Contents  on 17 July '12

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Traffic Report  on 17 July '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No objects are known to be within ten lunar distances of Earth today and none are known to be coming in until November.

This report was generated at 1524 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 17 July '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 7 listings

When last checked at 2355 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had seven objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of nine 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 17 July '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2355 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 17 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-O06 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 17 July '12

Fifteen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 14 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 NQ, 2012 NP, 2012 NN, 2012 NJ, 2012 MU2, 2012 MS4, 2012 ML6, 2012 MC7, 2012 MB7, 2012 LL9, 2012 LJ11, 2012 LG11, 2012 KJ18, 2012 BT23
B75Betelgeuse Station in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 NN, 2012 MM11
344Bohyunsan Obs. in South Korea, 1 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 3200
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 10 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 NN, 2012 MM11, 2012 HG31, 37655, 331963, 331471, 329437, 326732, 304640, 153958
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 9 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 KM45, 2012 JW11, 2012 HS15, 2012 HJ1, 2012 GX11, 2003 QC10, 2002 TR190, 2000 FL1, 152561
E100Tim Lister in southern California via Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 NJ
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 6 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 NQ, 2012 NN, 2012 NJ, 2012 HG31, 329437, 4587
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 4 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 NQ, 2012 NN, 2012 ML6, 1994 NK
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 4 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 NJ, 2012 MN2, 2012 ML6, 4581
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 108906
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 NO, 2012 NJ, 2012 MM11, 153958
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 153958
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 MS4, 2012 LF11, 2005 BC
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2002 PO6
A48Verona Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-O06 -- 2012 MM11
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 17 July '12

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2355 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 17 July '12

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

1524Generated Traffic Report
1523Grabbed MPEC 2012-O06 - Daily Orbit Update - see above