Contents  on 30 May '13

Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:

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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 30 May '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

No asteroids are reported to be traveling within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. Coming into the neighborhood next, 2009 FE arrives inside ten LD on June 2nd.

This report was generated at 1306 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 30 May '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six objects listed. Of these, three were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eight 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 30 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-K46 - "11:53 UT" - 2002 KK8

<< DOU on 30 May '13 >>  MPEC 2013-K45 - "06:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 30 May '13

Nine observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2013-K45 -- 361538, 359592, 170013
G48Doc Greiner Research Obs. Rancho Hildalgo in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-K45 -- 2013 JB36
G32Elena Remote Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-K45 -- 2013 JL22
E19Kingsgrove Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-K45 -- 285263
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 2 in MPECs 2013-K45 & 2013-K46 -- 2013 JO4, 2002 KK8
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-K45 -- 2013 FD11
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2013-K45 -- 2013 JR28, 2013 JB36
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 9 in MPEC 2013-K45 -- 2013 KZ1, 2013 KY1, 2013 JU22, 2013 JR28, 2013 JO4, 2013 JM14, 2013 JG29, 2013 JA29, 2013 GG69
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2013-K45 -- 2008 OX2, 7350
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 30 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 30 May '13

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

1306Generated Traffic Report
1304Grabbed MPEC 2013-K45 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2013-K46 - 2002 KK8 - see above