Contents  on 15 August '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 15 August '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one object listed. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of three 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 15 August '11

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2011-P59 - "12:52 UT" - 2011 PK10

MPEC 2011-P58 - "12:28 UT" - 2011 ON45

<< DOU on 15 Aug. '11 >>  MPEC 2011-P57 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 15 August '11

Eight observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
I77CEAMIG-REA in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2011-P59 -- 2011 PK10
C13Como Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2011-P57 -- 2000 CP101
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2011-P57 -- 2011 PO1
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2011-P58 -- 2011 ON45
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2011-P58 -- 2011 ON45
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2011-P57 -- 2011 JP29, 2011 JA8, 37336
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2011-P57 -- 283729
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 4 in MPECs 2011-P57 & 2011-P59 -- 2011 PT1, 2011 PK10, 2011 PF2, 2011 LA19
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 15 August '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 15 August '11

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

1503Grabbed MPEC 2011-P57 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-P58 - 2011 ON45 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-P59 - 2011 PK10 - see above