Contents  on 30 May '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 30 May '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 57 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 57 objects listed. Of these, 24 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 65 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 30 May '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

<< DOU on 30 May '11 >>  MPEC 2011-K50 - "07:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 30 May '11

Nine observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
J04ESA Optical Ground Station in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2011-K50 -- 2011 KY15
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2011-K50 -- 2011 HO, 267494, 1866
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2011-K50 -- 2011 JA8
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-K50 -- 2011 HP
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 4 in MPEC 2011-K50 -- 2011 JA8, 2011 HP, 2008 HE, 2006 SV134
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2011-K50 -- 2007 PP6, 1866
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K50 -- 2008 HE
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-K50 -- 137158
A48Verona Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2011-K50 -- 2011 KE, 2011 HP, 2011 HO, 2011 EZ78, 2011 AO52
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 30 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 30 May '11

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

1627Grabbed MPEC 2011-K50 - Daily Orbit Update - see above