Contents  on 2 August '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 2 August '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 18 listings: 6 new, 12 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six new and twelve updated listings. Of these, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of nineteen 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 2 August '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2010-P05 - "17:31 UT" - 2002 NE71

<< DOU on 2 Aug. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-P04 - "06:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2010-P03 - "00:36 UT" - 2010 OL100

Observers  on 2 August '10

Thirteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 4 in MPECs 2010-P03 & 2010-P04 -- 2010 OL100, 2010 NK1, 2010 EH20, 2010 CJ171
B88Bigmuskie Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-P04 -- 2010 MF1, 53789
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2010-P04 -- 2008 OS9, 2002 OS4, 161998
F654Jim Bedient in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-P04 -- 2000 RS11
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-P04 -- 2010 OS22
J28Jaen Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-P04 -- 100926
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-P04 -- 2010 EV45, 138404
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2010-P03 -- 2010 OL100
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-P04 -- 85989, 237442
D21Shenton Park Obs. in Western Australia, 3 in MPECs 2010-P04 & 2010-P05 -- 2010 LY63, 2008 AT28, 2002 NE71
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 2 in MPEC 2010-P04 -- 161998, 4055
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 1 in MPEC 2010-P03 -- 2010 OL100
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-P04 -- 189011
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 August '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 2 August '10

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

1804Grabbed MPEC 2010-P05 - 2002 NE71 - see above
1503Grabbed MPEC 2010-P04 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0315Grabbed MPEC 2010-P03 - 2010 OL100 - see above