Contents  on 2 August '12

Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:

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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 2 August '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no objects reported flying within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today and none are known to be coming in until November. This report was generated at 1537 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 2 August '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 7 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had seven objects listed. Of these, three were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of ten 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 2 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 2 Aug. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-P02 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 2 August '12

Five observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 14 in MPEC 2012-P02 -- 2012 OE1, 2012 OD1, 2012 OB1, 2012 OA1, 2012 NO, 2010 OS22, 2005 UC, 2000 RN77, 87311, 330825, 326732, 20460, 5626, 5143
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 15 in MPEC 2012-P02 -- 2012 OO, 2012 OD1, 2012 NP, 2012 LU7, 2012 LE11, 2000 RN77, 37655, 331769, 330825, 329614, 329340, 326732, 317685, 304640, 153958
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2012-P02 -- 2012 OP4, 219071
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2012-P02 -- 2012 NP, 2012 HG31, 2009 AV, 153958
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPEC 2012-P02 -- 2010 OB101, 2005 UC
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 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 2 August '12

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

1537Generated Traffic Report
1535Grabbed MPEC 2012-P02 - Daily Orbit Update - see above