Contents  on 29 January '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 29 January '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 updated

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one updated listing. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of three 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 29 January '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2010-B59 - "17:22 UT" - 2009 EN2

<< DOU on 29 Jan. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-B58 - "07:13 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 January '10

Six observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 6 in MPEC 2010-B58 -- 2010 BC3, 2010 AM60, 2010 AL, 2010 AJ30, 2009 XB2, 2005 OE3
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-B58 -- 2009 XD
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-B59 -- 2009 EN2
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 2 in MPEC 2010-B58 -- 2010 BC3, 2010 BB3
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2010-B58 -- 2010 BZ4
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPEC 2010-B58 -- 2010 BK2, 2009 UN3, 4953
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 January '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2359 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 January '10

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

1725Grabbed MPEC 2010-B59 - 2009 EN2 - see above
1434Grabbed MPEC 2010-B58 - Daily Orbit Update - see above