Contents  on 17 August '09

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NEOCP Activity  on 17 August '09

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

When last checked at 2357 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had four new and one updated listings. Of these, four were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of fourteen 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 17 August '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2357 UTC, there have been eight MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2009-Q12 - "22:35 UT" - Comet 54P/de Vico-Swift-NEAT


MPEC 2009-Q11 - "22:22 UT" - 2009 QT


MPEC 2009-Q10 - "22:19 UT" - 2009 QS


MPEC 2009-Q09 - "21:57 UT" - 2009 QR


MPEC 2009-Q08 - "17:39 UT" - 2009 QO


MPEC 2009-Q07 - "14:13 UT" - 2009 PA3


<< DOU on 17 Aug. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-Q06 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2009-Q05 - "00:09 UT" - Comet P/2009 O3 (Hill)

Observers  on 17 August '09

A total of 33 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 QC
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 3 in MPECs 2009-Q05 & 2009-Q06 -- 2009 OC, P/2009 O3, 2009 NH
432Boambee Obs. in New South Wales, 5 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 20460, 159608, 12711, 5604, 1863
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 9 in MPECs 2009-Q06, 2009-Q09, 2009-Q10 & 2009-Q11 -- 2009 QT, 2009 QS, 2009 QR, 2009 OZ7, 2009 OC, 2005 YX128, 2002 UX, 5786, 433
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q12 -- 54P
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q05 -- P/2009 O3
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q08 -- 2009 QO
683Goodricke-Pigott Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2009-Q05 & 2009-Q06 -- P/2009 O3, 2009 HB82
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPECs 2009-Q09 & 2009-Q11 -- 2009 QT, 2009 QR
B19Iluro Obs. in Spain, 10 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 OC, 2009 NH, 2002 NW16, 2002 NP1, 17274, 16834, 154244, 138883, 136617, 1943
185Jurassien-Vicques Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 KL2
415Kambah Obs. in the Australian Capital Territory, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q12 -- 54P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 4 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 NH, 52750, 17511, 15745
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 OZ7, 52750, 17274
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 QC
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 NH
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 8 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 OZ7, 2009 OC3, 2009 OC, 2009 NA, 2009 ML1, 2009 LX, 2009 KJ22, 2009 HB82
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 QC
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q10 -- 2009 QS
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 NE
H06%Ernesto Guido in Italy via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q08 -- 2009 QO
I20Rio Cuarto Obs. in Argentina, 2 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 PQ1, 3552
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2009-Q09, 2009-Q10 & 2009-Q11 -- 2009 QT, 2009 QS, 2009 QR
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q07 -- 2009 PA3
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2002 LV, 433
587Sormano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 PU1
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 OS5, 1993 RA, 106538
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 7 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 PH, 2009 PC, 2009 KV2, 2006 SJ198, 2006 NL, 2006 KZ112, 2005 YL128
A78Stia Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 OC, 2009 NH, 2009 NA
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 2009 OG, 2009 NE, 2100
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q06 -- 5626
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q09 -- 2009 QR
A79Zvezdno Obshtestvo Obs. in Bulgaria, 2 in MPECs 2009-Q09 & 2009-Q10 -- 2009 QS, 2009 QR
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 17 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 17 August '09

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

2310Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q09 - 2009 QR - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q10 - 2009 QS - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q11 - 2009 QT - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q12 - Comet 54P/de Vico-Swift-NEAT - see above
1908Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q08 - 2009 QO - see above
1609Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q07 - 2009 PA3 - see above
1336Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q06 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0027Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q05 - Comet P/2009 O3 (Hill) - see above