Pla D'Arguines Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-R69 -- P/2007 R1
B58Polaris Obs. in Hungary, 2 in MPECs 2008-R74 & 2008-R77 -- C/2008 R3, C/2008 Q1
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2008-R70, 2008-R77 & 2008-R79 -- C/2008 R3, C/2008 N1, C/2005 L3
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2008-R75 -- P/2008 Q2
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2005 EL173
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2005 EL173
B40Skylive Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, C/2007 W1, C/2006 OF2
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 4 in MPECs 2008-R76 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 Q4, 61P, 51P, 19P
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 3 in MPECs 2008-R72, 2008-R77 & 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6, C/2008 R3, P/2008 O3
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 4 in MPECs 2008-R67 & 2008-R68 -- 2008 RX24, 2008 RQ24, 2008 RE80, 2008 MH1
B26Terres Blanches Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2008-R70 -- C/2008 N1
D25Tzec Maun Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2008-R79 -- C/2007 N3, 6P
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 2 in MPECs 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, C/2007 N3
A11Wormhout Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6
C42Xingming Obs. in China, 1 in MPEC 2008-R78 -- P/2008 R6
367Yatsuka Obs., 8 in MPECs 2008-R75, 2008-R76, 2008-R78 & 2008-R79 -- P/2008 R6, P/2008 Q4, P/2008 Q2, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 51P, 19P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 15 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 15 September '08

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

1835Grabbed MPEC 2008-R78 - Comet P/1896 R2 = 2008 R6 (Giacobini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R79 - Observations of Comets - see above
1737Grabbed MPEC 2008-R75 - Comet P/2008 Q2 (Ory) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R77 - Comet C/2008 R3 (LINEAR) - see above
1736Grabbed MPEC 2008-R76 - Comet P/2001 R1 = 2008 Q4 (LONEOS) - see above
1701Grabbed MPEC 2008-R70 - Comet C/2008 N1 (Holmes) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R71 - Comet P/2008 O2 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R72 - Comet P/2008 O3 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R73 - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R74 - Comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic) - see above
1608Grabbed MPEC 2008-R69 - Comet P/2007 R1 (Larson) - see above
1457Grabbed MPEC 2008-R67 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-R68 - 2008 RE80 - see above