Contents  on 10 January '12

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Radar Astrometry  on 10 January '12

Radar observation of four objects

The JPL Solar System Dynamics Group Radar Astrometry database has added or updated the following small-body radar observing work:


Data update noted at 0126 UTC when the database was dated 9 Jan.


Data update noted at 2004 UTC when the database was dated 10 Jan.


Data update noted at 2124 UTC when the database was dated 10 Jan.


Data update noted at 2305 UTC when the database was dated 10 Jan.



Photometry is needed for upcoming radar targets and also some astrometry. See Arecibo and Goldstone schedules.

NEOCP Activity  on 10 January '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six objects listed. Of these, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of nine listings on the NEOCP today.

New MPECs  on 10 January '12

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 10 Jan. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-A43 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 10 January '12

Ten observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 4 in radar -- 2011 WS74, 2001 YE4, 170502, 7341
G51Byrne Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2012-A43 -- 2011 XO3
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-A43 -- 7341
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 7 in MPEC 2012-A43 -- 2009 WR6, 2005 YS, 2001 YE4, 90147, 142563, 137084, 3200
G48Doc Greiner Research Obs. Rancho Hildalgo (DGRO-RH) in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2012-A43 -- 2012 AC3, 2011 YW1, 2011 YA
E16Grove Creek Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-A43 -- 2011 YU62
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2012-A43 -- 2011 YA, 2011 WV134, 2011 SL102
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2012-A43 -- 2004 JO2, 96315
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2012-A43 -- 2011 YE6, 2011 WV134, 2008 WZ13, 2005 PO, 2003 BL1
A48Verona Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2012-A43 -- 2012 AE1, 2011 YH40, 2011 YA
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 10 January '12

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 10 January '12

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

2305Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above
2124Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above
2004Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above
1707Grabbed MPEC 2012-A43 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0126Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above