Contents  on 21 September '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 21 September '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 5 listings: 5 updated

When last checked at 2111 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had five updated listings. Of these, three were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eight 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 21 September '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2111 UTC, there have been four MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2010-S34 - "20:08 UT" - 2010 SE12

MPEC 2010-S33 - "20:05 UT" - 2010 SD12

MPEC 2010-S32 - "12:24 UT" - 2010 SA12

<< DOU on 21 Sept. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-S31 - "06:11 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 21 September '10

Sixteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 9 in MPECs 2010-S31, 2010-S33 & 2010-S34 -- 2010 SJ, 2010 SE12, 2010 SD12, 2010 RU80, 2010 RS3, 2010 RJ4, 2010 RF, 2010 PM10, 2010 LR68
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 8 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 2010 RU80, 2010 RK43, 2010 RC130, 2007 SJ, 2000 PQ27, 19764, 143381, 138847
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 2010 RU80
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 19764
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 2010 RU80
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 2010 RU80
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 4 in MPECs 2010-S31, 2010-S32 & 2010-S33 -- 2010 SD12, 2010 SA12, 2010 RU80, 2010 LR68
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 2010 RU80
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-S32 -- 2010 SA12
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 2010 QD2, 2010 JE, 2007 SJ, 2005 QY151, 2000 EY106, 1997 GL3
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2010-S31 & 2010-S34 -- 2010 SE12, 2010 LR68
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2010-S32 & 2010-S34 -- 2010 SE12, 2010 SA12
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-S32 -- 2010 SA12
A98Taurus-1 Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 2005 GE59
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 2 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 2010 OC, 164121
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 2 in MPEC 2010-S31 -- 2010 MR87, 154029
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 21 September '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2111 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 21 September '10

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

2111Grabbed MPEC 2010-S33 - 2010 SD12 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-S34 - 2010 SE12 - see above
1553Grabbed MPEC 2010-S31 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-S32 - 2010 SA12 - see above