Contents  on 4 August '09

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NEOCP Activity  on 4 August '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 2 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and one updated listings. Of these, two were "one nighters."

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 4 August '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2009-P20 - "15:06 UT" - Comets C/2009 M7, 2009 M8, 2009 N1, 2009 N2, 2009 N3 (SOHO)


<< DOU on 4 Aug. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-P19 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 4 August '09

Seventeen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
I08Alianza S4 Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 OO9
A50Andrushivka Obs. in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2005 YX128
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 10 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 OZ4, 2009 OF, 2009 OC3, 2009 NL, 2009 NJ, 2009 NE, 2009 JK1, 2009 CC3, 2008 CM, 2007 LL
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 3 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 LX, 2002 NW16, 27346
J05Bootes Obs., 5 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 OZ4, 2009 NE, 2002 LV, 162483, 15745
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 OZ4
B92Chinon Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 433
B84Cyclops Obs. in The Netherlands, 2 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 138883, 9162
I21El Condor Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 OG
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 KC3
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2002 LV
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 OZ4, 2009 OP9, 4034
932McCarthy Obs. in Connecticut, 1 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 NJ
D21Shenton Park Obs. in Western Australia, 3 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2006 TU7, 2004 RU10, 1999 CW8
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 4 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2009 PD, 2009 OB3, 2009 MB9, 2009 KC3
2492LASCO Coronagraph 2 (SOHO C2) aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. (SOHO) in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 5 in MPEC 2009-P20 -- C/2009 N3, C/2009 N2, C/2009 N1, C/2009 M8, C/2009 M7
2493LASCO Coronagraph 3 (SOHO C3) aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. (SOHO) in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 3 in MPEC 2009-P20 -- C/2009 N2, C/2009 N1, C/2009 M8
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2009-P19 -- 2002 LV
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 4 August '09

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2359 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 4 August '09

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

1737Grabbed MPEC 2009-P20 - Comets C/2009 M7, 2009 M8, 2009 N1, 2009 N2, 2009 N3 (SOHO) - see above
1411Grabbed MPEC 2009-P19 - Daily Orbit Update - see above