Contents  on 20 August '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 20 August '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 17 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had seventeen objects listed. Of these, nine were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 26 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 20 August '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 20 Aug. '11 >>  MPEC 2011-Q06 - "06:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 20 August '11

Seven observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
7057Krisztian Sarneczky via Apache Point Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q06 -- 2008 SX245
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q06 -- 2011 GA55
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2011-Q06 -- 2011 OY17, 2011 OV4, 2011 OQ5, 2008 TR10
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q06 -- 2011 PO1
504Le Creusot Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q06 -- 1036
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2011-Q06 -- 37336, 1917
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q06 -- 68031
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 20 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 20 August '11

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

1640Grabbed MPEC 2011-Q06 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0244Noted that the NEOCP has become active