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NEOCP Activity  on 6 November '20

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 20 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 20 objects listed. Of these, thirteen were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 31 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 6 November '20

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2020-V37 - "20:01 UT" - 2020 VX


MPEC 2020-V36 - "15:42 UT" - 2020 VW


MPEC 2020-V35 - "15:40 UT" - 2020 VV


MPEC 2020-V34 - "15:38 UT" - 2020 VU


MPEC 2020-V33 - "15:28 UT" - 2020 VT


<< DOU on 6 November '20 >>  MPEC 2020-V32 - "12:04 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2020-V31 - "11:58 UT" - 2020 VS


MPEC 2020-V30 - "05:47 UT" - 2020 VR


MPEC 2020-V29 - "05:46 UT" - 2020 VQ


MPEC 2020-V28 - "03:44 UT" - 2020 VP


MPEC 2020-V27 - "03:42 UT" - 2020 VO


MPEC 2020-V26 - "03:40 UT" - 2020 VN

Observers  on 6 November '20

A total of 41 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 12 in MPECs 2020-V26, 2020-V28, 2020-V29, 2020-V30, 2020-V31, 2020-V32, 2020-V33, 2020-V34, 2020-V35 & 2020-V37 -- 2020 VX, 2020 VV, 2020 VU, 2020 VT, 2020 VS, 2020 VR, 2020 VQ, 2020 VP, 2020 VO, 2020 VN, 2020 TG, 2020 RR9
T05ATLAS Haleakala in Hawaii, 26 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 UZ3, 2020 PD1, 2020 PC5, 2020 OC8, 2017 GO6, 2013 PY6, 2004 QD17, 90075, 69230, 65717, 474554, 319988, 30825, 27031, 19764, 163081, 137032, 12538, 9172, 4947, 4503, 3691, 3200, 1980, 1685, 1036
X74Campo dos Amarais Obs., 2 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 69230, 462041
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2020-V28 & 2020-V31 -- 2020 VS, 2020 VP
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 5 in MPECs 2020-V26, 2020-V28, 2020-V30, 2020-V34 & 2020-V36 -- 2020 VW, 2020 VU, 2020 VR, 2020 VP, 2020 VN
K87Dettelbach Vineyard Obs. in Germany, 3 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2016 HL, 2005 JT108, 2004 RF84
G06Dordrecht Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 ST1
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 8 in MPECs 2020-V31 & 2020-V32 -- 2020 VS, 2020 VO, 2020 UZ, 2020 UP6, 2020 QQ6, 2020 PD1, 2007 UY1, 2007 SR1
595Farra d'Isonzo Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2020-V27 & 2020-V32 -- 2020 VO, 2020 VG
K83Forti Obs., 4 in MPECs 2020-V27 & 2020-V32 -- 2020 VO, 2020 ST1, 2013 PY6, 2004 US1
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 7 in MPECs 2020-V27, 2020-V28, 2020-V29, 2020-V31, 2020-V32 & 2020-V34 -- 2020 VU, 2020 VS, 2020 VQ, 2020 VP, 2020 VO, 2020 VG, 2020 TY1
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 5 in MPECs 2020-V27 & 2020-V32 -- 2020 VO, 2020 LB3, 2017 GO6, 2015 BF4, 2004 US1
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 39572
P93JAXA Space Tracking & Communications Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 162173
2461program code 1 via KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2020-V37 -- 2020 VX
C401program code 1 via Kuban State Univ. Obs. in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 159402
Z43Landehen Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 ST1
V39LCO McDonald Obs. B in Texas, 1 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 SO
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 60 in MPECs 2020-V26, 2020-V27, 2020-V28, 2020-V29, 2020-V30, 2020-V31, 2020-V32, 2020-V33, 2020-V34, 2020-V35, 2020-V36 & 2020-V37 -- 2020 VX, 2020 VW, 2020 VV, 2020 VU, 2020 VT, 2020 VS, 2020 VR, 2020 VQ, 2020 VP, 2020 VO, 2020 VN, 2020 VL, 2020 UP6, 2020 UN2, 2020 UK5, 2020 UF1, 2020 UE4, 2020 UD, 2020 TZ1, 2020 TM2, 2020 SF3, 2020 MP, 2020 KZ5, 2019 SV4, 2017 WH1, 2017 GO6, 2013 PY6, 2010 WF3, 2009 UM, 2007 VX137, 2006 UE17, 2006 SA6, 2004 US1, 89136, 85867, 65717, 523804, 496001, 480824, 477465, 448972, 420302, 417612, 414903, 414586, 404108, 378124, 285331, 27031, 23183, 190788, 141354, 9058, 8013, 6239, 4688, 4503, 4486, 4450, 3671
K74Muensterschwarzach Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 VG
Z80Northolt Branch Obs. in England, 3 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 VG, 2020 UN3, 2020 ST1
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 8 in MPECs 2020-V29, 2020-V30, 2020-V32, 2020-V33 & 2020-V34 -- 2020 VU, 2020 VT, 2020 VR, 2020 VQ, 2020 QP3, 2020 LB3, 303262, 17182
F52Pan-STARRS 2 (PS2) in Hawaii, 6 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 ST1, 2020 QM4, 2020 OG4, 88264, 378160, 145656
V93Pin Oak Obs., 7 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2013 UX14, 2013 PY6, 474179, 428086, 163902, 154302, 144411
A48Povegliano Veronese Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 UN3, 2020 ST1
L18QOS Obs., 5 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 UN3, 2020 ST1, 2005 JT108, 99907, 380929
K61Rokycany Obs. in the Czech Republic, 5 in MPECs 2020-V28 & 2020-V32 -- 2020 VP, 2020 VB, 2020 UQ6, 2020 UN3, 2020 UF6
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 2 in MPECs 2020-V28 & 2020-V31 -- 2020 VS, 2020 VP
C95SATINO-1 in France, 1 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 RG
0331program code 1 via Schwarzschild Obs. in Germany, 20 in MPECs 2020-V26, 2020-V27, 2020-V28, 2020-V29, 2020-V30, 2020-V31, 2020-V32, 2020-V35 & 2020-V37 -- 2020 VX, 2020 VV, 2020 VS, 2020 VR, 2020 VQ, 2020 VP, 2020 VO, 2020 VN, 2020 VH, 2020 VG, 2020 VF, 2020 VC, 2020 VB, 2020 UW1, 2020 UU6, 2020 UN6, 2020 UN3, 2020 UL3, 2020 SO, 2018 NE
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 UM3, 2020 SO, 2020 MZ3, 2008 TY9, 2212
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 10 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 US2, 2020 UA5, 2020 TK5, 2020 JU, 2017 HY4, 2017 GP6, 2017 BP5, 2010 NG1, 2010 MU112, 2008 NP3
W34Squirrel Valley Obs. in North Carolina, 1 in MPEC 2020-V28 -- 2020 VP
I93St. Pardon de Conques Obs. in France, 2 in MPECs 2020-V28 & 2020-V32 -- 2020 VP, 2020 VG
I52Steward Obs. Mt. Lemmon Station in Arizona, 9 in MPECs 2020-V26, 2020-V27, 2020-V28, 2020-V29, 2020-V30, 2020-V31, 2020-V32, 2020-V35 & 2020-V36 -- 2020 VW, 2020 VV, 2020 VS, 2020 VR, 2020 VQ, 2020 VP, 2020 VO, 2020 VN, 1998 MR24
858Tebbutt Obs. in New Mexico, 5 in MPECs 2020-V26, 2020-V28, 2020-V29, 2020-V31 & 2020-V37 -- 2020 VX, 2020 VS, 2020 VQ, 2020 VP, 2020 VN
K62Teplice Obs. in the Czech Republic, 1 in MPEC 2020-V27 -- 2020 VO
T12UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up 2.24m Telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2018 VM3
L01Visnjan Obs. in Croatia, 4 in MPECs 2020-V26, 2020-V28, 2020-V30 & 2020-V37 -- 2020 VX, 2020 VR, 2020 VP, 2020 VN
N88Xingming Obs. #3, 1 in MPEC 2020-V27 -- 2020 VO
I41Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) in southern California, 10 in MPEC 2020-V32 -- 2020 PD1, 88264, 68359, 414903, 414586, 380359, 36284, 185716, 8567, 3691
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 6 November '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.
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Notes for Today's Latest Risk Assessments
2020 VWJPL Sentry18002061-2093690.0011952066956-4.68-5.020JPL: Computed at 09:15 today Pacific time based on 10 observations spanning .91156 days (2020-Nov-05.169443 to 2020-Nov-06.081). Diameter approximately 0.007 km. from weighted mean H=28.45.
2020 VVJPL Sentry18002027-21181510.001268537019-3.61-3.750JPL: Computed at 09:16 today Pacific time based on 13 observations spanning .95816 days (2020-Nov-05.148108 to 2020-Nov-06.10627). Diameter approximately 0.014 km. from weighted mean H=26.96.
2020 VKNEODyS17202064-2100322.85e-06-6.67-7.30NEODyS: "Based on 21 optical observations (of which 0 are rejected as outliers) from 2020-11-04.212 to 2020-11-05.901."
JPL Sentry00102031-2097253.195593e-06-6.59-7.440JPL: Computed at 16:04 Nov. 5th Pacific time based on 21 observations spanning 1.6885 days (2020-Nov-04.211475 to 2020-Nov-05.899969). Diameter approximately 0.011 km. from weighted mean H=27.53.
2020 UL3NEODyS17202111-2120141.22e-06-5.44-5.82n/aNEODyS: "Based on 82 optical observations (of which 1 are rejected as outliers) from 2020-10-17.537 to 2020-11-06.183."
JPL Sentry17002111-211972.012543e-06-5.23-5.500JPL: Computed at 06:38 today Pacific time based on 82 observations spanning 19.646 days (2020-Oct-17.535831 to 2020-Nov-06.18173). Diameter approximately 0.074 km. from weighted mean H=23.31.
2020 TK5NEODyS17202052-208095.28e-06-4.42-4.450NEODyS: "Based on 101 optical observations (of which 2 are rejected as outliers) from 2020-10-14.332 to 2020-11-06.287."
JPL Sentry17002056-205611.773e-08-6.87-6.870JPL: Computed at 06:50 today Pacific time based on 95 observations spanning 22.955 days (2020-Oct-14.331481 to 2020-Nov-06.28647). Diameter approximately 0.064 km. from weighted mean H=23.62.
2020 TY1NEODyS17202105-212034.03e-07-5.50-5.54n/aNEODyS: "Based on 125 optical observations (of which 1 are rejected as outliers) from 2020-10-08.411 to 2020-11-06.049."
JPL Sentry17002105-210513.466e-07-5.56-5.560JPL: Computed at 06:32 today Pacific time based on 124 observations spanning 28.638 days (2020-Oct-08.410259 to 2020-Nov-06.04834). Diameter approximately 0.100 km. from weighted mean H=22.63.
2016 VB1JPL Sentry00102065-2119680.00126679512-4.95-5.480JPL: Computed at 07:35 Aug. 22nd Pacific time based on 46 observations spanning 2.6662 days (2016-Nov-05.45293 to 2016-Nov-08.11917). Diameter approximately 0.007 km. from weighted mean H=28.56.
2014 YNJPL Sentry00102095-2115230.00010555036-4.78-5.290JPL: Computed at 07:02 July 17th of 2019 Pacific time based on 83 observations spanning 50.823 days (2014-Dec-03.446233 to 2015-Jan-23.26902). Diameter approximately 0.024 km. from weighted mean H=25.71.
2010 UC7JPL Sentry00102112-211275.1141e-07-6.38-6.950JPL: Computed at 03:33 April 10th of 2017 Pacific time based on 44 observations spanning 6.0649 days (2010-Oct-28.43616 to 2010-Nov-03.50105). Diameter approximately 0.038 km. from weighted mean H=24.74.
2007 VE8JPL Sentry00102062-206211.971e-05-4.93-4.930JPL: Computed at 23:37 April 8th of 2017 Pacific time based on 29 observations spanning 11.034 days (2007-Nov-05.3392 to 2007-Nov-16.372794). Diameter approximately 0.028 km. from weighted mean H=25.44.
2007 VD8JPL Sentry00102023-2112593.456431e-07-7.52-8.270JPL: Computed at 18:51 April 7th of 2017 Pacific time based on 11 observations spanning .11380 days (2007-Nov-05.31632 to 2007-Nov-05.43012). Diameter approximately 0.010 km. from weighted mean H=27.72.

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 6 November '20

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

2202Grabbed MPEC 2020-V37 - 2020 VX - see above
1800Noted that JPL Sentry has posted 2020 VV as an impact risk - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has posted 2020 VW as an impact risk - see above
1720Noted that NEODyS has updated its 2020 TK5 risk assessment - see above
Noted that NEODyS has updated its 2020 TY1 risk assessment - see above
Noted that NEODyS has updated its 2020 UL3 risk assessment - see above
Noted that NEODyS has posted 2020 VK as an impact risk - see above
1700Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 TK5 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 TY1 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 UL3 risk assessment - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V31 - 2020 VS - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V32 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V33 - 2020 VT - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V34 - 2020 VU - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V35 - 2020 VV - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V36 - 2020 VW - see above
0604Grabbed MPEC 2020-V29 - 2020 VQ - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V30 - 2020 VR - see above
0430Grabbed MPEC 2020-V26 - 2020 VN - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V27 - 2020 VO - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V28 - 2020 VP - see above
0010Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2007 VD8 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2007 VE8 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2010 UC7 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2014 YN risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2016 VB1 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has posted 2020 VK as an impact risk - see above