Contents  on 2 July '18

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Traffic Report  on 2 July '18

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NEOCP Activity  on 2 July '18

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 12 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had twelve objects listed. Of these, one was a "one nighter." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of fifteen listings on the NEOCP today.

New MPECs  on 2 July '18

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2018-N07 - "23:25 UT" - 2018 NA


<< DOU on 2 July '18 >>  MPEC 2018-N06 - "12:03 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2018-N05 - "01:23 UT" - Comet C/2018 M1 (Catalina)

Observers  on 2 July '18

A total of 29 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 13 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 2018 MW6, 2018 MM8, 2018 MJ7, 2018 LQ2, 2018 LH5, 2018 LF5, 2018 KV, 2018 JS1, 2018 JE5, 2018 JC3, 2018 GA5, 516976, 14402
T05ATLAS Haleakala in Hawaii, 4 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 2018 MM8, 66008, 162483, 1580
T08ATLAS Mauna Loa in Hawaii, 9 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 2011 GA62, 469737, 283729, 139345, 7889, 1685, 1627, 1036, 719
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 2011 GA62, 68950, 455550, 398188, 14402, 13553
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 6 in MPECs 2018-N05, 2018-N06 & 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA, C/2018 M1, 53789, 53110, 278327, 138847
N55Corona Borealis Obs. in Tibet, 1 in MPEC 2018-N05 -- C/2018 M1
K87Dettelbach Vineyard Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA
K78Iota Scorpii Obs., 1 in MPEC 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA
Q621Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2018-N05 -- C/2018 M1
P93JAXA Space Tracking & Communications Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA
695^Spacewatch via Kitt Peak Natl. Obs. (KPNO) in Arizona, 8 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 2018 MX6, 2018 MA5, 2018 GL, 2017 SG14, 2016 NQ32, 2013 FW13, 2012 BV26, 2011 WO4
C10Maisoncelles Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2018-N05 -- C/2018 M1
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 2001 SC170, 174050
I41Palomar Transient Factory in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 3 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 87309, 333578, 719
F52Pan-STARRS 2 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 68950
K63Pascoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2018-N05 & 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA, C/2018 M1
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2018-N05 -- C/2018 M1
G40*program code "*" (19) via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2018-N05 -- C/2018 M1
G40+program code "+" (20) via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2018-N05 -- C/2018 M1
G409B. Lutkenhoner in Germany via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2018-N05 -- C/2018 M1
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 9 in MPECs 2018-N05 & 2018-N06 -- 2018 ME7, C/2018 M1, 2018 LH5, 2018 LF5, 2018 LB1, 2018 JD5, 2018 FS3, 2017 DO36, 2014 TW57
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 8 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 2018 MH, 2018 LS15, 2018 LQ2, 2018 LL5, 2015 QM3, 2009 LW2, 2004 RX10, 2001 SC170
I52Steward Obs. Mt. Lemmon Station in Arizona, 20 in MPECs 2018-N05, 2018-N06 & 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA, 2018 MY6, 2018 MY4, 2018 MW6, 2018 MK8, 2018 MJ7, 2018 MH, 2018 MD7, C/2018 M1, 2018 LP5, 2018 LM5, 2018 LH1, 2018 LC3, 2018 KV, 2018 KM2, 2018 JS1, 2018 JQ1, 2018 BL3, 2013 VD13, 1998 MW5
T12UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up 2.24m Telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 2018 KV1
L01Visnjan Obs., 1 in MPEC 2018-N07 -- 2018 NA
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2018-N06 -- 68950
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 2 July '18

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 2 July '18

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

2358Grabbed MPEC 2018-N07 - 2018 NA - see above
1331Grabbed MPEC 2018-N06 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0200Grabbed MPEC 2018-N05 - Comet C/2018 M1 (Catalina) - see above