Contents  on 7 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 7 August '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No objects are reported inside ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today and none are known to be coming in until November. This report was generated at 1404 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.

Radar Astrometry  on 7 August '12

Radar observation of one object

The JPL Solar System Dynamics Group Radar Astrometry database has added or updated the following small-body radar observing work:


Data update noted at 1736 UTC when the database was dated 7 Aug.

NEOCP Activity  on 7 August '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, four were "one nighters."

New MPECs  on 7 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-P15 - "14:54 UT" - 2009 BF


MPEC 2012-P14 - "14:49 UT" - 2001 XU30


<< DOU on 7 Aug. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-P13 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 7 August '12

Eight observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 1 in radar -- 4581
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 23 in MPEC 2012-P13 -- 2012 PA, 2012 OZ, 2012 OO, 2012 OE1, 2012 OD1, 2012 OC1, 2012 OB1, 2012 NO, 2012 NN, 2012 MV4, 2012 MU2, 2012 MQ3, 2012 MN2, 2012 ML6, 2012 MK6, 2012 HG31, 2012 FA14, 2001 QG142, 68350, 52387, 4581, 4179, 887
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 12 in MPEC 2012-P13 -- 2012 PA, 2012 LU7, 2012 HG31, 2009 AV, 333707, 331963, 331471, 329437, 326732, 304640, 265962, 217013
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-P14 -- 2001 XU30
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2012-P13 -- 2012 OU5
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2012-P13 -- 2012 HG31, 219071, 105140
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2012-P13 & 2012-P15 -- 2009 BF, 2001 YM2
I15Wishing Star Obs. in Rhode Island, 2 in MPEC 2012-P13 -- 2012 OD1, 2009 AV
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 7 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 7 August '12

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

1736Grabbed MPEC 2012-P14 - 2001 XU30 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2012-P15 - 2009 BF - see above
Noted Radar Astrometry database update - see above
1404Generated Traffic Report
1401Grabbed MPEC 2012-P13 - Daily Orbit Update - see above