Contents  on 27 July '10


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Radar Astrometry  on 27 July '10

Radar observation of one object

The JPL Solar System Dynamics Group Radar Astrometry database has added or updated the following small-body radar observing work:

Data update noted at 2202 UTC when the database was dated 27 July

NEOCP Activity  on 27 July '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 17 listings: 14 new, 3 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had fourteen new and three updated listings. Of these, four were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eighteen listings on the NEOCP at some point today.

New MPECs  on 27 July '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2010-O44 - "20:55 UT" - Comet P/2005 U1 = 2010 N2 (Read)

MPEC 2010-O43 - "19:48 UT" - PHAs

MPEC 2010-O42 - "19:48 UT" - Unusual Minor Planets

MPEC 2010-O41 - "19:48 UT" - Amors

MPEC 2010-O40 - "19:48 UT" - Atens and Apollos

MPEC 2010-O39 - "19:43 UT" - Distant Minor Planets

MPEC 2010-O38 - "19:40 UT" - Observable Comets

MPEC 2010-O37 - "12:26 UT" - 2006 VC

<< DOU on 27 July '10 >>  MPEC 2010-O36 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 27 July '10

Three observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 1 in radar -- 2002 BF25
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 2 in MPEC 2010-O36 -- 2010 MF1, 2010 EC135
568Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-O44 -- P/2010 N2
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-O37 -- 2006 VC
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 27 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 27 July '10

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

2202Grabbed MPEC 2010-O44 - Comet P/2005 U1 = 2010 N2 (Read) - see above
Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above
2026Grabbed MPEC 2010-O38 - Observable Comets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O39 - Distant Minor Planets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O40 - Atens and Apollos - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O41 - Amors - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O42 - Unusual Minor Planets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O43 - PHAs - see above
1455Grabbed MPEC 2010-O36 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-O37 - 2006 VC - see above