Contents  on 22 May '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 22 May '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 43 listings

When last checked at 2305 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 43 objects listed. Of these, 25 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 50 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 22 May '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2304 UTC, there have been three MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2011-K16 - "15:13 UT" - 2011 KE

<< DOU on 22 May '11 >>  MPEC 2011-K15 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2011-K14 - "01:44 UT" - 2011 KB

Observers  on 22 May '11

Nineteen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE
807|Robert Holmes via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 6 in MPEC 2011-K15 -- 2011 JU2, 2011 JL, 2011 JD1, 2011 HS4, 2011 GX65, 2011 GO65
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2011-K15 -- 2011 JL, 2011 HL7
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. (DGRO) in Wisconsin, 2 in MPECs 2011-K15 & 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE, 2011 JR13
E10Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2011-K14 -- 2011 KB
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2011-K14 -- 2011 KB
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 3 in MPEC 2011-K15 -- 256670, 141432, 4954
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2011-K15 -- 267494, 4954, 1866
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2011-K14, 2011-K15 & 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE, 2011 KB, 2004 JG6
I89Nerpio Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2011-K15 -- 2010 TV149
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 10 in MPEC 2011-K15 -- 2011 JZ10, 2011 JU10, 2011 HS4, 2011 HE24, 2011 GS60, 2011 GL44, 2011 GH3, 2011 FZ2, 2010 TS149, 2006 TN
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2011-K14 & 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE, 2011 KB
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2011-K16 -- 2011 KE
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 22 May '11

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2304 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 22 May '11

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

1535Grabbed MPEC 2011-K15 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K16 - 2011 KE - see above
0156Grabbed MPEC 2011-K14 - 2011 KB - see above