Contents  on 28 July '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 28 July '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 16 listings: 12 new, 4 updated

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had twelve new and four updated listings. Of these, four were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of seventeen 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 28 July '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2010-O46 - "15:46 UT" - 2010 OS22

<< DOU on 28 July '10 >>  MPEC 2010-O45 - "06:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 28 July '10

Eight observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 2 in MPEC 2010-O45 -- 246138, 243566
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2010-O45 -- 4055
J05Bootes Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-O45 -- 2009 WC26, 1865
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-O45 -- 85989, 100926
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-O46 -- 2010 OS22
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2010-O46 -- 2010 OS22
071Smolyan Obs. in Bulgaria, 2 in MPEC 2010-O45 -- 2009 WC26, 230979
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 1 in MPEC 2010-O46 -- 2010 OS22
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 28 July '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2359 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 28 July '10

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

1736Grabbed MPEC 2010-O46 - 2010 OS22 - see above
1429Grabbed MPEC 2010-O45 - Daily Orbit Update - see above