Contents on 26 May '13
- Traffic Report -- four objects
- IAU Minor Planet Center
- Observers -- six observers
- Impact Risk Monitoring -- nothing to report
Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:
- Consolidated Risk Tables - the CRT page (archive)
Of 504 risk-listed objects, 19 have had news in the last 31 days. Updated at 1335 UTC on 26 May.
- Ephemerides for risk-rated & nearby objects + potential mission destinations
- News image catalog
- News old archive & Small Objects Archive
- Object Links - mainly for radar targets & close passers - updated 20 Feb.
- Observing Campaigns
Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.
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.
- Observations of close-passing objects
- K13K01T 2013 KT1 (arc=2 days, H=26.6 ~16m) from Galati Obs. (May 18.86-87p22)
- Observation campaigns (radar support, potential mission destinations)
- G3249 163249 2002 GT (PMD) from St. Pardon de Conques Obs. (May 26.06-10p4)
-- Potential mission destinations list & ephemerides + NHATS
- Observations of other asteroidal objects
- Z9592 359592 2010 VA1 from St. Pardon de Conques Obs. (May 25.99-01p4)
- S5263 285263 1998 QE2 from program code 2 via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring (May 25.37-38p9) and Cruz del Sur Obs. (May 25.95-00p3)
- H0013 170013 2002 UO3 from St. Pardon de Conques Obs. (May 26.02-05p4)
- D7199 137199 1999 KX4 from program code 1 via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. (May 25.03-09p5)
- D7170 137170 1999 HF1 from Tesla Obs. (May 25.92-93p3)
- 11405 11405 1999 CV3 from Tesla Obs. (May 25.94-95p3)
Observers on 26 May '13
Six observers appear in today's MPEC.
|Code||Observer / observatory|
|I39||Cruz del Sur Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 285263|
|C73||Galati Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 2013 KT1|
|G401||program code 1 via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 137199|
|I93||St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 3 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 359592, 170013, 163249|
|I76||Tesla Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2013-K40 -- 137170, 11405|
|Q622||program 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.