Contents  on 2 July '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 2 July '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 11 listings: 6 new, 5 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six new and five updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of twelve 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 2 July '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.

<< DOU on 2 July '10 >>  MPEC 2010-N04 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2010-N03 - "05:39 UT" - Comet C/2010 L4 (WISE)

Observers  on 2 July '10

Ten observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 13 in MPEC 2010-N04 -- 2010 MQ1, 2010 MF1, 2010 LT108, 2010 LR33, 2010 LM34, 2010 LL34, 2010 LA64, 2010 KP10, 2010 GH30, 2010 GA34, 2010 DJ56, 2010 CL18, 4257
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-N03 -- C/2010 L4
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2010-N04 -- 2010 JF88
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 2 in MPEC 2010-N04 -- 85989, 85818
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2010-N04 -- 85818, 242216
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-N04 -- 2010 HZ108
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2010-N03 -- C/2010 L4
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-N03 -- C/2010 L4
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-N04 -- 4055
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 7 in MPEC 2010-N04 -- 2010 KZ117, 2010 JA35, 2009 XF2, 2008 EB9, 85839, 232382, 1980
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 July '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 2 July '10

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

1431Grabbed MPEC 2010-N04 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0602Grabbed MPEC 2010-N03 - Comet C/2010 L4 (WISE) - see above