Contents  on 24 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 24 July '13

One object reported inside ten LD

One asteroid is reported to be possibly inside a radius of ten lunar distances (LD) from our home world today. 2006 BL8 may enter ten LD, traveling from 10.8 to 9.7 LD* (uncertainty +/- two days). Coming our way next, 2003 DZ15 arrives inside ten LD on July 28th.

This report was generated at 1431 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. "LD*" indicates some passage uncertainty. See also current sky chart and object details (alt-details), ephemerides, and today's timeline.

NEOCP Activity  on 24 July '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 17 listings

When last checked at 1901 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had seventeen objects listed. Of these, two 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 24 July '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 1901 UTC, there have been two MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 24 July '13 >>  MPEC 2013-O37 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

MPEC 2013-O36 - "02:35 UT" - 2012 TY52

Observers  on 24 July '13

Seven observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
K20Danastro Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-O37 -- 17188
046Klet Obs. in the Czech Republic, 3 in MPEC 2013-O37 -- 2007 XY9, 52762, 354952
950.Ovidiu Vaduvescu via La Palma in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2013-O37 -- 2002 LT24
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-O36 -- 2012 TY52
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 2 in MPEC 2013-O37 -- 2013 OV2, 163249
033Schwarzschild Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2013-O37 -- 2011 PO1
645Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2013-O37 -- 2006 UD63, 2003 UD5
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 July '13

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 1901 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 24 July '13

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

1431Generated Traffic Report
1428Grabbed MPEC 2013-O37 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0358Grabbed MPEC 2013-O36 - 2012 TY52 - see above