Contents  on 6 February '12


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Traffic Report  on 6 February '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No objects are reported flying inside ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. Next up, radar target 2011 CP4 arrives inside ten LD on February 22nd

This report was posted at 1534 UTC.

Notes: Ten LD has no astronomical significance but is a useful reporting boundary. Distances are interpreted by A/CC from JPL Horizons data. See also today's timeline plus current additional details, sky chart, and ephemerides.

NEOCP Activity  on 6 February '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 10 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had ten objects listed. Of these, six 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 6 February '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 6 Feb. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-C33 - "06:04 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 6 February '12

Ten observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 2 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 2009 AV, 2008 AV28
A27Eridanus Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 433
C32Ka-Dar Obs. TAU Station in Russia, 2 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 2012 BC124, 2012 AA11
695{Tomas Vorobjov in England via Kitt Peak Natl. Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 163000
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 2008 WZ13, 24475
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 162120
608NEAT's USAF Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 162082
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 5 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 2011 WV134, 21277, 136923, 101873, 6455
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 433
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-C33 -- 2012 BE77
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 6 February '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 6 February '12

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

1534Posted Traffic Report
1533Grabbed MPEC 2012-C33 - Daily Orbit Update - see above