Contents  on 9 July '12

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Traffic Report  on 9 July '12

One object reported inside ten LD

One asteroid is reported traveling within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. Radar target 2012 MY2 is outbound from 7.53 to 8.33 LD. Next up, 2010 JK1 arrives inside ten LD on November 22nd.

This report was generated at 0344 UTC with the recovery of departed 1999 XL136 (MPEC).


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 July '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty. There was one listing noted earlier today.

New MPECs  on 9 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.


<< DOU on 9 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-N12 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2012-N11 - "01:15 UT" - 1999 XL136

Observers  on 9 July '12

Seventeen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 7 in MPEC 2012-N12 -- 2012 MS4, 2012 MP, 2012 MM11, 2012 MG7, 2012 MC7, 2012 MB7, 2012 LG11
A81Balzaretto Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-N12 -- 153958
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2012-N12 -- 331963, 331471, 326732
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 2 in MPEC 2012-N12 -- 2012 KM45, 2012 HJ1
958Dax Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2012-N11 -- 1999 XL136
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-N11 -- 1999 XL136
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2012-N12 -- 2012 MU2, 2012 MC7, 2012 LU7, 329437
C43Hoyerswerda Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-N11 -- 1999 XL136
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 1 in MPEC 2012-N12 -- 5660
I89Nerpio Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-N11 -- 1999 XL136
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-N11 -- 1999 XL136
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2012-N11 & 2012-N12 -- 2012 MU2, 1999 XL136
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2012-N11 & 2012-N12 -- 2011 WV134, 1999 XL136
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2012-N11 & 2012-N12 -- 2012 DU30, 1999 XL136
I76Tesla Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPECs 2012-N11 & 2012-N12 -- 2012 MM11, 1999 XL136
I42Westport Obs., 3 in MPEC 2012-N12 -- 2012 MM11, 2012 LZ1, 2000 EA14
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 3 in MPEC 2012-N12 -- 2012 MM11, 2012 LU7, 2012 LE11
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 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 9 July '12

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

1614Grabbed MPEC 2012-N12 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0344Generated Traffic Report
0316Grabbed MPEC 2012-N11 - 1999 XL136 - see above
Noted that the NEOCP has become empty