Contents  on 29 June '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 29 June '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 8 listings: 5 new, 3 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had five new and three updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of nine 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 29 June '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2010-M69 - "16:14 UT" - 2005 YW36

MPEC 2010-M68 - "15:27 UT" - 2010 MN51

<< DOU on 29 June '10 >>  MPEC 2010-M67 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 June '10

Eleven observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2010-M68 -- 2010 MN51
B75Betelgeuse Station in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-M67 -- 2009 ST19, 2009 KC3
F656Richard Miles in England via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 2 in MPECs 2010-M67 & 2010-M68 -- 2010 MN51, 2010 KQ
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-M69 -- 2005 YW36
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 3 in MPEC 2010-M67 -- 2009 UV18, 2007 VG189, 4055
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 1 in MPEC 2010-M67 -- 138883
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-M68 -- 2010 MN51
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2010-M67 -- 2006 YY2, 152558
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-M67 -- 2009 KD5
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2010-M67 -- 2010 MF1, 2010 LN14
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 4 in MPEC 2010-M67 -- 232382, 184990, 162998, 1036
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 June '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 29 June '10

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

1640Grabbed MPEC 2010-M69 - 2005 YW36 - see above
1611Grabbed MPEC 2010-M68 - 2010 MN51 - see above
1456Grabbed MPEC 2010-M67 - Daily Orbit Update - see above