Contents  on 29 August '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 29 August '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings: 2 new

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two new listings. Both of these were "one nighters."

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 29 August '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-Q40 - "18:39 UT" - 2010 OR1 = 2010 BY83

<< DOU on 29 Aug. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-Q39 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 August '10

Eleven observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 16 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 2010 PY75, 2010 PY22, 2010 PR66, 2010 PO2, 2010 PM9, 2010 PL9, 2010 PD57, 2010 ON101, 2010 OC, 2010 OB, 2010 NK1, 2010 NG1, 2010 MF1, 2010 JE, 2010 AB78, 2003 FC5
J05Bootes Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 2007 VG189
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2010-Q39 & 2010-Q40 -- 2010 OR1, 2010 MF1, 2002 NE71
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 2010 PL9
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. (DGRO) in Wisconsin, 4 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 2010 MF1, 2007 VG189, 2005 GE59, 2002 NE71
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 2010 KZ117
J28Jaen Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 2010 MF1, 2002 NE71
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 153842
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 2010 LA64
I20Rio Cuarto Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 2010 EH20
I15Wishing Star Obs. in Rhode Island, 4 in MPEC 2010-Q39 -- 2010 MF1, 2007 VG189, 53789, 4055
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 August '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 29 August '10

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

2214Noted that the NEOCP has become active
1909Grabbed MPEC 2010-Q40 - 2010 OR1 = 2010 BY83 - see above
1546Grabbed MPEC 2010-Q39 - Daily Orbit Update - see above