Contents  on 28 August '13

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Traffic Report  on 28 August '13

No objects reported inside ten LD

No asteroids are reported to be within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today and none are known to be coming in until mid-November.

This report was generated at 1514 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for departed objects 2013 PR43 and radar target 277475 2005 WK4, plus observation of 2013 JF1 from May and the recovery of distant 152664 1998 FW4.



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 28 August '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 36 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 36 objects listed. Of these, ten were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 48 listings on the NEOCP today.

New MPECs  on 28 August '13

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2013-Q44 - "22:28 UT" - 2013 OE


MPEC 2013-Q43 - "18:29 UT" - 2013 QN10


MPEC 2013-Q42 - "18:25 UT" - 2013 QM10


MPEC 2013-Q41 - "18:20 UT" - 2013 QL10


<< DOU on 28 Aug. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-Q40 - "06:02 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2013-Q39 - "03:40 UT" - 2013 QJ10


MPEC 2013-Q38 - "03:33 UT" - 2013 QH10

Observers  on 28 August '13

A total of 23 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 18 in MPECs 2013-Q39, 2013-Q40, 2013-Q41, 2013-Q42 & 2013-Q43 -- 2013 QV1, 2013 QU1, 2013 QN10, 2013 QM10, 2013 QL10, 2013 QJ10, 2013 PX6, 2013 PV6, 2013 PR43, 2013 PO43, 2013 PN43, 2013 PC7, 2013 PB39, 2013 OM9, 2013 OE, 2013 NX23, 2013 JK22, 2013 HG20
C77Bernezzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q39 -- 2013 QJ10
300Bisei Spaceguard Center in Japan, 12 in MPECs 2013-Q39 & 2013-Q40 -- 2013 QJ10, 2013 JF1, 2013 JE1, 2013 FY13, 2013 EV108, 163249, 152756, 137199, 7888, 4034, 4015, 1627
599CINEOS in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q40 -- 2013 LB1
493Calar Alto Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPECs 2013-Q39, 2013-Q40 & 2013-Q41 -- 2013 QL10, 2013 QJ10, 221787
470Ceccano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q39 -- 2013 QJ10
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 19 in MPECs 2013-Q38, 2013-Q40 & 2013-Q41 -- 2013 QL10, 2013 QH10, 2013 MR6, 2013 LW28, 2013 GZ79, 2013 EV89, 2013 ES89, 2011 PT1, 2008 QS11, 2005 EF, 2004 UL, 2003 KX16, 16912, 163014, 154276, 152664, 11398, 7482, 4183
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 3 in MPEC 2013-Q40 -- 2013 PU13, 2013 PN43, 2013 PA7
G32Elena Remote Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-Q40 -- 2002 RH52
006Fabra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q40 -- 361071
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q39 -- 2013 QJ10
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q39 -- 2013 QJ10
W85LCOGT Cerro Tololo A in Chile, 3 in MPECs 2013-Q38, 2013-Q41 & 2013-Q42 -- 2013 QM10, 2013 QL10, 2013 QH10
J75La Sagra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q39 -- 2013 QJ10
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q43 -- 2013 QN10
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q40 -- 2013 MX5
261&Rob Matson in southern California using the Palomar Digitized Sky Survey in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q44 -- 2013 OE
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 6 in MPECs 2013-Q38, 2013-Q40, 2013-Q41, 2013-Q42 & 2013-Q43 -- 2013 QN10, 2013 QM10, 2013 QL10, 2013 QH10, 2013 CN222, 2009 NA
Y00SONEAR Obs. in Brazil, 6 in MPECs 2013-Q38, 2013-Q39 & 2013-Q40 -- 2013 QJ10, 2013 QH10, 2013 OM9, 2010 CF19, 2006 EE1, 277475
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 5 in MPECs 2013-Q38, 2013-Q39, 2013-Q41, 2013-Q42 & 2013-Q43 -- 2013 QN10, 2013 QM10, 2013 QL10, 2013 QJ10, 2013 QH10
J84South Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q39 -- 2013 QJ10
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2013-Q39 & 2013-Q43 -- 2013 QN10, 2013 QJ10
A79Zvezdno Obshtestvo Obs. in Bulgaria, 1 in MPEC 2013-Q39 -- 2013 QJ10
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 28 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 28 August '13

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

2303Grabbed MPEC 2013-Q44 - 2013 OE - see above
2032Grabbed MPEC 2013-Q41 - 2013 QL10 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2013-Q42 - 2013 QM10 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2013-Q43 - 2013 QN10 - see above
1514Generated Traffic Report
1512Grabbed MPEC 2013-Q40 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0407Grabbed MPEC 2013-Q38 - 2013 QH10 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2013-Q39 - 2013 QJ10 - see above