Contents  on 5 August '12

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Traffic Report  on 5 August '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No asteroids are reported moving inside ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today and none are known to be coming in until November. This report was generated at 1510 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 5 August '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two objects listed. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of six 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 5 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 5 Aug. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-P09 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 5 August '12

Ten observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 7 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 2012 NO, 2012 LU7, 67367, 333578, 329669, 326732, 5626
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 5 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 2011 WV134, 2010 KX7, 1994 NK, 326290, 297274
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 19 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 2012 OP4, 2012 OO, 2012 OD1, 2012 NP, 2012 LE11, 2012 HG31, 2009 AV, 2000 RN77, 37655, 331963, 331471, 330825, 329437, 326732, 317685, 265962, 217013, 153958, 144411
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 2012 PA
C27Pallerols Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 2012 LU7, 217013
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 4 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 85275, 112221, 4587, 4179
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 2012 OD1
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 2012 HG31, 326732, 217013
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 2012 NQ, 2012 HG31, 2012 FM52, 2007 MT20, 2002 EZ2, 2000 RD53
0945program code 5 via Simeis Obs. in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2012-P09 -- 326732
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 5 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 5 August '12

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

1510Grabbed MPEC 2012-P09 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
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