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Traffic Report  on 9 November '17

One object reported inside ten LD

One transient natural object is known to be less than ten lunar distances (LD) from our planet today. Risk-listed 2017 UJ43 is outbound from 7.35 to 8.69 LD.

Earth passage I D ~Size Distance Today  Notes
4.54 LD Nov. 52017 UJ43 10 m  7.35 to 8.69 LD risk
Approaching (sorted by 10-LD bubble entry date)
9.89 LD tomorrow2017 VC 82 m  < 10 LD tomorrow - DOU
8.66 LD Nov. 17444584 2006 UK 309 m  < 10 LD Nov. 16 - DOU

This report was generated at 1940 UTC with first follow-up for departed intruder 2017 VE in today's DOU MPEC along with continuing follow-up for departed 171576 1999 VP11 and approaching 2017 VC and 444584 2006 UK.

Notes: Ten times the distance to the Moon (ten LD) has no astronomical importance but is a useful boundary for reporting about transient natural objects that approach our planet's gravitational sphere of influence (SOI), which has a radius of about 2.41 LD from Earth's center. This puts a focus on some of the most important and very best NEO observation work, representative of the much larger NEO discovery and tracking effort. Object distances are derived 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 9 November '17

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 69 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 69 objects listed. Of these, nineteen were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 73 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 9 November '17

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

As of last check at 2358 UTC, there has been one MPEC posted today from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

<< DOU on 9 Nov. '17 >>  MPEC 2017-V28 - "13:04 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 9 November '17

Thirteen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
T05ATLAS Haleakala in Hawaii, 5 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 53110, 496818, 171576, 15817, 137199
T08ATLAS Mauna Loa in Hawaii, 6 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 1998 WP7, 444584, 333888, 152931, 142040, 8037
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 4 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 90075, 497176, 338292, 11500
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 3 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 2014 YC15, 500749, 496005
J27El Guijo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 2014 YC15, 444584
006Fabra Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 444584
W85LCO Cerro Tololo A in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 497113
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 7 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 2017 VE, 2011 TG2, 504680, 496005, 483422, 456536, 374851
Z80Northolt Branch Obs. in England, 5 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 2017 VC, 2017 SO17, 496817, 496005, 190208
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 9 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 2017 UX44, 2017 UB5, 2017 SL2, 2017 QT35, 2008 AX28, 505093, 503892, 420302, 10165
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 16 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 2017 QL18, 2014 YC15, 2008 AX28, 2004 SS, 85839, 496018, 420302, 374038, 351278, 242708, 20086, 17182, 154991, 11500, 8201, 2212
T12UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up 2.24m Telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 1997 QK1
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 3 in MPEC 2017-V28 -- 2017 SS19, 504887, 496837
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 November '17

At last check (NEODyS at 2358 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 9 November '17

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

1940Generated Traffic Report
1631Grabbed MPEC 2017-V28 - Daily Orbit Update - see above