Contents  on 2 August '13

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Traffic Report  on 2 August '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

No asteroids are reported passing inside ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. Coming into the neighborhood next, 277475 2005 WK4 arrives inside ten LD on August 6th.

This report was generated at 1450 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 2 August '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 35 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 35 objects listed. Of these, 28 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 38 listings on the NEOCP today.

New MPECs  on 2 August '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been three MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


<< DOU on 2 Aug. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-P09 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2013-P08 - "04:20 UT" - 2011 BD40


MPEC 2013-P07 - "04:12 UT" - 2012 SC22

Observers  on 2 August '13

Nineteen observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 5 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 2013 OS3, 2013 GC34, 2011 BA45, 2005 XK8, 190135
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 308043
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 2013 BE27
106Crni Vrh Obs. in Slovenia, 1 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 2010 RT11
G48Doc Greiner Research Obs. Rancho Hildalgo (DGRO-RH) in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 2013 LK31, 2013 KH6
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-P08 -- 2011 BD40
C18Frasnes-Lez-Anvaing Obs. in Belgium, 3 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 21088, 12711, 105140
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 2 in MPECs 2013-P08 & 2013-P09 -- 2013 OD4, 2011 BD40
K91LCOGT Sutherland A in South Africa, 1 in MPEC 2013-P08 -- 2011 BD40
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-P07 -- 2012 SC22
568_Marco Micheli on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 2013 OQ3
B67Mirasteilas Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 2010 LG14
C47Nonndorf Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2013-P08 -- 2011 BD40
I41Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) in southern California, 3 in MPECs 2013-P08 & 2013-P09 -- 2011 BD40, 2005 JA22, 5143
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 5 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 2013 LN31, 2013 LM31, 2013 LF7, 2013 LE16, 2013 JM14
C95SATINO-1 in France, 2 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 136900, 4581
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 2 in MPECs 2013-P08 & 2013-P09 -- 2013 BO76, 2011 BD40
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2013-P08 -- 2011 BD40
C36Starry Wanderer Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2013-P09 -- 2013 BO76
A79Zvezdno Obshtestvo Obs. in Bulgaria, 1 in MPEC 2013-P08 -- 2011 BD40
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 August '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 2 August '13

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

1450Generated Traffic Report
1447Grabbed MPEC 2013-P09 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0404Grabbed MPEC 2013-P07 - 2012 SC22 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2013-P08 - 2011 BD40 - see above