Contents  on 9 January '12


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NEOCP Activity  on 9 January '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 5 listings

When last checked at 2343 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had five objects listed. Of these, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of nine 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 9 January '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2343 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 9 Jan. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-A42 - "06:04 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2012-A41 - "00:25 UT" - 2011 XO3

Observers  on 9 January '12

Seven observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 5 in MPEC 2012-A42 -- 2011 YS62, 2011 YH6, 2011 XE1, 2011 RR12, 2011 FZ2
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-A41 -- 2011 XO3
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 8 in MPEC 2012-A42 -- 2011 YE6, 2008 YT30, 2006 VY13, 2002 AN11, 99799, 37336, 159857, 141498
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-A41 -- 2011 XO3
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 7 in MPECs 2012-A41 & 2012-A42 -- 2012 AE1, 2011 XO3, 2005 XM4, 53430, 21277, 111253, 2062
I20Rio Cuarto Obs. in Argentina, 5 in MPEC 2012-A42 -- 2011 OV18, 101873, 3352, 3103, 1917
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 16 in MPECs 2012-A41 & 2012-A42 -- 2012 AY, 2012 AE1, 2011 YV15, 2011 YJ28, 2011 YH40, 2011 YG6, 2011 YG28, 2011 YA, 2011 XO3, 2011 XE1, 2011 WO41, 2011 UU106, 2011 SL102, 2006 VY13, 2001 YE4, 1996 AE2
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 January '12

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2343 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 9 January '12

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

1730Grabbed MPEC 2012-A42 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0038Grabbed MPEC 2012-A41 - 2011 XO3 - see above