Contents  on 7 March '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 7 March '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 9 listings: 1 new, 8 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and eight updated listings. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of ten 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 7 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-E23 - "22:27 UT" - 2010 EX11

<< DOU on 7 Mar. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-E22 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 7 March '10

Ten observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 17 in MPECs 2010-E22 & 2010-E23 -- 2010 EX11, 2010 DX1, 2010 DW1, 2010 DM21, 2010 DB34, 2010 CM44, 2010 BB3, 2010 AL60, 2009 XC2, 2009 XB2, 2009 WF104, 2007 HB, 2005 YU55, 2005 GC120, 2003 HW11, 2002 NA31, 153814
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPEC 2010-E22 -- 2009 UD2, 54789
C12Berta Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-E22 -- 2008 EE
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. (DGRO) in Wisconsin, 6 in MPEC 2010-E22 -- 2010 CL18, 2010 BB3, 2009 UD2, 2008 EE, 2000 RE52, 4486
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-E23 -- 2010 EX11
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 4 in MPEC 2010-E22 -- 85839, 68216, 54789, 1627
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 3 in MPEC 2010-E22 -- 2010 CM44, 2008 EE, 2000 CO101
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2010-E22 -- 2010 CL1, 2010 CH18
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 5 in MPEC 2010-E22 -- 2004 TR13, 2000 CO101, 54789, 218863, 1627
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 7 in MPECs 2010-E22 & 2010-E23 -- 2010 EX11, 2010 CD19, 2009 UX17, 19764, 184990, 152941, 3691
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 7 March '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2358 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today, except that observation of one risk-listed object has been reported (see today's DOU MPEC above). 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 7 March '10

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

2305Grabbed MPEC 2010-E23 - 2010 EX11 - see above
1527Grabbed MPEC 2010-E22 - Daily Orbit Update - see above