Contents  on 16 November '11

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NEOCP Activity  on 16 November '11

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 7 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had seven objects listed. Of these, three were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of fifteen 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 16 November '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-W03 - "23:15 UT" - 2011 VG9


MPEC 2011-W02 - "23:13 UT" - 2011 VF9


<< DOU on 16 Nov. '11 >>  MPEC 2011-W01 - "06:04 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 16 November '11

Nineteen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
C60Argelander Institute for Astronomy Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 2005 YU55
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 2 in MPECs 2011-W01 & 2011-W03 -- 2011 VG9, 2011 UZ275
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 302831, 297418, 219071, 209924, 208617, 7341
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 13 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 2001 UE5, 85818, 85628, 42286, 305090, 302591, 175706, 162433, 162273, 136923, 2212, 2201, 1943
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 14 in MPECs 2011-W01, 2011-W02 & 2011-W03 -- 2011 VG9, 2011 VF9, 2011 UZ275, 2011 UY255, 2011 UW114, 2011 UU158, 2011 UL147, 2011 SR69, 2011 SJ68, 2011 FZ2, 2009 VO24, 2009 SK1, 2006 UQ217, 2004 JO2
G48Doc Greiner Research Obs. Rancho Hildalgo (DGRO-RH) in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 2011 TN9, 137799
J19El Maestrat Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 7341
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2011-W03 -- 2011 VG9
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 2011 SR69, 2011 SL102, 2005 YU55, 2004 JO2, 170502, 154302
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 4 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 20086, 7358, 1917, 1036
118Modra Obs. in Slovakia, 3 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 2011 US63, 2011 SL102, 2011 RR12
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2011-W01, 2011-W02 & 2011-W03 -- 2011 VG9, 2011 VF9, 2011 UZ275, 2011 UD115, 2011 KF4
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 2005 YU55, 5143
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 1 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 2011 SR69
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 2011 UV158, 2011 UA115
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2011-W02 & 2011-W03 -- 2011 VG9, 2011 VF9
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 4486
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 27 in MPECs 2011-W01, 2011-W02 & 2011-W03 -- 2011 VR5, 2011 VQ5, 2011 VO5, 2011 VH5, 2011 VG9, 2011 VF9, 2011 UY114, 2011 UU20, 2011 UT20, 2011 UQ91, 2011 UP91, 2011 UP63, 2011 UG256, 2011 UE256, 2011 UD256, 2011 UD115, 2011 UB276, 2011 UA276, 2011 TC4, 2011 SU68, 2011 SU232, 2011 SG5, 2011 SD173, 2011 QP96, 2010 SO16, 2004 SV26, 2001 VH5
6731program code 1 via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2011-W01 -- 433
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 16 November '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 16 November '11

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

2359Grabbed MPEC 2011-W02 - 2011 VF9 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2011-W03 - 2011 VG9 - see above
0736Grabbed MPEC 2011-W01 - Daily Orbit Update - see above