Contents  on 5 May '13

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Traffic Report  on 5 May '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

No objects are reported passing within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today, and none are known to approach this close until late July.

This report was generated at 1408 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for departed 2013 JF1 (first follow-up), 2013 GH66, and 2013 GD55 (adding 14.009 days to the former 9.941-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 5 May '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 24 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 24 objects listed. Of these, 20 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 26 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 5 May '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2013-J19 - "14:18 UT" - 2013 JD4


<< DOU on 5 May '13 >>  MPEC 2013-J18 - "06:04 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 5 May '13

A total of 35 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
E23Arcadia Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-J19 -- 2013 JD4
C77Bernezzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2009 SQ104
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 2 in MPECs 2013-J18 & 2013-J19 -- 2013 JY2, 2013 JD4
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2013 GE84, 2009 SQ104, 54686, 163696
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 14 in MPECs 2013-J18 & 2013-J19 -- 2013 JD4, 2013 JC, 2013 HQ, 2013 HJ19, 2013 HH19, 2013 GD55, 2013 ES89, 2013 EL28, 2013 CW35, 2009 CA2, 2005 MO13, 2004 BE85, 2000 UY33, 2000 JF1
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2013-J19 -- 2013 JD4
I39Cruz del Sur Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2013-J19 -- 2013 JD4
Z81Estrella de Mar Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 7839
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2009 SQ104
C18Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 137199
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2009 SQ104
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 360433
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 4034
J87La Canada Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2009 SQ104
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 137044
K38M57 Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2009 SQ104
C41MASTER-II Obs. Kislovodsk in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 4034
560Madonna di Dossobuono Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2012 TV78, 2009 SQ104
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. (MRO) in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2013 JY2, 2013 GH66, 242643
568;program code ";" on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 1998 OK1
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2013-J18 & 2013-J19 -- 2013 JY2, 2013 JD4, 2005 GO22, 242643, 214869, 141495
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 2 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2012 TF53, 2011 WU95
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2009 SQ104
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 3 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2013 JX2, 2013 EU9, 2006 UR
A53Peschiera del Garda Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2010 GY6, 2009 SQ104, 242643
B04Saint-Barthelemy Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 99942
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2009 SQ104
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2013-J18 & 2013-J19 -- 2013 JF1, 2013 JD4
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 2 in MPECs 2013-J18 & 2013-J19 -- 2013 JY2, 2013 JD4
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2013-J18 & 2013-J19 -- 2013 JD4, 2009 SQ104
I52Steward Obs. Mt. Lemmon Station in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-J19 -- 2013 JD4
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 242643
H06iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPECs 2013-J18 & 2013-J19 -- 2013 JD4, 242643
H06%Ernesto Guido in Italy via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 242643
H06*Rolando Ligustri in Italy via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-J19 -- 2013 JD4
I89iTelescope Obs. Nerpio in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2013-J18 -- 2009 SQ104
Q621program code 1 via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-J19 -- 2013 JD4
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 5 May '13

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2358 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 5 May '13

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

1531Grabbed MPEC 2013-J19 - 2013 JD4 - see above
1408Generated Traffic Report
1406Grabbed MPEC 2013-J18 - Daily Orbit Update - see above