Contents  on 26 May '11

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NEOCP Activity  on 26 May '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 70 listings

When last checked at 2308 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 70 objects listed. Of these, 42 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 86 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 26 May '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2308 UTC, there have been seven MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2011-K31 - "21:46 UT" - 2008 AS28


MPEC 2011-K30 - "14:17 UT" - 2011 KD11


MPEC 2011-K29 - "13:02 UT" - 2011 KN9


MPEC 2011-K28 - "13:00 UT" - 2011 KK9


MPEC 2011-K27 - "12:59 UT" - 2011 KF9


MPEC 2011-K26 - "11:49 UT" - 2011 JA8


<< DOU on 26 May '11 >>  MPEC 2011-K25 - "07:06 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 26 May '11

A total of 28 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B03Alter Satzberg Obs. in Austria, 3 in MPECs 2011-K25 & 2011-K26 -- 2011 KG4, 2011 KE, 2011 JA8
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 11 in MPECs 2011-K25, 2011-K26, 2011-K27 & 2011-K29 -- 2011 KN9, 2011 KF9, 2011 KE, 2011 KB, 2011 JR13, 2011 JA8, 2011 HR, 2011 HP, 2011 HL7, 2011 GQ65, 2011 AO52
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2011-K25, 2011-K29 & 2011-K31 -- 2011 KN9, 2008 AS28, 138359, 7889, 5626, 4257
807|Robert Holmes via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 4 in MPECs 2011-K27, 2011-K28, 2011-K29 & 2011-K30 -- 2011 KN9, 2011 KK9, 2011 KF9, 2011 KD11
J04ESA Optical Ground Station in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2011-K26 -- 2011 JA8
I19El Gato Gris Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2011-K27 -- 2011 KF9
E10Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2011-K30 -- 2011 KD11
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2011-K25 -- 2011 HQ, 2011 HP, 267494
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2011-K29 -- 2011 KN9
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPEC 2011-K25 -- 2011 KG4, 2011 KE, 2011 HT, 2011 HL7
046Klet Obs. in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2011-K29 -- 2011 KN9
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 6 in MPECs 2011-K25 & 2011-K27 -- 2011 KF9, 2011 JR13, 2006 UQ217, 86878, 20086, 169675
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2011-K26 -- 2011 JA8
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K28 -- 2011 KK9
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 7 in MPEC 2011-K25 -- 263976, 24445, 23187, 188174, 163696, 162463, 5626
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 5 in MPEC 2011-K25 -- 2011 ET29, 86667, 184990, 164400, 163335
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2011-K25 -- 2011 KE, 2011 JR13, 2011 HQ, 2011 HP
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2011-K26 -- 2011 JA8
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2011-K27, 2011-K29 & 2011-K31 -- 2011 KN9, 2011 KF9, 2008 AS28
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2011-K25 -- 2011 JR13, 162463, 154453
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPECs 2011-K25 & 2011-K29 -- 2011 KN9, 2011 HO, 2011 EZ78, 2010 TU5, 2004 GP, 1998 KM3
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2011-K30 -- 2011 KD11
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPECs 2011-K25 & 2011-K29 -- 2011 KN9, 2011 KG4
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K28 -- 2011 KK9
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2011-K29 -- 2011 KN9
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2011-K25 -- 2011 KF4, 163335
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-K25 -- 20086
198Wildberg Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPECs 2011-K27 & 2011-K29 -- 2011 KN9, 2011 KF9
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 26 May '11

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2308 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 26 May '11

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

2205Grabbed MPEC 2011-K31 - 2008 AS28 - see above
1502Grabbed MPEC 2011-K30 - 2011 KD11 - see above
1407Grabbed MPEC 2011-K25 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K26 - 2011 JA8 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K27 - 2011 KF9 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K28 - 2011 KK9 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-K29 - 2011 KN9 - see above