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Radar Astrometry  on 14 January '08

Radar observation of one object

The JPL Solar System Dynamics Group Radar Astrometry database has added the following small-body radar observing work:


Data addition noted at 1931 UTC when the database was dated 14 Jan.

NEOCP Activity  on 14 January '08

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 8 listings: 1 new, 7 updated

When last checked at 2355 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's NEO discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had one new and seven updated listings. Of these, six were "one nighters." The Tracking News counted a total of nineteen objects listed on the NEOCP at some point on this day.

New MPECs  on 14 January '08

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

There were ten MPECs issued this day from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2008-A70 - "15:26 UT" - 2008 AB31


MPEC 2008-A69 - "15:22 UT" - 2008 AA31


MPEC 2008-A68 - "15:19 UT" - 2008 AZ30


<< DOU on 14 Jan. '08 >>  MPEC 2008-A67 - "07:09 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2008-A66 - "01:45 UT" - Observations of Comets


MPEC 2008-A65 - "01:28 UT" - Comet C/2008 A1 (McNaught)


MPEC 2008-A64 - "01:23 UT" - Comet C/2007 Y2 (McNaught)


MPEC 2008-A63 - "01:20 UT" - Comet C/2007 Y1 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2008-A62 - "01:18 UT" - Comet C/2007 W3 (LINEAR)


MPEC 2008-A61 - "01:15 UT" - Comet C/2007 W1 (Boattini)

Observers  on 14 January '08

A total of 66 observing facilities appeared in this day's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
834AAAA Buenos Aires Obs. in Argentina, 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- C/2006 Q1
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 17 in MPECs 2008-A63 & 2008-A66 -- C/2007 Y1, C/2007 T5, C/2007 B2, C/2006 OF2, P/2005 SB216, 190P, 179P, 172P, 128P, 117P, 116P, 113P, 79P, 74P, 50P, 46P, 26P
A44Altschwendt Obs. in Austria, 1 in MPEC 2008-A69 -- 2008 AA31
A50Andrushivka Obs. in the Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 79P
251Arecibo in Puerto Rico, 1 in radar -- 1989 AZ
J51Atlante Obs. in the Canary Islands, 6 in MPECs 2008-A66 & 2008-A67 -- 2007 YK, C/2006 S5, 124P, 79P, 29P, 17P
413Australian Natl. Univ. 1m telescope in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2008-A65 -- C/2008 A1
A74Bergen-Enkheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-A69 -- 2008 AA31
432Boambee Obs. in New South Wales, 7 in MPEC 2008-A67 -- 2007 TU24, 2002 XY4, 2002 RC118, 85709, 54686, 154278, 2102
B48Bocholt Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 110P
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 8 in MPECs 2008-A61 & 2008-A66 -- C/2007 W1, C/2007 T5, C/2007 S2, 180P, 173P, 172P, 79P, 70P
B20Carmelita Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- C/2006 S5, 29P
B53Casal Lumbroso Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- C/2007 B2
E00Castlemaine Obs., 1 in MPEC 2008-A65 -- C/2008 A1
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 10 in MPECs 2008-A66, 2008-A67, 2008-A68 & 2008-A69 -- 2008 AZ30, 2008 AA31, C/2007 T5, P/2007 C2, 2004 AR1, 154347, 191P, 188P, 172P, 139P
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 6 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 179P, 139P, 77P, 46P, 17P, 8P
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 4 in MPEC 2008-A67 -- 2007 YX1, 2007 TU24, 2004 XP164, 162980
113Drebach Obs. in Germany, 2 in MPECs 2008-A67 & 2008-A68 -- 2008 AZ30, 2005 XD1
734Farpoint Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2008-A68 -- 2008 AZ30
143Gnosca Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2008-A68 -- 2008 AZ30
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 3 in MPECs 2008-A68, 2008-A69 & 2008-A70 -- 2008 AZ30, 2008 AB31, 2008 AA31
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 93P, 17P, 8P
F84Hibiscus Obs. in Tahiti, 1 in MPEC 2008-A69 -- 2008 AA31
J37Huelva Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 46P, 8P
B15Inastars Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPECs 2008-A66 & 2008-A67 -- 2008 AU28, 2008 AE4, 2003 YS117, 29P
987Isle of Man Obs. on the Isle of Man, 3 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- C/2006 S5, 110P, 8P
415Kambah Obs. in Australia, 2 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- C/2007 D3, 26P
585Kiev Comet Station in the Ukraine, 11 in MPECs 2008-A61, 2008-A62, 2008-A63 & 2008-A66 -- C/2007 Y1, C/2007 W3, C/2007 W1, P/2007 V1, 188P, 179P, 128P, 74P, 50P, 46P, 29P
046Klet Obs. in the Czech Republic, 3 in MPECs 2008-A62 & 2008-A66 -- C/2007 W3, 17P, 8P
704LINEAR in New Mexico, 20 in MPECs 2008-A63, 2008-A66, 2008-A67 & 2008-A68 -- 2008 AZ30, C/2007 Y1, P/2007 T6, C/2007 T5, C/2007 B2, 2003 BT35, 2002 CC19, 21374, 137427, 137052, 3288, 1580, 190P, 188P, 180P, 173P, 172P, 110P, 70P, 65P
J76La Murta Obs. in Spain, 14 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- P/2007 H1, C/2006 S5, C/2006 OF2, C/2006 K1, 173P, 128P, 110P, 93P, 74P, 50P, 46P, 29P, 17P, 8P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 9 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- P/2007 H1, C/2006 W3, C/2006 OF2, 117P, 93P, 46P, 29P, 17P, 8P
J59Linceo Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 8P
J40Malaga Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPECs 2008-A66 & 2008-A67 -- 68359, 124P, 93P, 29P, 17P
952Marxuquera Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-A67 -- 2008 AU28, 2008 AD
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 5 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- P/2007 H1, C/2006 OF2, 188P, 46P, 8P
J46Montana Blanca Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 29P
213Montcabre Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 116P, 110P, 79P, 29P, 17P, 8P
945Monte Deva Obs. in Spain, 10 in MPECs 2008-A61 & 2008-A66 -- C/2007 W1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 110P, 93P, 46P, 29P, 17P, 8P
B06Montseny Obs., 2 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 29P, 8P
900Moriyama Obs. in Japan, 7 in MPECs 2008-A63 & 2008-A66 -- C/2007 Y1, C/2007 U1, P/2007 H1, C/2006 OF2, 46P, 17P, 8P
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2008-A66, 2008-A67, 2008-A68 & 2008-A70 -- 2008 AZ30, 2008 AB31, 2007 YM56, C/2007 S2, 74P
J78Murcia Obs. in Spain, 8 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 110P, 93P, 74P, 50P, 29P, 8P
J47Nazaret Obs. in Spain, 6 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 79P, 74P, 50P, 29P, 17P, 8P
423North Ryde Obs. in New South Wales, 5 in MPECs 2008-A61, 2008-A63, 2008-A64 & 2008-A66 -- C/2007 Y2, C/2007 Y1, C/2007 W1, C/2006 Q1, 26P
A32Panker Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 50P, 29P, 17P, 8P
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- P/2007 T6
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 9 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- P/2007 T6, C/2007 T5, C/2007 D3, P/2007 C2, C/2006 S5, 65P, 29P, 17P, 8P
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. XuYi Station in China, 2 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- C/2007 S2, C/2006 S5
H06RAS Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 17P
473Remanzacco Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 8P
939Rodeno Obs. in Spain, 14 in MPECs 2008-A61 & 2008-A66 -- C/2007 W1, C/2007 U1, C/2007 B2, C/2006 S5, 188P, 124P, 117P, 110P, 93P, 50P, 46P, 29P, 17P, 8P
461SZTE Asteroid Program in Hungary, 1 in MPEC 2008-A69 -- 2008 AA31
854Sabino Canyon Obs. in Arizona, 3 in MPECs 2008-A68, 2008-A69 & 2008-A70 -- 2008 AZ30, 2008 AB31, 2008 AA31
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 18 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- P/2007 V1, P/2007 H1, C/2006 S3, C/2006 K1, 191P, 190P, 188P, 179P, 139P, 116P, 113P, 110P, 93P, 74P, 50P, 46P, 17P, 8P
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 3 in MPECs 2008-A64, 2008-A65 & 2008-A67 -- C/2008 A1, C/2007 Y2, 85709
510Siegen Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 8P
B40Skylive Obs. in Italy, 3 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- P/2007 T6, C/2007 T5, C/2007 B2
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- C/2007 S2, 79P
291Spacewatch 1.8m telescope in Arizona, 5 in MPECs 2008-A67 & 2008-A70 -- 2008 AB31, 2007 YT56, 2007 YM56, 2007 YJ, 2007 XB10
A97Stammersdorf Obs. in Austria, 4 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 93P, 46P, 17P, 8P
H31Star Ridge Obs. in Texas, 1 in MPEC 2008-A67 -- 2007 YZ
611Starkenburg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2008-A67 -- 2008 AF3
B30Szamotuly-Galowo Obs. in Poland, 17 in MPECs 2008-A61, 2008-A62 & 2008-A66 -- C/2007 W3, C/2007 W1, P/2007 C2, C/2006 W3, C/2006 S5, 191P, 117P, 110P, 93P, 74P, 70P, 65P, 50P, 46P, 29P, 17P, 8P
673Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-A63 -- C/2007 Y1
6735Jim Young via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2008-A68 -- 2008 AZ30
J35Tucci Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2008-A66 -- 110P, 8P

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 14 January '08

There was no risk monitoring news to report on this day.

Chronology  on 14 January '08

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

1931Noted Radar Astrometry database addition
1530Grabbed MPEC 2008-A68 - 2008 AZ30 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A69 - 2008 AA31 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A70 - 2008 AB31 - see above
1448Grabbed MPEC 2008-A67 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0533Grabbed MPEC 2008-A61 - Comet C/2007 W1 (Boattini) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A62 - Comet C/2007 W3 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A63 - Comet C/2007 Y1 (LINEAR) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A64 - Comet C/2007 Y2 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A65 - Comet C/2008 A1 (McNaught) - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2008-A66 - Observations of Comets - see above