Contents  on 1 August '12

Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:

The latest A/CC news is available via framed access, RSS news feed RSS news feed, or redirection. - Note: A/CC has a main Web site and also a backup site with its own duplicate RSS news feed.

Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

Traffic Report  on 1 August '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No asteroids are reported traveling within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today and none are known to be coming inside until November.

This report was generated at 1657 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for departed 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 1 August '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings

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

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 1 August '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 1 Aug. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-P01 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 1 August '12

Nine observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 14 in MPEC 2012-P01 -- 2012 OO, 2012 OD1, 2012 NP, 2012 LE11, 2012 HG31, 2000 RN77, 37655, 331963, 330825, 329437, 329340, 317685, 304640, 153958
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 5 in MPEC 2012-P01 -- 2012 LC1, 2012 DK61, 2001 MR3, 1998 QC1, 1991 TB2
E100Tim Lister in southern California via Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-P01 -- 136993
C95MPC code C95, 1 in MPEC 2012-P01 -- 326732
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2012-P01 -- 2012 OO, 20460
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 26 in MPEC 2012-P01 -- 2012 OO, 2012 OD1, 2012 NQ, 2012 NP, 2012 NN, 2012 LE11, 2012 HG31, 2012 BC20, 2010 LG14, 2009 AV, 2008 JZ30, 2007 MT20, 2001 QG142, 331963, 329437, 329340, 304640, 219071, 20460, 173561, 163758, 162980, 138847, 8035, 4947, 4487
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 9 in MPEC 2012-P01 -- 2012 OZ, 2012 OQ, 2012 OD1, 2010 OB101, 2006 OT9, 2005 UC, 2000 RN77, 1999 PJ1, 326290
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-P01 -- 7350
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 6 in MPEC 2012-P01 -- 2010 OS22, 52381, 304640, 154007, 108906, 8035
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 1 August '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 1 August '12

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

1657Generated Traffic Report
1656Grabbed MPEC 2012-P01 - Daily Orbit Update - see above