Contents  on 25 July '13

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Traffic Report  on 25 July '13

One object reported inside ten LD

One object may be inside ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. 2006 BL8 is calculated with great uncertainty to be inbound from 9.7 to 9.3 LD*. Headed in our direction next, 2003 DZ15 arrives inside ten LD on July 28th.

This report was generated at 1429 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. "LD*" indicates some passage uncertainty. See also current sky chart and object details (alt-details), ephemerides, and today's timeline.

NEOCP Activity  on 25 July '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 18 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had eighteen objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of nineteen 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 25 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-O39 - "13:44 UT" - 2010 CF19

<< DOU on 25 July '13 >>  MPEC 2013-O38 - "06:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 25 July '13

Five observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
C77Bernezzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-O38 -- 2003 DZ15
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-O39 -- 2010 CF19
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 3 in MPEC 2013-O38 -- 2003 DZ15, 285263, 153349
A32Panker Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPEC 2013-O38 -- 285263, 5645
233San Vito Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2013-O38 -- 354952, 17188, 11405
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 25 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 25 July '13

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

1429Generated Traffic Report
1425Grabbed MPEC 2013-O39 - 2010 CF19 - see above
1424Grabbed MPEC 2013-O38 - Daily Orbit Update - see above