Contents on 29 May '13
- Traffic Report -- no objects
- IAU Minor Planet Center
- Observers -- eleven observers
- Impact Risk Monitoring -- nothing to report
Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:
- Consolidated Risk Tables - the CRT page (archive)
Of 505 risk-listed objects, 20 have had news in the last 31 days. Updated at 1331 UTC on 29 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 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-K43 time-stamped "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update - see below
- MPEC 2013-K44 time-stamped "17:26 UT" - 2013 KY5
MPEC 2013-K44 - "17:26 UT" - 2013 KY5
- K13K05Y 2013 KY5 (H=19.4 ~446m) from the Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) (May 21.26-28p4, 22.23-24p3 & 22.39-40p4) and the Spacewatch 1.8m telescope (May 21.38-39p3 & 29.25-26p3)
- Observations of close-passing objects
- 68216 68216 2001 CV26 from Kourovskaya Obs. (May 13.77-80p3)
- Observations of small (H>22.0) & smallish (21.7<H<=22.0) asteroids
- K13K02B 2013 KB2 (arc=10 days, H=24.1 ~51m) from SATINO-1 (May 28.90-92p4)
- K04K17H 2004 KH17 (q=0.357 AU, arc=4 opp, H=22.0 ~135m) from Estrella de Mar Obs. (May 27.91-97p3, 28.89p1 & 28.94-97p2)
- Observations of other asteroidal objects
- K13K02A 2013 KA2 (arc=11 days, H=21.0 ~214m) from Spacewatch 1.8m (May 29.17-18p3)
- K13K01Z 2013 KZ1 (arc=12 days, H=21.6 ~162m) from SATINO-1 (May 28.97-99p4)
- K13J36B 2013 JB36 (arc=13 days, H=20.3 ~295m) from Rand II Obs. (May 28.14-15p4)
- K13J36A 2013 JA36 (i=42.5°, q=0.137 AU, Q=5.209 AU, arc=14 days, H=21.0 ~214m) from Spacewatch 1.8m (May 29.19p2)
- K13J35Z 2013 JZ35 (i=46.7°, arc=14 days, H=19.9 ~355m) from Spacewatch 1.8m (May 29.20-21p3)
- K13J35Y 2013 JY35 (arc=16 days, H=19.3 ~467m) from Spacewatch 1.8m (May 29.17p3)
- K13J22L 2013 JL22 (arc=17 days, H=21.1 ~204m) from Spacewatch 1.8m (May 29.16p3)
- K13J02X 2013 JX2 (arc=27 days, H=20.7 ~245m) from SATINO-1 (May 28.93-96p3)
- K13G73Y 2013 GY73 (arc=2 opp, H=18.9 ~562m) from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) (2003 April 27.31p2)
- K13F11D 2013 FD11 (arc=68 days, H=19.7 ~389m) from Robert Holmes via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) (May 26.95-96p2)
- K13E89V 2013 EV89 (Q=4.201 AU, arc=81 days, H=19.4 ~446m) from Holmes/CTIO (May 26.95-96p3)
- K13E27W 2013 EW27 (arc=82 days, H=17.9 ~891m) from Holmes/CTIO (May 26.95-96p3)
- K11W95U 2011 WU95 (arc=2 opp, H=19.3 ~467m) from Rand II Obs. (May 7.19-21p4, 8.17-18p5 & 28.08-09p4)
- K05V07R 2005 VR7 (arc=3 opp, H=21.3 ~186m) from David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea (May 7.57-58p3)
- a0191 360191 1988 TA from Rand II Obs. (May 7.29p4 & 8.30p1)
- Z9592 359592 2010 VA1 from Rand II Obs. (May 4.17-18p3, 5.15-16p3 & 8.10p4)
- S5263 285263 1998 QE2 from Richard Miles via Faulkes Telescope South (May 28.40-42p6)
- O2643 242643 2005 NZ6 from Kourovskaya Obs. (May 13.77-80p4)
- D7170 137170 1999 HF1 from Kourovskaya Obs. (May 13.81-86p4)
- 11405 11405 1999 CV3 from Kourovskaya Obs. (May 13.85p3)
- 03551 3551 Verenia (1983 RD) from the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) (May 28.21p1 & 28.26-30p2)
Observers on 29 May '13
Eleven observers appear in today's MPECs.
|Code||Observer / 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|
|Z81||Estrella de Mar Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2004 KH17|
|E105||Richard Miles in England via Faulkes Telescope South in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 285263|
|168||Kourovskaya Obs. in Russia, 4 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 68216, 242643, 137170, 11405|
|5682||David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2005 VR7|
|G96||Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-K44 -- 2013 KY5|
|I41||Palomar Transient Factory in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 3551|
|W71||Rand II Obs., 4 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2013 JB36, 2011 WU95, 360191, 359592|
|C95||SATINO-1 in France, 3 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2013 KZ1, 2013 KB2, 2013 JX2|
|645||Sloan Digital Sky Survey in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-K43 -- 2013 GY73|
|291||Spacewatch 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.