Contents  on 5 December '09


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NEOCP Activity  on 5 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 5 December '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-X15 - "16:10 UT" - 2004 XE6

<< DOU on 5 Dec. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-X14 - "07:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 5 December '09

Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 6 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 WX51, 2009 WP25, 2009 WO6, 2009 WH106, 2009 WG104, 2009 US87
639Dresden Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 WZ104
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 4015
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 WZ104
682Kanab Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 WD106
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 NA
J131National Schools Obs. via the Liverpool Telescope in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 WX51
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 WD106
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 4015
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 3 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 WL1, 2009 WF106, 2009 WF
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 WP106
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 10 in MPEC 2009-X14 -- 2009 WH104, 2009 WA52, 2009 VY25, 2009 KK, 2009 BW2, 2006 PA1, 2003 CC, 2001 HA8, 22753, 152828
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 4 in MPECs 2009-X14 & 2009-X15 -- 2009 WG104, 2009 WF106, 2009 WD11, 2004 XE6
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 5 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 5 December '09

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

1708Grabbed MPEC 2009-X14 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X15 - 2004 XE6 - see above