Contents  on 24 December '09


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NEOCP Activity  on 24 December '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 2 new

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new listings. Both of these 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 24 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.

<< DOU on 24 Dec. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-Y48 - "07:11 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2009-Y47 - "04:06 UT" - 2009 YD7

Observers  on 24 December '09

Five observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2009-Y48 -- 2009 WW25, 4015
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPEC 2009-Y48 -- 2009 XR2, 2006 UR, 2005 MC, 2002 XN14, 2002 WP
809La Silla in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y47 -- 2009 YD7
B06Montseny Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y48 -- 4015
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y48 -- 217796
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 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 24 December '09

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

1605Grabbed MPEC 2009-Y48 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0540Grabbed MPEC 2009-Y47 - 2009 YD7 - see above