Contents  on 12 August '10

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NEOCP Activity  on 12 August '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 12 listings: 5 new, 7 updated

When last checked at 2312 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had five new and seven updated listings. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of fifteen 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 12 August '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2312 UTC, there have been five MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2010-P54 - "22:57 UT" - 2010 NW117


<< DOU on 12 Aug. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-P53 - "06:11 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2010-P52 - "02:46 UT" - Comet C/2010 DG56 (WISE)


MPEC 2010-P51 - "02:06 UT" - P/2002 X2 (NEAT) = P/2010 P1 [= P/2002 P2 (NEAT)]


MPEC 2010-P50 - "00:00 UT" - 2008 LC18

Observers  on 12 August '10

A total of 22 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-P51 -- P/2010 P1
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2010-P54 -- 2010 NW117
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-P54 -- 2010 NW117
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 9 in MPEC 2010-P53 -- 66146, 243147, 242211, 19764, 153842, 6239, 4954, 3122, 2212
807.Scott Sheppard via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2010-P50 -- 2008 LC18
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2010-P53 -- 2010 PY22, 2010 KH, 2000 YH29
157Frasso Sabino Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2010-P53 -- 2010 PP2, 2010 PM9, 2010 PL9, 2010 PK9, 2002 NE71
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPECs 2010-P53 & 2010-P54 -- 2010 PY22, 2010 NW117, 2010 CB55
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2010-P51 & 2010-P54 -- P/2010 P1, 2010 NW117
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 5 in MPECs 2010-P53 & 2010-P54 -- 2010 PQ2, 2010 NW117, 230979, 163132, 5143
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-P53 -- 2010 PP2
304Las Campanas Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2010-P50 -- 2008 LC18
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-P53 -- 2010 FH81
5685Scott Sheppard on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-P50 -- 2008 LC18
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-P51 -- P/2002 X2
H23Pear Tree Obs. in Florida, 1 in MPEC 2010-P53 -- 4034
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 2 in MPECs 2010-P53 & 2010-P54 -- 2010 NW117, 138404
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2010-P51 & 2010-P52 -- P/2010 P1, C/2010 DG56
H06*Rolando Ligustri in Italy via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-P54 -- 2010 NW117
H06|H. Sato in Japan via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-P54 -- 2010 NW117
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2010-P53 -- 2010 ON101, 2010 MF1, 2009 CQ5
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2010-P53 -- 2010 PM9, 2010 PL9, 2002 PD43
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2010-P52, 2010-P53 & 2010-P54 -- 2010 OL101, 2010 OL100, 2010 OB101, 2010 NW117, C/2010 DG56
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2010-P53 & 2010-P54 -- 2010 PM9, 2010 ON101, 2010 OE22, 2010 OB101, 2010 NW117
B42Vitebsk Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2010-P54 -- 2010 NW117
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 12 August '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2312 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 12 August '10

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

2312Grabbed MPEC 2010-P54 - 2010 NW117 - see above
1353Grabbed MPEC 2010-P53 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0350Grabbed MPEC 2010-P51 - P/2002 X2 (NEAT) = P/2010 P1 [= P/2002 P2 (NEAT)] - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-P52 - Comet C/2010 DG56 (WISE) - see above
0017Grabbed MPEC 2010-P50 - 2008 LC18 - see above