Contents  on 23 July '13

Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:

The latest A/CC news is available via framed access, RSS news feed RSS news feed, or redirection. - Note: A/CC has a main Web site and also a backup site with its own duplicate RSS news feed.

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 23 July '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

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

This report was generated at 1349 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 23 July '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 16 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had sixteen objects listed. Of these, three 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 23 July '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-O35 - "23:06 UT" - 2008 YS27

<< DOU on 23 July '13 >>  MPEC 2013-O34 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 23 July '13

Four observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
Z81Estrella de Mar Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-O34 -- 2013 OG
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-O35 -- 2008 YS27
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-O34 -- 103790
Q62!program code "!" (10) via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-O34 -- 2010 AF30
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 23 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 23 July '13

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

2318Grabbed MPEC 2013-O35 - 2008 YS27 - see above
1349Generated Traffic Report
1347Grabbed MPEC 2013-O34 - Daily Orbit Update - see above