Contents  on 26 May '13

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Traffic Report  on 26 May '13

Four objects reported inside ten LD

There are four objects reported to be within a radius of ten lunar distances (LD) from Earth today. 2013 KB is outbound from 6.48 to 7.83 LD and 2013 KT1 from 6.54 to 7.70 LD, while 2013 KS1 exits ten LD, moving from 8.90 to 10.75 LD, as does 2013 KA, which travels from 9.95 to 11.06 LD.

Next known to arrive is 2009 FE, which comes inside ten LD on June 2nd.

This report was generated at 1336 UTC with observation of 2013 KT1 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 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 26 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 26 May '13 >>  MPEC 2013-K40 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 26 May '13

Six observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
I39Cruz del Sur Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 285263
C73Galati Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 2013 KT1
G401program code 1 via Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 137199
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 3 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 359592, 170013, 163249
I76Tesla Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 137170, 11405
Q622program code 2 via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 285263
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 26 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 26 May '13

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

1336Generated Traffic Report
1333Grabbed MPEC 2013-K40 - Daily Orbit Update - see above