Contents  on 20 July '12

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Traffic Report  on 20 July '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No objects are reported inside ten lunar distances (LD) from Earth today. On approach, 2012 OQ arrives inside ten LD on July 22nd.

This report was generated at 1351 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 2012 OQ.


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 20 July '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 9 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had nine objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter."

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 20 July '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


<< DOU on 20 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-O14 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 20 July '12

Twelve observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 9 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 2012 NQ, 2012 NO, 2012 NN, 2012 MR7, 2012 MP, 2012 MG7, 2012 LU7, 2012 JX11, 2012 CA55
C77Bernezzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 153958
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 17 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 2012 NQ, 2012 NP, 2012 NO, 2012 NN, 2012 LU7, 2012 LE11, 2012 JR17, 2012 HG31, 37655, 331963, 331769, 331471, 329614, 329437, 326732, 317685, 304640
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 1 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 138847
J04ESA Optical Ground Station (ESA OGS) in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 2012 KC6, 2012 JS11
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 3 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 2012 OQ, 2012 NQ, 2012 NN
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 2010 GW62
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 9 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 2012 NQ, 2012 NN, 2012 HG31, 2007 MT20, 331963, 329437, 219071, 173561, 162980
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 7 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 2012 NQ, 2012 NN, 2012 MU2, 2012 LE11, 2012 BC20, 2010 LG14, 153958
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 10 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 2012 MN2, 2012 MM11, 2012 FA14, 2010 OS22, 2009 LS, 2008 OS9, 2006 KM103, 2006 CF, 2002 WX12, 2001 WN1
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 68350, 5836, 887
J84South Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2012-O14 -- 2012 OQ, 153958
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 20 July '12

At last check (JPL at 2359 and NEODyS at 2124 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 20 July '12

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

1351Generated Traffic Report
1349Grabbed MPEC 2012-O14 - Daily Orbit Update - see above