Contents  on 8 June '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 8 June '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 106 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 106 objects listed. Of these, 54 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 128 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 8 June '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2011-L33 - "18:06 UT" - Comet C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs)

MPEC 2011-L32 - "12:44 UT" - 2011 LX10

MPEC 2011-L31 - "11:42 UT" - 2011 LV10

<< DOU on 8 June '11 >>  MPEC 2011-L30 - "07:08 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 8 June '11

Sixteen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 13 in MPECs 2011-L30, 2011-L31 & 2011-L33 -- 2011 LZ2, 2011 LV10, 2011 LL2, 2011 LJ1, 2011 LH, 2011 LD1, C/2011 L4, 2011 KP16, 2011 KO17, 2011 KK15, 2011 KJ15, 2011 KF9, 2011 JR13
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2011-L30 & 2011-L32 -- 2011 LX10, 8567, 2062
807,Ovidiu Vaduvescu via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2011-L30 -- 2009 BD
F65%Tim Lister in southern California via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2011-L33 -- C/2011 L4
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2011-L31 -- 2011 LV10
682Kanab Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2011-L30 -- 2011 JA8
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-L32 -- 2011 LX10
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 2 in MPECs 2011-L31 & 2011-L33 -- 2011 LV10, C/2011 L4
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2011-L30, 2011-L31, 2011-L32 & 2011-L33 -- 2011 LX10, 2011 LV10, C/2011 L4, 2011 JA8, 277473, 7889
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 4 in MPECs 2011-L30, 2011-L31 & 2011-L33 -- 2011 LV10, C/2011 L4, 2008 TR10, 138404
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 5 in MPEC 2011-L30 -- 2011 JP29, 2011 HO, 2011 EZ78, 2008 HE, 2008 AS28
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-L33 -- C/2011 L4
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2011-L30 -- 2011 KP17, 2004 LH
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2011-L30 -- 2011 KN9, 2004 JO2
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2011-L30 & 2011-L32 -- 2011 LX10, 2011 HE24, 2006 OS5
H10Tzec Maun Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-L33 -- C/2011 L4
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 8 June '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 8 June '11

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

1906Grabbed MPEC 2011-L33 - Comet C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs) - see above
1617Grabbed MPEC 2011-L30 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-L31 - 2011 LV10 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-L32 - 2011 LX10 - see above