Contents  on 25 May '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 25 May '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 60 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 60 objects listed. Of these, 35 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 73 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 25 May '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2011-K24 - "16:47 UT" - Three New TNOs

<< DOU on 25 May '11 >>  MPEC 2011-K23 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 25 May '11

Eighteen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2007 RA20
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2011 HQ, 2011 HP, 2011 HO, 275714
H26Doc Greiner Research Obs. in Wisconsin, 1 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2011 KE
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2011 KE
6958J.W. Parker via Kitt Peak Natl. Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K24 -- 2005 GH228
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 6 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2011 JR13, 250614, 169675, 163250, 7358, 4954
568{JJ Kavelaars on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 3 in MPEC 2011-K24 -- 2005 GH228, 2005 CF81, 2004 HM79
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2010 WQ7, 2008 GV20
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2011 JL, 65803
6758Brett Gladman via Mt. Palomar in southern California, 2 in MPEC 2011-K24 -- 2005 GH228, 2004 HM79
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 208115
608NEAT's USAF Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 208115
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2011 HQ, 2011 HP, 2010 WQ7, 2007 LQ19, 2001 QP181
233San Vito Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2001 QP181, 162463
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 11 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2011 KE, 2011 KB, 2011 JR13, 2011 HQ, 2011 HP, 2011 HO, 2010 TU5, 2006 OY10, 2002 WP11, 2002 OM4, 277473
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2011 KG4
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 2061
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-K23 -- 20086
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 25 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 25 May '11

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

1704Grabbed MPEC 2011-K24 - Three New TNOs - see above
1600Grabbed MPEC 2011-K23 - Daily Orbit Update - see above