Contents  on 25 December '08

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NEOCP Activity  on 25 December '08

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

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated listings.

New MPECs  on 25 December '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2008-Y53 - "23:23 UT" - Comet C/2008 Y1 (Boattini)


<< DOU on 25 Dec. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-Y52 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2008-Y51 - "03:17 UT" - 2008 ED69

Observers  on 25 December '08

Twelve observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1
493Calar Alto Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2008-Y51 & 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1, 2008 ED69
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1
470Ceccano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1
B23Fiamene Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y52 -- 2008 SQ1
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1
D39Shandong Univ. Obs. in China, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y52 -- 142348
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y53 -- C/2008 Y1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 25 December '08

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

Chronology  on 25 December '08

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

0038 12/26Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y53 - Comet C/2008 Y1 (Boattini) - see above
1549Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y52 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0522Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y51 - 2008 ED69 - see above