Contents  on 9 August '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 9 August '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 5 listings: 3 new, 2 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three new and two updated listings. Of these, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of six 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 9 August '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2010-P44 - "20:57 UT" - 2010 PY22

<< DOU on 9 Aug. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-P43 - "06:10 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 9 August '10

Eighteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2010-P44 -- 2010 PY22
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 6 in MPECs 2010-P43 & 2010-P44 -- 2010 PY22, 2010 PL9, 2010 PJ9, 2010 DB34, 2004 EN20, 1999 TC5
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 2010 PK9
B09Capannoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 5786
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 7 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 2010 PJ9, 2010 OC, 2002 QY6, 2002 OS4, 2002 NE71, 138404, 100926
F654Jim Bedient in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-P44 -- 2010 PY22
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 2010 PK9
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 2007 ML13
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 17 in MPECs 2010-P43 & 2010-P44 -- 2010 PY22, 2010 PM9, 2010 PM10, 2010 OC, 2010 MF1, 2009 WC26, 2000 RS11, 2000 AA6, 66008, 54789, 243025, 242211, 19764, 141851, 7336, 5143, 4197
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 2010 NW1
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-P44 -- 2010 PY22
C27Pallerols Obs., 2 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 2010 PK9, 2010 PJ9
6581Dave Balam via Plaskett 1.8m Telescope in British Columbia, 1 in MPEC 2010-P44 -- 2010 PY22
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 2010 ON101, 2010 MF1, 2010 FO92
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 2010 PQ10
J26Spaceguard Centre in Wales, 1 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 5786
6734Mike Hicks via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-P44 -- 2010 PY22
H53Thompsonville Obs. in Illinois, 2 in MPEC 2010-P43 -- 161998, 4055
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 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 9 August '10

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

2119Grabbed MPEC 2010-P44 - 2010 PY22 - see above
1503Grabbed MPEC 2010-P43 - Daily Orbit Update - see above