Contents  on 24 September '10


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NEOCP Activity  on 24 September '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings: 3 new

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three new listings. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of four 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 24 September '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2010-S41 - "19:55 UT" - Comet C/2010 S1 (LINEAR)

<< DOU on 24 Sept. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-S40 - "06:10 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 24 September '10

Sixteen observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
B88Bigmuskie Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-S40 -- 2010 MF1
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 13 in MPEC 2010-S40 -- 2010 RC130, 2010 PM10, 2010 MR87, 2010 MF1, 2007 VG189, 2000 TJ1, 243147, 237442, 162269, 154029, 143381, 4486, 2212
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
240Herrenberg Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2010-S40 -- 2000 TJ1, 138847
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 2 in MPEC 2010-S40 -- 2010 RN80, 2010 LY63
A70Lumijoki Obs. in Finland, 1 in MPEC 2010-S40 -- 2010 RP80
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-S40 -- 2010 SD
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-S41 -- C/2010 S1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 September '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 24 September '10

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

2035Grabbed MPEC 2010-S41 - Comet C/2010 S1 (LINEAR) - see above
1547Grabbed MPEC 2010-S40 - Daily Orbit Update - see above