Contents  on 2 May '13

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Traffic Report  on 2 May '13

One object reported inside ten LD

One object is reported to be moving within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. 2013 GH66 is outbound from 8.84 to 9.24 LD. No other objects are known to come this close until late July.

This report was generated at 1510 UTC with follow-up for departed 2013 HO in today's DOU MPEC, adding 11.026 days to what had been a 3.942-day observing arc.



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 2 May '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 5 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had five objects listed. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of twelve 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 2 May '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2013-J09 - "18:11 UT" - 2013 JC


MPEC 2013-J08 - "18:07 UT" - 2013 HG20


MPEC 2013-J07 - "15:53 UT" - Comet P/2013 EV9 (Spacewatch)


MPEC 2013-J06 - "10:37 UT" - 2000 EU70


<< DOU on 2 May '13 >>  MPEC 2013-J05 - "06:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 2 May '13

A total of 27 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 15 in MPECs 2013-J05, 2013-J07, 2013-J08 & 2013-J09 -- 2013 JC, 2013 HO, 2013 HN11, 2013 HG20, 2013 GY68, 2013 GV79, 2013 GV68, 2013 GQ38, 2013 GC34, 2013 FW13, P/2013 EV9, 2013 EK89, 2013 EC28, 2013 CX129, 1993 FS
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 10 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 2013 BE19, 2013 AS27, 2012 XF112, 2010 CC55, 2002 AY1, 99942, 349068, 229672, 154347, 4179
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2013-J05 & 2013-J07 -- 2013 GR38, P/2013 EV9, 2011 BK24, 360191, 161998, 1864
G58Chabot Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 242643
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 5 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 2013 GV68, 2013 GE84, 2008 VN, 89958, 357005
C73Galati Obs. in Romania, 4 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 360433, 360191, 163249, 8176
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPECs 2013-J08 & 2013-J09 -- 2013 JC, 2013 HG20
695{Tomas Vorobjov in England via Kitt Peak Natl. Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-J07 -- P/2013 EV9
K91LCOGT Sutherland A, 2 in MPECs 2013-J08 & 2013-J09 -- 2013 JC, 2013 HG20
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 242643
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. (MRO) in New Mexico, 3 in MPECs 2013-J06, 2013-J07 & 2013-J08 -- 2013 HG20, P/2013 EV9, 2000 EU70
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 2013 GL8
G84Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-J07 -- P/2013 EV9
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2013-J05, 2013-J08 & 2013-J09 -- 2013 JC, 2013 HG20, 2005 GO22, 277142, 162900, 162011
I41Palomar Transient Factory in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-J07 -- P/2013 EV9
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-J06 -- 2000 EU70
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 1 in MPEC 2013-J07 -- P/2013 EV9
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 22 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 2013 GY68, 2013 GV68, 2013 GU38, 2013 GR38, 2013 GQ38, 2013 GN3, 2013 GC34, 2013 FD11, 2012 XY6, 2012 TV78, 2012 TF53, 2012 JG11, 2011 WU95, 2010 GY6, 2009 SQ104, 2009 BL2, 2008 GB110, 2005 TS15, 2002 JW15, 2002 GS, 1999 GR6, 360191
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 36 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 2013 FD11, 2013 EV89, 2013 EU9, 2013 ES89, 2013 ER89, 2013 CW35, 2012 VO6, 2012 QO10, 2009 FG1, 2008 GB110, 2007 YX1, 2005 GO22, 2002 JW15, 96189, 85804, 53550, 359592, 357618, 354663, 350462, 285263, 277142, 234341, 22771, 219021, 21088, 168378, 164201, 162421, 137044, 12711, 8014, 3199, 1685, 1566, 1036
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-J07 -- P/2013 EV9
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 9 in MPECs 2013-J05, 2013-J06 & 2013-J08 -- 2013 HG20, 2013 GU68, 2013 GH69, 2013 GG69, 2013 GF69, 2013 BJ18, 2012 XE112, 2000 EU70, 329437
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 2 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 2013 GV68, 2013 GQ38
I42Westport Obs. in Massachusetts, 4 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 2013 GV68, 2013 FY13, 2012 TF53, 2011 WU95
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 2013 GR38
I15Wishing Star Obs. in Rhode Island, 1 in MPEC 2013-J05 -- 242643
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-J07 -- P/2013 EV9
Q621program code 1 via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-J07 -- P/2013 EV9
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 May '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 2 May '13

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

1955Grabbed MPEC 2013-J08 - 2013 HG20 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2013-J09 - 2013 JC - see above
1608Grabbed MPEC 2013-J07 - Comet P/2013 EV9 (Spacewatch) - see above
1510Generated Traffic Report
1508Grabbed MPEC 2013-J05 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2013-J06 - 2000 EU70 - see above