Contents  on 15 December '08

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Radar Astrometry  on 15 December '08

Radar observation of one object

The JPL Solar System Dynamics Group Radar Astrometry database has added or updated the following small-body radar observing work:


Data update noted at 2102 UTC when the database was dated 15 Dec.


Data addition noted at 2215 UTC when the database was dated 15 Dec.

NEOCP Activity  on 15 December '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty and hasn't been noted by The Tracking News as being active yet today (checked at 2358 UTC). It was last noted active on December 9th.

New MPECs  on 15 December '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


<< DOU on 15 Dec. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-X87 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2008-X86 - "00:44 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2008-X85 - "00:38 UT" - Comet C/2008 X3 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2008-X84 - "00:33 UT" - Comet P/2008 X1 (Hill)

Observers  on 15 December '08

A total of 40 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 14 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2008 T2, C/2008 R3, C/2008 P1, C/2008 J1, C/2006 U6, C/2006 S3, 207P, 201P, 116P, 77P, 68P, 47P, 44P, 17P
871Akou Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2008 A1
J24Altamira Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2008 J1, C/2006 W3, 202P, 144P, 74P, 29P, 19P
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 1 in radar -- 4179
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 22 in MPEC 2008-X87 -- 2008 XM1, 2008 XB2, 2008 XA2, 2008 WZ94, 2008 WL64, 2008 WH60, 2008 UZ94, 2008 SQ1, 2008 SH82, 2008 SE, 2008 RG98, 2008 QT3, 2005 XM4, 2005 WD1, 2005 TZ51, 2003 WX25, 2002 VY94, 2001 LM5, 2001 KO20, 2000 WM107, 2000 JY8, 55532
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 Q2, 144P
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 Q2
J79Calarreona Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- 68P
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-X84 -- P/2008 X1
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 14 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 QP20, C/2008 N1, P/2008 J3, C/2008 A1, C/2006 S3, 205P, 201P, 145P, 77P, 67P, 51P, 47P, 17P, 15P
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 2 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2008 J1
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPECs 2008-X84, 2008-X85 & 2008-X86 -- C/2008 X3, P/2008 X1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 U6, 207P
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2
252Goldstone DSS-13 34m antenna in southern California, 1 in radar -- 4179
253Goldstone DSS-14 70m antenna in southern California, 1 in radar -- 4179
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2008 P1, 205P
458Guadarrama Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- 144P
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- 29P
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2
240Herrenberg Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPECs 2008-X86 & 2008-X87 -- 2001 UZ16, 144P
D88Hiratsuka Obs., 3 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2006 U6, C/2006 OF2, 44P
987Isle of Man Obs. on the Isle of Man, 8 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, 144P, 116P, 74P, 59P, 29P, 19P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 QP20, C/2007 U1, 65P
212La Dehesilla Obs. in Spain, 11 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2008 T2, C/2008 R3, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 J1, C/2008 A1, C/2006 W3, 202P, 74P, 44P, 19P, 15P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2006 W3, 205P
J55Los Altos de Arguineguin Obs. in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 Q2, 144P
D35Lulin Minor Bodies Tracking in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2008-X87 -- 53430
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 QP20, C/2006 W3, 205P, 116P, 29P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPECs 2008-X84 & 2008-X86 -- P/2008 X1, C/2006 W3, 205P, 144P, 51P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- 204P
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 10 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 QP20, C/2008 P1, C/2008 A1, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 67P, 59P, 47P, 29P, 6P
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 11 in MPEC 2008-X87 -- 89355, 53430, 36236, 162900, 162679, 153306, 137799, 4183, 3200, 1916, 1620
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 7 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2008 N1, C/2006 OF2, 116P, 74P, 65P, 19P, 15P
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- P/2008 Q2
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2007 U1, 205P, 145P, 6P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPECs 2008-X84 & 2008-X86 -- P/2008 X1, C/2008 R3, P/2008 J3, C/2008 A1, 204P, 145P
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- 44P
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2006 OF2, 29P, 19P
B51Vallauris Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- C/2006 OF2
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 3 in MPEC 2008-X86 -- 205P, 144P, 67P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 15 December '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 December '08

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

2215Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above
2102Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above
1422Grabbed MPEC 2008-X87 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0217Grabbed MPEC 2008-X84 - Comet P/2008 X1 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-X85 - Comet C/2008 X3 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-X86 - Observations of Comets - see above