Contents  on 24 December '10

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NEOCP Activity  on 24 December '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing: 1 new

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new listing. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of two 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 December '10

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2010-Y24 - "21:28 UT" - Observations and Orbits of Comets


<< DOU on 24 Dec. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-Y23 - "07:10 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 24 December '10

A total of 25 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 16 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 X1, P/2010 V1, P/2010 U2, P/2010 U1, C/2010 S1, C/2010 G2, C/2010 B1, C/2009 P1, C/2007 VO53, C/2005 L3, 241P, 240P, 43P, 31P, 29P, 10P
J24Altamira Obs. in the Canary Islands, 11 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 S1, C/2010 B1, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 P1, C/2009 K5, C/2008 S3, 240P, 123P, 103P, 65P, 10P
C07Anysllum Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 B1
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2007 G1
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 8 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 KW7, C/2010 G2, C/2010 B1, C/2007 VO53, C/2007 Q3, 240P, 123P, 29P
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 X1, C/2010 B1, C/2009 K5, 103P, 29P
958Dax Obs. in France, 10 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 S1, C/2010 B1, C/2009 Y1, C/2009 K5, C/2008 FK75, 240P, 223P, 103P, 29P, 10P
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- 103P
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- 103P
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 4 in MPECs 2010-Y23 & 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 X1, 2010 RN80, 240P, 103P
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 4 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2009 Y1, C/2009 K5, C/2008 FK75, 123P
168Kourovskaya Obs. in Russia, 4 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2009 Y1, C/2009 K5, 236P, 103P
D95Kurihara Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- P/2010 V1, C/2010 B1, C/2009 Y1, 103P, 29P, 10P
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2009 Y1
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 3 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 S1, C/2009 Y1, C/2008 FK75
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- P/2010 W1
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 S1, C/2010 B1, C/2009 K5, 103P, 10P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 12 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- P/2010 V1, C/2010 S1, C/2010 KW7, C/2010 B1, C/2009 K5, 240P, 223P, 123P, 103P, 43P, 29P, 10P
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 B1, 123P, 103P, 10P
583Odessa-Mayaki Obs. in the Ukraine, 2 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 B1, C/2009 K5
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 B1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 19 in MPECs 2010-Y23 & 2010-Y24 -- 2010 XS45, 2010 XC15, 2010 XA25, 2010 XA24, 2010 WA9, 2010 VK188, 2010 TP54, 2010 JL33, C/2009 T1, C/2009 P1, C/2008 FK75, 2006 WY2, 2005 GC120, 244P, 240P, 236P, 219P, 88P, 10P
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2010-Y23 -- 2010 XZ67, 2010 XX72, 2010 XM69, 2010 WF3, 2010 TY54
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 4 in MPEC 2010-Y24 -- C/2010 G2, 103P, 43P, 29P
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 7 in MPECs 2010-Y23 & 2010-Y24 -- 2010 XZ67, 2010 TH19, 2008 AT28, 89830, 244977, 144901, 162P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 December '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 24 December '10

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

2205Grabbed MPEC 2010-Y24 - Observations and Orbits of Comets - see above
2058Noted that the NEOCP has become active
1610Grabbed MPEC 2010-Y23 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Noted that the NEOCP has become empty