Contents  on 18 May '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 18 May '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one object listed.

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 18 May '11

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 2011-K08 - "18:01 UT" - PHAs

MPEC 2011-K07 - "18:01 UT" - Unusual Minor Planets

MPEC 2011-K06 - "18:01 UT" - Amors

MPEC 2011-K05 - "18:01 UT" - Atens and Apollos

MPEC 2011-K04 - "17:56 UT" - Observable Comets

<< DOU on 18 May '11 >>  MPEC 2011-K03 - "07:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 18 May '11

Nine observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 17 in MPEC 2011-K03 -- 2011 JR13, 2011 HT, 2011 HS, 2011 HQ, 2011 HP, 2011 HL7, 2011 GQ65, 2011 GL62, 2011 GD62, 2011 AO52, 2010 WQ7, 2008 JV19, 2007 PP6, 2006 UQ217, 2006 SV134, 2006 OY10, 2001 QP181
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K03 -- 2005 TG45
807|Robert Holmes via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 7 in MPEC 2011-K03 -- 2011 JR13, 2011 GD62, 2011 GA55, 2011 FY2, 2008 CM116, 2006 JF42, 2004 LH
970Chelmsford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2011-K03 -- 2011 GP59
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2011-K03 -- 2011 HO
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2011-K03 -- 267494, 188174, 137170
233San Vito Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2011-K03 -- 8176
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPEC 2011-K03 -- 2011 EZ78, 2011 CH71
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 14 in MPEC 2011-K03 -- 2011 JY1, 2011 JR13, 2011 JN5, 2011 HL7, 2011 HC24, 2011 GQ65, 2011 FB29, 2011 BJ2, 2010 TU5, 2008 GV20, 2006 SV134, 2004 JO2, 2002 JQ100, 2001 QP181
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 18 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 18 May '11

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

1901Grabbed MPEC 2011-K04 - Observable Comets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K05 - Atens and Apollos - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K06 - Amors - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K07 - Unusual Minor Planets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K08 - PHAs - see above
1551Grabbed MPEC 2011-K03 - Daily Orbit Update - see above