Contents  on 13 July '10

Note: A/CC news pages will update infrequently for much of the remainder of July.

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NEOCP Activity  on 13 July '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 1 new, 2 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and two updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of six 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 13 July '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2010-N57 - "23:50 UT" - Comet C/2010 J2 (McNaught)


MPEC 2010-N56 - "23:37 UT" - Comet C/2010 J1 (Boattini)


MPEC 2010-N55 - "19:24 UT" - 2010 NW1


MPEC 2010-N54 - "15:25 UT" - 2010 NV1


<< DOU on 13 July '10 >>  MPEC 2010-N53 - "06:11 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 13 July '10

A total of 24 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2010-N54 -- 2010 NV1
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-N56 -- C/2010 J1
235CAST Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2010-N56 & 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2, C/2010 J1
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPECs 2010-N53, 2010-N56 & 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2, C/2010 J1, 2010 EV45, 2010 CJ171, 2009 WC26, 100926
114Engelhardt Obs. Zelenchukskaya Station in Karachay-Cherkessia, 1 in MPEC 2010-N54 -- 2010 NV1
E85Farm Cove Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2010-N54 -- 2010 NV1
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPECs 2010-N53 & 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2, 2010 EV45, 230979, 143381
B33Libbiano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-N53 -- 2010 NT1
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2010-N55 -- 2010 NW1
675{J.R. Masiero & J.W. Dailey via Mt. Palomar in southern California, 2 in MPECs 2010-N54 & 2010-N55 -- 2010 NW1, 2010 NV1
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-N53 -- 2010 LE15
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2010-N53 & 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2, 161998
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2010-N56 & 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2, C/2010 J1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 14 in MPECs 2010-N53 & 2010-N57 -- 2010 MP1, 2010 LM68, C/2010 J2, 2010 GA34, 2009 KD5, 2007 HA59, 2006 KL21, 2006 HR29, 2005 NP1, 243025, 242211, 241662, 154590, 4055
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2010-N53 -- 2010 NR1
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-N54 -- 2010 NV1
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2010-N56 & 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2, C/2010 J1
D96Tzec Maun Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2010-N57 -- C/2010 J2
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 3 in MPECs 2010-N54, 2010-N55 & 2010-N56 -- 2010 NW1, 2010 NV1, C/2010 J1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 13 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 13 July '10

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

2358Grabbed MPEC 2010-N55 - 2010 NW1 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-N56 - Comet C/2010 J1 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-N57 - Comet C/2010 J2 (McNaught) - see above
1535Grabbed MPEC 2010-N54 - 2010 NV1 - see above
1233Grabbed MPEC 2010-N53 - Daily Orbit Update - see above