Contents  on 8 January '09

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NEOCP Activity  on 8 January '09

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

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and one updated listing. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of six objects listed on the NEOCP at some point today.

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 8 January '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2009-A48 - "19:22 UT" - 2009 AU1


MPEC 2009-A47 - "18:32 UT" - 2009 AM15


MPEC 2009-A46 - "15:27 UT" - 2009 AL15


MPEC 2009-A45 - "15:24 UT" - 2009 AK15


<< DOU on 8 Jan. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-A44 - "07:10 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 8 January '09

Nineteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 5 in MPEC 2009-A44 -- 2009 AM, 2008 YX32, 2008 YU30, 2008 YR2, 2008 YE29
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2009-A44 -- 142348, 141765, 141052
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
F84Hibiscus Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2009-A45 -- 2009 AK15
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-A44 -- 2007 BT2
D35Lulin Minor Bodies Tracking in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
H06%Ernesto Guido in Italy via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
H06\program code "\" (26) via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-A44 -- 137805
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2009-A46 & 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1, 2009 AL15
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2009-A45 & 2009-A47 -- 2009 AM15, 2009 AK15
G68Sierra Stars Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
B40Skylive Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 12 in MPECs 2009-A44 & 2009-A46 -- 2009 AL15, 2003 YL, 96315, 88264, 175706, 175114, 153220, 143643, 136849, 8013, 5189, 4179
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 7 in MPECs 2009-A44 & 2009-A46 -- 2009 AL15, 2008 YS27, 2008 YE30, 2008 YB29, 2008 YA29, 2001 PD1, 1999 PJ1
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2009-A48 -- 2009 AU1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 8 January '09

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 8 January '09

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

2001Grabbed MPEC 2009-A48 - 2009 AU1 - see above
1900Grabbed MPEC 2009-A47 - 2009 AM15 - see above
1551Grabbed MPEC 2009-A45 - 2009 AK15 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-A46 - 2009 AL15 - see above
1522Grabbed MPEC 2009-A44 - Daily Orbit Update - see above