Contents on 9 February '12
- Traffic Report -- no objects
- IAU Minor Planet Center
- Observers -- two observers
- Impact Risk Monitoring -- nothing to report
- Consolidated Risk Tables - the CRT page (archive)
Of 439 risk-listed objects, 26 have had news in the last 31 days. Updated at 1552 UTC on 9 Feb.
- Earth's Busy Neighborhood close passer EBN Traffic Report
No objects are known to be within ten LD of Earth today. Updated at 1633 UTC on 9 Feb.
- Ephemerides for risk-rated & nearby objects + potential mission destinations
- News image catalog
- News old archive & Small Objects Archive
- Object Links - mainly for radar targets & close passers - updated 27 Jan.
- Observing Campaigns
Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.
Traffic Report on 9 February '12
No objects reported inside ten LD
No asteroids are reported traveling inside ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. Up next, radar target 2011 CP4 arrives inside ten LD.
This report was posted at 1600 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 9 February '12
The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 4 listings
When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had four objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of seven 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 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.
- Observation campaigns (radar support, potential mission destinations)
- H5706 175706 1996 FG3 (PMD) from TRAPPIST (Jan. 1.22-24p14, 15.07-21p105 & 22.03-19p64)
-- Potential mission destinations list & ephemerides
- Observations of other asteroidal objects
- V5508 315508 2008 AB31 from Schiaparelli Obs. (Jan. 25.10-11p3)
Observers on 9 February '12
Two observers appear in today's MPEC.
|Code||Observer / observatory|
|204||Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-C36 -- 315508|
|I40||TRAPPIST in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2012-C36 -- 175706|
|For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.|
Impact Risk Monitoring on 9 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.