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NEOCP Activity  on 29 December '09

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty and hasn't been noted by The Tracking News as being active yet today (checked at 2358 UTC). It was last noted active on December 27th.

New MPECs  on 29 December '09

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there have been six MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2009-Y60 - "21:45 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2009-Y59 - "21:26 UT" - Comet P/2009 Y2 (Kowalski)


MPEC 2009-Y58 - "21:17 UT" - Comet C/2009 Y1 (Catalina)


MPEC 2009-Y57 - "21:07 UT" - Comet C/2009 W2 (Boattini)


MPEC 2009-Y56 - "17:20 UT" - 2008 EZ97


<< DOU on 29 Dec. '09 >>  MPEC 2009-Y55 - "07:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 December '09

A total of 43 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 22 in MPECs 2009-Y57, 2009-Y58, 2009-Y59 & 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 Y2, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 W2, P/2009 W1, P/2009 T2, P/2009 Q4, C/2009 P2, P/2008 J3, C/2007 VO53, C/2007 Q3, C/2006 W3, 217P, 203P, 157P, 145P, 137P, 127P, 88P, 64P, 54P, 47P, 22P
J10Alicante Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 217P, 137P, 118P, 29P
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y55 -- 138937
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y59 -- P/2009 Y2
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 217P, 118P
B96Brixiis Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 217P
J02Busot Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2007 N3, 217P, 137P, 118P
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 217P, 118P, 30P
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 Q4, 29P
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2009 P2
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 8 in MPECs 2009-Y58, 2009-Y59 & 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 Y2, C/2009 Y1, P/2008 J3, C/2007 N3, 217P, 145P, 54P, 29P
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 T2, C/2007 N3, 137P, 118P, 29P
B50Corner Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 157P
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 7 in MPECs 2009-Y57 & 2009-Y60 -- C/2009 W2, P/2009 W1, P/2009 U6, P/2009 Q5, C/2008 S3, 64P, 54P
B83Gieres Obs. in France, 4 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2007 N3, 217P, 118P, 30P
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2007 Q3, 29P
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 217P, 29P
G92Jarnac Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 118P, 81P
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 5 in MPECs 2009-Y57 & 2009-Y60 -- C/2009 W2, P/2009 W1, C/2007 Q3, 81P, 30P
352Konan Obs. in Japan, 8 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 Q4, C/2008 Q3, C/2007 Q3, C/2006 OF2, 217P, 137P, 81P, 29P
D95Kurihara Obs., 3 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 217P, 118P, 30P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 217P, 203P, 118P, 94P, 30P, 29P, 22P
B33Libbiano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2007 N3
B82Maidbronn Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPECs 2009-Y59 & 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 Y2, C/2008 P1
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 2 in MPECs 2009-Y55 & 2009-Y56 -- 2008 EZ97, 141498
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 3 in MPECs 2009-Y57, 2009-Y59 & 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 Y2, C/2009 W2, 157P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 Q4, C/2007 Q3, 217P, 118P, 81P, 30P
B06Montseny Obs. in Spain, 7 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2007 Q3, 217P, 94P, 81P, 47P, 30P, 29P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2009 U3, C/2008 S3, 217P, 88P, 47P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y59 -- P/2009 Y2
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 30P
D92Osaki Obs. in Japan, 4 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2009 U3, C/2008 P1, 217P, 157P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 11 in MPECs 2009-Y55, 2009-Y58 & 2009-Y60 -- C/2009 Y1, 2009 XC2, P/2009 W1, 2009 UV18, P/2009 U6, P/2009 Q4, C/2007 Q3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 81P, 29P
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2007 Q3
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 217P, 22P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2006 S3
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 5 in MPECs 2009-Y58, 2009-Y59 & 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 Y2, C/2009 Y1, C/2007 VO53, C/2006 S3, C/2005 L3
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 16 in MPECs 2009-Y57 & 2009-Y60 -- C/2009 W2, P/2009 U6, C/2009 U3, P/2009 T2, C/2008 Q3, C/2007 Q3, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 217P, 157P, 145P, 118P, 94P, 81P, 29P, 22P
G68Sierra Stars Obs. in northern California, 2 in MPECs 2009-Y57 & 2009-Y58 -- C/2009 Y1, C/2009 W2
J26Spaceguard Centre in Wales, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 217P
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- 94P
D25Tzec Maun Obs. Pingelly in Western Australia, 3 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- C/2007 G1, 217P, 127P
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 10 in MPEC 2009-Y60 -- P/2009 Q4, C/2008 Q3, C/2007 Q3, C/2007 N3, C/2006 OF2, 217P, 118P, 81P, 30P, 29P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 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 29 December '09

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

2200Grabbed MPEC 2009-Y60 - Observations of Comets - see above
2130Grabbed MPEC 2009-Y57 - Comet C/2009 W2 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-Y58 - Comet C/2009 Y1 (Catalina) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2009-Y59 - Comet P/2009 Y2 (Kowalski) - see above
1739Grabbed MPEC 2009-Y56 - 2008 EZ97 - see above
1626Grabbed MPEC 2009-Y55 - Daily Orbit Update - see above