Contents  on 13 August '10

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NEOCP Activity  on 13 August '10

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

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new and three updated listings. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of twelve 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 13 August '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2010-P60 - "17:22 UT" - 2010 PP58


MPEC 2010-P59 - "17:14 UT" - 2010 PO58


MPEC 2010-P58 - "17:04 UT" - 2010 PM58


MPEC 2010-P57 - "15:44 UT" - Comet P/2010 P2 (LINEAR) [= P/1999 U3 (LINEAR)]


<< DOU on 13 Aug. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-P56 - "06:12 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2010-P55 - "04:16 UT" - 2010 PD57

Observers  on 13 August '10

Seventeen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 8 in MPECs 2010-P55, 2010-P56, 2010-P59 & 2010-P60 -- 2010 PP58, 2010 PO58, 2010 PM9, 2010 PD57, 2010 OC, 2009 EO2, 2007 PH25, 2004 LJ
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 1 in MPEC 2010-P56 -- 2002 QY6
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPECs 2010-P55 & 2010-P56 -- 2010 PM9, 2010 PD57, 2010 CB55
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-P56 -- 4197
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-P56 -- 2010 LR33
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-P56 -- 2002 NE71
568"Jana Pittichova on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-P55 -- 2010 PD57
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-P56 -- 2010 NW117
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 5 in MPEC 2010-P56 -- 2010 PY22, 2010 CB55, 2002 QY6, 2002 OS4, 2002 NE71
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 1 in MPEC 2010-P56 -- 4183
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-P57 -- P/2010 P2
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2010-P55 -- 2010 PD57
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2010-P58 -- 2010 PM58
J26Spaceguard Centre in Wales, 1 in MPEC 2010-P56 -- 1865
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2010-P55 & 2010-P59 -- 2010 PO58, 2010 PD57
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2010-P55, 2010-P56 & 2010-P60 -- 2010 PP58, 2010 PM9, 2010 PD57, 2010 OB101, 2010 MR, 1999 TK12
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 11 in MPECs 2010-P56, 2010-P58, 2010-P59 & 2010-P60 -- 2010 PP58, 2010 PO58, 2010 PM58, 2007 VG189, 65679, 242187, 241596, 168378, 139345, 5653, 3551
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 13 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 13 August '10

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

1905Grabbed MPEC 2010-P60 - 2010 PP58 - see above
1719Grabbed MPEC 2010-P57 - Comet P/2010 P2 (LINEAR) [= P/1999 U3 (LINEAR)] - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-P58 - 2010 PM58 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-P59 - 2010 PO58 - see above
1451Grabbed MPEC 2010-P56 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0459Grabbed MPEC 2010-P55 - 2010 PD57 - see above