Contents  on 9 February '09


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NEOCP Activity  on 9 February '09

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

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new 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 9 February '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2009-C67 - "15:21 UT" - 2007 LF

MPEC 2009-C66 - "12:16 UT" - 2000 CK59 = 2009 CU

<< DOU on 9 Feb. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-C65 - "07:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 9 February '09

Five observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-C65 -- 2002 VY94
F658David Tholen's team via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2009-C67 -- 2007 LF
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2009-C65 -- 2009 CP, 2009 BL58
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2009-C67 -- 2007 LF
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-C65 -- 2009 BH58
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 February '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 9 February '09

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

1528Grabbed MPEC 2009-C67 - 2007 LF - see above
1445Grabbed MPEC 2009-C65 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-C66 - 2000 CK59 = 2009 CU - see above
Noted that the NEOCP has become active