Contents  on 3 December '09

Resources:

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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 3 December '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 3 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three updated listings. Of these, two were "one nighters."

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 3 December '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2009-X12 - "20:34 UT" - 2008 SE82


MPEC 2009-X11 - "16:34 UT" - 2009 QB35


MPEC 2009-X10 - "15:27 UT" - PHAs


MPEC 2009-X09 - "15:27 UT" - Unusual Minor Planets


MPEC 2009-X08 - "15:27 UT" - Amors


MPEC 2009-X07 - "15:27 UT" - Atens and Apollos


MPEC 2009-X06 - "15:21 UT" - Distant Minor Planets


MPEC 2009-X05 - "15:16 UT" - Observable Comets


<< DOU on 3 Dec. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-X04 - "07:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 3 December '09

Twelve observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 6 in MPEC 2009-X04 -- 2009 WH106, 2009 SM103, 2009 KL2, 2005 RQ6, 2002 NW16, 2002 NP1
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-X04 -- 2009 WZ104, 2002 NW16, 12711
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-X12 -- 2008 SE82
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-X04 -- 2009 WZ104
J131National Schools Obs. via the Liverpool Telescope in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2009-X04 -- 2009 WD11
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2009-X04 -- 2009 WZ104, 2002 NW16
568[Ovidiu Vaduvescu on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 74 in MPEC 2009-X04 -- 2008 XE3, 2008 SQ1, 2008 RZ24, 2008 QZ, 2008 OX2, 2008 LW8, 2008 ED69, 2008 DJ, 2007 RN7, 2007 RM133, 2007 FS35, 2007 FE20, 2007 DL8, 2006 WY2, 2005 YT55, 2005 YD, 2005 WR2, 2005 WK4, 2005 UU3, 2005 SS4, 2005 SB71, 2005 RN33, 2005 QS10, 2005 QN11, 2005 OW, 2005 OU1, 2005 LW, 2005 GP128, 2005 FC3, 2004 XG29, 2004 UL, 2004 SZ19, 2004 RF84, 2004 BE86, 2003 WO151, 2003 TX9, 2003 TG2, 2003 ER, 2002 VO85, 2002 TY57, 2002 TS67, 2002 LW, 2002 LS32, 2002 AC29, 2002 AA, 2001 WL15, 2001 OE84, 2001 MR3, 2001 DC77, 2000 WL10, 2000 UP30, 2000 PQ9, 2000 JA3, 2000 DH8, 1999 RH33, 1998 XA5, 1998 ST4, 1998 QQ52, 1998 QB28, 1998 FX134, 1993 TQ2, 96536, 87311, 86039, 68359, 190788, 172974, 164207, 164202, 163026, 142348, 138013, 137925, 102873
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-X12 -- 2008 SE82
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2009-X11 -- 2009 QB35
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-X04 -- 4015
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-X12 -- 2008 SE82
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2009-X04 -- 2009 WZ104, 2009 WR6, 2009 WG106, 2009 WF106, 2009 WA
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 3 December '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 3 December '09

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

2100Grabbed MPEC 2009-X12 - 2008 SE82 - see above
1700Grabbed MPEC 2009-X11 - 2009 QB35 - see above
1540Grabbed MPEC 2009-X07 - Atens and Apollos - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X08 - Amors - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X09 - Unusual Minor Planets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X10 - PHAs - see above
1537Grabbed MPEC 2009-X04 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X05 - Observable Comets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X06 - Distant Minor Planets - see above