Contents  on 24 May '11

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NEOCP Activity  on 24 May '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 41 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 41 objects listed. Of these, 23 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 61 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 24 May '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2011-K22 - "23:06 UT" - 2011 KH4


MPEC 2011-K21 - "22:59 UT" - 2011 KG4


MPEC 2011-K20 - "22:58 UT" - 2011 KF4


MPEC 2011-K19 - "10:51 UT" - 2011 KE3


<< DOU on 24 May '11 >>  MPEC 2011-K18 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 24 May '11

A total of 21 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2011-K18 -- 2010 WQ7
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K21 -- 2011 KG4
807|Robert Holmes via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2011-K20 -- 2011 KF4
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2011-K18 -- 2011 KE
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 4 in MPECs 2011-K18, 2011-K19, 2011-K21 & 2011-K22 -- 2011 KH4, 2011 KG4, 2011 KE3, 2011 JR13
695^Spacewatch via Kitt Peak Natl. Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K18 -- 2011 BY24
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 2 in MPEC 2011-K18 -- 2001 QP181, 256670
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2011-K18 -- 2011 HO
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2011-K18, 2011-K19 & 2011-K22 -- 2011 KH4, 2011 KE3, 1998 HK49, 207945, 20086, 184266
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 13 in MPEC 2011-K18 -- 2011 HQ, 2011 HP, 2010 WQ7, 2007 LQ19, 2006 SV134, 2001 QP181, 2000 JE5, 263976, 24445, 23187, 163696, 162463, 5626
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-K20 -- 2011 KF4
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2011-K20 -- 2011 KF4
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2011-K19 -- 2011 KE3
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2011-K18 & 2011-K20 -- 2011 KF4, 2011 KB
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2011-K19 & 2011-K21 -- 2011 KG4, 2011 KE3
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2011-K18 -- 2011 KE
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K18 -- 267494
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K18 -- 2011 HO53
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2011-K19 & 2011-K21 -- 2011 KG4, 2011 KE3
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2011-K18 & 2011-K20 -- 2011 KF4, 1998 KM3
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2011-K21 -- 2011 KG4
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 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 24 May '11

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

2359Grabbed MPEC 2011-K22 - 2011 KH4 - see above
2302Grabbed MPEC 2011-K20 - 2011 KF4 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K21 - 2011 KG4 - see above
1543Grabbed MPEC 2011-K18 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K19 - 2011 KE3 - see above