Contents  on 6 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 6 August '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no objects reported flying inside ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today and none are known to be coming in until November. This report was generated at 1548 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 6 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. All of these were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eight 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 6 August '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-P12 - "18:38 UT" - 2012 OU5


MPEC 2012-P11 - "18:36 UT" - 2012 OT5


<< DOU on 6 Aug. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-P10 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 6 August '12

Twelve observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
169Airali Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-P10 -- 326732
E23Arcadia Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-P11 -- 2012 OT5
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 2 in MPECs 2012-P11 & 2012-P12 -- 2012 OU5, 2012 OT5
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2012-P10 -- 2012 HG31, 2009 AV, 331963, 331471, 329437, 326732
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2012-P11 -- 2012 OT5
E100Tim Lister in southern California via Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-P12 -- 2012 OU5
711McDonald Obs. in Texas, 1 in MPEC 2012-P12 -- 2012 OU5
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 8 in MPECs 2012-P10, 2012-P11 & 2012-P12 -- 2012 OU5, 2012 OT5, 2010 OB101, 96536, 189552, 162269, 2201, 1221
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2012-P11 & 2012-P12 -- 2012 OU5, 2012 OT5
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-P10 -- 2012 LU7
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-P10 -- 2012 LU7
954Teide Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2012-P12 -- 2012 OU5
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 6 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 6 August '12

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

1901Grabbed MPEC 2012-P11 - 2012 OT5 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2012-P12 - 2012 OU5 - see above
1548Generated Traffic Report
1547Grabbed MPEC 2012-P10 - Daily Orbit Update - see above