Contents  on 5 October '12

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Traffic Report  on 5 October '12

One object reported inside ten LD

There is one object reported flying inside ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. 2012 SJ58 is outbound from 7.29 to 8.89 LD. Headed our way next, 2010 JK1 arrives inside ten LD on November 22nd.

This report was generated at 1834 UTC with today's DOU MPEC reporting the recoveries of, and first follow-up for 2012 SJ58 and departed 2012 SR56.

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 October '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 61 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 61 objects listed. Of these, 52 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 66 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 October '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 Oct. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-T10 - "06:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 5 October '12

Thirteen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 10 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2012 SY2, 2012 SW20, 2012 SJ58, 2012 SH32, 2012 SA59, 2012 RV16, 2012 RH10, 2012 QY14, 2012 PS17, 2005 CZ6
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2012 QY14, 2012 QB17, 2002 RC118, 162911
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 3 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2009 SC229, 2009 AV, 1999 OQ3
821Cordoba Obs. Bosque Alegre Station in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2012 SD22
C73Galati Obs. in Romania, 3 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 283729, 3200, 2201
A14Les Engarouines Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 4587
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2007 TQ24
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2012 MK6
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2012 QB17, 2012 JS11, 219071, 105140, 4947
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2012 SR56, 2012 RV16
954Teide Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2012 RV16
I76Tesla Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2012 RV16, 2012 JS11
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2012-T10 -- 2012 RV16
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 5 October '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 October '12

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

1834Generated Traffic Report
1451Grabbed MPEC 2012-T10 - Daily Orbit Update - see above