Contents  on 25 May '13

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Traffic Report  on 25 May '13

Four objects reported inside ten LD

There are four asteroids reported passing within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. 2013 KB is outbound from 5.22 to 6.48 LD, 2013 KT1 from 5.45 to 6.54 LD, 2013 KS1 from 7.19 to 8.90 LD, and 2013 KA from 8.83 to 9.95 LD.

On approach next, 2009 FE arrives inside ten LD on June 2nd.

This report was generated at 1300 UTC with today's DOU MPEC carrying observation of 2013 KQ1 from last week.

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 25 May '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 1 listing

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one object listed.

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 25 May '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 25 May '13 >>  MPEC 2013-K39 - "06:04 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 25 May '13

Five observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
G48Doc Greiner Research Obs. Rancho Hildalgo in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-K39 -- 2013 BE19
E89Geyserland Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2013-K39 -- 285263
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-K39 -- 2013 KQ1
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 3 in MPEC 2013-K39 -- 2013 JB36, 359592, 163249
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-K39 -- 361861
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 25 May '13

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2359 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 25 May '13

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

1300Generated Traffic Report
1258Grabbed MPEC 2013-K39 - Daily Orbit Update - see above