Contents  on 9 September '09

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NEOCP Activity  on 9 September '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing.

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 9 September '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2009-R31 - "16:13 UT" - Comet P/2009 Q5 (McNaught)


MPEC 2009-R30 - "15:59 UT" - Comet P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)


MPEC 2009-R29 - "15:44 UT" - Comet C/2009 P2 = 2008 TQ137 = 2008 VP28 (Boattini)


<< DOU on 9 Sept. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-R28 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 9 September '09

A total of 21 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-R31 -- P/2009 Q5
H55Astronomical Research Obs. (ARO) in Illinois, 8 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 2009 QZ6, 2009 QY33, 2009 QK2, 2009 QH2, 2009 QF31, 2009 PH, 2009 KJ22, 2002 NP1
432Boambee Obs. in New South Wales, 4 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 24761, 217390, 212546, 143651
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 2005 MC
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-R29 -- C/2009 P2
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 2 in MPECs 2009-R30 & 2009-R31 -- P/2009 Q5, P/2009 Q4
J28Jaen Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 16834
046Klet Obs. in the Czech Republic, 2 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 2009 OC, 2009 MC9
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 2002 NP1
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 2005 TU45
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 3 in MPECs 2009-R28 & 2009-R30 -- 2009 QD34, 2009 QB36, P/2009 Q4
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-R31 -- P/2009 Q5
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-R29 -- C/2009 P2
561Piszkesteto Sta. in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2009-R29 -- C/2009 P2
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2009-R30 & 2009-R31 -- P/2009 Q5, P/2009 Q4
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-R29 -- C/2009 P2
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-R31 -- P/2009 Q5
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2009-R30 & 2009-R31 -- P/2009 Q5, P/2009 Q4
C00Velikie Luki Obs. in Russia, 2 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 1943, 433
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 2 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 5626, 1943
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2009-R28 -- 2002 NP1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 September '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 9 September '09

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

1728Noted that the NEOCP has become active
1637Grabbed MPEC 2009-R29 - Comet C/2009 P2 = 2008 TQ137 = 2008 VP28 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-R30 - Comet P/2009 Q4 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-R31 - Comet P/2009 Q5 (McNaught) - see above
1324Grabbed MPEC 2009-R28 - Daily Orbit Update - see above