Contents  on 29 November '12

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Traffic Report  on 29 November '12

Two objects reported inside ten LD

Two visitors are reported to be inside ten lunar distances (LD) from our planet today. 2012 WH1 comes its closest to Earth this time around, reaching 7.62 LD at 0931 UTC, and risk-listed 2012 WR10 is outbound from 8.57 to 9.25 LD. Headed our way next, 2009 BS5 arrives inside ten LD on December 7th.

This report was generated at 1627 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 2012 WH1.

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 29 November '12

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six objects listed. Of these, four were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of seven 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 29 November '12

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 29 Nov. '12 >>  MPEC 2012-W57 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 November '12

Eight observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 23 in MPEC 2012-W57 -- 2012 WP3, 2012 VM82, 2012 TK123, 2012 TA219, 2012 KU42, 2012 HJ1, 2010 TS149, 2003 UC20, 2001 YM2, 52762, 338049, 330825, 277127, 276397, 262623, 192563, 153958, 137052, 11405, 11284, 6455, 5836, 3838
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 9 in MPEC 2012-W57 -- 2012 TF53, 87024, 66008, 341816, 229672, 141498, 138937, 137925, 136635
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2012-W57 -- 2012 WH1
C01Lohrmann Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2012-W57 -- 136993, 6047
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2012-W57 -- 136993
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2012-W57 -- 2012 WG32, 232368
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 3 in MPEC 2012-W57 -- 2012 US136, 2012 QF49, 111253
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2012-W57 -- 4179
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 November '12

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2358 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 29 November '12

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

1627Generated Traffic Report
1626Grabbed MPEC 2012-W57 - Daily Orbit Update - see above