Contents  on 30 July '13

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Traffic Report  on 30 July '13

One object reported inside ten LD

There is one visitor reported traveling inside ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. 2003 DZ15 comes its closest to Earth this time around, reaching 9.07 LD at 0036 UT. Coming to the neighborhood next, 277475 2005 WK4 arrives inside ten LD on August 6th.

This report was generated at 1436 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 2013 OY3 and 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 30 July '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of twelve 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 30 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 30 July '13 >>  MPEC 2013-O63 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 30 July '13

Fourteen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 15 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 2013 OV2, 2013 OO2, 2013 OH, 2013 OG, 2013 OF, 2013 NX23, 2013 NV, 2013 NP11, 2013 MR, 2013 MP11, 2013 LH16, 2005 XK8, 2004 TP20, 96189, 11405
C77Bernezzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 2003 DZ15
807Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 243147
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 3 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 2013 NT11, 2013 NC15, 2013 MH7
J19El Maestrat Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 21088
719Etscorn Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 243147
W87LCOGT Cerro Tololo C in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 2010 RL42
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 2 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 285263, 153349
F51Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 2010 RL42
E12Siding Spring Survey in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 2013 OY3
G401program code 1 via Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 12711
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 2013 OO2, 2013 NL10
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 2013 OD4
A79Zvezdno Obshtestvo Obs. in Bulgaria, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 2013 OD4
Q621Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-O63 -- 54789
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 30 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 30 July '13

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

1436Generated Traffic Report
1432Grabbed MPEC 2013-O63 - Daily Orbit Update - see above