Contents  on 20 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 20 September '08

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

When last checked at 2305 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eight 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 20 September '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2305 UTC, there have been five MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2008-S17 - "22:58 UT" - 2008 SE


MPEC 2008-S16 - "22:54 UT" - 2008 SD


MPEC 2008-S15 - "22:49 UT" - 2008 SC


MPEC 2008-S14 - "22:36 UT" - 2008 SA


<< DOU on 20 Sept. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-S13 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 20 September '08

A total of 27 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 12 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 2008 RR24, 2008 RQ24, 2008 RH1, 2008 QU3, 2008 QT3, 2008 PH3, 2008 OX2, 2008 OB9, 2008 GF, 2005 RC, 2002 DY3, 191094
069Baldone Obs. in Latvia, 1 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 2008 OS9
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-S17 -- 2008 SE
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-S14 -- 2008 SA
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 2008 RV, 2008 OB9, 2008 NU
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 2002 SS41, 164400
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-S14 -- 2008 SA
E10Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 2008 QS11
143Gnosca Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-S14 -- 2008 SA
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 4 in MPECs 2008-S13, 2008-S14 & 2008-S17 -- 2008 SE, 2008 SA, 2008 RW24, 2008 RK1
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-S14 -- 2008 SA
J66Kinver Obs. in England, 2 in MPECs 2008-S14 & 2008-S17 -- 2008 SE, 2008 SA
G88LAMP Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-S14 -- 2008 SA
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 2007 YZ
A99Monte Baldo Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2008-S14 & 2008-S17 -- 2008 SE, 2008 SA
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-S17 -- 2008 SE
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 3 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 16960, 164400, 8567
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-S14 -- 2008 SA
J69North Obs. in England, 2 in MPECs 2008-S14 & 2008-S17 -- 2008 SE, 2008 SA
D90.Cristovao Jacques in Brazil via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 2 in MPECs 2008-S14 & 2008-S15 -- 2008 SC, 2008 SA
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-S14 -- 2008 SA
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 9 in MPECs 2008-S13, 2008-S14, 2008-S15 & 2008-S16 -- 2008 SD, 2008 SC, 2008 SA, 2008 RW24, 2008 RV, 2008 QS11, 2008 HO3, 162510, 887
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 152685
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 2008 RJ1, 2008 QZ, 2008 QF, 2000 UG11, 2000 AE6
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-S14 -- 2008 SA
A98Taurus-1 Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 164400
F85Tiki Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2008-S13 -- 2008 RW24
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 20 September '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2305 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 20 September '08

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

2305Grabbed MPEC 2008-S14 - 2008 SA - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-S15 - 2008 SC - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-S16 - 2008 SD - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-S17 - 2008 SE - see above
1523Grabbed MPEC 2008-S13 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0342The NEOCP has become active