Contents  on 31 August '11

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NEOCP Activity  on 31 August '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 34 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 34 objects listed. Of these, 21 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 43 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 31 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-Q57 - "17:19 UT" - 2010 VZ98


MPEC 2011-Q56 - "16:55 UT" - 2011 QC46


<< DOU on 31 Aug. '11 >>  MPEC 2011-Q55 - "06:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 31 August '11

Fourteen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 5 in MPECs 2011-Q55 & 2011-Q56 -- 2011 QS2, 2011 QG9, 2011 QF23, 2011 QC46, 2011 EW16
807|Robert Holmes via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q56 -- 2011 QC46
157Frasso Sabino Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 2011 QT2, 2011 QF14, 2011 OM5
046Klet Obs. in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 2011 OQ5
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 138524
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 18 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 2011 QY37, 2011 QX8, 2011 QJ21, 2011 QG9, 2011 QF23, 2011 QF14, 2011 QE23, 2011 QE2, 2011 PT1, 2011 PT, 2011 PS, 2011 PF2, 2011 OL51, 2011 OJ10, 2011 OC18, 2010 OC103, 2007 WU4, 2002 GM2
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 2004 UL
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 3 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 2005 TR15, 2004 QB17, 163373
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 4 in MPECs 2011-Q55 & 2011-Q56 -- 2011 QC46, 2011 PF2, 2008 QF, 220839
H06+program code "+" (20) via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 226514
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2011-Q57 -- 2010 VZ98
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 5 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 2011 QJ21, 2011 OR15, 231134, 174050, 136923
645Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) in New Mexico, 5 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 2008 UD1, 2008 RV, 2008 RG1, 2007 TD71, 2007 FA
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2011-Q55 -- 2011 QZ13, 2011 QY11, 2011 PU, 2011 OV18, 2000 SH8
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 31 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 31 August '11

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

1823Grabbed MPEC 2011-Q57 - 2010 VZ98 - see above
1700Grabbed MPEC 2011-Q56 - 2011 QC46 - see above
1605Grabbed MPEC 2011-Q55 - Daily Orbit Update - see above