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NEOCP Activity  on 27 January '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 4 listings: 2 new, 2 updated

When last checked at 2305 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and two updated listings. Of these, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of six 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 27 January '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2305 UTC, there have been twelve MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2010-B55 - "20:20 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2010-B54 - "20:06 UT" - Comet C/2010 B1 (Cardinal)


MPEC 2010-B53 - "19:59 UT" - Comet P/2010 A5 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2010-B52 - "19:55 UT" - Comet C/2010 A4 (Siding Spring)


MPEC 2010-B51 - "19:50 UT" - Comet P/2010 A3 (Hill)


MPEC 2010-B50 - "19:43 UT" - Comet P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2010-B49 - "19:34 UT" - Comet P/2010 A1 (Hill)


MPEC 2010-B48 - "19:29 UT" - Comet P/2009 Y2 (Kowalski)


MPEC 2010-B47 - "19:22 UT" - Comet C/2009 Y1 (Catalina)


MPEC 2010-B46 - "19:15 UT" - Comet C/2009 W2 (Boattini)


<< DOU on 27 Jan. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-B45 - "07:16 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2010-B44 - "06:15 UT" - 2010 BG5

Observers  on 27 January '10

A total of 56 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 17 in MPECs 2010-B49, 2010-B51, 2010-B52, 2010-B54 & 2010-B55 -- C/2010 B1, C/2010 A4, P/2010 A3, P/2010 A1, C/2009 T3, P/2009 T2, P/2009 Q4, C/2008 P1, C/2006 S3, 230P, 137P, 47P, 43P, 31P, 30P, 29P, 14P
B54Ager Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 232P
C12Berta Obs., 5 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- C/2007 Q3, 217P, 118P, 81P, 30P
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 118P
B96Brixiis Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 157P
B81Caimari Obs. on Mallorca, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 118P
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 13 in MPECs 2010-B45, 2010-B48, 2010-B49, 2010-B50, 2010-B51, 2010-B54 & 2010-B55 -- 2010 BC, C/2010 B1, 2010 AO60, P/2010 A3, P/2010 A2, P/2010 A1, P/2009 Y2, C/2009 U3, C/2008 S3, 2007 UR3, 54789, 127P, 47P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 6 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- C/2009 T3, C/2007 VO53, 118P, 74P, 10P, 2P
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2010-B49, 2010-B54 & 2010-B55 -- C/2010 B1, P/2010 A1, 94P
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 29P
B50Corner Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 30P
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 6 in MPEC 2010-B45 -- 2010 BL2, 2010 AJ, 2004 TR13, 2003 CH11, 2001 FZ57, 9950
F65Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 82P
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPECs 2010-B52, 2010-B53 & 2010-B55 -- P/2010 A5, C/2010 A4, C/2007 Q3
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-B45 -- 2010 BU2
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 3 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- C/2009 F2, P/2008 Y3, 169P
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 81P, 29P
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 217P, 30P
415Kambah Obs. in the Australian Capital Territory, 2 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- C/2009 F6, P/2008 Y3
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 7 in MPECs 2010-B49, 2010-B50, 2010-B51, 2010-B53 & 2010-B55 -- P/2010 A5, P/2010 A3, P/2010 A2, P/2010 A1, 94P, 81P, 74P
D95Kurihara Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 217P, 43P, 30P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 3 in MPECs 2010-B44, 2010-B47 & 2010-B55 -- 2010 BG5, C/2009 Y1, 217P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 217P, 31P
B33Libbiano Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPECs 2010-B49, 2010-B53 & 2010-B55 -- P/2010 A5, P/2010 A1, C/2007 Q3, 81P, 29P
B82Maidbronn Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- C/2006 Q1
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- P/2009 Q4
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 217P, 29P
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-B45 -- 2010 AB78
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2010-B44 -- 2010 BG5
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 1 in MPEC 2010-B50 -- P/2010 A2
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPECs 2010-B49, 2010-B50 & 2010-B55 -- P/2010 A2, P/2010 A1, C/2007 Q3, 81P, 29P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 14 in MPECs 2010-B47, 2010-B49, 2010-B50, 2010-B52, 2010-B53, 2010-B54 & 2010-B55 -- C/2010 B1, P/2010 A5, C/2010 A4, P/2010 A2, P/2010 A1, C/2009 Y1, P/2009 Q4, C/2006 OF2, 232P, 217P, 169P, 94P, 47P, 29P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-B46 -- C/2009 W2
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2010-B51 & 2010-B55 -- P/2010 A3, 81P, 30P
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 4 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- C/2009 T1, C/2009 F6, C/2009 F4, 169P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 8 in MPECs 2010-B47, 2010-B49, 2010-B53, 2010-B54 & 2010-B55 -- C/2010 B1, P/2010 A5, P/2010 A1, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 U5, P/2009 Q4, C/2006 OF2, 29P
561Piszkesteto Sta. in Hungary, 9 in MPECs 2010-B47, 2010-B48, 2010-B49, 2010-B51 & 2010-B55 -- P/2010 A3, P/2010 A1, P/2009 Y2, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 U5, C/2009 U3, C/2009 T3, P/2009 T2, P/2009 Q4
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 14 in MPECs 2010-B53, 2010-B54 & 2010-B55 -- C/2010 B1, P/2010 A5, P/2009 Q5, P/2009 Q4, C/2009 F2, C/2007 D1, C/2006 U6, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 217P, 169P, 157P, 118P, 29P
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2010-B52 -- C/2010 A4
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 2 in MPEC 2010-B45 -- 2010 BQ, 2010 AE
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPECs 2010-B46, 2010-B47, 2010-B48, 2010-B51 & 2010-B55 -- P/2010 A3, P/2009 Y2, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 W2, 217P
C09Rouet Obs. in France, 3 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- C/2007 Q3, 81P, 29P
J07SPAG Monfrague Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 217P, 47P, 29P
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 82P
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2010-B49 & 2010-B50 -- P/2010 A2, P/2010 A1
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 118P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 41 in MPECs 2010-B46, 2010-B47, 2010-B48, 2010-B49, 2010-B50, 2010-B51, 2010-B52 & 2010-B55 -- C/2010 A4, P/2010 A3, P/2010 A2, P/2010 A1, P/2009 Y2, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 W2, C/2009 U5, C/2009 U3, C/2009 T3, P/2009 T2, P/2009 Q5, P/2009 Q4, C/2008 S3, C/2008 P1, C/2007 VO53, C/2007 Q3, C/2007 D1, C/2006 U6, C/2006 S3, C/2006 Q1, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 232P, 231P, 230P, 217P, 157P, 137P, 127P, 118P, 94P, 88P, 81P, 74P, 47P, 43P, 31P, 29P, 14P, 2P
C14Sky Vistas Obs., 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 217P
587Sormano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-B50 -- P/2010 A2
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 43P
I66Taurus Australis Obs., 1 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 81P
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2010-B45 -- 2010 BU2, 2010 BC, 2010 AD3, 2009 YS6
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 8 in MPEC 2010-B45 -- 2006 UR, 54789, 218863, 214088, 159402, 5626, 3552, 433
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 5 in MPECs 2010-B54 & 2010-B55 -- C/2010 B1, P/2009 Q4, 217P, 118P, 74P
D96Tzec Maun Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 6 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- C/2009 F4, C/2006 OF2, 169P, 118P, 81P, 29P
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 3 in MPEC 2010-B55 -- 47P, 30P, 29P
J08Zonalunar Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2010-B51 & 2010-B55 -- P/2010 A3, 217P, 157P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 27 January '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2305 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 27 January '10

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

2115Grabbed MPEC 2010-B46 - Comet C/2009 W2 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B47 - Comet C/2009 Y1 (Catalina) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B48 - Comet P/2009 Y2 (Kowalski) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B49 - Comet P/2010 A1 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B50 - Comet P/2010 A2 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B51 - Comet P/2010 A3 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B52 - Comet C/2010 A4 (Siding Spring) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B53 - Comet P/2010 A5 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B54 - Comet C/2010 B1 (Cardinal) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B55 - Observations of Comets - see above
1508Grabbed MPEC 2010-B44 - 2010 BG5 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-B45 - Daily Orbit Update - see above