Miguel Hurtado, Jaime Nomen & Jaume Andreu 
 at La Sagra Obs., courtesy Planetary Soc.

The Planetary Society has posted its list of 2010 Shoemaker NEO Grants to amateur observers -- six recipients in four countries receiving from us$1,405 to $8,000, totaling $33,285: Russell Durkee, David Higgins, Robert Holmes, Herman Mikuz, and Jaime Nomen, as well as Jupiter impacts discoverer Anthony Wesley. One of the larger grants goes to Nomen at La Sagra Observatory in Spain (above), photo courtesy of the Planetary Society.


Contents  on 25 November '10

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NEOCP Activity  on 25 November '10

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

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two updated 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 25 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-W29 - "15:02 UT" - Comet P/2010 V1 (Ikeya-Murakami)


<< DOU on 25 Nov. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-W28 - "07:13 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2010-W27 - "02:00 UT" - Comet P/2010 T2 (Panstarrs)


MPEC 2010-W26 - "01:15 UT" - Comet C/2010 A4 (Siding Spring)


MPEC 2010-W25 - "01:11 UT" - Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd)


MPEC 2010-W24 - "01:01 UT" - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd)

Observers  on 25 November '10

A total of 45 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
834AAAA Buenos Aires Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2010-W25 -- C/2009 P1
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPECs 2010-W25 & 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1, C/2009 P1
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 26 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 2010 WL, 2010 WB, 2010 VZ139, 2010 VZ11, 2010 VY190, 2010 VT11, 2010 VQ21, 2010 VN98, 2010 VK, 2010 VD139, 2010 UX7, 2010 UQ7, 2010 UO7, 2010 UK8, 2010 UH7, 2010 UE7, 2010 TX54, 2010 TJ7, 2010 TF54, 2010 TC47, 2010 SV3, 2010 RP80, 2010 RC130, 2010 RA147, 2010 PM10, 2002 VE68
I32Beta Orionis Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2010-W25 -- C/2009 P1
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
B66Casasco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 3838
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2010-W24 & 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1, C/2008 P1
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-W27 -- P/2010 T2
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
I39Cruz del Sur Obs., 1 in MPEC 2010-W25 -- C/2009 P1
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
114Engelhardt Obs. Zelenchukskaya Station in Karachay-Cherkessia, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
E85Farm Cove Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2010-W25 -- C/2009 P1
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
J77Golden Hill Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-W24 -- C/2008 P1
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 2010 VD139
H16HUT Obs., 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
951Highworth Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 4688
D88Hiratsuka Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-W25 -- C/2009 P1
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2010-W24 & 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1, C/2008 P1
415Kambah Obs. in the Australian Capital Territory, 1 in MPEC 2010-W25 -- C/2009 P1
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 2 in MPECs 2010-W27 & 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1, P/2010 T2
D95Kurihara Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPECs 2010-W25 & 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1, C/2009 P1
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 2010 VM1
711McDonald Obs. in Texas, 5 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 2010 WL, 2010 TC47, 2010 SC41, 2010 RF181, 153814
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPECs 2010-W25 & 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1, C/2009 P1
D81Nagano Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2010-W25 -- C/2009 P1
D92Osaki Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-W25 -- C/2009 P1
561Piszkesteto Sta. in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2010-W24 -- C/2008 P1
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2010-W27 & 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1, P/2010 T2
D90RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 2 in MPECs 2010-W25 & 2010-W26 -- C/2010 A4, C/2009 P1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2010-W27 & 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1, P/2010 T2
D93Sendai Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 3752
587Sormano Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 2010 WL, 2010 VY190, 2010 VN65
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
I66Taurus Australis Obs. in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2010-W25 -- C/2009 P1
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1
D96Tzec Maun Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 2 in MPECs 2010-W25 & 2010-W26 -- C/2010 A4, C/2009 P1
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 1 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 2010 SC41
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 4 in MPEC 2010-W28 -- 2008 NP3, 89355, 247517, 175729
367Yatsuka Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPECs 2010-W25 & 2010-W29 -- P/2010 V1, C/2009 P1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 25 November '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 25 November '10

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

1719Grabbed MPEC 2010-W28 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-W29 - Comet P/2010 V1 (Ikeya-Murakami) - see above
0642Noted that the NEOCP has become active
0214Grabbed MPEC 2010-W27 - Comet P/2010 T2 (Panstarrs) - see above
0118Grabbed MPEC 2010-W24 - Comet C/2008 P1 (Garradd) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-W25 - Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2010-W26 - Comet C/2010 A4 (Siding Spring) - see above