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NEOCP Activity  on 22 February '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 10 listings: 8 new, 2 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had eight new and two updated listings. Of these, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of fourteen 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 22 February '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there have been twelve MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2010-D72 - "23:06 UT" - 2010 DM21


MPEC 2010-D71 - "23:04 UT" - 2010 CR140


MPEC 2010-D70 - "23:01 UT" - 2010 CP140


MPEC 2010-D69 - "17:28 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2010-D68 - "17:10 UT" - Comet P/2010 B2 (Wise)


MPEC 2010-D67 - "17:06 UT" - Comet C/2010 B1 (Cardinal)


MPEC 2010-D66 - "17:02 UT" - Comet P/2010 A5 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2010-D65 - "16:56 UT" - Comet C/2010 A4 (Siding Spring)


MPEC 2010-D64 - "16:38 UT" - Comet P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2010-D63 - "16:29 UT" - Comet P/2010 A1 (Hill)


MPEC 2010-D62 - "16:23 UT" - Comet P/2009 Y2 (Kowalski)


<< DOU on 22 Feb. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-D61 - "07:21 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 22 February '10

A total of 61 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 12 in MPECs 2010-D66 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 A5, P/2009 Q5, C/2008 Q3, C/2008 N1, C/2007 Q3, C/2007 G1, C/2006 Q1, C/2005 L3, 232P, 94P, 65P, 29P
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2010-D61 -- 2010 CD55
J16An Carraig Obs. in Northern Ireland, 1 in MPEC 2010-D61 -- 2001 PT9
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2010-D64 -- P/2010 A2
467Auckland Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 29P
B96Brixiis Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 29P
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2009 U3, P/2009 Q5
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPECs 2010-D61, 2010-D63 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 A1, 86067, 54789, 159402, 217P, 29P
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2009 U5, 31P
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2010-D62 & 2010-D69 -- P/2009 Y2, C/2008 Q1, C/2006 OF2, 230P, 22P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 5 in MPECs 2010-D63 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 A1, P/2009 Q4, 229P, 94P, 29P
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPECs 2010-D63 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 C1, P/2010 A1, C/2009 Y1, C/2008 Q3, 169P
480Cockfield Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2009 U3
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 3 in MPECs 2010-D64 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 A2, C/2007 Q3, 29P
J19El Maestrat Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 94P
E85Farm Cove Obs. in New Zealand, 4 in MPECs 2010-D66, 2010-D68 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 B2, P/2010 A5, 169P, 29P
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 4 in MPECs 2010-D66 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 A5, C/2007 Q3, 230P, 29P
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2010-D65 & 2010-D69 -- C/2010 A4, C/2009 F4
442Gualba Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 81P, 29P
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPECs 2010-D61 & 2010-D69 -- 2009 UN3, 2008 EE, 2001 PT9, 2000 CO101, 118P, 29P
B15Inastars Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 30P
857Iowa Robotic Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 118P, 94P
046Klet Obs. in the Czech Republic, 3 in MPECs 2010-D67 & 2010-D69 -- C/2010 B1, P/2010 A3, C/2009 Y1
D95Kurihara Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 118P, 30P, 29P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 9 in MPECs 2010-D66 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 A5, C/2009 U5, C/2008 Q1, C/2006 OF2, 217P, 203P, 118P, 64P, 30P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2007 Q3, 203P, 169P, 118P, 94P, 81P, 30P, 29P
J59Linceo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 169P, 29P
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- P/2009 WJ50
B82Maidbronn Obs. in Germany, 11 in MPECs 2010-D62, 2010-D63, 2010-D67 & 2010-D69 -- C/2010 B1, P/2010 A3, P/2010 A1, P/2009 Y2, C/2009 U3, C/2007 N3, 169P, 157P, 118P, 30P, 29P
C10Maisoncelles Obs. in France, 9 in MPECs 2010-D66 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 A5, P/2009 Q4, C/2009 O2, C/2007 Q3, 230P, 94P, 81P, 74P, 29P
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 169P, 118P, 81P, 30P, 29P
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 169P, 118P, 29P
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 3 in MPECs 2010-D70, 2010-D71 & 2010-D72 -- 2010 DM21, 2010 CR140, 2010 CP140
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2006 OF2, 118P, 94P, 81P, 30P, 29P
B06Montseny Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- P/2009 Q4, C/2007 Q3, 94P, 30P, 29P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 18 in MPECs 2010-D66, 2010-D67 & 2010-D69 -- C/2010 B1, P/2010 A5, C/2009 Y1, P/2009 Q4, C/2009 O2, C/2009 K5, C/2008 N1, C/2008 FK75, C/2007 Q3, C/2006 Q1, C/2006 OF2, 232P, 217P, 169P, 118P, 81P, 30P, 29P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2010-D61, 2010-D62 & 2010-D69 -- 2010 CQ105, 2010 CK111, P/2009 Y2, 64P, 31P
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2007 Q3
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 118P, 81P, 29P
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- P/2009 Q4, 169P, 29P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 15 in MPECs 2010-D66, 2010-D67 & 2010-D69 -- C/2010 B1, P/2010 A5, P/2009 Q4, C/2008 Q3, C/2008 N1, C/2007 Q3, C/2007 N3, C/2005 L3, 230P, 94P, 81P, 74P, 31P, 30P, 29P
561Piszkesteto Sta. in Hungary, 2 in MPECs 2010-D67 & 2010-D69 -- C/2010 B1, P/2010 A3
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 7 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2009 U3, C/2009 O2, C/2009 K5, C/2007 Q3, C/2006 Q1, 157P, 81P
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2009 F4
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2010-D63 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 A1, 118P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2007 Q3, 81P, 30P, 29P
J07SPAG Monfrague Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- 29P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 10 in MPECs 2010-D62, 2010-D68 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 C1, P/2010 B2, P/2009 Y2, C/2009 U5, C/2008 Q1, 229P, 169P, 157P, 31P, 22P
D93Sendai Obs. in Japan, 13 in MPECs 2010-D67 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 C1, C/2010 B1, C/2009 Y1, P/2009 Q4, C/2008 N1, C/2006 OF2, C/2005 L3, 203P, 94P, 74P, 64P, 31P, 30P
D21Shenton Park Obs. in Western Australia, 10 in MPEC 2010-D61 -- 2010 DZ1, 2010 DW1, 2010 DO, 2010 DA, 2010 CR1, 2010 CL18, 2010 AE, 2008 EY5, 2006 EE1, 2001 PT9
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 6 in MPECs 2010-D61, 2010-D69, 2010-D70 & 2010-D72 -- 2010 DM21, 2010 DA, 2010 CP140, 2009 FY4, C/2007 G1, 1685
B40Skylive Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2007 Q3, 81P
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-D61 -- 2010 CK111
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2010-D69 & 2010-D72 -- 2010 DM21, P/2009 WJ50
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 3 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2009 O2, C/2007 Q3, 81P
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-D72 -- 2010 DM21
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 4 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2008 FK75, C/2007 Q3, 81P, 29P
D96Tzec Maun Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 8 in MPECs 2010-D65, 2010-D66 & 2010-D69 -- P/2010 A5, C/2010 A4, C/2009 K5, C/2009 F4, C/2007 G1, 169P, 81P, 29P
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 5 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2007 Q3, 118P, 81P, 30P, 29P
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 6 in MPECs 2010-D61, 2010-D69, 2010-D70, 2010-D71 & 2010-D72 -- 2010 DM21, 2010 CR140, 2010 CP140, C/2007 G1, 2007 BG29, 2002 NW16
J08Zonalunar Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-D69 -- C/2009 U3, 29P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 22 February '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 22 February '10

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

2358Grabbed MPEC 2010-D70 - 2010 CP140 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-D71 - 2010 CR140 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-D72 - 2010 DM21 - see above
1809Grabbed MPEC 2010-D68 - Comet P/2010 B2 (Wise) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-D69 - Observations of Comets - see above
1710Grabbed MPEC 2010-D62 - Comet P/2009 Y2 (Kowalski) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-D63 - Comet P/2010 A1 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-D64 - Comet P/2010 A2 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-D65 - Comet C/2010 A4 (Siding Spring) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-D66 - Comet P/2010 A5 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-D67 - Comet C/2010 B1 (Cardinal) - see above
1419Grabbed MPEC 2010-D61 - Daily Orbit Update - see above