Contents  on 11 October '13

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Traffic Report  on 11 October '13

Four objects reported inside ten LD

Four objects are reported to be passing within a radius of ten lunar distances (LD) from our home world today. Risk-listed 2013 TX68 is inbound from 9.16 to 6.86 LD while the others are all headed away from us. Risk-listed intruder 2013 RZ53 is outbound from 7.45 to 7.77 LD and 2013 TO4 from 7.66 to 9.05 LD, and radar target 2013 SU24 departs from inside ten LD, traveling from 9.05 to 10.17 LD.

Radar target 2001 AV43 arrives inside ten LD on November 6th.

This report was generated at 1529 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for departed objects 2013 TM69 (first follow-up) and 2013 TG6.

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 11 October '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 18 listings

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

To learn how observers use the NEOCP, see the Practical guide on how to observe NEOCP object at Suno Observatory by Birtwhistle et al.

New MPECs  on 11 October '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 11 Oct. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-T88 - "06:07 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 11 October '13

Fourteen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 15 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 TW68, 2013 TQ12, 2013 TN69, 2013 TL69, 2013 TJ6, 2013 TH4, 2013 TG6, 2013 TF, 2013 TC4, 2013 SS, 2009 CP5, 2005 AD3, 2000 WC67, 90416, 137120
I74Baxter Garden Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2010 XZ67
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 SR24
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 11 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 TS5, 2013 TK69, 2013 TK, 2013 TJ69, 2013 TH4, 2013 TC6, 2013 TA6, 2013 RB21, 2013 PD21, 2009 HB, 2007 TD71
G58Chabot Obs. in northern California, 3 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 TL69, 2013 SV24, 2013 RZ73
D00ISON-Kislovodsk Obs., 4 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 251346, 220909, 162566, 142464
695]Mark Trueblood via Kitt Peak Natl. Obs. (KPNO) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 FX7, 2013 BO76
W86LCOGT Cerro Tololo B in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 1990 UP
568_Marco Micheli on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 TM69
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 7 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 TH, 2010 TN54, 2005 LW, 2003 OB4, 34613, 26663, 4183
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 6 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 PV6, 30825, 257838, 142464, 6063, 3361
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 RD32
I76Tesla Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 RH74, 2012 TS
A92Urseanu Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2013-T88 -- 2013 RH74
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 11 October '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 11 October '13

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

1529Generated Traffic Report
1516Grabbed MPEC 2013-T88 - Daily Orbit Update - see above