Contents  on 16 December '08


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Radar Astrometry  on 16 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 1458 UTC when the database was dated 16 Dec.

NEOCP Activity  on 16 December '08

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

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing. This was a "one nighter."

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 December '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 16 Dec. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-Y01 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 16 December '08

Ten observing facilities appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 1 in radar -- 4179
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 6 in MPEC 2008-Y01 -- 2008 XM, 2008 XB1, 2008 WP1, 2008 WE96, 2008 VB1, 2008 TK157
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y01 -- 154278
252Goldstone DSS-13 34m antenna in southern California, 1 in radar -- 4179
253Goldstone DSS-14 70m antenna in southern California, 1 in radar -- 4179
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 9 in MPEC 2008-Y01 -- 2008 UE7, 2008 SQ1, 2006 VB14, 2006 SZ217, 89355, 22099, 200754, 162900, 4179
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y01 -- 1990 SM
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y01 -- 4183, 1620
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y01 -- 2008 EV5, 2004 XY60
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y01 -- 2008 SX245
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 16 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 16 December '08

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

1458Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y01 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Noted that the NEOCP has become active
Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above