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NEOCP Activity  on 3 August '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. Both of these were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of nine 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 3 August '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2009-P18 - "17:34 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2009-P17 - "17:20 UT" - Comet C/2009 O4 (Hill)


MPEC 2009-P16 - "17:14 UT" - Comet C/2009 O3 (Hill)


MPEC 2009-P15 - "17:06 UT" - Comet C/2009 O2 (Catalina)


MPEC 2009-P14 - "16:58 UT" - Comet P/2009 L2 (Yang-Gao)


MPEC 2009-P13 - "16:50 UT" - Comet C/2009 K5 (McNaught)


MPEC 2009-P12 - "16:33 UT" - Comet C/2009 K4 (Gibbs)


MPEC 2009-P11 - "16:26 UT" - Comet C/2009 K2 (Catalina)


MPEC 2009-P10 - "16:21 UT" - Comet P/2009 K1 (Gibbs)


MPEC 2009-P09 - "15:05 UT" - Comet P/2004 X1 = 2009 MB9 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2009-P08 - "12:30 UT" - 2009 PD


MPEC 2009-P07 - "12:27 UT" - 2009 PC


<< DOU on 3 Aug. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-P06 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 3 August '09

A total of 71 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
834AAAA Buenos Aires Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2009-P14 -- P/2009 L2
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 12 in MPECs 2009-P12, 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 K4, C/2008 Q1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, 219P, 217P, 118P, 116P, 64P, 22P
J10Alicante Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, 22P
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2006 W3
J16An Carraig Obs. in Northern Ireland, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2006 W3
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 2 in MPECs 2009-P06 & 2009-P07 -- 2009 PC, 2009 JK1
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 8 in MPECs 2009-P14, 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 L2, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, 217P, 22P
B75Betelgeuse Station in Italy, 4 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 E1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1
J05Bootes Obs., 10 in MPECs 2009-P14, 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 L2, C/2008 P1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, 219P, 217P, 43P, 22P
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2006 W3
B96Brixiis Obs. in Belgium, 2 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2006 W3
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- 169P
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 9 in MPECs 2009-P14, 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 L2, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1, 22P
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 12 in MPECs 2009-P06, 2009-P11, 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 K2, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, 2005 MC, 2001 AA50, 54401, 9162, 43P, 22P
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 7 in MPECs 2009-P06, 2009-P11 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 K2, C/2008 Q1, C/2007 U1, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1, 5626, 127P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 5 in MPECs 2009-P10, 2009-P15 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O2, P/2009 K1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 Q1, 219P
J18Churchstoke Obs. in Wales, 3 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 E1, C/2006 W3
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 3 in MPECs 2009-P11, 2009-P16 & 2009-P17 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 O3, C/2009 K2
A94Cormons Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2009-P06 & 2009-P18 -- C/2006 W3, 9162
B50Corner Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2006 W3
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- 22P
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2009-P17 -- C/2009 O4
I21El Condor Obs. in Argentina, 7 in MPECs 2009-P06 & 2009-P18 -- 2009 OG, 2009 NH, 68216, 159402, 217P, 199P, 22P
808El Leoncito Obs. in Argentina, 5 in MPECs 2009-P09, 2009-P13, 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 MB9, P/2009 L2, C/2009 K5, C/2008 Q3, C/2007 B2
E85Farm Cove Obs. in New Zealand, 2 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 E1
F65Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- 127P
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2009-P07 -- 2009 PC
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-P07 -- 2009 PC
J28Jaen Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-P06 -- 2005 SN25
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 2 in MPECs 2009-P12 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 K4, C/2005 L3
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 9 in MPECs 2009-P06, 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, 2009 ML1, 2009 HB82, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2006 S3, 163051, 5786, 127P
212La Dehesilla Obs. in Spain, 16 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 F5, C/2009 E1, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 219P, 217P, 199P, 65P, 43P, 22P
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2006 S3
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2008 N1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, 217P, 22P
J59Linceo Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-P14 -- P/2009 L2
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2006 W3
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPECs 2009-P15, 2009-P16, 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 O3, C/2009 O2, C/2006 W3, 217P, 22P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 217P, 22P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPECs 2009-P11, 2009-P16 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O3, C/2009 K2, C/2008 FK75, C/2008 A1, C/2006 Q1, 217P
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 4 in MPECs 2009-P13 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 K5, C/2007 B2, 209P, 199P
D92Osaki Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-P14 -- P/2009 L2
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPECs 2009-P14, 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 L2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, 43P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 5 in MPECs 2009-P11, 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 K2, C/2008 N1, C/2006 W3, 22P
561Piszkesteto Sta. in Hungary, 6 in MPECs 2009-P11, 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 K2, C/2009 E1, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2008 A1
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2008 Q1, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 6 in MPECs 2009-P12 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 K4, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2007 U1, C/2005 L3, 118P
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 6 in MPECs 2009-P10, 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 K1, C/2008 T2, C/2008 Q3, 217P, 116P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 217P, 22P
J07SPAG Monfrague Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2006 W3
619Sabadell Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2009-P07 -- 2009 PC
B56Sant Pere Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 E1, C/2006 W3
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- 43P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 9 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 F5, C/2008 N1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, 220P, 64P, 43P, 22P
D21Shenton Park Obs. in Western Australia, 1 in MPEC 2009-P17 -- C/2009 O4
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPECs 2009-P06, 2009-P08 & 2009-P09 -- 2009 PD, P/2009 MB9, 2009 MB9
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- 22P
B40Skylive Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPECs 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2009-P06 & 2009-P07 -- 2009 PC, 2000 OB22, 24445
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-P07 -- 2009 PC
A97Stammersdorf Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2006 W3
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 14 in MPECs 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2008 Q3, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1, 220P, 219P, 217P, 169P, 65P, 22P
I19Tanti Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2009-P13 -- C/2009 K5
B01Taunus Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-P18 -- C/2006 S3
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 2 in MPECs 2009-P06 & 2009-P18 -- C/2006 Q1, 2002 LV
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 11 in MPECs 2009-P10, 2009-P11, 2009-P14, 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 L2, C/2009 K2, P/2009 K1, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 47P, 22P
D25Tzec Maun Obs. Pingelly in Western Australia, 8 in MPECs 2009-P10, 2009-P13, 2009-P14, 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 L2, C/2009 K5, P/2009 K1, C/2006 S3, 199P, 65P, 22P
E22Univ. of Southern Queensland Obs. in Queensland, 2 in MPECs 2009-P17 & 2009-P18 -- C/2009 O4, 22P
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 5 in MPECs 2009-P11, 2009-P14 & 2009-P18 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 K2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, 43P
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-P15 -- C/2009 O2
A79Zvezdno Obshtestvo Obs. in Bulgaria, 4 in MPECs 2009-P14, 2009-P15, 2009-P16 & 2009-P17 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 O3, C/2009 O2, P/2009 L2
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 3 August '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 3 August '09

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

2103Grabbed MPEC 2009-P12 - Comet C/2009 K4 (Gibbs) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P13 - Comet C/2009 K5 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P14 - Comet P/2009 L2 (Yang-Gao) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P15 - Comet C/2009 O2 (Catalina) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P16 - Comet C/2009 O3 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P17 - Comet C/2009 O4 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P18 - Observations of Comets - see above
1632Grabbed MPEC 2009-P09 - Comet P/2004 X1 = 2009 MB9 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P10 - Comet P/2009 K1 (Gibbs) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P11 - Comet C/2009 K2 (Catalina) - see above
1324Grabbed MPEC 2009-P06 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P07 - 2009 PC - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P08 - 2009 PD - see above