Contents  on 21 July '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 21 July '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no objects reported traveling within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. Up next, 2006 BL8 may arrive inside ten LD on July 24th (uncertainty +/- two days), and 2003 DZ15 arrives on July 28th.

This report was generated at 1445 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 2003 DZ15.

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 21 July '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 25 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 25 objects listed. Of these, eight were "one nighters."

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 21 July '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 21 July '13 >>  MPEC 2013-O32 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 21 July '13

Thirteen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
E23Arcadia Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 2003 DZ15
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 3 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 2013 OV2, 2013 OG, 2003 DZ15
470Ceccano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 2003 DZ15
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 2013 KR1
J15Muxagata Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 86666
C47Nonndorf Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 2013 OG
G34Oberfrauendorf Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 17188
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 2 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 285263, 153349
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 3 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 2007 RU17, 17511, 162980
C95SATINO-1 in France, 1 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 2013 NE19
233San Vito Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 11405
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 4 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 2013 NT11, 2013 NK4, 18109, 4953
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPEC 2013-O32 -- 2013 NX23, 2013 NE19
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 21 July '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 21 July '13

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

1445Generated Traffic Report
1444Grabbed MPEC 2013-O32 - Daily Orbit Update - see above