Contents  on 31 August '09

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NEOCP Activity  on 31 August '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 2 updated

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of five 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 31 August '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2009-Q84 - "14:47 UT" - Comet C/2009 Q4 (Boattini)


<< DOU on 31 Aug. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-Q83 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 31 August '09

A total of 30 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
A50Andrushivka Obs. in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q84 -- C/2009 Q4
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 22 in MPECs 2009-Q83 & 2009-Q84 -- 2009 QZ6, 2009 QT, 2009 QS, 2009 QQ8, 2009 QL32, 2009 QL2, 2009 QK2, 2009 QJ9, 2009 QH6, 2009 QH34, 2009 QH2, 2009 QG34, 2009 QF34, 2009 QF31, 2009 QE8, 2009 QE34, 2009 QD34, 2009 QC23, C/2009 Q4, 2009 PT2, 2009 PQ1, 2009 PH
A74Bergen-Enkheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QC36
B88Bigmuskie Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 OC, 2002 NP1, 163697
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 2 in MPECs 2009-Q83 & 2009-Q84 -- 2009 QB36, C/2009 Q4
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2009-Q83 & 2009-Q84 -- C/2009 Q4, 1999 RP36
G58Chabot Obs. in northern California, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QL32, 2009 QH6, 2009 QF34
113Drebach Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q84 -- C/2009 Q4
I21El Condor Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 68216
151Eschenberg Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QJ9
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPECs 2009-Q83 & 2009-Q84 -- 2009 QE34, C/2009 Q4
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QB36, 138883
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 152664
A70Lumijoki Obs. in Finland, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QK2
B28Mandi Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QH34, 2009 QC36
932McCarthy Obs. in Connecticut, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q84 -- C/2009 Q4
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 ML1
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QJ9, 2009 MC9, 2002 NP1
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q84 -- C/2009 Q4
D90`K. Hills via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QC35
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q84 -- C/2009 Q4
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 4 in MPECs 2009-Q83 & 2009-Q84 -- 2009 QL32, 2009 QE34, C/2009 Q4, 2005 QL
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QE8, 2009 QC35, 2008 JO, 1943
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 5 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QJ6, 2004 JR1, 2002 WP, 2001 TX44, 1580
H85Silver Spring Obs. in Maryland, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QG2
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 8 in MPECs 2009-Q83 & 2009-Q84 -- 2009 QZ34, 2009 QY33, 2009 QT, 2009 QM5, 2009 QF34, 2009 QE8, C/2009 Q4, 2009 PH
B01Taunus Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2006 WO127
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 2 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 17274, 5626
J35Tucci Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 2009 QJ9, 2009 NH, 1943, 433
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 1 in MPEC 2009-Q83 -- 154244
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 31 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 31 August '09

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

1615Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q84 - Comet C/2009 Q4 (Boattini) - see above
1323Grabbed MPEC 2009-Q83 - Daily Orbit Update - see above