Contents  on 9 May '20

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Navigation tips: Use the << and >> arrows on the menus for each regular section (Observers, Risks, etc.) to move to the previous and next day's news for that section. Use the Index menu item to access specific days through a calendar interface. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

NEOCP Activity  on 9 May '20

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 33 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 33 objects listed. Of these, eighteen were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 37 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 May '20

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 May '20 >>  MPEC 2020-J49 - "12:05 UT" - Daily Orbit Update

Observers  on 9 May '20

Seventeen observers appear in today's MPEC.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 8 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 2020 HW1, 2020 HV, 2020 FB6, 2020 DF, 2020 DB4, 2015 TX143, 68350, 333555
T05ATLAS Haleakala in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 438908
T08ATLAS Mauna Loa in Hawaii, 6 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 86667, 85275, 522684, 318050, 138847, 115052
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 2020 HC6, 2020 HB6, 2020 GF3, 438908, 35107
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 6 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 2020 HN5, 2020 HG9, 2020 GF3, 2020 FW3, 2020 FE6, 2015 FT118
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 8 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 2020 JR, 2020 JP, 2020 JB, 2020 HS6, 2020 HN5, 2020 HC6, 2020 HB6, 438908
C40Kuban State Univ. Obs. in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 438908
C401program code 1 via Kuban State Univ. Obs. in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 438908
Z43Landehen Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 438908
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 194006
Z80Northolt Branch Obs. in England, 4 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 2020 JR, 2020 HC6, 2020 HB6, 438908
B69Owls & Ravens Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 438908
654Pomona College Table Mtn. Obs. (PCTMO) in southern California, 16 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 2020 JO, 2020 JH, 2019 XB, 2019 UO, 2019 UB11, 2019 SC9, 2019 QT8, 2016 UT80, 85236, 68950, 528609, 489486, 455736, 453778, 244670, 243025
247roving observer, 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 52768
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 5 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 2020 HW1, 2020 HV9, 2020 HT3, 2020 FW3, 2020 FE6
C95SATINO-1 in France, 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 2020 DX
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 115052
Q78Woogaroo Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-J49 -- 2020 HS6
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 9 May '20

Summary Risk Table for Risk Assessments Updated Today   (last checks: NEODyS at 2358 UTC)
See the CRT page for a list of all objects rated recently as risks and our ephemerides page for a list of risk-listed objects under current observation.
The time horizon for JPL and NEODyS listings is 100 years, and both post impact solutions beyond that for some special objects.
For the latest official risk assessments, and for explanations of the terminology, see the NASA/JPL Sentry and NEODyS CLOMON2 risk pages.





Notes for Today's Latest Risk Assessments
2020 JPJPL Sentry1630R E M O V E DJPL: Risk listing removed at 1326 UTC today

Legend: VI# = VI count, Prob Cum = cumulative probability, PS Cum/Max = cumulative/maximum Palermo Scale, TS = Torino Scale (next 100 years)

An impact solution, also known as a "virtual impactor" (VI), is not a prediction but rather a possibility derived from a variant orbit calculation that cannot be eliminated yet based on the existing data. Elimination can come quickly with just a little further observation or may take weeks or months, sometimes years. Once superceded or eliminated, a former impact solution has zero relevance to an object's risk. See Jon Giorgini's "Understanding Risk Pages" to learn more.

Chronology  on 9 May '20

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

1630Noted that JPL Sentry has removed 2020 JP as an impact risk - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-J49 - Daily Orbit Update - see above