Contents  on 2 March '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 2 March '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 5 listings: 1 new, 4 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and four updated listings.

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 2 March '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2010-E08 - "16:25 UT" - PHAs

MPEC 2010-E07 - "16:25 UT" - Unusual Minor Planets

MPEC 2010-E06 - "16:25 UT" - Amors

MPEC 2010-E05 - "16:25 UT" - Atens and Apollos

MPEC 2010-E04 - "16:19 UT" - Distant Minor Planets

MPEC 2010-E03 - "16:16 UT" - Observable Comets

<< DOU on 2 Mar. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-E02 - "07:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 2 March '10

Six observing facilities appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
J16An Carraig Obs. in Northern Ireland, 1 in MPEC 2010-E02 -- 2000 CO101
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 3 in MPEC 2010-E02 -- 2010 DA, 2010 BB3, 2001 FZ57
C12Berta Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2010-E02 -- 2009 UD2, 2009 FY4, 2008 EE, 2006 DS14, 2000 CO101
J37Huelva Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-E02 -- 4486
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-E02 -- 2009 FY4, 2008 EE
J08Zonalunar Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-E02 -- 2001 PT9
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 March '10

At last check (NEODyS at 2358 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 2 March '10

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

1703Grabbed MPEC 2010-E05 - Atens and Apollos - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-E06 - Amors - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-E07 - Unusual Minor Planets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-E08 - PHAs - see above
1702Grabbed MPEC 2010-E03 - Observable Comets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-E04 - Distant Minor Planets - see above
1500Grabbed MPEC 2010-E02 - Daily Orbit Update - see above