Contents  on 7 July '12

Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:

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Traffic Report  on 7 July '12

One object reported inside ten LD

One asteroid is reported to be within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. Radar target 2012 MY2 is outbound from 5.94 to 6.73 LD. Next up, there is nothing known approaching the ten-LD "bubble" until November.

This report was generated at 1442 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. See also current sky chart and object details (alt-details), ephemerides, and today's timeline.

NEOCP Activity  on 7 July '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty and hasn't been noted by The Tracking News as being active yet today (checked at 2359 UTC). It was last noted active on June 30th.

New MPECs  on 7 July '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-N09 - "17:27 UT" - 2006 AO98


<< DOU on 7 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-N08 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 7 July '12

Nine observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 10 in MPEC 2012-N08 -- 2012 MV4, 2012 MU2, 2012 MM11, 2012 LL9, 2012 LE11, 2012 LC1, 2012 FM52, 331471, 329437, 141018
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2012-N08 -- 2012 MM11, 2012 LU7, 2012 LE11, 2012 HG31
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 5 in MPEC 2012-N08 -- 2012 MM11, 2012 MG7, 2012 JW11, 2012 GX11, 228587
6959Joel Parker via Kitt Peak Natl. Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-N09 -- 2006 AO98
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 2 in MPEC 2012-N08 -- 155334, 137120
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPEC 2012-N08 -- 2012 LL9, 2012 FM52
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 9 in MPEC 2012-N08 -- 2012 MM11, 2012 MK6, 2012 LU7, 2005 NE21, 331769, 331471, 329614, 329437, 326732
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPEC 2012-N08 -- 2006 KM103, 153958
I76Tesla Obs., 1 in MPEC 2012-N08 -- 2012 MU2
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 7 July '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 July '12

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

1731Grabbed MPEC 2012-N09 - 2006 AO98 - see above
1442Generated Traffic Report
1439Grabbed MPEC 2012-N08 - Daily Orbit Update - see above