Contents  on 23 August '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 23 August '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 33 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 33 objects listed. Of these, 25 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 51 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 23 August '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-Q17 - "23:22 UT" - 2011 QX8

MPEC 2011-Q16 - "16:50 UT" - 2011 PW6

MPEC 2011-Q15 - "15:02 UT" - 2010 JH124

<< DOU on 23 Aug. '11 >>  MPEC 2011-Q14 - "06:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 23 August '11

Fourteen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 6 in MPECs 2011-Q14, 2011-Q16 & 2011-Q17 -- 2011 QX8, 2011 QE2, 2011 PW6, 2011 OX4, 2011 NZ, 2011 CY46
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q14 -- 2000 CP101
807|Robert Holmes via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 9 in MPEC 2011-Q14 -- 2011 QT2, 2011 QS2, 2011 QE2, 2011 PT1, 2011 PT, 2011 OX4, 2011 ON24, 2011 OJ5, 2011 OE16
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q17 -- 2011 QX8
F658David Tholen's team in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q15 -- 2010 JH124
D35Lulin Minor Bodies Tracking in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q14 -- 162173
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q15 -- 2010 JH124
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 3 in MPEC 2011-Q14 -- 2011 OM5, 2008 VH, 2008 RJ1
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q14 -- 2011 QT2
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 7 in MPECs 2011-Q14, 2011-Q16 & 2011-Q17 -- 2011 QX8, 2011 PW6, 2006 WP127, 2006 SC6, 2001 BZ39, 162162, 106589
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q17 -- 2011 QX8
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q17 -- 2011 QX8
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2011-Q14 -- 2000 CP101, 280136, 20086, 1917
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2011-Q14 -- 2011 PT1, 2011 PK10
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 23 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 23 August '11

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

2359Grabbed MPEC 2011-Q17 - 2011 QX8 - see above
1740Grabbed MPEC 2011-Q16 - 2011 PW6 - see above
1633Grabbed MPEC 2011-Q14 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-Q15 - 2010 JH124 - see above