Contents  on 29 January '13

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Traffic Report  on 29 January '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

No visitors are reported traveling within a radius of ten lunar distances (LD) from Earth today. Radar target 2013 BS45 comes inside ten LD tomorrow, and the next known approachers are 2013 BV15 and intruder 2012 DA14, a risk-listed radar target, which both arrive on February 8th.

This report was generated at 1726 UTC with follow-up for distant 68216 2001 CV26 in today's DOU MPEC.

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 January '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." 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 January '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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

MPEC 2013-B94 - "20:37 UT" - 2007 ML6

<< DOU on 29 Jan. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-B93 - "06:04 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 January '13

Twelve observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
B17AZT-8 Evpatoria in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 99942
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 13 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 2013 BE19, 2009 XF2, 349068, 338176, 338049, 262623, 24761, 22753, 203471, 137805, 137199, 5646, 2062
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 2 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 2013 BP18, 2013 AM60
822Cordoba Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 2013 AH11
E89Geyserland Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 2013 AU27
C40Kuban State Univ. Obs. in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 99942
W86LCOGT Cerro Tololo B in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 3752
C41MASTER-II Obs. Kislovodsk in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 68216
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-B94 -- 2007 ML6
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 4 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 153267, 4450, 3554, 1866
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 6 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 2013 AT76, 2013 AM60, 2013 AH11, 2012 YN6, 2012 XE112, 3752
2904Carl Hergenrother via Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) in Arizona, 17 in MPEC 2013-B93 -- 2013 BE19, 2012 XS93, 87684, 68278, 68216, 339714, 337558, 303262, 285263, 22753, 153958, 136993, 136793, 12711, 10115, 7350, 5645
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 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 29 January '13

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

2039Grabbed MPEC 2013-B94 - 2007 ML6 - see above
1726Generated Traffic Report
1722Grabbed MPEC 2013-B93 - Daily Orbit Update - see above