Contents  on 9 June '12

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Traffic Report  on 9 June '12

One object reported inside ten LD

One object is reported passing within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. 2012 LA is outbound from 9.08 to 9.32 LD. No other objects are known to come inside ten LD until November.

This report was generated at 1727 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 2012 LA.

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. See also current sky chart and object details (alt-details), ephemerides, and today's timeline.

NEOCP Activity  on 9 June '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 7 listings

When last checked at 2341 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had seven objects listed. Of these, three were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eleven 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 June '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2350 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 9 June '12 >>  MPEC 2012-L17 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 9 June '12

Seventeen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 15 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2012 LA, 2012 KU42, 2012 KM45, 2012 KF47, 2012 KC6, 2012 JR17, 2012 JB16, 2012 HN8, 2012 HG8, 2012 HG31, 2012 GV11, 2012 FM52, 2012 FJ, 2012 DO, 2005 MD
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2009 KJ22, 2001 LB, 85628, 53110, 141018
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 10 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2012 KY3, 2012 JW11, 2012 JM4, 2012 HZ33, 2012 HN2, 2012 GX11, 2008 RG98, 2004 TC10, 144411, 1580
I39Cruz del Sur Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 4183
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 4 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2012 JS11, 2012 JB16, 2003 DE6, 154302
G48Doc Greiner Research Obs. Rancho Hildalgo in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2007 LE
C40Kuban State Univ. Obs. in Russia, 2 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 6455, 5587
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 244670
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2012 BT61
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 330233
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 32906
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 2 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2012 HN40, 2012 GX11
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2012 KF47
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2010 EW45
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2012 KC6
C36Starry Wanderer Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2011 WV134
I76Tesla Obs., 2 in MPEC 2012-L17 -- 2011 WV134, 2001 LB
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 June '12

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2350 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 9 June '12

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

1727Grabbed MPEC 2012-L17 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
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