Contents  on 26 July '12

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Traffic Report  on 26 July '12

Two objects reported inside ten LD

There are two asteroids reported traveling within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. 2012 OQ is outbound from 8.40 to 9.84 LD and 2012 OU1 from 8.48 to 8.84 LD. No other objects are known to be coming within ten LD until November.

This report was generated at 1608 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 26 July '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page is currently empty

The NEOCP is currently empty. There were two listings noted earlier today.

New MPECs  on 26 July '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been three MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2012-O36 - "21:28 UT" - Comet P/2012 O3 (McNaught)


MPEC 2012-O35 - "14:33 UT" - 2011 SM68


<< DOU on 26 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-O34 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 26 July '12

A total of 20 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
I56Beckman Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 2012 NQ, 154007, 153958
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 8 in MPECs 2012-O34 & 2012-O36 -- 2012 OZ, 2012 OO, 2012 OE1, 2012 OA1, P/2012 O3, 2011 XO3, 2007 BA, 188452
822Cordoba Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2012-O36 -- P/2012 O3
I39Cruz del Sur Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2012-O36 -- P/2012 O3
I48El Catalejo Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2012-O36 -- P/2012 O3
F65$Ernesto Guido in Italy via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-O36 -- P/2012 O3
F657Paul Roche in Wales via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-O36 -- P/2012 O3
E100Tim Lister in southern California via Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-O36 -- P/2012 O3
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 6 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 2012 OQ, 2012 OO, 2012 OD1, 2012 NQ, 2012 NO, 2012 NN
C01Lohrmann Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 141056
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-O35 -- 2011 SM68
J43Oukaimeden Obs. in Morocco, 1 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 141874
C27Pallerols Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 276397
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 6 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 2012 OQ, 2012 OO, 2012 MK6, 2010 OS22, 2009 AV, 2008 YT30
071Rhozen Obs. in Bulgaria, 1 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 86667
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 2012 OO
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 4581
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-O36 -- P/2012 O3
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 2012 JG11, 2010 OD101, 2010 CG19
954Teide Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2012-O36 -- P/2012 O3
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 2 in MPEC 2012-O34 -- 2012 OQ, 2012 OO
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 26 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 26 July '12

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

2220Noted that the NEOCP has become empty
2141Grabbed MPEC 2012-O36 - Comet P/2012 O3 (McNaught) - see above
1608Generated Traffic Report
1607Grabbed MPEC 2012-O34 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2012-O35 - 2011 SM68 - see above