Contents  on 4 March '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 4 March '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 9 listings: 2 new, 7 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and seven 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 4 March '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2010-E11 - "12:15 UT" - 2010 EK2

<< DOU on 4 Mar. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-E10 - "07:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 4 March '10

Eight observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
A74Bergen-Enkheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-E10 -- 2009 UN3
127Bornheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-E10 -- 2000 CO101
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-E11 -- 2010 EK2
H06%Ernesto Guido in Italy via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-E11 -- 2010 EK2
H06|H. Sato in Japan via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-E11 -- 2010 EK2
D21Shenton Park Obs. in Western Australia, 4 in MPEC 2010-E10 -- 2010 CR1, 2008 EY5, 2003 RN10, 2001 PT9
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2010-E10 -- 2010 DN1, 2010 DN, 2010 CB19, 2009 SP
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-E10 -- 2010 DW1
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 5 in MPEC 2010-E10 -- 153201, 152964, 152941, 141531, 11398
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 4 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 4 March '10

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

1425Grabbed MPEC 2010-E10 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-E11 - 2010 EK2 - see above