Contents  on 23 July '10

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NEOCP Activity  on 23 July '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 9 listings: 5 new, 4 updated

When last checked at 2351 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had five new and four updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 20 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 23 July '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2351 UTC, there have been eight MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2010-O27 - "22:11 UT" - 2004 XK50


MPEC 2010-O26 - "16:12 UT" - 2010 OR1


MPEC 2010-O25 - "15:36 UT" - 2010 OQ1


MPEC 2010-O24 - "15:29 UT" - 2010 OP1


MPEC 2010-O23 - "14:16 UT" - Observations of Comets


<< DOU on 23 July '10 >>  MPEC 2010-O22 - "06:12 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2010-O21 - "01:58 UT" - Comet C/2010 L5 (WISE)


MPEC 2010-O20 - "01:50 UT" - Comet C/2010 L4 (WISE)

Observers  on 23 July '10

A total of 37 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
I08Alianza S4 Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2010-O22 -- 2010 OC
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 3 in MPECs 2010-O24, 2010-O25 & 2010-O26 -- 2010 OR1, 2010 OQ1, 2010 OP1
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 5 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2009 P2, C/2006 S3, 236P, 143P, 10P
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 11 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- P/2010 J3, C/2010 J2, C/2010 J1, C/2010 G2, C/2009 UG89, C/2009 P2, C/2008 FK75, C/2007 Q3-A, C/2006 S3, 103P, 10P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 6 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2008 S3, C/2006 Q1, 219P, 143P, 103P, 10P
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 4 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2010 J2, C/2009 UG89, 103P, 10P
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-O22 -- 85989
B83Gieres Obs. in France, 3 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2010 J2, C/2008 FK75, 103P
D88Hiratsuka Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2009 P1
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 3 in MPECs 2010-O20 & 2010-O23 -- C/2010 L4, 236P, 103P
J28Jaen Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2010-O22 & 2010-O23 -- C/2007 Q3-A, 3752
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 4 in MPECs 2010-O22 & 2010-O23 -- C/2009 K5, C/2008 FK75, 85989, 10P
540Linz Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2010-O22 -- 2010 OB
B82Maidbronn Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2008 FK75, C/2007 Q3-A
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-O22 -- 2010 DM56
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2010-O26 -- 2010 OR1
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2009 UG89, C/2007 Q3-A
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 11 in MPECs 2010-O20 & 2010-O23 -- C/2010 L4, P/2010 J3, C/2010 J2, C/2010 G2, C/2009 UG89, C/2008 S3, C/2008 FK75, 116P, 103P, 81P, 10P
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- P/2010 K2
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-O22 -- 1998 WC2
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 2 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2010 J2, C/2008 FK75
D92Osaki Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2007 Q3-A, 81P
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- 103P, 10P
H06%Ernesto Guido in Italy via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-O26 -- 2010 OR1
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 3 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- P/2010 K2, C/2010 FB87, C/2009 P1
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-O20 -- C/2010 L4
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 3 in MPECs 2010-O24, 2010-O25 & 2010-O26 -- 2010 OR1, 2010 OQ1, 2010 OP1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2010 J1, 116P
D21Shenton Park Obs. in Western Australia, 3 in MPEC 2010-O22 -- 2010 OC, 2010 OA, 2010 KZ117
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 4 in MPECs 2010-O23, 2010-O24, 2010-O25 & 2010-O27 -- 2010 OQ1, 2010 OP1, C/2009 P1, 2004 XK50
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 7 in MPECs 2010-O20 & 2010-O23 -- C/2010 L4, C/2009 K5, C/2008 FK75, C/2007 Q3-A, C/2006 S3, 103P, 10P
G68Sierra Stars Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- 103P
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 2 in MPEC 2010-O22 -- 85989, 4055
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2010-O20 & 2010-O23 -- C/2010 L4, C/2009 P1
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 3 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2008 FK75, C/2006 Q1, 103P
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 13 in MPECs 2010-O21, 2010-O22, 2010-O26 & 2010-O27 -- 2010 OR1, C/2010 L5, 2010 JL33, 2004 XK50, 25916, 242191, 228502, 215442, 162903, 12538, 11500, 4197, 1685
367Yatsuka Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- C/2009 P1
A79Zvezdno Obshtestvo Obs. in Bulgaria, 2 in MPEC 2010-O23 -- 219P, 10P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 23 July '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2351 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 23 July '10

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

2351Grabbed MPEC 2010-O23 - Observations of Comets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O24 - 2010 OP1 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O25 - 2010 OQ1 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O26 - 2010 OR1 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O27 - 2004 XK50 - see above
1104Grabbed MPEC 2010-O20 - Comet C/2010 L4 (WISE) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O21 - Comet C/2010 L5 (WISE) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O22 - Daily Orbit Update - see above