Contents  on 16 November '08

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NEOCP Activity  on 16 November '08

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

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing.

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 16 November '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been four MPECs issued today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2008-W04 - "15:59 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2008-W03 - "15:46 UT" - Comet P/2008 U1 (McMillan)


MPEC 2008-W02 - "15:43 UT" - Comet C/2008 T2 (Cardinal)


<< DOU on 16 Nov. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-W01 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 16 November '08

A total of 46 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- 206P, 201P
J24Altamira Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 Q1, C/2008 A1, 67P, 6P
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-W01 -- 2008 UZ94
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2008-W01 & 2008-W04 -- C/2008 R3, C/2007 VO53, 2001 XQ
J20Aravaca Obs., 2 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 A1, C/2006 W3
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- 144P
I32Beta Orionis Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2007 Q3
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 J1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 67P, 29P
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- 204P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 6 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- P/2008 QP20, C/2008 Q1, C/2008 A1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, 68P
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2006 OF2
808El Leoncito Obs. in Argentina, 3 in MPECs 2008-W01 & 2008-W04 -- C/2007 Q3, 194268, 206P
J19El Maestrat Obs., 2 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2006 OF2, 59P
E85Farm Cove Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 P1
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2008-W01 -- 2008 VV4
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 A1, 67P, 29P
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 7 in MPECs 2008-W02 & 2008-W04 -- C/2008 T2, 204P, 116P, 61P, 59P, 51P, 15P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- 15P
212La Dehesilla Obs., 14 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 R3, P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 Q1, C/2008 A1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 144P, 67P, 61P, 51P, 29P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2008-W02 & 2008-W04 -- C/2008 T2, C/2006 OF2, 29P, 19P
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2008-W01 -- 2005 WS55, 2005 TZ51, 192559, 1620
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 J1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 68P, 67P
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 11 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- P/2008 Q2, P/2008 L2, C/2008 A1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 61P, 51P, 29P, 19P
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 7 in MPEC 2008-W01 -- 2008 VZ3, 2008 RG98, 2006 WZ2, 1996 TE9, 53430, 192559, 1620
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 3 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 R3, C/2008 Q1, P/2008 L2
J45Montana Cabreja Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- 61P
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 11 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 R3, P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 116P, 67P, 59P, 29P, 19P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 P1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, 205P, 6P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2006 S3, 118P, 81P
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 10 in MPECs 2008-W01 & 2008-W04 -- 2008 SQ1, 2008 SP7, 2008 SN1, P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, 2008 MR1, 162900, 137799, 2212, 81P
D81Nagano Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- 205P
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 11 in MPECs 2008-W03 & 2008-W04 -- P/2008 U1, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 A1, P/2007 R1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 67P, 29P, 6P
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 P1
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2006 OF2, 144P, 61P, 59P, 51P, 29P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 6 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2008 R3, P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 J1, 59P, 51P
J52Pinsoro Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 51P, 29P, 19P
941Pla D'Arguines Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- 118P
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2006 W3
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, P/2008 L2, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 144P, 61P
B70Sant Celoni Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2006 OF2, 61P
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 A1, 205P, 144P, 59P, 6P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 14 in MPECs 2008-W01 & 2008-W04 -- P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, P/2008 L2, C/2007 VO53, C/2007 U1, P/2007 R1, 194386, 192559, 201P, 144P, 116P, 81P, 61P, 59P
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2008-W03 & 2008-W04 -- P/2008 U1, 81P
611Starkenburg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-W01 -- 102873
A92Urseanu Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2008-W04 -- C/2006 W3
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 3 in MPECs 2008-W02 & 2008-W04 -- C/2008 T2, C/2006 W3, 144P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 16 November '08

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2359 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today, except that observation of one risk-listed object has been reported (see today's DOU MPEC above). 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 16 November '08

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

1633Grabbed MPEC 2008-W04 - Observations of Comets - see above
1548Grabbed MPEC 2008-W01 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-W02 - Comet C/2008 T2 (Cardinal) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-W03 - Comet P/2008 U1 (McMillan) - see above
0103The NEOCP has become active