Contents  on 16 January '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 16 January '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 7 listings: 2 new, 5 updated

When last checked at 2338 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and five updated listings. Of these, four were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of nine 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 16 January '10

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 2010-B02 - "16:47 UT" - Comet P/2010 A5 (LINEAR)

<< DOU on 16 Jan. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-B01 - "07:12 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 16 January '10

Eighteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 17 in MPEC 2010-B01 -- 2010 AR1, 2010 AO2, 2010 AL, 2010 AK, 2010 AJ30, 2010 AJ3, 2010 AJ, 2010 AG40, 2010 AG30, 2010 AE40, 2010 AE, 2010 AD3, 2009 XQ1, 2009 WW25, 2009 WF104, 2009 WC26, 2008 JF
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 12 in MPEC 2010-B01 -- 2010 AR1, 2010 AG40, 2010 AE40, 2010 AE3, 2009 WW25, 2009 WR6, 2009 CQ5, 2007 YV56, 2006 UR, 2005 MC, 2004 XD50, 1993 RA
143Gnosca Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
683Goodricke-Pigott Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-B01 -- 1627
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
B33Libbiano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 1 in MPEC 2010-B01 -- 85818
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2010-B01 -- 2010 AK2, 2010 AH3, 2010 AF40, 2009 WW25
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPEC 2010-B01 -- 2010 AG40, 2010 AF30
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 8 in MPEC 2010-B01 -- 2010 AR1, 2010 AN2, 2010 AL, 2010 AK, 2010 AJ, 2010 AF3, 2010 AE, 2009 XZ1
I19Tanti Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2010-B01 & 2010-B02 -- 2010 AN2, 2010 AG3, 2010 AF40, 2010 AE30, P/2010 A5, 2008 XM
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-B02 -- P/2010 A5
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 16 January '10

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 16 January '10

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

1717Grabbed MPEC 2010-B02 - Comet P/2010 A5 (LINEAR) - see above
1618Grabbed MPEC 2010-B01 - Daily Orbit Update - see above