Contents  on 10 July '12

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Traffic Report  on 10 July '12

One object reported inside ten LD

There is one object reported inside ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. Radar target 2012 MY2 is outbound from 8.33 to 9.13 LD. No other objects are known to come this close until November.

This report was generated at 1522 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 10 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 2346 UTC). It was last noted active yesterday.

New MPECs  on 10 July '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2346 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


<< DOU on 10 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-N13 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 10 July '12

Seven observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 8 in MPEC 2012-N13 -- 2012 MV4, 2012 MM11, 2012 LE11, 37655, 332408, 331769, 304640, 153958
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 8 in MPEC 2012-N13 -- 2012 MR7, 2012 MR4, 2012 ME7, 2012 LR1, 2012 LK9, 2012 JU11, 2012 HC34, 2011 XO3
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-N13 -- 2012 AD3
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2012-N13 -- 2012 HG31, 85818, 331471, 5836
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2012-N13 -- 2012 HR69, 2012 HG31, 1999 OQ3, 1994 NK, 329291, 329275
I76Tesla Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2012-N13 -- 2012 LU7
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 2 in MPEC 2012-N13 -- 2012 MM11, 2012 LE11
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 10 July '12

At last check (JPL at 2349 and NEODyS at 2346 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 10 July '12

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

1522Generated Traffic Report
1521Grabbed MPEC 2012-N13 - Daily Orbit Update - see above