Contents  on 17 September '11


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NEOCP Activity  on 17 September '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two objects listed. Both of these were "one nighters."

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 17 September '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 17 Sept. '11 >>  MPEC 2011-S04 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 17 September '11

Eight observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H17Angel Peaks Obs. in Colorado, 1 in MPEC 2011-S04 -- 138524
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2011-S04 -- 2011 QY39, 2011 QE38, 2011 OV4, 2011 OQ5, 283460
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 6 in MPEC 2011-S04 -- 2011 RJ1, 2011 QT2, 2011 PT, 2009 AV, 2006 GY2, 2004 FF29
C73Galati Obs., 4 in MPEC 2011-S04 -- 2011 PT1, 2011 OV4, 2011 OQ5, 433
168Kourovskaya Obs. in Russia, 10 in MPEC 2011-S04 -- 2011 OV4, 39572, 37336, 36284, 283460, 138524, 8567, 1917, 1036, 433
950.Ovidiu Vaduvescu via La Palma in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2011-S04 -- 101955
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2011-S04 -- 2011 QD48, 2011 LC19
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2011-S04 -- 138524
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 17 September '11

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2359 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today, except that observation of one risk-listed object has been reported (see today's DOU MPEC above). 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 17 September '11

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

1508Grabbed MPEC 2011-S04 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Noted that the NEOCP has become active