Contents  on 28 May '13

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Traffic Report  on 28 May '13

Two objects reported inside ten LD

Our only remaining visitors less than ten lunar distances (LD) from Earth both depart from the reporting "bubble" today. 2013 KT1 passes from 8.90 to 10.12 LD and 2013 KB travels from 9.23 to 10.65 LD. Next known to come this close is 2009 FE, which arrives inside ten LD on June 2nd.

This report was generated at 1354 UTC.

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 28 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 28 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 28 May '13 >>  MPEC 2013-K42 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 28 May '13

Six observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2013-K42 -- 2013 JE29
F658David Tholen's team in Hawaii via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-K42 -- 99942
J37Huelva Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2013-K42 -- 1627
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. in Arkansas, 1 in MPEC 2013-K42 -- 285263
Z86St. Mellons Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-K42 -- 7888
I15Wishing Star Obs. in Rhode Island, 1 in MPEC 2013-K42 -- 2013 JB36
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 28 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 28 May '13

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

1354Generated Traffic Report
1343Grabbed MPEC 2013-K42 - Daily Orbit Update - see above