Contents  on 18 September '08


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Radar Astrometry  on 18 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 2008 UTC when the database was dated 18 Sept.

NEOCP Activity  on 18 September '08

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

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of two objects listed on the NEOCP at some point today.

New MPECs  on 18 September '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2008-S09 - "20:04 UT" - PHAs

MPEC 2008-S08 - "20:04 UT" - Unusual Minor Planets

MPEC 2008-S07 - "20:04 UT" - Amors

MPEC 2008-S06 - "20:04 UT" - Atens and Apollos

MPEC 2008-S05 - "19:56 UT" - Distant Minor Planets

MPEC 2008-S04 - "18:51 UT" - Observable Comets

<< DOU on 18 Sept. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-S03 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 18 September '08

Eight observing facilities appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 1 in radar -- 1862
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 32 in MPEC 2008-S03 -- 2008 RZ24, 2008 RY24, 2008 RX24, 2008 RW24, 2008 RT26, 2008 RT24, 2008 RT, 2008 RR24, 2008 RQ24, 2008 RH1, 2008 RE80, 2008 RE1, 2008 QY, 2008 QW11, 2008 QT3, 2008 QD1, 2008 PL3, 2008 MR1, 2008 MH1, 2007 YO56, 2007 TE66, 2005 WS55, 2005 TZ51, 2004 SB56, 2004 EN20, 2002 VV17, 2001 TW1, 2001 SG10, 2001 QL153, 1998 SJ70, 68031, 162679
J65Celbridge Obs. in Ireland, 3 in MPEC 2008-S03 -- 2002 VV17, 2001 UZ16, 2001 SK9
253Goldstone DSS-14 70m antenna in southern California, 1 in radar -- 1862
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-S03 -- 2000 CO101
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 1 in MPEC 2008-S03 -- 164400
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-S03 -- 2008 PH9
071Smolyan Obs. in Bulgaria, 4 in MPEC 2008-S03 -- 2007 LL, 2005 TU45, 2001 XW266, 8567
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 18 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 18 September '08

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

2008Noted Radar Astrometry database addition - see above
1929Grabbed MPEC 2008-S05 - Distant Minor Planets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-S06 - Atens and Apollos - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-S07 - Amors - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-S08 - Unusual Minor Planets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-S09 - PHAs - see above
1857Grabbed MPEC 2008-S04 - Observable Comets - see above
1520Grabbed MPEC 2008-S03 - Daily Orbit Update - see above