Contents  on 7 December '09


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NEOCP Activity  on 7 December '09

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

When last checked at 2341 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of four 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 7 December '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2341 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2009-X19 - "12:14 UT" - 2009 XD

<< DOU on 7 Dec. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-X18 - "07:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 7 December '09

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 29 in MPEC 2009-X18 -- 2009 WZ104, 2009 WY7, 2009 WW25, 2009 WW104, 2009 WT25, 2009 WN105, 2009 WM105, 2009 WH106, 2009 WH104, 2009 WG104, 2009 WD106, 2009 WA105, 2009 VZ25, 2009 VT, 2009 VO24, 2009 VA26, 2009 US87, 2009 UK28, 2009 SW, 2009 SK2, 2009 RN, 2009 QD34, 2009 JL1, 2006 UR, 2006 KZ37, 2004 XJ3, 2004 VA15, 2004 TB18, 2002 YF4
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 16 in MPEC 2009-X18 -- 2009 RN, 2009 QD34, 2009 NA, 2009 MX6, 2009 CQ5, 2007 HX4, 2006 UR, 2002 WP, 1998 HJ3, 35396, 20790, 162998, 9950, 4015, 3552, 433
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2009-X19 -- 2009 XD
157Frasso Sabino Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-X18 -- 4015
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-X18 -- 159402
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-X19 -- 2009 XD
932McCarthy Obs. in Connecticut, 2 in MPEC 2009-X18 -- 2009 WZ104, 177614
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-X18 -- 4015
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-X18 -- 22099
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 7 December '09

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2341 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 7 December '09

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

1524Grabbed MPEC 2009-X18 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X19 - 2009 XD - see above