Contents  on 29 May '13

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Traffic Report  on 29 May '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no objects reported inside ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. Coming our way next, 2009 FE arrives inside ten LD on June 2nd.

This report was generated at 1332 UTC with observation in today's DOU MPEC of distant 68216 2001 CV26.

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 29 May '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 4 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had four objects listed. Of these, three were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of six 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 29 May '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MPEC 2013-K44 - "17:26 UT" - 2013 KY5

<< DOU on 29 May '13 >>  MPEC 2013-K43 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 29 May '13

Eleven observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 3 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2013 FD11, 2013 EW27, 2013 EV89
Z81Estrella de Mar Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2004 KH17
E105Richard Miles in England via Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 285263
168Kourovskaya Obs. in Russia, 4 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 68216, 242643, 137170, 11405
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2005 VR7
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-K44 -- 2013 KY5
I41Palomar Transient Factory in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 3551
W71Rand II Obs., 4 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2013 JB36, 2011 WU95, 360191, 359592
C95SATINO-1 in France, 3 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2013 KZ1, 2013 KB2, 2013 JX2
645Sloan Digital Sky Survey in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2013 GY73
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2013-K43 & 2013-K44 -- 2013 KY5, 2013 KA2, 2013 JZ35, 2013 JY35, 2013 JL22, 2013 JA36
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 29 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 29 May '13

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

1859Grabbed MPEC 2013-K44 - 2013 KY5 - see above
1332Generated Traffic Report
1331Grabbed MPEC 2013-K43 - Daily Orbit Update - see above