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Traffic Report  on 15 July '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No asteroids are known to be within ten lunar distances of Earth presently, and none are known to be approaching so close until November.

This report was generated at 1602 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 15 July '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 8 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had eight objects listed. Of these, four were "one nighters."

New MPECs  on 15 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.


<< OOC on 15 July '12 >> MPEC 2012-N21 - "14:24 UT" - Observations and Orbits of Comets


<< DOU on 15 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-N20 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 15 July '12

A total of 61 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
J97Alginet Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 F1, C/2006 S3
J24Altamira Obs. in the Canary Islands, 8 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L1, C/2012 CH17, C/2011 L4, 257P, 246P, 189P, 117P, 49P
B37Ametlla del Valles Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K1, 189P
J16An Carraig Obs. in Northern Ireland, 2 in MPEC 2012-N20 -- 2012 MM11, 153958
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 13 in MPEC 2012-N20 -- 2012 MV4, 2012 MU2, 2012 MS4, 2012 MP, 2012 MM11, 2012 ML6, 2012 MG7, 2012 MC7, 2012 LZ1, 2012 LU7, 2012 LG11, 2012 LF11, 2012 LE11
I47Auger Obs. in Argentina, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 L4, 246P
B75Betelgeuse Station in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2010 S1
C86Blanes Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 UF305, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2006 S3
I99Blanquita Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2006 S3, 246P, 189P
B59Borken Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2010 S1
B96Brixiis Obs. in Belgium, 11 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L1, C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2012 B3, C/2011 UF305, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2010 R1, C/2009 P1, C/2006 S3, 246P
I72Carpe-Noctem Obs., 6 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2011 UF305, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2006 S3
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 8 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2010 R1, 246P, 185P, 29P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 6 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, P/2012 K3, C/2012 CH17, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, 189P
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L1, C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2006 S3, 189P, 105P
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 6 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2010 R1, C/2006 S3, 117P
822Cordoba Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 L4
B50Corner Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 F1
958Dax Obs. in France, 10 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2010 R1, C/2009 P1, C/2008 S3, C/2006 S3, 246P
C74El Teatrillo de Lyra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2006 S3
E102Ernesto Guido in Italy via Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2006 S3, 246P
E105Richard Miles in England via Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- 17P
762Four Winds Obs. in Michigan, 3 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 UF305, C/2011 F1, C/2006 S3
I88Fuensanta de Martos Obs., 3 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L3, C/2012 K5, C/2011 L4
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K1, C/2011 L4
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5
B83Gieres Obs. in France, 4 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2006 S3
E94Gisborne Obs. in New Zealand, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 L4, C/2006 S3
511Haute Provence Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L3, C/2012 L2, C/2012 L1, C/2012 B3
D88Hiratsuka Obs. in Japan, 4 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2010 S1, 189P
750Hobbs Obs. in Wisconsin, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 L4, C/2006 S3
D00ISON-Kislovodsk Obs., 3 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2011 F1, C/2006 S3
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 L4
C40Kuban State Univ. Obs. in Russia, 4 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2011 F1, C/2006 S3, 189P
D95Kurihara Obs. in Japan, 6 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L2, C/2012 L1, C/2012 K5, C/2011 L4, C/2010 S1, 152P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 5 in MPEC 2012-N20 -- 37655, 331963, 329437, 326732, 141056
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 11 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 K1, C/2012 J1, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2006 S3, 246P, 189P, 105P, 29P
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2010 S1
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2012-N20 -- 2010 UT7, 2006 AL8
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L3, C/2012 K8, C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2006 S3, 189P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 9 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 K1, C/2012 J1, C/2012 A2, C/2011 UF305, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, 246P
E07Murrumbateman Obs. in New South Wales, 10 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 H2, P/2012 F5, P/2012 F2, C/2011 L4, 189P, 105P, 91P, 74P, 29P, 17P
I89Nerpio Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 F1, 189P
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 14 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L3, C/2012 L1, C/2012 K5, C/2012 K1, C/2012 J1, C/2012 B3, C/2012 A2, C/2011 UF305, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2010 R1, C/2006 S3, 246P, 189P
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 F1
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5
J52Pinsoro Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2010 S1
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L3, C/2012 K5, C/2006 S3
H06#M. Suzuki via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 J1, C/2006 S3
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- 71P
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 10 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K6, C/2011 O1, C/2011 L4, C/2010 R1, C/2006 S3, 246P, 189P, 152P, 117P, 49P
D03Rantiga Obs., 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 F1
071Rhozen Obs. in Bulgaria, 4 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 A2, C/2011 J2, C/2009 P1, 78P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2011 F1, C/2006 S3, 246P
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 F1
C71Sant Marti Sesgueioles Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2010 S1
B56Sant Pere Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2006 S3, 189P
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 K1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 13 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 L3, C/2012 L2, C/2012 L1, C/2012 K8, C/2011 A3, C/2010 R1, C/2008 S3, C/2006 S3, 189P, 185P, 152P, 105P, 74P
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2011 UF305, C/2011 F1
G68Sierra Stars Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2011 F1
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 5 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 J1, C/2011 UF305, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2006 S3
367Yatsuka Obs. in Japan, 10 in MPEC 2012-N21 -- C/2012 K5, C/2012 J1, C/2012 A2, C/2011 UF305, C/2011 L4, C/2011 F1, C/2010 S1, C/2006 S3, 246P, 185P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 15 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 15 July '12

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

1602Generated Traffic Report
1600Grabbed MPEC 2012-N20 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2012-N21 - Observations and Orbits of Comets - see above