Contents  on 16 July '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 16 July '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of four 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 16 July '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2011-O06 - "16:31 UT" - PHAs

MPEC 2011-O05 - "16:31 UT" - Unusual Minor Planets

MPEC 2011-O04 - "16:31 UT" - Amors

MPEC 2011-O03 - "16:31 UT" - Atens and Apollos

MPEC 2011-O02 - "16:26 UT" - Observable Comets

<< DOU on 16 July '11 >>  MPEC 2011-O01 - "07:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 16 July '11

Two observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 19 in MPEC 2011-O01 -- 2011 NY, 2011 NP, 2011 MX2, 2011 MW1, 2011 MV1, 2011 MO4, 2011 MK, 2011 LX10, 2011 LJ1, 2011 KN9, 2011 JA8, 2011 CG2, 2009 WR6, 2008 SO, 2008 LV16, 2006 AK8, 2005 TZ51, 2003 AL73, 2000 TU28
807|Robert Holmes via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 2 in MPEC 2011-O01 -- 2011 KF4, 2007 LR32
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 16 July '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 16 July '11

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

1801Grabbed MPEC 2011-O02 - Observable Comets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-O03 - Atens and Apollos - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-O04 - Amors - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-O05 - Unusual Minor Planets - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-O06 - PHAs - see above
1547Grabbed MPEC 2011-O01 - Daily Orbit Update - see above