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NEOCP Activity  on 10 November '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings: 1 new, 5 updated

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and five updated listings. Of these, five were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of seven 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 10 November '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-V110 - "23:04 UT" - Comet C/2010 V1 (Ikeya-Murakami)


MPEC 2010-V109 - "22:55 UT" - Comet C/2010 U3 (Boattini)


MPEC 2010-V108 - "22:50 UT" - Comet P/2010 U2 (Hill)


MPEC 2010-V107 - "22:46 UT" - Comet P/2010 U1 (Boattini)


MPEC 2010-V106 - "22:05 UT" - Observations of Comets


<< DOU on 10 Nov. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-V105 - "07:11 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 10 November '10

A total of 63 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 8 in MPECs 2010-V106, 2010-V109 & 2010-V110 -- C/2010 V1, C/2010 U3, C/2010 S1, P/2010 R2, C/2008 FK75, 241P, 240P, 219P
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 10 in MPECs 2010-V105 & 2010-V106 -- 2010 VT11, 2010 VQ, 2010 VN1, 2010 VH1, 2010 VG1, 2010 UH7, 2010 SV3, 2010 SD13, 2010 FO92, C/2009 W2
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 3 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 236P, 103P, 10P
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2009 Y1
I32Beta Orionis Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 103P
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 10 in MPECs 2010-V105 & 2010-V109 -- 2010 VY71, 2010 VD72, C/2010 U3, 2010 RN80, 2010 LY63, 2007 VG189, 89830, 154029, 4954, 4197
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 7 in MPECs 2010-V106 & 2010-V108 -- P/2010 U2, P/2010 R2, C/2008 S3, 244P, 236P, 219P, 142P
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 12 in MPECs 2010-V105, 2010-V106, 2010-V107 & 2010-V108 -- 2010 UX6, 2010 UE51, P/2010 U2, P/2010 U1, 2010 TC47, 2010 TA178, P/2010 R2, C/2009 T1, 1997 US2, 234061, 216115, 168378
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 8 in MPECs 2010-V106 & 2010-V110 -- C/2010 V1, C/2007 Q3-A, 241P, 162P, 123P, 117P, 103P, 29P
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 6 in MPECs 2010-V105, 2010-V106, 2010-V108 & 2010-V110 -- 2010 VP21, C/2010 V1, P/2010 U2, 2008 YU32, 3838, 103P
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. (DGRO) in Wisconsin, 4 in MPEC 2010-V105 -- 2010 VT11, 2010 TM3, 2010 TC47, 2002 VE68
H20Eastern Illinois Univ. Obs. in Illinois, 2 in MPEC 2010-V105 -- 2010 LY63, 2001 TX44
114Engelhardt Obs. Zelenchukskaya Station in Karachay-Cherkessia, 3 in MPECs 2010-V105, 2010-V106 & 2010-V110 -- C/2010 V1, 52689, 117P
E85Farm Cove Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 10P
F65Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 5 in MPECs 2010-V106, 2010-V107, 2010-V108 & 2010-V109 -- C/2010 U3, P/2010 U2, P/2010 U1, P/2010 P4, C/2009 W2
F65%program code "%" (14) via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-V105 -- 2010 VF1
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPECs 2010-V107, 2010-V109 & 2010-V110 -- C/2010 V1, C/2010 U3, P/2010 U1
B83Gieres Obs. in France, 3 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2009 K5, 240P, 236P
355Hadano Obs. in Japan, 19 in MPECs 2010-V105, 2010-V106 & 2010-V110 -- 2010 VB, C/2010 V1, 2010 TJ7, 2010 TC55, 2010 SC41, C/2010 B1, C/2009 K5, 2008 YU32, C/2008 FK75, 2002 VE68, 88959, 250162, 237442, 137032, 11405, 7336, 240P, 103P, 10P
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 4 in MPEC 2010-V105 -- 2010 TC55, 2010 SC41, 2002 VE68, 2212
D88Hiratsuka Obs. in Japan, 9 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2010 S1, C/2010 B1, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 P1, C/2009 K5, C/2008 S3, C/2008 FK75, 236P, 65P
750Hobbs Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2009 Y1
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 5 in MPECs 2010-V105, 2010-V106, 2010-V107 & 2010-V110 -- C/2010 V1, P/2010 U1, 2010 LR33, C/2008 S3, 142P
C32Ka-Dar Obs. TAU Station in Russia, 2 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2010 B1, 241P
415Kambah Obs. in the Australian Capital Territory, 4 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2009 T1, C/2009 P1, 103P, 10P
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- P/2010 P4
D95Kurihara Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2009 Y1
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 20 in MPECs 2010-V105 & 2010-V106 -- 2010 VT11, 2010 VP21, 2010 VM65, 2010 UX6, 2010 TJ54, 2010 TC55, 2010 RP80, 1997 US2, 65679, 36236, 234061, 219071, 169352, 154300, 137062, 100926, 6569, 1865, 240P, 219P
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-V105 -- 2010 VN1
B33Libbiano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 103P
I36Los Campitos Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 103P
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 3 in MPECs 2010-V105 & 2010-V106 -- 2010 TV149, 2010 RA147, 103P
B82Maidbronn Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2009 Y1
C10Maisoncelles Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 236P
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 219P, 103P, 10P
A01Masia Cal Maciarol Modul 1 in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 103P
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 2 in MPECs 2010-V106 & 2010-V108 -- P/2010 U2, P/2010 R2
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2009 Y1, C/2008 FK75, 10P
B06Montseny Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2010 B1, 103P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 14 in MPECs 2010-V106 & 2010-V108 -- P/2010 U2, C/2010 S1, C/2010 B1, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 P1, C/2009 K5, C/2008 S3, 241P, 240P, 236P, 219P, 103P, 43P, 29P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2010-V105 & 2010-V106 -- 2010 VS71, 4660, 219P
D81Nagano Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2009 Y1
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2006 S3, 103P, 10P
I89Nerpio Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-V109 -- C/2010 U3
583Odessa-Mayaki Obs. in the Ukraine, 3 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2008 FK75, C/2007 Q3-A, C/2006 S3
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 4 in MPEC 2010-V105 -- 2010 VV21, 2008 XO2, 85938, 112221
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2010 B1
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2010 S1, 236P, 10P
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 3 in MPECs 2010-V106 & 2010-V110 -- C/2010 V1, 236P, 43P
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2010 FB87
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2010-V106 & 2010-V108 -- P/2010 U2, C/2006 S3
B56Sant Pere Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 103P
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 30 in MPECs 2010-V105, 2010-V106, 2010-V107 & 2010-V108 -- 2010 US7, 2010 UQ7, 2010 UD, P/2010 U2, P/2010 U1, 2010 TV149, 2010 TM3, 2010 TK167, 2010 TJ7, 2010 TF54, 2010 TC55, C/2010 S1, 2010 RN80, 2010 PM10, 2010 LY63, 2010 LO97, 2007 TD71, 2007 RU17, 2006 BG, 2004 VV, 2004 VT60, 2004 LJ, 2004 FU4, 2002 VE68, 2002 UR3, 2001 WT1, 2001 UX4, 4954, 236P, 219P
D93Sendai Obs. in Japan, 5 in MPECs 2010-V106 & 2010-V110 -- C/2010 V1, C/2010 B1, 241P, 240P, 10P
G68Sierra Stars Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 103P
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2010-V105 -- 2010 TP54, 2010 TA178, 2010 QE2, 2010 NG3, 2008 XO2
C36Starry Wanderer Obs., 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2009 Y1
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 11 in MPECs 2010-V105, 2010-V106 & 2010-V110 -- C/2010 V1, 2010 UQ7, C/2010 B1, 244P, 219P, 162P, 123P, 103P, 43P, 31P, 29P
D96Tzec Maun Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 5 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2010 FB87, C/2009 P1, 142P, 103P, 10P
A92Urseanu Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 103P
B51Vallauris Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- 103P
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 8 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2010 B1, C/2009 K5, C/2008 S3, C/2006 S3, 240P, 103P, 65P, 10P
367Yatsuka Obs. in Japan, 12 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2010 S1, C/2010 B1, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 P1, C/2009 K5, C/2008 FK75, C/2007 Q3-A, C/2006 S3, 65P, 43P, 29P, 10P
J08Zonalunar Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2010-V106 -- C/2006 S3, 236P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 10 November '10

Summary Risk Table for Risk Assessments Updated Today   (last checks: NEODyS and JPL at 2359 UTC)
See the CRT page for a list of all objects rated recently as risks and our ephemerides page for a list of risk-listed objects under current observation.
The time horizon for JPL is 100 years from today and for NEODyS is usually the year 2090. Both also post impact solutions beyond 100 years for a few special objects.
For the latest official risk assessments, and for explanations of the terminology, see the JPL NEO Program Sentry and NEODyS CLOMON (backup) risk pages.
0000NNN000

Object

Risk
Monitor
When
Noted
UTC
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Range

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Max

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Notes for Today's Latest Risk Assessments
2010 VA76NEODyS16292026-209045.8e-11-9.93-10.280NEODyS: "Based on 5 optical observations (of which 0 are rejected as outliers) from 2010-11-08.490 to 2010-11-09.488."
2010 VW75NEODyS16292012-2090301.83e-07-4.36-4.510NEODyS: "Based on 17 optical observations (of which 0 are rejected as outliers) from 2010-11-08.138 to 2010-11-09.157."
2010 VC72NEODyS16292012-2046211.34e-09-7.26-7.910NEODyS: "Based on 5 optical observations (of which 0 are rejected as outliers) from 2010-11-08.483 to 2010-11-09.479."
2010 VB72NEODyS16292015-208073.58e-08-4.52-4.710NEODyS: "Based on 10 optical observations (of which 0 are rejected as outliers) from 2010-11-08.401 to 2010-11-09.299."
2010 VN1JPL Sentry16292046-206651.9e-06-7.27-7.470JPL: "Analysis based on 54 observations spanning 5.3375 days (2010-Nov-04.00752 to 2010-Nov-09.345005)." Diameter approximately 0.007 km. from mean, weighted H=28.3.
NEODyS16292050-206042.87e-06-7.12-7.50NEODyS: "Based on 55 optical observations (of which 2 are rejected as outliers) from 2010-11-03.996 to 2010-11-09.346."
2010 VH1JPL Sentry1629R E M O V E DJPL: Risk listing removed at 1131 UTC.
2010 VQJPL Sentry16292034-2107361.7e-04-5.03-5.150JPL: "Analysis based on 28 observations spanning 7.8650 days (2010-Nov-01.34102 to 2010-Nov-09.206028)." Diameter approximately 0.010 km. from mean, weighted H=27.7.
NEODyS16292034-2087341.54e-04-5.04-5.160NEODyS: "Based on 28 optical observations (of which 0 are rejected as outliers) from 2010-11-01.342 to 2010-11-09.207."

Legend: VI# = VI count, Prob Cum = cumulative probability, PS Cum/Max = cumulative/maximum Palermo Scale, TS = Torino Scale

An impact solution, also known as a "virtual impactor" (VI), is not a prediction but rather a possibility derived from a variant orbit calculation that cannot be eliminated yet based on the existing data. Elimination can come quickly with just a little further observation or may take weeks or months, sometimes years. Once superceded or eliminated, a former impact solution has zero relevance to an object's risk. See Jon Giorgini's "Understanding Risk Pages" to learn more.

Chronology  on 10 November '10

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

2326Grabbed MPEC 2010-V106 - Observations of Comets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-V107 - Comet P/2010 U1 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-V108 - Comet P/2010 U2 (Hill) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-V109 - Comet C/2010 U3 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-V110 - Comet C/2010 V1 (Ikeya-Murakami) - see above
1629Noted that NEODyS has posted 2010 VA76 as an impact risk - see above
Noted that NEODyS has posted 2010 VB72 as an impact risk - see above
Noted that NEODyS has posted 2010 VC72 as an impact risk - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has removed 2010 VH1 as an impact risk - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2010 VN1 risk assessment - see above
Noted that NEODyS has updated its 2010 VN1 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2010 VQ risk assessment - see above
Noted that NEODyS has updated its 2010 VQ risk assessment - see above
Noted that NEODyS has posted 2010 VW75 as an impact risk - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-V105 - Daily Orbit Update - see above