Contents  on 31 January '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 31 January '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 1 new, 1 updated

When last checked at 2300 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and one updated listing.

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 31 January '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2300 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 31 Jan. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-B68 - "07:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2010-B67 - "00:01 UT" - 2008 TD4

Observers  on 31 January '10

Six observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
F655David Asher in Northern Ireland via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 3 in MPEC 2010-B68 -- 2004 XD50, 2004 RD84, 2004 AR1
E10Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2010-B68 -- 2009 WR6
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPEC 2010-B68 -- 2010 BZ4, 2010 BU2, 2010 BG5
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2010-B68 -- 86067
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-B67 -- 2008 TD4
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-B68 -- 2010 BU2
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 31 January '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2300 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 31 January '10

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

1730Grabbed MPEC 2010-B68 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0017Grabbed MPEC 2010-B67 - 2008 TD4 - see above