Contents on 26 July '13
- Traffic Report -- one object
- IAU Minor Planet Center
- Impact Risk Monitoring -- nothing to report
Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:
- Consolidated Risk Tables - the CRT page (archive)
Of 503 risk-listed objects, 18 have had news in the last 31 days. Updated at 1408 UTC on 26 July.
- Ephemerides for risk-rated & nearby objects + potential mission destinations
- News image catalog
- News old archive & Small Objects Archive
- Object Links - mainly for radar targets & close passers - last updated 20 Feb. (discontinued)
- Observing Campaigns
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 26 July '13
One object reported inside ten LD
There is one visitor known to be possibly flying within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. 2006 BL8 may be coming its closest to Earth on this passage, reaching 9.3 LD at around 0235 UT (uncertainty: +/- 1.997 days). Coming to the neighborhood next, 2003 DZ15 arrives inside ten LD on July 28th.
This report was generated at 1410 UTC. The Minor Planet Center is having problems with moving computers this morning and no Daily Orbit Update MPEC has been posted yet.
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 26 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."
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 26 July '13
Minor Planet Electronic Circulars
As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been no MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
When no Daily Orbit Update (DOU) MPEC has been posted by this time of day, visit the MPC Status Page for possible explanation.
Observers on 26 July '13
Without MPECs with observations to report, we have no observers to list yet today. For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.
Impact Risk Monitoring on 26 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 26 July '13
Times are UTC for when items were noted or added by The Tracking News.
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