Contents  on 21 September '08


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NEOCP Activity  on 21 September '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 9 listings: 1 new, 8 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and eight updated listings. Of these, six were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of ten 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 21 September '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 21 Sept. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-S19 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2008-S18 - "01:00 UT" - 2008 RG98

Observers  on 21 September '08

Eighteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
A50Andrushivka Obs. in the Ukraine, 2 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 2008 RY24, 2001 QL153
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 8 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 2008 RZ24, 2008 RY24, 2008 RV, 2008 RJ1, 2008 QT3, 2008 JZ7, 2008 JZ30, 2001 SW269
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 3 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 2008 SA, 87684, 190135
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 6 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 2008 SA, 2008 QC, 2008 PL3, 1998 SO, 65733, 191094
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 2001 SQ3, 164400
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 5 in MPECs 2008-S18 & 2008-S19 -- 2008 RW24, 2008 RG98, 2008 QA1, 2008 GF, 2001 SQ3
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 2005 TU45
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 2008 RX24, 2004 RM251, 2002 NW16
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 6 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 185851, 16960, 164400, 8567, 1917, 1627
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 2008 SE
J69North Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 164400
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 3753
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-S18 -- 2008 RG98
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2008-S18 -- 2008 RG98
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPEC 2008-S19 -- 2008 BT18, 2001 SQ3, 85839
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2008-S18 & 2008-S19 -- 2008 RG98, 88188, 67367
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 8 in MPECs 2008-S18 & 2008-S19 -- 2008 RK1, 2008 RJ1, 2008 RG98, 2008 RG1, 2008 QZ, 2000 AE6, 1999 RJ27, 1998 VF32
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-S18 -- 2008 RG98
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 21 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 21 September '08

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

1457Grabbed MPEC 2008-S19 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0118Grabbed MPEC 2008-S18 - 2008 RG98 - see above