Contents  on 23 November '13

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Traffic Report  on 23 November '13

Two objects reported inside ten LD

Two objects are reported to be within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today. Radar target 2013 NJ is inbound from 5.38 to 4.08 LD and radar target 2001 AV43 is outbound from 4.43 to 5.05 LD. Next known to be coming inside ten LD is 2011 YD29, which arrives late next month.

This report was generated at 1631 UTC.

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 23 November '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 5 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had five objects listed. All of these 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 23 November '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 23 Nov. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-W10 - "17:31 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 23 November '13

Nine observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
I99Blanquita Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2013-W10 -- 2013 UR3, 9950
A06Mataro Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2013-W10 -- 1997 WQ23
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-W10 -- 2008 DE
711McDonald Obs. in Texas, 10 in MPEC 2013-W10 -- 2013 UR5, 2013 UC, 2013 TB6, 2010 HR80, 2009 XZ1, 2009 QD34, 2008 TQ2, 2004 RD252, 2001 CA32, 376864
566NEAT's GEODSS Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-W10 -- 162273
644NEAT's Mt. Palomar telescope in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2013-W10 -- 162273
608NEAT's USAF Haleakala telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-W10 -- 162273
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 2 in MPEC 2013-W10 -- 2006 HU30, 162273
L04ROASTERR-1 Obs., 1 in MPEC 2013-W10 -- 2013 UR3
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 23 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 23 November '13

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

2031Noted that the NEOCP has become active
1808Grabbed MPEC 2013-W10 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
1631Generated Traffic Report
1622Noted that the NEOCP has become empty