Contents  on 27 August '09

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Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

NEOCP Activity  on 27 August '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 11 listings: 3 new, 8 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three new and eight updated listings. Of these, three were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of fifteen 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 27 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-Q58 - "17:10 UT" - 2009 QL32


<< DOU on 27 Aug. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-Q57 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2009-Q56 - "00:57 UT" - 2009 QF31

Observers  on 27 August '09

A total of 25 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
834AAAA Buenos Aires Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 OG
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 5 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QN5, 2009 QJ9, 2009 PT2, 2009 PQ1, 2009 OP9
J05Bootes Obs., 5 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QZ6, 2009 QK9, 2009 QJ9, 163697, 138883
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 12 in MPECs 2009-Q56 & 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QK9, 2009 QH2, 2009 QF31, 2009 QC23, 2009 OP9, 2009 OC, 2009 NH, 2009 NA, 20826, 163051, 8035, 5786
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 MC9
F655program code 5 via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 7 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QT, 2009 QO5, 2009 QL8, 2009 QL2, 2009 QH6, 2009 QE8, 2009 QC
E10Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q56 -- 2009 QF31
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 8 in MPECs 2009-Q57 & 2009-Q58 -- 2009 QL32, 2009 ML1, 2009 KJ22, 2004 RD84, 1999 RC32, 67399, 30825, 1943
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QQ8, 2009 QH2, 52750
B33Libbiano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q56 -- 2009 QF31
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2006 EE1
932McCarthy Obs. in Connecticut, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q58 -- 2009 QL32
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 4 in MPECs 2009-Q56 & 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QF31, 2009 QC, 2009 HB82, 2008 JO
H23Pear Tree Obs. in Florida, 2 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QK9, 2009 QJ9
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QK9, 2009 QK2, 2009 OG
D21Shenton Park Obs. in Western Australia, 11 in MPECs 2009-Q56 & 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QQ8, 2009 QF31, 2009 QE8, 2009 QC23, 2009 QC, 2009 KL2, 2009 KC3, 2009 FU4, 52762, 217390, 163697
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 11 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 PR1, 2009 MC9, 2009 KC3, 2009 FU4, 2005 SG19, 2005 EF, 2004 JR1, 2001 HA4, 1996 EO, 4954, 4953
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q58 -- 2009 QL32
B01Taunus Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QQ8
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 5 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 NH, 2009 NE, 2009 MX6, 2002 NP1, 217390
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 433
E22Univ. of Southern Queensland Obs. in Queensland, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QJ9
C00Velikie Luki Obs., 1 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 3200
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QK2, 2009 QJ9, 2009 QH2
J08Zonalunar Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q57 -- 2009 QJ9
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 27 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 27 August '09

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

1739Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q58 - 2009 QL32 - see above
1400Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q57 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0204Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q56 - 2009 QF31 - see above