Contents  on 14 July '12

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Traffic Report  on 14 July '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No objects are reported moving within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today, and none are known to be coming in until November.

This report was generated at 1607 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 1999 XL136.


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 14 July '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 5 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had five objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of seven 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 14 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-N19 - "19:26 UT" - 2012 NJ


<< DOU on 14 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-N18 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 14 July '12

Eighteen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
I56Beckman Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2012-N18 -- 2012 MM11, 16960, 153958, 1685
C77Bernezzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-N18 -- 1999 XL136
I48El Catalejo Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 8 in MPEC 2012-N18 -- 85818, 329437, 329340, 154007, 112221, 108906, 5587, 1685
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
D54MASTER-II Obs. Blagoveshchensk in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
C94MASTER-II Obs. Tunka in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
I89Nerpio Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 10 in MPEC 2012-N18 -- 2012 LU7, 2012 HG31, 2007 MT20, 332408, 326732, 219071, 173561, 163732, 162980, 7889
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 1 in MPEC 2012-N18 -- 2012 MP
H06#M. Suzuki via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
H06%Ernesto Guido in Italy via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
H06*Rolando Ligustri in Italy via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
H06{program code "{" (31) via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-N18 -- 4581
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2012-N18 -- 2012 MC7, 2012 LG11, 2009 KJ22, 2007 MT20, 2005 MD
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
A92Urseanu Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2012-N18 -- 153958
I42Westport Obs. in Massachusetts, 2 in MPEC 2012-N18 -- 2012 LU7, 2000 EA14
C42Xingming Obs. in China, 1 in MPEC 2012-N19 -- 2012 NJ
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 14 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 14 July '12

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

1958Grabbed MPEC 2012-N19 - 2012 NJ - see above
1607Generated Traffic Report
1606Grabbed MPEC 2012-N18 - Daily Orbit Update - see above