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NEOCP Activity  on 28 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 26th.

New MPECs  on 28 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-Y60 - "20:42 UT" - Comet P/2008 X1 = 2003 F6 (Hill)


<< DOU on 28 Dec. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-Y59 - "07:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2008-Y58 - "00:13 UT" - Observations of Comets

Observers  on 28 December '08

A total of 75 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 17 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 T4, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 N1, P/2008 L2, C/2007 U1, C/2007 N3, C/2006 U6, C/2006 Q1, 209P, 200P, 195P, 117P, 74P, 68P, 65P, 29P, 22P
J97Alginet Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 Q2, 144P, 29P
J24Altamira Obs. in Spain, 17 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 T4, C/2008 R3, P/2008 Q2, P/2008 O2, C/2008 J1, C/2006 W3, 205P, 204P, 202P, 195P, 117P, 81P, 77P, 67P, 65P, 47P, 44P
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 15 in MPECs 2008-Y58 & 2008-Y59 -- 2008 YJ2, 2008 XE2, 2008 WK, 2008 WC14, C/2008 N1, 2008 LW8, 2005 YS165, 2005 AD3, 2003 UX34, 2001 OE84, 1999 AQ10, 1998 XM2, 162385, 138925, 6053
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 5 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2006 OF2, 144P, 29P, 6P
467Auckland Obs. in New Zealand, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2007 Q3, 144P
132Bedoin Obs. in France, 13 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 S3, C/2008 J1, C/2007 VO53, C/2007 U1, 204P, 202P, 136P, 116P, 74P, 59P, 51P, 29P, 15P
I32Beta Orionis Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2007 Q3
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 202P, 117P
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 Q2, 116P
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 16 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 T2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 204P, 144P, 116P, 77P, 67P, 65P, 61P, 59P, 51P, 44P, 29P, 19P, 15P
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 T2, C/2008 J1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 144P, 29P
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 7 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 T4, 209P, 200P, 136P, 81P, 77P, 16P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 8 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 T2, P/2008 QP20, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 144P, 136P, 59P, 29P
321Craigie Obs. in Western Australia, 3 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2007 M2, C/2006 U6, 61P
B60Deep Sky Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y59 -- 1620
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 OF2
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 Q2
E85Farm Cove Obs. in New Zealand, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2007 Q3, 29P
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2007 Q3
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 29P
355Hadano Obs. in Japan, 9 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 T4, C/2008 R3, P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, 209P, 205P, 144P
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2
240Herrenberg Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPEC 2008-Y59 -- 2001 UZ16, 8567, 7335, 1620
D88Hiratsuka Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2007 N3, C/2006 U6, 205P, 22P, 19P, 6P
017Hoher List Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 OF2
J39Ingenio Obs. in the Canary Islands, 6 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 W3, 205P, 144P, 67P, 59P, 29P
987Isle of Man Obs. on the Isle of Man, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 R3
J28Jaen Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 29P
G92Jarnac Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 67P
415Kambah Obs. in the Australian Capital Territory, 5 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 E1, C/2007 Y2, C/2007 Q3, C/2007 M2, 195P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 8 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2007 VO53, 209P, 204P, 202P, 144P, 77P, 51P
699LONEOS in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y60 -- P/2003 F6
212La Dehesilla Obs. in Spain, 13 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 S3, P/2008 L2, C/2008 J1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 195P, 117P, 116P, 61P, 59P, 29P, 6P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 18 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 T2, C/2008 R3, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 N1, C/2008 A1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 204P, 144P, 117P, 81P, 67P, 47P, 44P, 29P, 19P, 6P
J59Linceo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 205P, 144P
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 144P, 29P
D35Lulin Minor Bodies Tracking in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2007 N3
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 209P, 204P, 144P, 116P, 29P, 19P, 15P
B79Marana Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 OF2
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 W3, 205P, 29P, 19P
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 J1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 144P, 29P
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y59 -- 162900, 1627
J46Montana Blanca Obs. in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 44P, 29P
J45Montana Cabreja Obs. in the Canary Islands, 5 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 OF2, 205P, 144P, 51P, 29P
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 10 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 T4, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 J1, C/2006 OF2, 144P, 116P, 74P, 51P, 29P, 19P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 T2, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 144P, 116P, 61P, 29P, 19P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 10 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 T4, P/2008 Q2, P/2008 L2, C/2008 E1, 204P, 195P, 74P, 68P, 65P, 61P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 202P, 51P
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y60 -- P/2003 F6
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 29P
D81Nagano Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 OF2
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 13 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 J1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 209P, 205P, 204P, 136P, 117P, 116P, 67P, 51P, 29P, 19P
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 204P, 44P, 29P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 10 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2006 OF2, 209P, 144P, 116P, 65P, 59P, 51P, 19P, 15P
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 13 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 T2, C/2008 R3, P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, P/2008 L2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 144P, 44P, 29P
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 77P, 74P, 29P
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2008-Y58 & 2008-Y60 -- P/2008 X1, 29P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 14 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 R3, P/2008 QP20, P/2008 Q2, C/2008 J1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 205P, 144P, 116P, 74P, 67P, 59P, 29P
461SZTE Asteroid Program (SZTE) in Hungary, 3 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2008 S3, C/2007 VO53, 147P
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 Q2, C/2007 VO53
B56Sant Pere Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 144P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 7 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 O2, C/2006 Q1, 209P, 77P, 29P, 19P, 16P
B40Skylive Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 QP20
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 204P, 147P
D61Suntopia Marina Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2007 N3
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- P/2008 T4
B26Terres Blanches Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 59P
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 29P, 19P
B51Vallauris Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 144P
J70Vega del Thader Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2007 VO53, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 144P, 59P, 29P
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 3 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- 144P, 67P, 29P
A11Wormhout Obs. in France, 5 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 Q1, C/2006 OF2, 144P, 29P, 19P
C42Xingming Obs. in China, 2 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 W3, 6P
367Yatsuka Obs. in Japan, 4 in MPEC 2008-Y58 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, C/2006 OF2, 22P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 28 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 28 December '08

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

2309Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y60 - Comet P/2008 X1 = 2003 F6 (Hill) - see above
1552Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y59 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0131Grabbed MPEC 2008-Y58 - Observations of Comets - see above