Contents  on 29 July '12

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Traffic Report  on 29 July '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no asteroids reported flying within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today and none are known to be coming in until November.

This report was generated at 1652 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for departed 2012 OU1.


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 29 July '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 11 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had eleven objects listed. Of these, nine were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of fourteen 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 29 July '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


<< DOU on 29 July '12 >>  MPEC 2012-O41 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 July '12

Ten observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 19 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 2012 OZ, 2012 OO, 2012 OE1, 2012 OC1, 2012 OB1, 2012 OA1, 2012 NQ, 2012 NP, 2012 NO, 2012 NN, 2012 MU2, 2012 ML6, 2012 LG11, 2012 HG31, 2012 FM52, 2012 FD23, 2012 AY, 2006 SJ198, 330825
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 14 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 2012 OO, 2012 OD1, 2012 NP, 2012 NN, 2012 LE11, 2000 RN77, 37655, 331769, 330825, 329614, 329340, 317685, 304640, 153958
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 14 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 2012 OU1, 2012 OC1, 2012 MN2, 2012 HS15, 2010 LR33, 2008 VB1, 2004 MD, 2002 QC7, 66008, 198856, 162783, 162566, 138925, 6047
157Frasso Sabino Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 2012 NP, 2007 EJ26, 2002 PO6
C73Galati Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 4581
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 2012 LE11
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 2012 FA14
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 13 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 2012 OO, 2012 OE1, 2012 OD1, 2012 OA1, 2012 NP, 2012 MK6, 2012 LE11, 2012 BZ76, 2012 BC20, 2006 DQ62, 2005 UC, 2001 QG142, 37655
J84South Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 2010 OB101, 1685
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2012-O41 -- 8035
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 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 29 July '12

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

1652Generated Traffic Report
1650Grabbed MPEC 2012-O41 - Daily Orbit Update - see above