Contents  on 6 December '09


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NEOCP Activity  on 6 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 6 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-X17 - "23:41 UT" - 2002 GP186

<< DOU on 6 Dec. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-X16 - "07:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 6 December '09

Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 11 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2009 WZ7, 2009 WL1, 2009 WF104, 2009 WD106, 2009 WC26, 2009 UX17, 2009 TG8, 2009 JL1, 2007 HZ, 2004 TB18, 2001 TE2
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2002 NW16, 36284, 143947
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2009 WA52
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 4015
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2009 WZ104
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2009 WZ104, 2008 WB59, 2002 WP
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2009-X17 -- 2002 GP186
D92Osaki Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 4015
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2009 WZ104, 2009 WD11, 2006 UR, 2002 WP
H28Preston Hills Obs. in Texas, 2 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2009 WX51, 2009 WD11
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2009 WM139, 54789, 1580
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2009 WZ104, 2009 WH106
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 9 in MPEC 2009-X16 -- 2009 WZ104, 2005 TY51, 2002 XN14, 2002 WP, 96590, 86326, 143947, 5626, 433
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 6 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 6 December '09

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

2358Grabbed MPEC 2009-X17 - 2002 GP186 - see above
1629Grabbed MPEC 2009-X16 - Daily Orbit Update - see above