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NEOCP Activity  on 15 August '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings: 6 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six updated listings. Of these, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eleven 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 15 August '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2009-P56 - "22:29 UT" - 2009 PR1


MPEC 2009-P55 - "22:26 UT" - 2009 PQ1


MPEC 2009-P54 - "22:12 UT" - Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd)


MPEC 2009-P53 - "15:00 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2009-P52 - "14:49 UT" - Comet C/2009 O4 (Hill)


MPEC 2009-P51 - "14:38 UT" - Comet C/2009 O3 (Hill)


MPEC 2009-P50 - "14:32 UT" - Comet C/2009 O2 (Catalina)


<< DOU on 15 Aug. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-P49 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 15 August '09

A total of 62 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPECs 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, 65P, 64P
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2007 M1
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 15 in MPECs 2009-P49 & 2009-P55 -- 2009 PQ1, 2009 PH, 2009 OZ7, 2009 OZ4, 2009 OS5, 2009 OP9, 2009 OC3, 2009 NJ, 2009 MX6, 2009 JK1, 2009 DH39, 2009 CS1, 2009 BH81, 2008 WQ63, 2005 LW
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 7 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, 217P, 64P, 22P
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPECs 2009-P49 & 2009-P53 -- 2009 NH, 2009 KL2, 17274, 22P
B75Betelgeuse Station in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2008 N1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1
B88Bigmuskie Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-P49 -- 217430
432Boambee Obs. in New South Wales, 5 in MPEC 2009-P49 -- 2009 OG, 2009 MC9, 52762, 4954, 3552
J05Bootes Obs., 3 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2008 P1, C/2008 FK75, 217P
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 8 in MPECs 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 L2, C/2008 P1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1, 22P
I77CEAMIG-REA in Brazil, 2 in MPECs 2009-P55 & 2009-P56 -- 2009 PR1, 2009 PQ1
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 11 in MPECs 2009-P49, 2009-P50, 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 O2, P/2009 L2, 2009 KL2, C/2009 K2, C/2006 W3, 52387, 217430, 217390, 163697, 138925
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2009-P53 & 2009-P55 -- 2009 PQ1, C/2008 P1
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 4 in MPECs 2009-P50 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O2, C/2008 N1, C/2007 U1, C/2007 M1
B92Chinon Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2009-P49 -- 433
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 2 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 K2
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2009-P49 -- 2009 NH
I21El Condor Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2009-P54 -- C/2009 P1
808El Leoncito Obs. in Argentina, 3 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 K5, C/2007 B2
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 3 in MPECs 2009-P49 & 2009-P55 -- 2009 PQ1, 2009 OC, 2002 NP1
B23Fiamene Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3
762Four Winds Obs. in Michigan, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 4 in MPECs 2009-P49, 2009-P53, 2009-P54 & 2009-P55 -- 2009 PQ1, C/2009 P1, C/2009 K5, 17274
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3
750Hobbs Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- 22P
212La Dehesilla Obs. in Spain, 11 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2009 K2, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1, 219P, 199P, 157P, 22P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPECs 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 L2, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2006 W3, 217P, 22P
B33Libbiano Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 S3, 157P, 22P
J59Linceo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3, 22P
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2008 P1, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- P/2009 L2, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, 22P
932McCarthy Obs. in Connecticut, 4 in MPEC 2009-P49 -- 2009 MX6, 217390, 17274, 163697
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 3 in MPECs 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 K2, C/2008 N1
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3, 22P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, 217P, 22P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 19 in MPECs 2009-P50, 2009-P51, 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 O3, C/2009 O2, P/2009 L2, C/2008 Q3, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2007 U1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 219P, 217P, 199P, 116P, 65P, 64P
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2009-P49 -- 215167
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 7 in MPECs 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 K2, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, 22P
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPECs 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 L2, C/2008 P1, C/2008 N1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1, 217P, 22P
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 3 in MPECs 2009-P51, 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 O3, P/2009 K1
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 8 in MPECs 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, P/2009 K1, C/2008 T2, C/2008 Q3, C/2007 G1, 143P, 116P, 77P
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPECs 2009-P51, 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 O3, C/2009 K2, C/2006 W3
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 22P
J07SPAG Monfrague Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2008 FK75
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2009-P55 & 2009-P56 -- 2009 PR1, 2009 PQ1
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3, 219P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2007 U1, 219P, 137P
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 8 in MPECs 2009-P49, 2009-P53, 2009-P54, 2009-P55 & 2009-P56 -- 2009 PR1, 2009 PQ1, C/2009 P1, 68216, 153220, 4954, 172P, 143P
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-P49 -- 2009 NJ
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2008 N1
I19Tanti Obs. in Argentina, 2 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2009 K5, 22P
B18Terskol Obs. in Russia, 3 in MPECs 2009-P50, 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, C/2009 O2, C/2006 W3
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2009-P49 -- 217390
B89Tiana Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 5 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- P/2009 L2, C/2009 K2, C/2006 W3, 137P, 22P
D25Tzec Maun Obs. Pingelly in Western Australia, 3 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2009 K5, P/2009 K1, 77P
6892Hugh C. Harris via U.S. Naval Obs. Flagstaff Station in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-P49 -- 433
B51Vallauris Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 Q1
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 9 in MPECs 2009-P49, 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, 2009 NH, C/2008 P1, C/2006 W3, 2002 NP1, 17274, 5626, 217P, 22P
367Yatsuka Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2009-P53 -- C/2006 W3, 22P
J08Zonalunar Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2009-P52 & 2009-P53 -- C/2009 O4, C/2006 Q1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 15 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 15 August '09

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

2300Grabbed MPEC 2009-P54 - Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P55 - 2009 PQ1 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P56 - 2009 PR1 - see above
1617Grabbed MPEC 2009-P49 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P50 - Comet C/2009 O2 (Catalina) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P51 - Comet C/2009 O3 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P52 - Comet C/2009 O4 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-P53 - Observations of Comets - see above