Contents  on 7 June '12

Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:

The latest A/CC news is available via framed access, RSS news feed RSS news feed, or redirection. - Note: A/CC has a main Web site and also a backup site with its own duplicate RSS news feed.

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 7 June '12

One object reported inside ten LD

There is one visitor reported flying inside ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. 2012 LA is outbound from 8.6 to 8.9 LD*. No other objects are known to be coming within ten LD until November. This report was generated at 1620 UTC.


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 7 June '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two objects listed. Both of these were "one nighters."

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 7 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 7 June '12 >>  MPEC 2012-L15 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 7 June '12

Seven observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 14 in MPEC 2012-L15 -- 2012 KU42, 2012 KN18, 2012 KM45, 2012 KF47, 2012 KC6, 2012 JR17, 2012 JH11, 2012 HG31, 2012 FR62, 2011 YU62, 2010 LJ14, 2006 VY13, 88254, 173561
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 13 in MPEC 2012-L15 -- 2012 KL18, 2012 JT17, 2012 JM4, 2012 JB16, 2012 HF31, 2007 LE, 66272, 329915, 308041, 242450, 155334, 142563, 4954
G48Doc Greiner Research Obs. Rancho Hildalgo (DGRO-RH) in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2012-L15 -- 2011 WV134, 2007 LE
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-L15 -- 2012 BD77
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2012-L15 -- 173561, 3352
I20Rio Cuarto Obs. in Argentina, 2 in MPEC 2012-L15 -- 154330, 4183
954Teide Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2012-L15 -- 2201
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 7 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 7 June '12

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

1620Grabbed MPEC 2012-L15 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
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