Contents  on 24 July '10

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

Resources:

The latest A/CC news is available via framed access, RSS news feed RSS news feed, or redirection. - Note: A/CC has a main Web site and also a backup site with its own duplicate RSS news feed.

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 24 July '10

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

When last checked at 2355 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 24 July '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2355 UTC, there have been six MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2010-O33 - "20:24 UT" - Comets C/1997 C2, 1999 D2, 1999 D3, 1999 O5, 1999 Q4 (SOHO)


MPEC 2010-O32 - "18:48 UT" - Conets C/2009 Y18, 2009 Y19 (SOHO)


MPEC 2010-O31 - "18:43 UT" - Comets C/2009 Y15, 2009 Y16, 2009 Y17 (STEREO)


MPEC 2010-O30 - "18:33 UT" - Comets C/2009 Y10, 2009 Y11, 2009 Y12, 2009 Y13, 2009 Y14 (SOHO)


MPEC 2010-O29 - "17:52 UT" - 2010 OE22


<< DOU on 24 July '10 >>  MPEC 2010-O28 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 24 July '10

Twelve observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
I08Alianza S4 Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2010-O28 -- 2010 OC
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 12 in MPECs 2010-O28 & 2010-O29 -- 2010 OE22, 2010 OC, 2010 OB, 2010 MW1, 2010 EV45, 2008 OS9, 2008 EM9, 2007 VG189, 2006 SZ217, 2005 NP1, 2004 FX31, 2002 OS4
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2010-O28 -- 85989
I99Blanquita Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-O28 -- 1865
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-O28 -- 2002 QY6
C494HI1-A instrument (4) aboard STEREO-A in heliocentric orbit leading Earth, 3 in MPEC 2010-O31 -- C/2009 Y17, C/2009 Y16, C/2009 Y15
D21Shenton Park Obs. in Western Australia, 2 in MPEC 2010-O28 -- 2010 OA, 2010 LY63
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 4 in MPEC 2010-O28 -- 2010 MS1, 2002 AV31, 241662, 19764
2492LASCO Coronagraph 2 (SOHO C2) aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. (SOHO) in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 6 in MPECs 2010-O30 & 2010-O32 -- C/2009 Y18, C/2009 Y14, C/2009 Y13, C/2009 Y12, C/2009 Y11, C/2009 Y10
2493LASCO Coronagraph 3 (SOHO C3) aboard the Solar & Heliospheric Obs. (SOHO) in Earth-Sun L1 HALO orbit, 10 in MPECs 2010-O30, 2010-O32 & 2010-O33 -- C/2009 Y19, C/2009 Y14, C/2009 Y13, C/2009 Y12, C/2009 Y11, C/1999 Q4, C/1999 O5, C/1999 D3, C/1999 D2, C/1997 C2
6734Mike Hicks via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPEC 2010-O28 -- 2010 OQ1, 2010 OP1
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 3 in MPECs 2010-O28 & 2010-O29 -- 2010 OE22, 90367, 159686
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-O28 -- 161998
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 July '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2355 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 24 July '10

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

2355Grabbed MPEC 2010-O29 - 2010 OE22 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O30 - Comets C/2009 Y10, 2009 Y11, 2009 Y12, 2009 Y13, 2009 Y14 (SOHO) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O31 - Comets C/2009 Y15, 2009 Y16, 2009 Y17 (STEREO) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O32 - Conets C/2009 Y18, 2009 Y19 (SOHO) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O33 - Comets C/1997 C2, 1999 D2, 1999 D3, 1999 O5, 1999 Q4 (SOHO) - see above
1213Grabbed MPEC 2010-O28 - Daily Orbit Update - see above