Pan-STARRS 1 dedication 30 June 2006 
Photo by Rob Ratkowski/HAA Maui courtesy UH IfA

The Pan-STARRS PS1 prototype on Haleakala in Hawaii, seen here during its 30 June 2006 dedication, has appeared in MPECs for the first time with today's Daily Orbit Update. Photo by Rob Ratkowski/HAA Maui courtesy of UH Institute for Astronomy (IfA).

Contents  on 12 June '09


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Radar Astrometry  on 12 June '09

Radar observation of one object

The JPL Solar System Dynamics Group Radar Astrometry database has added or updated the following small-body radar observing work:

Data update noted at 1932 UTC when the database was dated 12 June

NEOCP Activity  on 12 June '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 4 listings: 1 new, 3 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and three updated listings. Of these, two were "one nighters."

New MPECs  on 12 June '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.

MPEC 2009-L41 - "20:36 UT" - 2008 OG19

<< DOU on 12 June '09 >>  MPEC 2009-L40 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 12 June '09

Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 4 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2009 FY29, 2009 CC3, 2008 WL60, 1998 UN1
E18BDI Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2009 KC3
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 1865
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 5 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2009 KV2, 2009 JG1, 2009 HV77, 2009 HB82, 2009 EQ2
F657Paul Roche in Wales via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2009 LE
253Goldstone DSS-14 70m antenna in southern California, 1 in radar -- 136617
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2009 LQ
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2009 KL2, 2009 BL2, 2006 HR29, 2005 MO13
675Mt. Palomar in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2009-L41 -- 2008 OG19
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2009 KO4
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2008 SQ1, 162900
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2002 VY94
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 6 in MPEC 2009-L40 -- 2009 KT4, 2009 KQ4, 2009 JR5, 2009 HU2, 2009 FG19, 2004 LC2
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 12 June '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 12 June '09

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

2146Grabbed MPEC 2009-L41 - 2008 OG19 - see above
1932Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above
1316Grabbed MPEC 2009-L40 - Daily Orbit Update - see above