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Traffic Report  on 3 March '15

Four objects reported inside ten LD

There are four asteroids reported moving within ten lunar distances (LD) of Earth today, all of them heading away. NHATS target 2015 DO215 is outbound from 3.09 to 3.42 LD, 2015 DS53 from 3.15 to 4.83 LD, 2015 DY198 from 5.97 to 9.46 LD, and NHATS target 2015 DU from 8.58 to 8.74 LD.

Next up, 2015 DK200 comes inside ten LD tomorrow.

This report was generated at 1625 UTC with follow-up in today's DOU MPEC for departed objects 2015 DZ198 (extending its observation arc from 1.41 to 4.82 days), 2015 CM13, and NHATS target 2015 CA40.



Notes: Ten times the distance to the Moon (ten LD) has no astronomical importance but puts a focus on transient natural objects that have recently approached the actually significant gravitational sphere of influence (SOI), which has a radius of about 2.41 LD from Earth's center, and thus also puts a focus on some of the most important and very best NEO observation work. 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 3 March '15

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 72 listings

When last checked at 2359 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 72 objects listed. Of these, 40 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 80 listings on the NEOCP today.

New MPECs  on 3 March '15

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


<< OOC on 3 Mar. '15 >> MPEC 2015-E14 - "20:57 UT" - Observations and Orbits of Comets


<< DOU on 3 Mar. '15 >>  MPEC 2015-E13 - "12:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 3 March '15

A total of 110 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 26 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2014 X1, P/2014 W12, C/2014 W11, C/2014 R4, C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q1, C/2014 F2, C/2014 E2, C/2013 X1, C/2013 V5, C/2013 V2, C/2013 G9, C/2013 A1, C/2012 K1, C/2009 F4, 290P, 218P, 209P, 108P, 88P, 65P, 22P, 17P, 16P, 15P, 4P
Z74Amanecer de Arrakis Obs., 4 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, 32P, 17P, 15P
139Antibes Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 110P
C86Blanes Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, 110P, 32P
I99Blanquita Obs. in Spain, 4 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2014 X1, C/2014 Q2, 110P, 32P
821Bosque Alegre Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 32P
B96Brixiis Obs. in Belgium, 11 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 X1, C/2013 V4, 201P, 119P, 110P, 17P, 15P, 4P
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 46 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1, C/2014 Y1, P/2014 X1, C/2014 W9, C/2014 W6, C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q3, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 OE4, C/2014 G3, C/2014 A4, C/2013 X1, C/2013 V5, C/2013 V4, C/2013 V2, C/2013 UQ4, C/2013 U2, C/2013 P4, C/2013 G9, C/2013 C2, C/2013 A1, C/2012 K8, P/2011 S1, C/2009 F4, C/2006 S3, 309P, 307P, 305P, 284P, 269P, 246P, 218P, 170P, 116P, 108P, 70P, 65P, 40P, 32P, 22P, 17P, 15P, 10P, 4P
W96Campo Catino Austral Obs. (CAO) in Chile, 20 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2015 C2, C/2015 A1, C/2014 W6, C/2014 W11, C/2014 R1, C/2014 E2, C/2014 AA52, C/2013 V2, C/2013 G9, C/2013 C2, C/2013 A1, C/2012 F3, 88P, 57P, 53P, 40P, 32P, 29P, 22P, 10P
Z76Carda Obs., 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 110P, 32P
I72Carpe Noctem Obs. in Spain, 11 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2014 X1, C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, C/2014 A4, C/2013 X1, C/2013 V4, 269P, 201P, 110P, 32P, 15P
B53Casal Lumbroso Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, 110P
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 22 in MPECs 2015-E13 & 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 X1, C/2013 V4, C/2013 V2, C/2013 A1, C/2011 J2, 2011 EU29, C/2010 U3, 86067, 1864, 201P, 119P, 116P, 110P, 108P, 70P, 32P, 22P, 15P, 4P
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 10 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1, C/2014 Y1, P/2014 X1, C/2014 W9, C/2014 W11, C/2014 F2, C/2013 UQ4, 309P, 305P, 4P
309'Martin Altmann in Germany via Cerro Paranal in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2015-E13 -- 162000
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 15 in MPEC 2015-E13 -- 2015 DZ198, 2015 DN155, 2015 DG198, 2015 DC200, 2015 CW12, 2015 CA40, 2015 BR514, 2015 BO509, 2014 WP365, 2014 VM, 2014 SQ143, 2013 OS3, 2012 CL2, 419829, 155110
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 9 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 A4, 201P, 110P, 65P, 32P, 15P, 4P
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 C2, C/2013 A1, 110P, 32P
Z99Clixby Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1, 17P
B50Corner Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
Z39Costa Teguise Obs., 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 110P
0953S. Nazarov via Crimean Astrophysical Obs. (CrAO) in the Ukraine, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1, C/2014 A4
958Dax Obs. in France, 5 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Y1, C/2014 Q2, 32P, 17P, 4P
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 3 in MPECs 2015-E13 & 2015-E14 -- 2015 CM13, C/2014 Q2, 15P
006Fabra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
G26Fushan Obs., 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 15P
372Geisei Obs. in Japan, 11 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1, C/2015 B2, C/2015 B1, C/2014 Y1, P/2014 X1, C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 C2, C/2013 A1, 17P, 15P
D08Ghezz Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 110P
E94Gisborne Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 29P
190Gissar Obs. in Tajikistan, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
511Haute Provence Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2015-E13 -- 2015 DT
K25Haute Provence Sud Obs. in France, 5 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, 191P, 65P, 17P, 16P
D88Hiratsuka Obs. in Japan, 10 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 A4, C/2013 V4, 269P, 201P, 119P, 17P, 4P
C43Hoyerswerda Obs. in Germany, 3 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, 110P, 32P
857Iowa Robotic Obs. in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
987Isle of Man Obs. on the Isle of Man, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, 110P
D00ISON-Kislovodsk Obs. in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 F2
H15ISON-NM Obs. in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2013 TW5, 4P
U69&program code "&" (15) via iTelescope Obs. Auberry in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W11
U699Steven M. Tilley in Louisiana via iTelescope Obs. Auberry in northern California, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1
H06iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 20 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Y1, C/2014 W9, C/2014 W11, C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 A4, C/2013 X1, C/2013 G9, C/2013 A1, C/2012 F3, C/2006 S3, 284P, 110P, 108P, 70P, 40P, 32P, 22P, 15P, 4P
H06#M. Suzuki in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
H06`Erik Bryssinck in Belgium via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
H06{program code "{" (31) via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 70P, 32P
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 7 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W7, P/2014 W12, P/2014 L2, 310P, 309P, 17P, 15P
D90`Kevin Hills in England via iTelescope Obs. Moorook in South Australia, 20 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W6, C/2014 W11, C/2014 AA52, C/2014 A4, C/2013 V5, C/2013 UQ4, C/2013 TW5, C/2013 C2, C/2012 K1, 299P, 218P, 119P, 116P, 110P, 70P, 53P, 32P, 29P, 22P, 4P
I89(program code "(" (17) via iTelescope Obs. Nerpio in Spain, 7 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, C/2013 V4, C/2013 V2, C/2011 J2, 269P, 246P, 201P
I892program code 2 via iTelescope Obs. Nerpio in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
Q62&Artyom Novichonok in Russia via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 5 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2013 US10, C/2012 X1, C/2012 K1, 88P, 19P
Q621Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 6 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2015 B1, C/2015 A1, C/2014 W9, C/2014 AA52, C/2013 C2, C/2012 A1
Q626Erik Bryssinck in Belgium via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
Q62;M. Mattiazzo via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 AA52, 29P
101Kharkov Obs., 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W2, C/2013 X1
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 11 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 V4, 269P, 191P, 119P, 110P, 70P, 32P, 17P, 4P
246KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 6 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1, C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 X1, C/2006 S3, 110P
D95Kurihara Obs. in Japan, 8 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Y1, C/2014 W2, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 A4, C/2013 V4, 201P, 17P, 15P
950.Ovidiu Vaduvescu via La Palma in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2015-E13 -- 2012 KJ18
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, 110P
844Los Molinos Obs. in Uruguay, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 R1, 110P
130Lumezzane Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 65P, 4P
C10Maisoncelles Obs. in France, 5 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 V2, C/2013 A1, 40P
A02Masia Cal Maciarol Modul 8 (MCM8) in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2014 X1, C/2014 Q2
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 OE4, C/2013 A1
568;Lucian Hudin on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 104P
568_Marco Micheli on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 313P
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 C2, C/2013 A1, 110P, 32P, 17P, 4P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 15 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W6, C/2014 W2, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 X1, C/2013 V4, C/2013 V2, C/2013 TW5, C/2006 S3, 201P, 110P, 70P, 32P, 22P, 15P, 4P
V08Mountain Creek Ranch Obs., 8 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, C/2013 V4, C/2013 V2, C/2011 J2, 201P, 110P, 108P, 17P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1, C/2014 W11, C/2013 W2
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 110P, 32P
K15Murviel-les-Montpellier Obs., 3 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, 17P, 15P
D81Nagano Obs. in Japan, 13 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W11, C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 A4, C/2013 V5, C/2013 V2, C/2013 A1, 269P, 110P, 70P, 32P, 17P, 15P
C47Nonndorf Obs. in Austria, 13 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W2, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 X1, C/2013 V4, C/2013 V2, C/2013 A1, 269P, 201P, 110P, 32P, 17P, 15P, 4P
J69North Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2015-E13 -- 2015 DT, 2014 YB35
Z73Nuevos Horizontes Obs., 4 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, 110P, 32P, 4P
G34Oberfrauendorf Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
583Odessa-Mayaki Obs. in the Ukraine, 6 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, C/2013 A1, 70P, 32P, 15P, 4P
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 28 in MPECs 2015-E13 & 2015-E14 -- 2015 DT, C/2015 D5, 2014 YM9, P/2014 X1, C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q3, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 A4, C/2013 X1, C/2013 V4, C/2013 V2, C/2013 A1, C/2011 J2, C/2006 S3, 201P, 119P, 110P, 108P, 70P, 65P, 32P, 22P, 17P, 15P, 10P, 4P
J43Oukaimeden Obs. in Morocco, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 22P
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 27 in MPECs 2015-E13 & 2015-E14 -- 2015 DJ215, C/2015 B2, C/2014 Y1, P/2014 X1, C/2014 W9, C/2014 W6, C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, C/2014 A5, P/2014 A3, C/2013 W2, C/2013 V5, C/2013 U2, C/2013 P2, C/2006 S3, 299P, 269P, 249P, 218P, 172P, 129P, 119P, 70P, 65P, 32P, 10P, 4P
W95Panamanian San Pedro Atacama Obs. (OPSPA) in Chile, 3 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 53P, 22P, 10P
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 32P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 3 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W2, C/2014 Q2, 116P
W98Polonia Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 R1
J53Posadas Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2014 X1, C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, 110P, 17P, 4P
A48Povegliano Veronese Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2015-E13 -- 2015 DT, 2014 EK24
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 13 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1, C/2014 Y1, C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, C/2013 W2, C/2013 V4, C/2013 UQ4, 269P, 172P, 119P, 110P, 65P, 16P
071Rhozen Obs. in Bulgaria, 9 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W2, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 X1, C/2013 US10, C/2012 K1, C/2012 F3, C/2011 J2, C/2006 S3, 284P
G39ROAD in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 32P
L04ROASTERR-1 Obs. in Romania, 3 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q2, 17P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W11, 32P, 4P
K61Rokycany Obs. in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Y1
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2015 B1
C95SATINO-1 in France, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2012 U1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
K14Sencelles Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPECs 2015-E13 & 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2, C/2013 V4, 90367, 140288, 103067, 1866, 201P, 15P
G68Sierra Stars Obs. in northern California, 3 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2013 C2, 17P, 4P
645Sloan Digital Sky Survey in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 313P
G409B. Lutkenhoner in Germany via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 9 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 R1, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 X1, C/2013 A1, C/2012 K8, C/2006 S3, 218P, 17P, 15P
W882Don Cranford, Jr. in North Carolina via Slooh.com Chile Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2013 TW5
W883B. Lutkenhoner in Germany via Slooh.com Chile Obs. in Chile, 15 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W9, C/2014 W6, C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 AA52, C/2013 TW5, C/2013 G9, C/2013 C2, C/2012 K1, C/2006 S3, 299P, 218P, 29P, 19P, 15P
587Sormano Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 17P
G45Space Surveillance Telescope Atom Site in New Mexico, 30 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2015 C1, C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, P/2014 L2, C/2013 W2, C/2013 TW5, C/2013 P4, C/2012 A1, 314P, 309P, 308P, 307P, 305P, 304P, 269P, 218P, 201P, 191P, 172P, 158P, 148P, 116P, 113P, 110P, 70P, 65P, 32P, 16P, 11P, 4P
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2015 B1
K21St. Saturnin les Avignon Obs., 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 32P
C36Starry Wanderer Obs. in Belarus, 4 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 V2, 32P
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 11 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2015 B1, C/2014 W7, P/2014 W4, C/2014 R1, C/2014 F2, C/2014 B1, C/2013 X1, C/2013 H2, C/2012 U1, C/2010 U3, C/2006 S3
I81Tarbatness Obs. in Scotland, 15 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2014 X1, C/2014 W2, C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2013 X1, C/2013 V2, C/2006 S3, 119P, 110P, 70P, 65P, 32P, 17P, 15P, 4P
I66Taurus Australis Obs. in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 A4
C35Terrassa Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
Z98TRZ Obs., 2 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- P/2014 X1, 110P
B51Vallauris Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 11 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 W11, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 A4, C/2013 X1, 116P, 110P, 32P, 22P, 17P, 15P, 4P
C90Vinyols Obs., 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 110P
Q65Warrumbungle Obs., 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- 29P
C28Wellinghofen Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 Q2
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 2 in MPECs 2015-E13 & 2015-E14 -- 2011 OL5, 17P
I15Wishing Star Obs. in Rhode Island, 8 in MPECs 2015-E13 & 2015-E14 -- 2015 DT, C/2014 Q2, C/2014 A4, 2006 WW, 322763, 163693, 137925, 9202
367Yatsuka Obs. in Japan, 4 in MPEC 2015-E14 -- C/2014 R1, C/2013 A1, 88P, 32P
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 3 March '15

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 3 March '15

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

2200Grabbed MPEC 2015-E14 - Observations and Orbits of Comets - see above
1625Generated Traffic Report
1601Grabbed MPEC 2015-E13 - Daily Orbit Update - see above