Contents on 26 June '09
- IAU Minor Planet Center
- Observers -- twelve observing facilities
- Impact Risk Monitoring -- one object
- Consolidated Risk Tables - the CRT page
- Earth's Busy Neighborhood Traffic Report
- Ephemerides for risk-rated and nearby objects
- Old & new CRT Archive
- Old News Archive & Small Objects Archive
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NEOCP Activity on 26 June '09
The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 1 new, 2 updated
When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and two updated listings. All of these were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of four listings on the NEOCP at some point today.
To learn how observers use the NEOCP, see the Practical guide on how to observe NEOCP object at Suno Observatory by Birtwhistle et al.
New MPECs on 26 June '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-M38 time-stamped "16:18 UT" - Daily Orbit Update - see below
- MPEC 2009-M39 time-stamped "18:35 UT" - 2005 VB7 - see below
- MPEC 2009-M40 time-stamped "18:43 UT" - 2009 MZ6
MPEC 2009-M40 - "18:43 UT" - 2009 MZ6
- K09M06Z 2009 MZ6 was discovered at 1709 UT on 25 June by Purple Mtn. Obs. XuYi Station (XuYi Sta.), which observed it at June 25.72-75p4. The discovery was confirmed by Doc Greiner Research Obs. (DGRO) (June 26.25-27p7), Cordell-Lorenz Obs. (June 26.32-37p4), and Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill (June 26.43p2).
MPEC 2009-M39 - "18:35 UT" - 2005 VB7
- K05V07B 2005 VB7 from David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea (June 2.44-46p3 at R=22.5-8 & 22.43-44p3 at R=22.6-8)
- Observations of recently (no longer) risk-listed objects
- K09K02L 2009 KL2 (arc=37 days, H=18.1 ~812m) from Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) (June 26.25-27p6)
- Observations of other objects
- K09M01M 2009 MM1 (arc=2 days, H=21.7 ~155m) from the Siding Spring Survey (SSS) (June 25.68p1)
- K09M00A 2009 MA (arc=10 days, H=21.5 ~170m) from PJMSO (June 26.20-21p7) and DGRO (June 26.22-23p3)
- K09K22J 2009 KJ22 (arc=25 days, H=20.0 ~339m) from Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. (June 25.03p1)
- K09J01K 2009 JK1 (arc=98 days, H=19.9 ~355m) from Mirasteilas Obs. (June 25.89-92p3)
- K09D01N 2009 DN1 (arc=126 days, H=20.3 ~295m) from SSS (June 25.44p2)
- K02U00X 2002 UX (arc=3 opp, H=17.9 ~891m) from DGRO (June 26.16p4)
- K02L00V 2002 LV (arc=3 opp, H=16.6 ~1.62 km) from Skylive Obs. (June 25.89p3), DGRO (June 26.13-14p3), and PJMSO (June 26.29-30p5)
- K01H07Y 2001 HY7 (arc=5 opp, H=20.5 ~269m) from DGRO (June 26.17-18p6)
- K01F90E 2001 FE90 (arc=2 opp, H=20.4 ~282m) from Thompsonville Obs. (June 26.16-17p6) and PJMSO (June 26.27p10)
- K00O22B 2000 OB22 (Q=4.252 AU, arc=4 opp, H=17.1 ~1.29 km) from PJMSO (June 26.30-31p5)
- L5442 215442 2002 MQ3 from Skylive Obs. (June 25.87-88p3)
- 05620 5620 Jasonwheeler (1990 OA) from Atlante Obs. (June 25.94-95p3) and Thompsonville Obs. (June 26.17-19p5)
Observers on 26 June '09
Twelve observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.
|Code||Observer / observatory|
|J51||Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2009-M38 -- 5620|
|850||Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2009-M40 -- 2009 MZ6|
|H26||Doc Greiner Research Obs. (DGRO) in Wisconsin, 5 in MPECs 2009-M38 & 2009-M40 -- 2009 MZ6, 2009 MA, 2002 UX, 2002 LV, 2001 HY7|
|5682||David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2009-M39 -- 2005 VB7|
|B67||Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2009-M38 -- 2009 JK1|
|H45||Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 5 in MPEC 2009-M38 -- 2009 MA, 2009 KL2, 2002 LV, 2001 FE90, 2000 OB22|
|D29||Purple Mtn. Obs. XuYi Station in China, 1 in MPEC 2009-M40 -- 2009 MZ6|
|B74||Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-M38 -- 2009 KJ22|
|E12||Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2009-M38 -- 2009 MM1, 2009 DN1|
|B40||Skylive Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2009-M38 -- 2002 LV, 215442|
|H53||Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 2 in MPEC 2009-M38 -- 2001 FE90, 5620|
|H10||Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-M40 -- 2009 MZ6|
|For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.|
Impact Risk Monitoring on 26 June '09
Notes for Today's Latest Risk Assessments
|2008 AO112||JPL Sentry||0336||2010-2099||45||1.5e-07||-4.30||-4.62||0||JPL: "Analysis based on 8 observations spanning 1.0097 days (2008-Jan-11.08899 to 2008-Jan-12.098698)." Diameter approximately 0.310 km. from mean, weighted H=20.2.|
An impact solution, also known as a "virtual impactor" (VI), is not a prediction but rather a possibility derived from a variant orbit calculation that cannot be eliminated yet based on the existing data. Elimination can come quickly with just a little further observation or may take weeks or months, sometimes years. Once superceded or eliminated, a former impact solution has zero relevance to an object's risk. See Jon Giorgini's "Understanding Risk Pages" to learn more.
Chronology on 26 June '09
Times are UTC for when items were noted or added by The Tracking News.
|1900||Grabbed MPEC 2009-M39 - 2005 VB7 - see above|
Grabbed MPEC 2009-M40 - 2009 MZ6 - see above
|1800||Grabbed MPEC 2009-M38 - Daily Orbit Update - see above|
|0336||Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2008 AO112 risk assessment - see above|