Contents  on 31 August '10

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NEOCP Activity  on 31 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. Of these, one was a "one nighter." 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 31 August '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2010-Q48 - "23:16 UT" - 2009 PY


MPEC 2010-Q47 - "23:15 UT" - 2008 TC4


MPEC 2010-Q46 - "23:12 UT" - 2007 VC138


MPEC 2010-Q45 - "23:10 UT" - 2006 FE


MPEC 2010-Q44 - "21:15 UT" - 2010 QE2


MPEC 2010-Q43 - "21:08 UT" - 2010 QD2


<< DOU on 31 Aug. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-Q42 - "06:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 31 August '10

Sixteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 5 in MPECs 2010-Q42 & 2010-Q43 -- 2010 QD2, 2010 PY22, 2010 PL9, 2010 OD101, 2010 DB34
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 19764, 143381
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 2010 MF1, 2010 FO92, 2002 NE71
B88Bigmuskie Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 2010 MF1
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 8 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 89830, 66146, 154029, 153842, 152558, 4954, 2212, 2100
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 2010 PR66, 2010 MF1
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 5 in MPECs 2010-Q42, 2010-Q45, 2010-Q46, 2010-Q47 & 2010-Q48 -- 2010 PS66, 2009 PY, 2008 TC4, 2007 VC138, 2006 FE
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 2002 NE71, 143381
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 4183
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 2006 BX147, 2000 PQ27
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 3 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 2010 MW1, 2010 LT108, 2010 LK61
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 2 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 2010 KO10, 138883
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 2010 MF1, 2002 NE71, 23187, 152558
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-Q42 -- 2009 CQ5, 2007 VG189
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 11 in MPECs 2010-Q42, 2010-Q43 & 2010-Q44 -- 2010 QN1, 2010 QE2, 2010 QD2, 2010 OQ1, 2010 OP1, 2010 OA, 2010 NR1, 2008 EM9, 2005 GG, 68350, 1566
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 2 in MPECs 2010-Q43 & 2010-Q44 -- 2010 QE2, 2010 QD2
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 31 August '10

At last check (JPL at 2358 and NEODyS 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 31 August '10

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

2358Grabbed MPEC 2010-Q45 - 2006 FE - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-Q46 - 2007 VC138 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-Q47 - 2008 TC4 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-Q48 - 2009 PY - see above
2200Grabbed MPEC 2010-Q43 - 2010 QD2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-Q44 - 2010 QE2 - see above
1500Grabbed MPEC 2010-Q42 - Daily Orbit Update - see above