Contents  on 6 June '12

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Traffic Report  on 6 June '12

One object reported inside ten LD

One asteroid is reported moving within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. 2012 LA is outbound from 8.4 to 8.6 LD*. No other objects are known to come inside ten LD until November.

This report was generated at 1632 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for currently distant 68216 2001 CV26.


Notes: Ten times the distance to the Moon (ten LD) has no astronomical significance but is a useful reporting boundary. Object distances are interpreted by A/CC from JPL Horizons data. "LD*" indicates some passage uncertainty. See also current sky chart and object details (alt-details), ephemerides, and today's timeline.

NEOCP Activity  on 6 June '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one object listed. This was a "one nighter."

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 June '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 June '12 >>  MPEC 2012-L14 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 6 June '12

Seven observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 13 in MPEC 2012-L14 -- 2012 KU42, 2012 KN18, 2012 KM45, 2012 KF47, 2012 KC6, 2012 JS11, 2012 JR17, 2012 JB16, 2012 GX11, 2012 DU30, 2011 YV15, 2008 JQ14, 2006 VY13
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 18 in MPEC 2012-L14 -- 2012 KU42, 2012 KL45, 2012 KL18, 2012 KK18, 2012 KJ18, 2012 JS11, 2012 JR17, 2012 JM4, 2012 AA11, 2011 QD48, 2011 GL44, 2007 RT19, 2005 UH3, 68216, 308041, 154330, 5660, 5646
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-L14 -- 2012 BK11
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 16 in MPEC 2012-L14 -- 2012 KX, 2012 JB16, 2012 HG31, 2007 LE, 86667, 85275, 53110, 318050, 24475, 162980, 154555, 154144, 7889, 5587, 4034, 3352
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 5 in MPEC 2012-L14 -- 86667, 85628, 329437, 297274, 24475
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-L14 -- 141018
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-L14 -- 2007 MM13
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 6 June '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 June '12

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

1632Generated Traffic Report
1630Grabbed MPEC 2012-L14 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Noted that the NEOCP has become active