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NEOCP Activity  on 15 November '20

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 52 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 52 objects listed. Of these, 24 were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 65 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 15 November '20

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


MPEC 2020-V166 - "19:40 UT" - 2020 VL5


MPEC 2020-V165 - "19:38 UT" - 2020 VK5


MPEC 2020-V164 - "18:36 UT" - 2020 VH5


MPEC 2020-V163 - "18:33 UT" - 2020 VG5


MPEC 2020-V162 - "15:28 UT" - 2020 VE5


MPEC 2020-V161 - "15:25 UT" - 2020 VD5


MPEC 2020-V160 - "15:20 UT" - 2020 VC5


MPEC 2020-V159 - "15:19 UT" - 2020 VB5


MPEC 2020-V158 - "15:17 UT" - 2020 VA5


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Observers  on 15 November '20

A total of 35 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 11 in MPECs 2020-V157, 2020-V158 & 2020-V160 -- 2020 VY3, 2020 VV, 2020 VT1, 2020 VC5, 2020 VB1, 2020 VA5, 2020 UY6, 2020 UW4, 2020 UV5, 2020 SJ7, 2020 RG
T08ATLAS Mauna Loa in Hawaii, 5 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 UF6, 2020 PD1, 185716, 5879, 4055
Q68Blue Mountains Obs. in New South Wales, 11 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2013 PY6, 2004 LU3, 87684, 69230, 380929, 30825, 11405, 4953, 4503, 4055, 887
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2019 AQ3
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 TG3, 2015 BF4, 65717
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 SO, 69230
V06Catalina Sky Survey Kuiper Telescope (CSS-Kuiper) in Arizona, 19 in MPECs 2020-V157, 2020-V160, 2020-V161 & 2020-V163 -- 2020 VZ3, 2020 VY3, 2020 VY1, 2020 VX3, 2020 VS3, 2020 VO1, 2020 VK3, 2020 VH4, 2020 VG5, 2020 VD5, 2020 VC5, 2020 UX4, 2020 UJ2, 2020 TX2, 2020 QH2, 2020 PB1, 2020 JR3, 2019 FM, 2008 WB59
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. (CTIO) in Chile, 14 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 VX1, 2020 VU1, 2020 VT, 2020 VR, 2020 VQ2, 2020 VN, 2020 VH1, 2020 VF2, 2020 VE, 2020 UL1, 2020 UK5, 2020 UB, 2020 TA2, 2020 OC8
Z99Clixby Obs. in England, 3 in MPECs 2020-V157 & 2020-V165 -- 2020 VQ2, 2020 VK5, 2020 VG3
958Dax Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2020-V165 -- 2020 VK5
K87Dettelbach Vineyard Obs. in Germany, 18 in MPECs 2020-V157 & 2020-V165 -- 2020 VW4, 2020 VR4, 2020 VK5, 2020 VA1, 2020 UZ5, 2020 UZ3, 2020 UF6, 2020 TG3, 2020 ST1, 2020 SO, 2018 XZ1, 2018 GX4, 2015 BF4, 2013 UX14, 2013 PY6, 2004 UR1, 2004 QD17, 2002 TS67
W46Foxfire Village Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 163014
E89Geyserland Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 19764
Q62iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 162173
381Kiso Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2020-V164 -- 2020 VH5
246KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 4 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 VT3, 2020 VG4, 2020 VF2, 2020 VB3
2461program code 1 via KLENOT in the Czech Republic, 16 in MPECs 2020-V157, 2020-V158, 2020-V159 & 2020-V165 -- 2020 VY, 2020 VT3, 2020 VS1, 2020 VQ2, 2020 VN1, 2020 VK5, 2020 VJ3, 2020 VG4, 2020 VG3, 2020 VF4, 2020 VF2, 2020 VE1, 2020 VC2, 2020 VB5, 2020 VB3, 2020 VA5
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 67 in MPECs 2020-V157, 2020-V158, 2020-V159, 2020-V160, 2020-V161, 2020-V162, 2020-V163, 2020-V165 & 2020-V166 -- 2020 VY2, 2020 VW2, 2020 VV1, 2020 VU1, 2020 VR3, 2020 VQ2, 2020 VM, 2020 VL5, 2020 VK5, 2020 VG5, 2020 VF2, 2020 VF, 2020 VE5, 2020 VE, 2020 VD5, 2020 VC5, 2020 VB5, 2020 VB3, 2020 VA5, 2020 VA1, 2020 UY6, 2020 UX4, 2020 UU6, 2020 UR4, 2020 UQ6, 2020 UG7, 2020 UF1, 2020 UD, 2020 TG3, 2020 SF3, 2020 RV5, 2020 QU6, 2020 NQ1, 2020 LH1, 2017 WH1, 2017 GO6, 2016 CB32, 2007 VX137, 2006 RJ1, 2002 TS67, 2001 SG286, 1999 HV1, 1998 VD32, 98943, 89136, 85867, 65803, 52761, 511520, 509520, 508767, 496001, 465749, 455192, 447903, 420302, 418416, 417201, 380929, 380524, 285331, 26310, 20236, 159923, 108519, 4450, 3360
Z80Northolt Branch Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 ST1
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 12 in MPECs 2020-V157 & 2020-V163 -- 2020 VV3, 2020 VG5, 2020 VF2, 2020 VB2, 2009 UM, 2007 TZ18, 496001, 448972, 380321, 136773, 106538, 3691
F52Pan-STARRS 2 (PS2) in Hawaii, 13 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2018 KM2, 2015 AS45, 2014 LQ26, 2013 VZ9, 2003 YS17, 88264, 523804, 450263, 355046, 159856, 5587, 5131, 3838
K63Pascoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2020-V165 -- 2020 VK5
K61Rokycany Obs. in the Czech Republic, 4 in MPECs 2020-V157 & 2020-V165 -- 2020 VP4, 2020 VK5, 2020 VF4, 2020 VA1
L40Saarbruecken Rastpfuhl Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 6053
C95SATINO-1 in France, 1 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 TG3
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPECs 2020-V158, 2020-V159 & 2020-V165 -- 2020 VK5, 2020 VB5, 2020 VA5
0331program code 1 via Schwarzschild Obs. in Germany, 19 in MPECs 2020-V157, 2020-V158, 2020-V159, 2020-V160, 2020-V161, 2020-V162, 2020-V163, 2020-V164, 2020-V165 & 2020-V166 -- 2020 VY, 2020 VT3, 2020 VS1, 2020 VQ2, 2020 VL5, 2020 VK5, 2020 VK4, 2020 VJ4, 2020 VH5, 2020 VG5, 2020 VG4, 2020 VF3, 2020 VE5, 2020 VD5, 2020 VC5, 2020 VC3, 2020 VC2, 2020 VB5, 2020 VA5
Q21Southern Utsunomiya in Japan, 2 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 ST1, 162173
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 10 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 TX, 2020 TH5, 2020 TE7, 2020 TC1, 2020 NQ1, 2020 MZ3, 2019 BO1, 2018 UQ1, 2009 KK8, 2007 US12
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2020 VV, 2019 OR1
W34Squirrel Valley Obs. in North Carolina, 3 in MPECs 2020-V157 & 2020-V165 -- 2020 VK5, 2020 UZ5, 345705
I52Steward Obs. Mt. Lemmon Station in Arizona, 34 in MPECs 2020-V157, 2020-V158, 2020-V159, 2020-V160, 2020-V161, 2020-V162, 2020-V165 & 2020-V166 -- 2020 VZ2, 2020 VY2, 2020 VY, 2020 VX1, 2020 VQ2, 2020 VP, 2020 VO2, 2020 VN3, 2020 VN1, 2020 VM3, 2020 VM1, 2020 VL5, 2020 VK5, 2020 VK4, 2020 VJ4, 2020 VJ3, 2020 VH3, 2020 VF2, 2020 VE5, 2020 VE4, 2020 VE1, 2020 VD5, 2020 VD2, 2020 VC5, 2020 VC2, 2020 VB5, 2020 VA5, 2020 VA4, 2020 VA1, 2020 UL3, 2020 UJ6, 2020 PX1, 2012 HZ33, 2010 XX58
673!Jana Pittichova Chesley via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2020-V160 -- 2020 VC5
T12UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up 2.24m Telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 2017 VV14
L01Visnjan Obs. in Croatia, 2 in MPECs 2020-V165 & 2020-V166 -- 2020 VL5, 2020 VK5
I41Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) in southern California, 12 in MPEC 2020-V157 -- 413192, 354663, 322763, 31669, 219071, 209924, 163693, 155340, 12711, 7350, 5645, 1866
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 15 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 VH5JPL Sentry21012101-210142.534667e-05-6.95-7.150JPL: Computed at 12:00 today Pacific time based on 32 observations spanning 1.4385 days (2020-Nov-13.583924 to 2020-Nov-15.02246). Diameter approximately 0.005 km. from weighted mean H=29.19.
2020 VB5JPL Sentry17002037-203713.428e-05-5.15-5.150JPL: Computed at 08:32 today Pacific time based on 22 observations spanning .80795 days (2020-Nov-14.311813 to 2020-Nov-15.11976). Diameter approximately 0.010 km. from weighted mean H=27.67.
2020 VA5JPL Sentry17002078-208221.60496e-06-6.94-6.950JPL: Computed at 08:28 today Pacific time based on 27 observations spanning .98340 days (2020-Nov-14.290768 to 2020-Nov-15.274168). Diameter approximately 0.012 km. from weighted mean H=27.21.
2020 VA4JPL Sentry17002105-211872.318942e-07-8.30-8.470JPL: Computed at 05:59 today Pacific time based on 29 observations spanning 2.9386 days (2020-Nov-12.282205 to 2020-Nov-15.220755). Diameter approximately 0.011 km. from weighted mean H=27.48.
2020 VX3JPL Sentry17002073-211631.23356e-07-5.26-5.290JPL: Computed at 06:03 today Pacific time based on 16 observations spanning 4.8256 days (2020-Nov-10.541266 to 2020-Nov-15.366817). Diameter approximately 0.170 km. from weighted mean H=21.45.
2020 VJ3JPL Sentry1700R E M O V E DJPL: Risk listing removed at 1352 UTC today
2020 VB3JPL Sentry17002082-2115111.37421e-06-8.49-8.890JPL: Computed at 06:32 today Pacific time based on 23 observations spanning 2.6117 days (2020-Nov-12.244244 to 2020-Nov-14.8559). Diameter approximately 0.004 km. from weighted mean H=29.63.
2020 VO1JPL Sentry17002058-2120415.6683344e-05-6.02-6.370JPL: Computed at 05:44 today Pacific time based on 46 observations spanning 6.9509 days (2020-Nov-08.329846 to 2020-Nov-15.280708). Diameter approximately 0.008 km. from weighted mean H=28.05.
2020 VN1JPL Sentry17002082-2116200.00031591872-5.35-5.710JPL: Computed at 06:01 today Pacific time based on 94 observations spanning 6.9450 days (2020-Nov-08.218906 to 2020-Nov-15.163934). Diameter approximately 0.009 km. from weighted mean H=27.78.
2020 VVJPL Sentry17002033-21201690.017645075694-2.51-2.520JPL: Computed at 05:44 today Pacific time based on 44 observations spanning 10.133 days (2020-Nov-05.148108 to 2020-Nov-15.28116). Diameter approximately 0.012 km. from weighted mean H=27.23.
2020 UX4JPL Sentry17002074-2120141.273395e-05-5.52-5.900JPL: Computed at 05:33 today Pacific time based on 96 observations spanning 24.046 days (2020-Oct-22.18386 to 2020-Nov-15.229413). Diameter approximately 0.024 km. from weighted mean H=25.74.
2020 UL3JPL Sentry17002111-211949.731e-07-5.52-5.970JPL: Computed at 05:38 today Pacific time based on 118 observations spanning 27.995 days (2020-Oct-17.535831 to 2020-Nov-14.530422). Diameter approximately 0.075 km. from weighted mean H=23.28.
2014 JV79JPL Sentry17002021-21161682.85834e-07-5.93-6.470JPL: Computed at 23:34 April 9th of 2017 Pacific time based on 8 observations spanning 1.2068 days (2014-May-05.17649 to 2014-May-06.38329). Diameter approximately 0.031 km. from weighted mean H=25.20.
2012 VJ38JPL Sentry17002031-2111270.000111831175-5.46-5.570JPL: Computed at 20:19 April 10th of 2017 Pacific time based on 44 observations spanning 4.3819 days (2012-Nov-12.23058 to 2012-Nov-16.612447). Diameter approximately 0.007 km. from weighted mean H=28.46.
2009 VZ39JPL Sentry17002020-21168946.8943579e-06-6.14-7.490JPL: Computed at 11:17 April 7th of 2017 Pacific time based on 8 observations spanning .04342 days (2009-Nov-10.27204 to 2009-Nov-10.31546). Diameter approximately 0.009 km. from weighted mean H=27.89.
2008 VS4JPL Sentry17002021-21143085.751628e-07-5.44-6.470JPL: Computed at 00:23 April 8th of 2017 Pacific time based on 10 observations spanning .08330 days (2008-Nov-07.413 to 2008-Nov-07.4963). Diameter approximately 0.049 km. from weighted mean H=24.21.
2007 WW3JPL Sentry17002031-210651.0804e-09-8.47-8.840JPL: Computed at 16:16 April 17th of 2017 Pacific time based on 14 observations spanning .11384 days (2007-Nov-19.35117 to 2007-Nov-19.46501). Diameter approximately 0.056 km. from weighted mean H=23.91.

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 15 November '20

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

2101Noted that JPL Sentry has posted 2020 VH5 as an impact risk - see above
2000Grabbed MPEC 2020-V165 - 2020 VK5 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V166 - 2020 VL5 - see above
1900Grabbed MPEC 2020-V163 - 2020 VG5 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V164 - 2020 VH5 - see above
1700Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2007 WW3 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2008 VS4 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2009 VZ39 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2012 VJ38 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2014 JV79 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 UL3 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 UX4 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 VA4 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has posted 2020 VA5 as an impact risk - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 VB3 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has posted 2020 VB5 as an impact risk - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has removed 2020 VJ3 as an impact risk - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 VN1 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 VO1 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 VV risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 VX3 risk assessment - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V157 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V158 - 2020 VA5 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V159 - 2020 VB5 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V160 - 2020 VC5 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V161 - 2020 VD5 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-V162 - 2020 VE5 - see above