Contents  on 10 February '12


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Traffic Report  on 10 February '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No objects are reported traveling inside ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. Radar target 2011 CP4 arrives inside ten LD on February 22nd.

This report was posted at 1638 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 2011 CP4.

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 10 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, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of six 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 10 February '12

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 2012-C39 - "22:38 UT" - 2010 TH

MPEC 2012-C38 - "21:10 UT" - Comet C/2012 C1 (McNaught)

<< DOU on 10 Feb. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-C37 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 10 February '12

Seven observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
I47Auger Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2012-C38 -- C/2012 C1
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 8 in MPECs 2012-C37 & 2012-C38 -- C/2012 C1, 2012 BC20, 2011 SO26, 2010 LJ14, 2009 AM15, 2003 UD22, 2002 EM6, 1998 KN3
F65%Tim Lister in southern California via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-C37 -- 2011 CP4
E10Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-C38 -- C/2012 C1
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2012-C39 -- 2010 TH
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2012-C38 -- C/2012 C1
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-C38 -- C/2012 C1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 10 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 10 February '12

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

2325Grabbed MPEC 2012-C39 - 2010 TH - see above
2128Grabbed MPEC 2012-C38 - Comet C/2012 C1 (McNaught) - see above
1638Posted Traffic Report
1634Grabbed MPEC 2012-C37 - Daily Orbit Update - see above