Contents  on 2 May '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 2 May '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 14 listings: 12 new, 2 updated

When last checked today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had twelve new and two updated listings. Of these, four were "one nighters."

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 May '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 2 May '10 >>  MPEC 2010-J02 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 2 May '10

Nine observing facilities appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
E23Arcadia Obs., 1 in MPEC 2010-J02 -- 2010 CM44
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 9 in MPEC 2010-J02 -- 2010 GB6, 2010 CM44, 2009 UV18, 2008 JV19, 2004 TB18, 2002 YF4, 68216, 237551, 237442
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 9 in MPEC 2010-J02 -- 2009 XC2, 2009 KD5, 85839, 68359, 54789, 40267, 232382, 218863, 141432
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-J02 -- 2010 GU21
H13Lenomiya Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-J02 -- 2010 GA24
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-J02 -- 2010 FA81
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 1 in MPEC 2010-J02 -- 12923
I20Rio Cuarto Obs. in Argentina, 10 in MPEC 2010-J02 -- 2010 GA24, 2010 CM44, 2009 TB8, 2007 TD71, 2001 HC, 88263, 85818, 237442, 234061, 19764
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 2 in MPEC 2010-J02 -- 2010 GU21, 152978
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 May '10

At last check (NEODyS 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 May '10

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

1551Grabbed MPEC 2010-J02 - Daily Orbit Update - see above