Contents  on 8 June '13

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Traffic Report  on 8 June '13

Two objects reported inside ten LD

Two visitors are reported inside a radius of ten lunar distances (LD) from our home world today. Intruder 2013 LR6 is within the Earth-Moon system, coming to 0.29 LD from the Earth at 0440 UT and 0.68 LD from the Moon at 1315 UT. Further out, 2013 LD2 is inbound from 6.95 to 6.36 LD.

This report was generated at 1232 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 2013 LR6 and 2013 LD2.



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 8 June '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 24 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 24 objects listed. Of these, five were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 30 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 8 June '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2013-L38 - "19:14 UT" - 2013 LF7


<< DOU on 8 June '13 >>  MPEC 2013-L37 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2013-L36 - "01:24 UT" - 2008 OC6

Observers  on 8 June '13

A total of 21 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 3 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 GZ79, 152756, 137199
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 JT22, 2013 FD11, 141670, 1866
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 11 in MPECs 2013-L37 & 2013-L38 -- 2013 LQ6, 2013 LF7, 2013 LF1, 2013 LD2, 2013 LD1, 2013 LC1, 2013 LB1, 2011 KD11, 90367, 86039, 65996
B50Corner Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 285263
C18Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing Obs. in Belgium, 4 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 163249, 152756, 137199, 1627
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 FA8
568_Marco Micheli on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 KM6
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 JX2
C91Montevenere Obs., 5 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 KN6, 354952, 170013, 7888, 1866
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 LR6
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 9 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 LF1, 2013 LD2, 2013 LD1, 2013 LC1, 2013 LB, 2013 KR1, 2013 KN6, 2013 KL6, 2010 LF14
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2013-L37 & 2013-L38 -- 2013 LF7, 2013 KF6, 2013 KB2, 2013 EU9, 164206, 3551
C47Nonndorf Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 285263
I41Palomar Transient Factory in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 7977
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 KL6
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2013-L36, 2013-L37 & 2013-L38 -- 2013 LF7, 2008 OC6
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2009 BL2
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 KA2, 2013 HP11
A92Urseanu Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 285263
Z92West Park Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 285263
G33Wickede Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 285263
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 3 in MPEC 2013-L37 -- 2013 JR28, 163249, 7888
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 8 June '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 8 June '13

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

1919Grabbed MPEC 2013-L38 - 2013 LF7 - see above
1232Generated Traffic Report
1230Grabbed MPEC 2013-L37 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0148Grabbed MPEC 2013-L36 - 2008 OC6 - see above