Contents  on 10 January '09


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Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

NEOCP Activity  on 10 January '09

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

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

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 10 January '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 10 Jan. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-A57 - "07:11 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2009-A56 - "05:58 UT" - 2005 WC1

Observers  on 10 January '09

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 4 in MPEC 2009-A57 -- 2008 YU30, 2008 WN2, 2008 TE157, 2008 QT3
B84Cyclops Obs., 2 in MPEC 2009-A57 -- 12711, 1864
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2009-A57 -- 2008 UC, 1994 AW1
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2009-A56 -- 2005 WC1
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 6 in MPEC 2009-A57 -- 2008 YK2, 2008 UC95, 2008 QT3, 2008 MB5, 2001 FX9, 1994 AW1
H06\program code "\" (26) via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-A57 -- 137805
645Sloan Digital Sky Survey in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-A57 -- 2008 SO1
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-A57 -- 2008 SO1
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2009-A57 -- 2008 QT3
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 10 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 10 January '09

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

1453Grabbed MPEC 2009-A57 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0658Grabbed MPEC 2009-A56 - 2005 WC1 - see above