Contents  on 6 January '09


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NEOCP Activity  on 6 January '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 2 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2257 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and one updated listings. All 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 6 January '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2257 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2009-A39 - "12:59 UT" - 2005 PY16

<< DOU on 6 Jan. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-A38 - "07:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 6 January '09

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-A38 -- 2008 QT3
432Boambee Obs. in New South Wales, 5 in MPEC 2009-A38 -- 2008 UZ94, 2004 LV3, 53430, 153306, 5332
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 11 in MPEC 2009-A38 -- 2008 SQ1, 2008 SH82, 89355, 22099, 200754, 194386, 162361, 142348, 141765, 141052, 136849
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPEC 2009-A38 -- 2009 AO, 2008 YZ32, 2008 YG29
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPEC 2009-A38 -- 2008 YK2, 2008 WL60, 2008 SH82, 2008 EV5, 2005 BC
B15Inastars Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2009-A38 -- 136923, 111253
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2009-A39 -- 2005 PY16
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2009-A38 -- 11405, 5332
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 13 in MPEC 2009-A38 -- 2008 YG29, 2006 WQ1, 2005 HA8, 2003 XB22, 2002 JA9, 2002 EB3, 18106, 175114, 162183, 155334, 153814, 138911, 136849
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 6 January '09

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2257 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 6 January '09

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

1459Grabbed MPEC 2009-A38 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-A39 - 2005 PY16 - see above
Noted that the NEOCP has become active