Contents  on 28 January '13

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Traffic Report  on 28 January '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no asteroids reported within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. Coming to the neighborhood next, radar target 2013 BS45 comes inside ten LD on January 30th, and 2013 BV15 and intruder 2012 DA14 (risk-listed radar target) both arrive on February 8th.

This report was generated at 1720 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 2013 BS45, expanding its observation arc from 2.05 to 6.94 days.

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 28 January '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 7 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had seven objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of nine 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 28 January '13

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 28 Jan. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-B92 - "06:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 28 January '13

Ten observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 20 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 2013 BY45, 2013 BS45, 2013 BE19, 2013 AY52, 2013 AW60, 2013 AA32, 2012 YN6, 2012 XS93, 99942, 96189, 345853, 330825, 285263, 265661, 222165, 198752, 11284, 5828, 3908, 1864
I74Baxter Garden Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 2012 PQ28, 262623
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 7 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 2013 BY45, 2013 BU2, 2013 BP18, 2013 BK18, 2012 WP3, 2010 GR7, 162421
F658David Tholen's team in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 2013 BC18
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 3 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 36284, 214869, 1685
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 2008 QD1, 2008 DK5
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 2009 BD2, 212359
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 2 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 2013 BU2, 2013 AU27
J84South Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 99942
I15Wishing Star Obs. in Rhode Island, 2 in MPEC 2013-B92 -- 2010 BB, 111253
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 28 January '13

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2359 UTC) there was no risk monitoring news to report yet today, except that observation of one risk-listed object has been reported (see today's DOU MPEC above). 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 28 January '13

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

1720Generated Traffic Report
1719Grabbed MPEC 2013-B92 - Daily Orbit Update - see above