Contents  on 24 August '13

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Traffic Report  on 24 August '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

No objects are reported passing within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today, but radar target 2013 QR1 arrives inside ten LD tomorrow.

This report was generated at 1416 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 24 August '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 7 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had seven objects listed.

New MPECs  on 24 August '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 24 Aug. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-Q28 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 24 August '13

Sixteen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
E23Arcadia Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 OM9
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 3 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2010 TN54, 85804, 52762
B75Betelgeuse Station in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 QR1
U82CS3 Palmer Divide Station in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 11405
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 PC7
470Ceccano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 QR1
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 PR43
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 5 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 NX23, 2011 BD40, 2007 ML13, 354101, 350513
G41Insperity Obs., 2 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 285263, 277475
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 PF10
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 QR1
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 2 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 QR1, 2013 OM9
C95SATINO-1 in France, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 QR1
Y00SONEAR Obs. in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 KR1
233San Vito Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 11405
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q28 -- 2013 PN43
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 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 24 August '13

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

1416Generated Traffic Report
1415Grabbed MPEC 2013-Q28 - Daily Orbit Update - see above