Contents  on 12 May '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 12 May '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six objects listed. Of these, three were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eight listings on the NEOCP 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 12 May '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 12 May '11 >>  MPEC 2011-J49 - "07:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 12 May '11

Eleven observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 2011 JL
807|Robert Holmes via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 4 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 2011 JU10, 2011 JM5, 2011 JB10, 2010 XK52
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 2011 JA, 2011 HC24
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 4 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 2011 GC, 52750, 163250, 3554
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 2011 HH1, 2011 EZ78, 2007 PP6, 2005 WD1, 1866
H23Pear Tree Obs. in Florida, 1 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 141432
C64Puchenstuben Obs., 1 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 4954
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 2007 LQ19, 2001 QP181, 1998 UN1
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 2008 FT6, 2007 HA59, 1998 HK49
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 14 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 2011 JZ10, 2011 JL, 2011 HS60, 2011 HR60, 2011 HR, 2011 HQ, 2011 HP24, 2011 HO53, 2011 HC36, 2011 GX65, 2011 FS6, 2010 OS22, 2006 RG7, 2006 MJ10
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2011-J49 -- 2011 JR13, 2006 YD
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 12 May '11

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 12 May '11

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

1208Grabbed MPEC 2011-J49 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Noted that the NEOCP has become active