Contents  on 17 March '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 17 March '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 8 listings: 5 new, 3 updated

When last checked at 2320 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had five new and three updated listings. All 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 17 March '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2320 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 17 Mar. '11 >>  MPEC 2011-F03 - "07:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 17 March '11

Six observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 6 in MPEC 2011-F03 -- 2011 EW74, 2011 EW29, 2011 EK, 2011 ED41, 2011 BA12, 2011 AO52
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2011-F03 -- 2000 EF104, 144332, 11885, 8176
J18Churchstoke Obs. in Wales, 2 in MPEC 2011-F03 -- 2011 EP51, 2011 EN51
A27Eridanus Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2011-F03 -- 2011 BO59
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-F03 -- 2011 CY46
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2011-F03 -- 2011 EX29
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 17 March '11

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2320 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 17 March '11

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

1339Grabbed MPEC 2011-F03 - Daily Orbit Update - see above