Contents  on 15 August '13

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Traffic Report  on 15 August '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no asteroids reported inside ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today, and no objects are known to be coming this close until mid-November.

This report was generated at 1451 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for departed objects intruder 2013 PJ10 and radar target 277475 2005 WK4.



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 15 August '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 29 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 29 objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 37 listings on the NEOCP today.

New MPECs  on 15 August '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-P79 - "21:58 UT" - 2013 PD39


<< DOU on 15 Aug. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-P78 - "06:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 15 August '13

Ten observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 22 in MPECs 2013-P78 & 2013-P79 -- 2013 PX6, 2013 PW6, 2013 PW14, 2013 PV6, 2013 PV13, 2013 PJ10, 2013 PD39, 2013 PD21, 2013 PC7, 2013 OT3, 2013 OS3, 2013 OG, 2013 OE, 2013 NP11, 2013 NJ15, 2013 LB1, 2013 ET9, 97725, 219071, 189173, 140039, 4581
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-P78 -- 2013 EO20
G34Oberfrauendorf Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-P78 -- 2013 BO76
I41Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) in southern California, 2 in MPEC 2013-P78 -- 2013 NX23, 276786
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 8 in MPECs 2013-P78 & 2013-P79 -- 2013 PZ38, 2013 PD39, 2013 PB39, 2010 TN54, 359369, 247517, 20826, 203217
Y00SONEAR Obs. in Brazil, 10 in MPEC 2013-P78 -- 2013 OM9, 2010 UX95, 96189, 54789, 303262, 277475, 140039, 11405, 4953, 3352
434San Benedetto Po Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2013-P78 -- 85804, 52762
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2013-P78 & 2013-P79 -- 2013 PW31, 2013 PD39
C36Starry Wanderer Obs. in Belarus, 1 in MPEC 2013-P78 -- 24445
A84TUBITAK Natl. Obs. (TUG) in Turkey, 3 in MPEC 2013-P78 -- 2005 GO22, 2005 AB, 152770
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 15 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 15 August '13

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

2200Grabbed MPEC 2013-P79 - 2013 PD39 - see above
1451Generated Traffic Report
1447Grabbed MPEC 2013-P78 - Daily Orbit Update - see above