Contents  on 13 February '12


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Traffic Report  on 13 February '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no asteroids reported inside ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. On approach, radar target 2011 CP4 arrives inside ten LD on February 22nd and 2008 EJ85 comes inside ten LD on March 4th.

This report was posted at 1616 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 13 February '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 29 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 29 objects listed. Of these, 26 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 32 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 13 February '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2012-C47 - "18:13 UT" - 2012 CL19

<< DOU on 13 Feb. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-C46 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 13 February '12

Eighteen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 13 in MPECs 2012-C46 & 2012-C47 -- 2012 CT, 2012 CN2, 2012 CL2, 2012 CL19, 2012 BT23, 2012 BS23, 2012 BB124, 2012 BA35, 2011 YH6, 2008 DG5, 2006 AL8, 2005 JA22, 2004 YU5
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 294739, 136923, 3103
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 4 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 2012 BZ76, 2012 BV13, 2012 BO77, 2011 SR69
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 192642
I19El Gato Gris Obs. in Argentina, 2 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 2008 YT30, 2003 EO16
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2012-C47 -- 2012 CL19
240Herrenberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 311554
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 162186, 141018
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 5 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 2009 AV, 308127, 275792, 275558, 192642
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-C47 -- 2012 CL19
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 2012 BB124, 2008 GE1
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2012-C46 & 2012-C47 -- 2012 CL19, 2011 UU20
608NEAT's USAF Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 1943
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 10 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 2012 BK77, 2012 BB77, 2011 YG28, 99799, 35396, 289315, 275792, 275558, 154029, 143651
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2012-C46 & 2012-C47 -- 2012 CL2, 2012 CL19
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2012-C46 & 2012-C47 -- 2012 CL19, 2012 BF86, 2012 BF11, 2012 BB14, 2012 AS10
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2012-C46 & 2012-C47 -- 2012 CL19, 143651
I15Wishing Star Obs. in Rhode Island, 2 in MPEC 2012-C46 -- 163696, 1036
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 13 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 13 February '12

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

1901Grabbed MPEC 2012-C47 - 2012 CL19 - see above
1616Posted Traffic Report
1614Grabbed MPEC 2012-C46 - Daily Orbit Update - see above