Contents  on 12 August '12

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Traffic Report  on 12 August '12

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no objects 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 1643 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 12 August '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 27 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 27 objects listed. Of these, 25 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 41 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 12 August '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been four MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2012-P29 - "20:16 UT" - 2012 PJ6


MPEC 2012-P28 - "20:14 UT" - 2012 PH6


MPEC 2012-P27 - "20:12 UT" - 2012 PG6


<< DOU on 12 Aug. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-P26 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 12 August '12

A total of 28 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 10 in MPECs 2012-P26, 2012-P27, 2012-P28 & 2012-P29 -- 2012 PJ6, 2012 PH6, 2012 PG6, 2012 PA, 2012 NN, 2012 MU2, 2012 LU7, 2012 HG31, 2012 FJ, 2005 NX44
A74Bergen-Enkheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-P26 -- 2007 RT19
B96Brixiis Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPECs 2012-P26 & 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6, 2012 LU7, 2012 HG31, 2009 AV, 2008 QB, 326732
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2012-P26 -- 2012 NP, 2008 QB
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 2 in MPECs 2012-P27 & 2012-P28 -- 2012 PH6, 2012 PG6
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2012-P26 -- 2012 OU5, 2009 BD2
I48El Catalejo Obs. in Argentina, 2 in MPECs 2012-P27 & 2012-P28 -- 2012 PH6, 2012 PG6
E100Tim Lister in southern California via Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2012-P26 -- 2008 QB
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPECs 2012-P27 & 2012-P29 -- 2012 PJ6, 2012 PG6
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 6 in MPECs 2012-P26 & 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6, 2012 OO, 2012 OE1, 2012 OA1, 2012 NP, 1999 TN12
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2012-P26 -- 2012 MK6
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 5 in MPECs 2012-P26 & 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6, 2010 OS22, 333578, 108906, 4587
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 13 in MPECs 2012-P26 & 2012-P28 -- 2012 PH6, 1998 ST4, 87311, 40263, 276397, 206910, 189630, 154007, 138847, 6611, 5143, 4487, 2201
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 10 in MPEC 2012-P26 -- 2012 PA, 2012 OD1, 2012 LU7, 2010 OS22, 2010 OB101, 2009 AV, 2008 JZ30, 2007 EJ26, 2000 RN77, 1998 ST27
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 1 in MPEC 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-P28 -- 2012 PH6
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2012-P27 & 2012-P29 -- 2012 PJ6, 2012 PG6
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 5 in MPEC 2012-P26 -- 2008 CZ21, 2007 VO243, 2002 PB, 154347, 4954
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-P29 -- 2012 PJ6
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-P29 -- 2012 PJ6
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6
954Teide Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2012-P27 -- 2012 PG6
194Tivoli Obs. in Namibia, 2 in MPECs 2012-P27 & 2012-P28 -- 2012 PH6, 2012 PG6
C44Volta Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2012-P27 & 2012-P29 -- 2012 PJ6, 2012 PG6
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 12 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 12 August '12

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

2031Grabbed MPEC 2012-P27 - 2012 PG6 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2012-P28 - 2012 PH6 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2012-P29 - 2012 PJ6 - see above
1643Generated Traffic Report
1642Grabbed MPEC 2012-P26 - Daily Orbit Update - see above