Contents  on 21 February '10

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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. And use the all-up news archive to access news from any time since A/CC began in early 2002. To keep track of what's new each day, watch the Chronology section.

NEOCP Activity  on 21 February '10

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 6 listings: 6 updated

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had six updated listings. So far The Tracking News has counted a total of eight listings on the NEOCP at some point 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 21 February '10

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 2010-D60 - "18:53 UT" - 2010 DJ1


<< DOU on 21 Feb. '10 >>  MPEC 2010-D59 - "07:22 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2010-D58 - "02:39 UT" - 2005 YU55

Observers  on 21 February '10

A total of 22 observing facilities appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
J16An Carraig Obs. in Northern Ireland, 1 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2000 CO101
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield (ARO Westfield) in Illinois, 7 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 DO, 2010 DA, 2010 CS19, 2010 CN, 2010 CM44, 2010 CK1, 2010 CB19
A74Bergen-Enkheim Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 DJ1
B88Bigmuskie Obs. in Italy, 6 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 BB3, 2009 UN3, 2004 RD84, 2002 CF26, 2002 AJ129, 152931
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2004 TR13, 24761
448Desert Moon Obs. in New Mexico, 6 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 CM44, 2010 CL18, 2010 CJ19, 2010 BC3, 2009 SV171, 2006 DS14
143Gnosca Obs. in Switzerland, 1 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 DJ1
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 DJ1
379Hamamatsu-Yuto Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2009 UN3, 2001 PT9, 2000 CO101
240Herrenberg Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2002 LV
950.Ovidiu Vaduvescu via La Palma in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 DJ1, 2010 CF55
H13Lenomiya Obs. in Arizona, 2 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2002 XY38, 162998
B33Libbiano Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 BC3, 2010 BB3
5682David Tholen's team on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2010-D58 -- 2005 YU55
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 25143
J93Mt. Tuffley Obs. in England, 3 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2009 UN3, 2001 PT9, 54789
D21Shenton Park Obs. in Western Australia, 1 in MPEC 2010-D60 -- 2010 DJ1
E12Siding Spring Survey (SSS) in New South Wales, 7 in MPECs 2010-D59 & 2010-D60 -- 2010 DJ1, 2010 DA, 2010 CR1, 2009 FY4, 2006 DS14, 2006 BN6, 142464
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 144861
6738Deronda Mayes via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 1 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 CH18
926Tenagra II Obs. in Arizona, 9 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 2010 DY1, 2010 DW1, 2010 DO, 2010 DN, 2010 DK, 2010 DJ1, 2010 CP44, 2010 CP19, 2010 CJ18
C00Velikie Luki Obs. in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2010-D59 -- 3554
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 21 February '10

At last check (NEODyS and JPL 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 21 February '10

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

1912Grabbed MPEC 2010-D60 - 2010 DJ1 - see above
1732Grabbed MPEC 2010-D59 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0527Grabbed MPEC 2010-D58 - 2005 YU55 - see above