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NEOCP Activity  on 8 December '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 8 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-X28 - "22:42 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2009-X27 - "22:26 UT" - Comet C/2009 W2 (Boattini)


MPEC 2009-X26 - "22:18 UT" - Comet P/2009 W1 (Hill)


MPEC 2009-X25 - "22:14 UT" - Comet P/2009 U6 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2009-X24 - "22:10 UT" - Comet C/2009 U5 (Grauer)


MPEC 2009-X23 - "22:07 UT" - Comet P/2009 U4 (McNaught)


MPEC 2009-X22 - "22:01 UT" - Comet C/2009 U3 (Hill)


MPEC 2009-X21 - "21:54 UT" - Comet C/2009 T3 (LINEAR)


<< DOU on 8 Dec. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-X20 - "07:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 8 December '09

A total of 45 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 8 in MPECs 2009-X25 & 2009-X28 -- P/2009 U6, P/2009 Q4, C/2007 VO53, C/2006 U6, C/2005 L3, 81P, 74P, 29P
J10Alicante Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPECs 2009-X20 & 2009-X28 -- P/2009 T2, C/2008 P1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S3, 4015, 157P
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- 47P
J16An Carraig Obs. in Northern Ireland, 2 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 2009 WZ104, 2006 UR
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 12 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 2009 WZ104, 2009 WF, 2009 WC26, 2009 VO24, 2009 SO103, 2009 RN, 2007 UR3, 2006 XA, 2005 QL, 2002 WP, 2000 GU127, 1998 HJ3
I32Beta Orionis Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- P/2009 Q5
B81Caimari Obs. on Mallorca, 1 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- 217P
I10Campo Catino Austral Obs. (CAO) in Chile, 20 in MPECs 2009-X22, 2009-X23, 2009-X26 & 2009-X28 -- P/2009 W1, P/2009 U4, C/2009 U3, P/2009 Q5, C/2009 O4, C/2009 F6, C/2007 G1, 229P, 217P, 137P, 126P, 118P, 88P, 81P, 74P, 54P, 43P, 30P, 29P, 22P
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 9 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- C/2009 P2, C/2008 P1, 217P, 157P, 137P, 127P, 118P, 30P, 22P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 7 in MPECs 2009-X24 & 2009-X28 -- C/2009 U5, 229P, 81P, 54P, 43P, 29P, 22P
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- C/2007 Q3
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 142563
113Drebach Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 4015, 433
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPECs 2009-X25, 2009-X26, 2009-X27 & 2009-X28 -- C/2009 W2, P/2009 W1, P/2009 U6, P/2009 Q4, C/2006 W3, 217P
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 2009 XD, 2009 WZ104
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- C/2008 P1, 157P, 29P, 22P
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPECs 2009-X20 & 2009-X28 -- 2009 WZ104, 2009 UV18, C/2006 W3, 2006 UR, 2005 MC, 2002 WP
B15Inastars Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 2009 MX6, 2000 WK10
415Kambah Obs. in the Australian Capital Territory, 4 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- P/2009 Q5, C/2009 F6, C/2007 G1, 126P
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 12 in MPECs 2009-X22, 2009-X24, 2009-X25, 2009-X26, 2009-X27 & 2009-X28 -- C/2009 W2, P/2009 W1, P/2009 U6, C/2009 U5, C/2009 U3, P/2009 T2, 217P, 203P, 137P, 118P, 47P, 30P
168Kourovskaya Obs. in Russia, 6 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 2007 BT2, 207945, 5332, 5011, 4257, 3554
D95Kurihara Obs., 2 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- C/2006 W3, 88P
212La Dehesilla Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- P/2009 T2, C/2009 P2, 157P, 127P, 43P, 22P
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 2009 NA, 2008 WB59, 138852
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- 54P
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPECs 2009-X21, 2009-X22, 2009-X25, 2009-X26 & 2009-X28 -- P/2009 W1, P/2009 U6, C/2009 U3, C/2009 T3, 217P, 30P
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- P/2009 T2, 217P, 118P, 30P, 22P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 9 in MPECs 2009-X21, 2009-X22 & 2009-X28 -- C/2009 U3, C/2009 T3, P/2009 T2, C/2008 P1, C/2006 S3, 229P, 157P, 127P, 22P
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 13 in MPECs 2009-X21 & 2009-X28 -- C/2009 T3, P/2009 T2, C/2008 Q3, C/2008 P1, C/2007 Q3, C/2006 W3, C/2005 L3, 219P, 217P, 157P, 88P, 43P, 22P
D92Osaki Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- P/2009 T2, C/2006 S3, 219P, 157P, 88P, 43P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 2 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- C/2008 P1, C/2006 S3
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 4 in MPECs 2009-X21, 2009-X23 & 2009-X28 -- P/2009 U4, C/2009 T3, C/2006 U6, 74P
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 2 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- C/2009 O4, C/2007 G1
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-X22 -- C/2009 U3
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- P/2009 Q4, C/2008 Q3, C/2007 Q3, 217P, 203P, 118P, 81P, 30P, 29P
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- C/2007 VO53
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- C/2006 W3, 88P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- 88P
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 2009 ND1, 2002 XN14
071Smolyan Obs. in Bulgaria, 1 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- C/2006 S3
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 2 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- P/2009 Q4, C/2007 Q3
J35Tucci Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2009-X20 & 2009-X28 -- C/2006 W3, 4015, 217P
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- 217P, 81P, 47P
6892Hugh C. Harris via U.S. Naval Obs. Flagstaff Station in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-X20 -- 433
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 3 in MPEC 2009-X28 -- P/2009 T2, 157P, 30P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 8 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 8 December '09

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

2306Grabbed MPEC 2009-X21 - Comet C/2009 T3 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X22 - Comet C/2009 U3 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X23 - Comet P/2009 U4 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X24 - Comet C/2009 U5 (Grauer) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X25 - Comet P/2009 U6 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X26 - Comet P/2009 W1 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X27 - Comet C/2009 W2 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-X28 - Observations of Comets - see above
1518Grabbed MPEC 2009-X20 - Daily Orbit Update - see above