Contents  on 19 December '08


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NEOCP Activity  on 19 December '08

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

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new listings. Both of these were "one nighters."

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 19 December '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2008-Y10 - "22:12 UT" - 2005 TE15

MPEC 2008-Y09 - "19:21 UT" - 2004 KT

<< DOU on 19 Dec. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-Y08 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 19 December '08

Seven observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
493Calar Alto Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPECs 2008-Y08, 2008-Y09 & 2008-Y10 -- 2008 XN, 2008 WQ63, 2008 WK32, 2005 TE15, 2004 KT
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y08 -- 162004
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPEC 2008-Y08 -- 2008 WQ63, 2008 WL60, 2008 EV5, 2000 FL1, 162900, 4179
240Herrenberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y08 -- 136635
B15Inastars Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y08 -- 199801, 111253
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y08 -- 2008 WL60, 7358
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPEC 2008-Y08 -- 2008 YA, 2008 VF, 2008 UC
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 19 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 19 December '08

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

2302Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y10 - 2005 TE15 - see above
2158Noted that the NEOCP has become active
1958Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y09 - 2004 KT - see above
1355Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y08 - Daily Orbit Update - see above