Contents  on 1 March '13

Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:

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Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

Traffic Report  on 1 March '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

We have no known visitors flying within ten lunar distances (LD) of our home world today. Next known is 2007 EO88, a risk-listed radar target that arrives inside ten LD on March 15th.

This report was generated at 1436 UTC with observation of distant 68216 2001 CV26 reported 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 1 March '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 4 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had four objects listed. Of these, two were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of five 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 1 March '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 1 Mar. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-E01 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 1 March '13

Six observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 7 in MPEC 2013-E01 -- 2013 CT36, 2013 CK89, 2013 AU76, 2013 AM60, 2005 EM30, 229007, 8176
C73Galati Obs. in Romania, 8 in MPEC 2013-E01 -- 2013 AU76, 68216, 356394, 354127, 206910, 11066, 3122, 1036
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2013-E01 -- 2013 AU76, 2009 SC15, 2009 BL2, 4179
A24New Millennium Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2013-E01 -- 68216, 10115, 5828, 3752
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 3 in MPEC 2013-E01 -- 2012 QP17, 343098, 136635
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 4 in MPEC 2013-E01 -- 2013 AU76, 2009 AV, 99942, 206910
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 1 March '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 1 March '13

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

1436Generated Traffic Report
1434Grabbed MPEC 2013-E01 - Daily Orbit Update - see above