Contents  on 26 April '13

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Traffic Report  on 26 April '13

One object reported inside ten LD

One object is hanging out within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. 2013 GH66 is slowly outbound from 6.51 to 6.88 LD. Next up, we know of no other objects coming inside the ten-LD radius until late July.

This report was generated at 1352 UTC with observation of 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 26 April '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 2 listings

When last checked at 2322 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had two objects listed. Both of these were "one nighters."

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 26 April '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2323 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 26 Apr. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-H46 - "06:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 26 April '13

Eight observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 32 in MPEC 2013-H46 -- 2013 HQ, 2013 GZ79, 2013 GY68, 2013 GQ38, 2013 GE84, 2013 GC34, 2013 FY13, 2009 SQ104, 2009 BL2, 2007 JZ20, 2006 GX2, 2002 JW15, 2001 GQ2, 2000 WL63, 68216, 54686, 40267, 359592, 357005, 343158, 274855, 19764, 163696, 141447, 11405, 7888, 6047, 5645, 4486, 4034, 2329, 1866
C73Galati Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2013-H46 -- 2009 BL2
K38M57 Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-H46 -- 1866
C91Montevenere Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-H46 -- 7888
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2013-H46 -- 7977, 5332
D90`Kevin Hills in England via RAS Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 6 in MPEC 2013-H46 -- 2013 GR38, 2013 GA80, 2013 FD11, 2013 EV89, 2013 EU9, 2013 ES89
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPEC 2013-H46 -- 2013 HU14, 2013 GJ35, 2013 EV89
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2013-H46 -- 2013 FY13
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 26 April '13

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2323 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 26 April '13

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

1352Generated Traffic Report
1344Grabbed MPEC 2013-H46 - Daily Orbit Update - see above