Contents  on 21 August '13

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Traffic Report  on 21 August '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

There are no asteroids reported moving within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. Coming toward Earth next, radar target 2013 QR1 arrives inside ten LD on August 25th.

This report was generated at 1512 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for 2013 QR1 and for departed objects 2013 PR43 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 21 August '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 20 listings

When last checked at 2316 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 20 objects listed. Of these, four were "one nighters."

New MPECs  on 21 August '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2316 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 21 Aug. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-Q22 - "06:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 21 August '13

Sixteen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 6 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 PW6, 2010 TN54, 2006 EE1, 66008, 340666, 11405
B88Bigmuskie Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 QR1, 2013 PX6, 2013 PW6, 2013 PV6
G36CASADO in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2011 UL21, 163250, 1036
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 11 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 PX6, 2013 PV6, 2013 PV13, 2013 OM9, 2013 NX23, 2013 MX5, 355256, 329437, 276786, 250458, 237805
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 19 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 PU13, 2013 PA39, 2013 OO5, 2013 NX, 2013 KY1, 2013 GZ79, 2013 GJ35, 2013 BQ45, 2012 TQ78, 2012 AU10, 2011 WU95, 2011 PT1, 2010 GA24, 2008 UN90, 2005 RQ6, 2005 FH, 2002 VR94, 192563, 136900
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 QR1
B86Hagen Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 QR1
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 ON5
A13Naef Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 PX6
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 285263
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 4 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 PF67, 2013 ON5, 359592, 105140
Y00SONEAR Obs. in Brazil, 8 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 PR43, 52760, 39565, 277475, 242450, 215188, 140039, 4486
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 QR1
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 QR1
C44Volta Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 QR1
G56Walnut Creek Obs. in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q22 -- 2013 QR1
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 21 August '13

At last check (NEODyS and JPL at 2316 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 21 August '13

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

1512Generated Traffic Report
1511Grabbed MPEC 2013-Q22 - Daily Orbit Update - see above