Contents  on 20 December '08

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NEOCP Activity  on 20 December '08

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

When last checked at 2158 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing. This was a "one nighter." The Tracking News counted a total of two objects listed on the NEOCP at some point on this day.

New MPECs  on 20 December '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

There were eight MPECs issued this day from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2008-Y18 - "22:23 UT" - 2005 FL4


MPEC 2008-Y17 - "21:21 UT" - 2008 AV28


MPEC 2008-Y16 - "21:19 UT" - 2004 CS


MPEC 2008-Y15 - "12:21 UT" - 2008 YF


MPEC 2008-Y14 - "12:08 UT" - 2007 JX2


<< DOU on 20 Dec. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-Y13 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2008-Y12 - "02:35 UT" - 2008 EE


MPEC 2008-Y11 - "01:09 UT" - 2007 UY1

Observers  on 20 December '08

Eleven observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
493Calar Alto Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2008-Y11, 2008-Y12, 2008-Y13, 2008-Y15, 2008-Y16, 2008-Y17 & 2008-Y18 -- 2008 YF, 2008 WZ94, 2008 EE, 2008 AV28, 2007 UY1, 2005 FL4, 2004 CS
8076program code 6 via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y13 -- 2004 KT
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y13 -- 2002 VY94, 85236
B23Fiamene Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2008-Y13 -- 2008 SQ1, 2008 QT3, 2008 MZ, 2002 VY94, 2001 LM5
B15Inastars Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPEC 2008-Y13 -- 2008 XB1, 2008 WL, 2008 NB, 1994 AW1
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 18 in MPECs 2008-Y13 & 2008-Y15 -- 2008 YF, 2008 XE3, 2008 XB1, 2008 XA2, 2008 WL60, 2008 RT26, 2008 MZ, 2005 WS55, 2005 TZ51, 2005 BC, 2002 VY94, 2001 LM5, 36236, 200754, 187026, 141052, 12711, 3200
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y14 -- 2007 JX2
J46Montana Blanca Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y13 -- 194386
D90.Cristovao Jacques in Brazil via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y13 -- 2008 EV5
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y15 -- 2008 YF
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y13 -- 2008 YA, 2008 RS26
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 20 December '08

There was no risk monitoring news to report on this day.

Chronology  on 20 December '08

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

0342 12/21Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y18 - 2005 FL4 - see above
2158Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y16 - 2004 CS - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y17 - 2008 AV28 - see above
1504Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y13 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y14 - 2007 JX2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y15 - 2008 YF - see above
0509Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y11 - 2007 UY1 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y12 - 2008 EE - see above