Contents  on 5 February '10


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Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

NEOCP Activity  on 5 February '10

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

When last checked today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and 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 5 February '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

There have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2010-C16 - "23:16 UT" - 2010 CA

<< DOU on 5 Feb. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-C15 - "07:21 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 5 February '10

Six observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
I32Beta Orionis Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2010-C15 -- 2009 UN3
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-C16 -- 2010 CA
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-C16 -- 2010 CA
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2010-C15 -- 2007 UR3, 1994 CB, 54789, 24761, 162998, 4015
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2010-C15 -- 2010 BB, 2010 AO2, 2010 AN2, 2010 AK2
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 4 in MPECs 2010-C15 & 2010-C16 -- 2010 CA, 2010 BT3, 2010 BL2, 2009 UK
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 5 February '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2320 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 5 February '10

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

2320Grabbed MPEC 2010-C16 - 2010 CA - see above
1442Grabbed MPEC 2010-C15 - Daily Orbit Update - see above