Contents  on 13 July '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 13 July '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no asteroids reported passing within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today, and none are known to be coming in until November.

This report was generated at 1140 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 13 July '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 3 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had three objects listed. All 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 13 July '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 13 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-N17 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 13 July '12

Four observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 14 in MPEC 2012-N17 -- 2012 MU2, 2012 MS4, 2012 MQ3, 2012 MP, 2012 MN2, 2012 MM11, 2012 ML6, 2012 MK6, 2012 MG7, 2012 MC7, 2012 MB7, 2012 LG11, 2012 LC1, 2012 DO
G58Chabot Obs. in northern California, 5 in MPEC 2012-N17 -- 2012 MM11, 2012 CA21, 2006 BZ7, 2005 MD, 238456
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2012-N17 -- 281375, 24761, 154007
I20Rio Cuarto Obs. in Argentina, 4 in MPEC 2012-N17 -- 2012 FA14, 2011 WV134, 2006 CF, 2005 NE21
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 13 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 13 July '12

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

1140Generated Traffic Report
1055Grabbed MPEC 2012-N17 - Daily Orbit Update - see above