Contents on 19 November '13
- Traffic Report -- three objects
- IAU Minor Planet Center
- Impact Risk Monitoring -- nothing to report
Asteroid/Comet Connection (A/CC) Resources:
- Consolidated Risk Tables - the CRT page (archive)
Of 522 risk-listed objects, 40 have had news in the last 31 days. Updated at 1716 UTC on 19 Nov.
- Ephemerides for risk-rated & nearby objects + potential mission destinations
- News image catalog
- News old archive & Small Objects Archive
- Object Links - mainly for radar targets & close passers - (discontinued)
- Observing Campaigns
Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.
Traffic Report on 19 November '13
Three objects reported inside ten LD
There are three objects reported flying within ten lunar distances (LD) of our planet today. Inside Earth's Hill sphere, radar target 2001 AV43 is outbound from 2.96 to 3.09 LD. Further away, 2013 VK13 comes its closest to Earth this time around, reaching 8.08 LD at 1251 UT, and radar target 2013 NJ comes inside ten LD, passing from 11.20 to 9.70 LD.
Next known to be coming into the neighborhood is 2011 YD29 late next month.
This report was generated at 1716 UTC. No DOU MPEC has been issued yet today.
Notes: Ten times the distance to the Moon (ten LD) has no astronomical significance but is a useful reporting boundary. Earth's Hill sphere (of gravitational influence) is estimated to extend out to around 3.89 LD. 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 19 November '13
The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 9 listings
When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had nine objects listed. Of these, six were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of ten 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 19 November '13
Minor Planet Electronic Circulars
As of last check at 2359 UTC, there have been no MPECs posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
When no Daily Orbit Update (DOU) MPEC has been posted by this time of day, visit the MPC Status Page for possible explanation.
Observers on 19 November '13
Without MPECs with observations to report, we have no observers to list yet today. For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.
Impact Risk Monitoring on 19 November '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 19 November '13
Times are UTC for when items were noted or added by The Tracking News.
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