Contents  on 30 January '13

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Traffic Report  on 30 January '13

One object reported inside ten LD

One asteroid is reported traveling inside ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. Radar target 2013 BS45 comes inside ten LD, passing from 10.27 to 9.65 LD.

Up next, 2013 BV15 and intruder 2012 DA14 (risk-listed radar target) both arrive inside ten LD on February 8th.

This report was generated at 1731 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 30 January '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings

When last checked at 2115 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."

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 30 January '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2115 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 30 Jan. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-B95 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 30 January '13

Eleven observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
Z74Amanecer de Arrakis Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 4179
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 10 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 2012 TJ146, 349068, 343098, 338049, 262623, 203471, 154347, 137199, 2212, 1864
A05Belesta Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 99942
B88Bigmuskie Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 99942
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 7 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 2013 BT45, 2013 AQ72, 2012 YL7, 2012 XC112, 2006 VA3, 162421, 3752
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 2004 TB18, 1999 RM45
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 2013 BE19
0892Oleksandr V. Shulga via Nikolaev Obs. in the Ukraine, 14 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 2013 BE19, 2013 AU27, 2013 AT76, 2012 XF112, 2012 XE112, 2000 WL63, 99942, 52762, 349068, 343098, 229672, 203471, 189173, 137805
I76Tesla Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 2013 BE19, 2010 QD2
2904Carl Hergenrother via Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 2013 BD70, 2012 LK9
Q624program code 4 via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-B95 -- 2013 BE19
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 30 January '13

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2115 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 30 January '13

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

1731Generated Traffic Report
1730Grabbed MPEC 2013-B95 - Daily Orbit Update - see above