Contents  on 8 August '12

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Traffic Report  on 8 August '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

No asteroids are reported to be within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today and none are known to be coming in until November. This report was generated at 1550 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 8 August '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 13 listings

When last checked at 2310 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had thirteen objects listed. Of these, ten were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 24 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 8 August '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2310 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


<< DOU on 8 Aug. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-P16 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 8 August '12

Seventeen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 17 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2012 PA, 2012 OZ, 2012 OE1, 2012 OD1, 2012 OC1, 2012 NN, 2012 MU2, 2012 MQ3, 2012 MN2, 2012 ML6, 2012 MK6, 2012 MA7, 2012 LE11, 2012 LD1, 2012 FM52, 2000 RN77, 5143
C77Bernezzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 217013
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2012 HG31, 2009 AV
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 8 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2012 OP4, 2012 OO, 2012 OD1, 2012 NP, 2000 RN77, 37655, 330825, 217013
F657Paul Roche in Wales via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 29075
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2001 XU30
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 4 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2010 OS22, 87311, 304640, 108906
C27Pallerols Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2012 LU7, 326732
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 3 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2010 OB101, 2000 RN77, 277830
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2010 OS22, 217013
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 8 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2012 OP4, 2012 OO, 2012 LU7, 2010 OS22, 2009 AV, 2008 JZ30, 2000 RN77, 16960
B38Santa Mama Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2012 LU7
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2001 YM2
954Teide Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 87684
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 3 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2012 PA, 2012 LU7, 2009 AV
I42Westport Obs. in Massachusetts, 2 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2012 OD1, 2010 OS22
I15Wishing Star Obs. in Rhode Island, 1 in MPEC 2012-P16 -- 2012 LU7
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 8 August '12

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2310 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 8 August '12

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

1550Grabbed MPEC 2012-P16 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
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