Contents  on 14 August '09


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NEOCP Activity  on 14 August '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 5 listings: 1 new, 4 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and four updated listings. Of these, four were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of six 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 14 August '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-P48 - "15:08 UT" - 2009 PY

<< DOU on 14 Aug. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-P47 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2009-P46 - "00:20 UT" - 2009 JK1

Observers  on 14 August '09

Seventeen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
J16An Carraig Obs. in Northern Ireland, 1 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 217390
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 4 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2009 PH, 2004 ET21, 2001 BP61, 1998 ST27
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 3 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2009 MC9, 2002 NP1, 17274
B75Betelgeuse Station in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2002 LV, 1943
B88Bigmuskie Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2005 MC, 17274
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 13 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2009 OC, 2009 NH, 2009 NE, 2009 NA, 2009 MX6, 2009 ML1, 2009 LX, 2009 KL2, 2002 NP1, 2002 LV, 217390, 17274, 5626
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. (DGRO) in Wisconsin, 2 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2009 OZ4, 2009 MC9
I21El Condor Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2009 OG
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2009 OG
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2002 NP1, 2002 LV
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2009-P46 -- 2009 JK1
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 4 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2009 OC, 2009 NH, 2009 NE, 2002 NP1
D90`K. Hills via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2009-P48 -- 2009 PY
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPECs 2009-P47 & 2009-P48 -- 2009 PY, 2001 LC, 24761
A16Tentlingen Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 52387
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 7 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2009 OG, 2009 OC, 2002 NP1, 217390, 17274, 5626, 2100
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2009-P47 -- 2005 MC
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 14 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 14 August '09

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

1624Grabbed MPEC 2009-P47 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P48 - 2009 PY - see above
0110Grabbed MPEC 2009-P46 - 2009 JK1 - see above