Contents  on 24 November '13

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Traffic Report  on 24 November '13

Two objects reported inside ten LD

There are two objects reported moving within ten lunar distances (LD) of our home planet today. Radar target 2013 NJ enters Earth's Hill sphere, coming in from 4.08 to 3.01 LD. Out further, radar target 2001 AV43 is headed away from 5.05 to 5.72 LD.

This report was generated at 1743 UTC.



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 24 November '13

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 12 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had twelve objects listed. Of these, eight were "one nighters."

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 24 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 24 Nov. '13 >>  MPEC 2013-W11 - "17:31 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 24 November '13

Nine observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
I99Blanquita Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2013-W11 -- 2013 UR3, 2013 TB80, 2003 WX25, 1997 WQ23
006Fabra Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2013-W11 -- 2013 UR3, 142781, 1627
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2013-W11 -- 2008 DE
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 5 in MPEC 2013-W11 -- 53435, 162566, 142781, 9950, 1627
J43Oukaimeden Obs. in Morocco, 2 in MPEC 2013-W11 -- 39565, 4450
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2013-W11 -- 1999 SK10, 8201
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPEC 2013-W11 -- 2013 UH9, 2013 RE21
G404Don Cranford, Jr. in North Carolina via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2013-W11 -- 2013 UR3
I76Tesla Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2013-W11 -- 2010 CL19, 1997 WQ23
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 24 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 24 November '13

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

2004Grabbed MPEC 2013-W11 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
1743Generated Traffic Report