Contents  on 6 November '19

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Traffic Report  on 6 November '19

Seventeen objects reported inside ten LD

Bulletin - 0049 UTC 7 Nov.:  Ten new discoveries of close passers were announced late on November 6th. Note #1: This table had to be hand-compiled from several sources, so is vulnerable to error. Note #2: No traffic report was prepared for this day.

Earth passageI D~Size~Inside ten LDNotes
2.64 LD at 0931 UTC Nov. 52019 VD322 m  Oct. 31 - Nov. 11 MPEC
3.58 LD at 0713 UTC Nov. 112019 VX26 m  Nov. 3 - 19 MPEC
4.93 LD at 1542 UTC Nov. 32019 VS36 m  Oct. 29 - Nov. 10 MPEC
5.05 LD at 2217 UTC Nov. 22019 VG39 m  Oct. 28 - Nov. 7 MPEC
6.46 LD at 2153 UTC Nov. 92019 VP38 m  Nov. 7 - 13 MPEC
8.58 LD at 1823 UTC Nov. 12019 VC317 m  Oct. 26 - 29 MPEC
8.75 LD at 2059 UTC Nov. 32019 VF323 m  Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 MPEC
9.23 LD at 1852 UTC Oct. 272019 VV312 m  Oct. 26 - 29 MPEC
9.29 LD at 1143 UTC Nov. 22019 VU313 m  Nov. 1 - 4 MPEC
9.50 LD at 1226 UTC Nov. 102019 VT38 m  Nov. 7 - 13 MPEC

Note: Ten times the distance to the Moon (ten LD) has no astronomical importance but is a useful boundary for reporting about transient natural objects that approach our planet's gravitational sphere of influence (SOI), which has a radius of about 2.41 LD from Earth's center.

NEOCP Activity  on 6 November '19

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 108 listings

When last checked at 2333 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 108 objects listed. Of these, 55 were "one nighters." The Tracking News counted a total of 142 listings on the NEOCP on this day.

New MPECs  on 6 November '19

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

There were 29 MPECs posted this day from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


MPEC 2019-V105 - "23:24 UT" - 2019 VW3


MPEC 2019-V104 - "23:22 UT" - 2019 VV3


MPEC 2019-V103 - "23:21 UT" - 2019 VU3


MPEC 2019-V102 - "23:18 UT" - 2019 VT3


MPEC 2019-V101 - "23:17 UT" - 2019 VS3


MPEC 2019-V100 - "23:15 UT" - 2019 VR3


MPEC 2019-V99 - "23:15 UT" - 2019 VQ3


MPEC 2019-V98 - "23:14 UT" - 2019 VP3


MPEC 2019-V97 - "23:12 UT" - 2019 VO3


MPEC 2019-V96 - "22:30 UT" - 2019 VT2


MPEC 2019-V95 - "22:17 UT" - 2019 VM3


MPEC 2019-V94 - "22:15 UT" - 2019 VL3


MPEC 2019-V93 - "22:14 UT" - 2019 VK3


MPEC 2019-V92 - "22:12 UT" - 2019 VJ3


MPEC 2019-V91 - "22:10 UT" - 2019 VH3


MPEC 2019-V90 - "22:07 UT" - 2019 VG3


MPEC 2019-V89 - "22:06 UT" - 2019 VF3


MPEC 2019-V88 - "22:05 UT" - 2019 VE3


MPEC 2019-V87 - "22:01 UT" - 2019 VD3


MPEC 2019-V86 - "21:51 UT" - 2019 VC3


MPEC 2019-V85 - "21:50 UT" - 2019 VB3


MPEC 2019-V84 - "21:45 UT" - 2019 VA3


MPEC 2019-V83 - "21:30 UT" - 2019 VZ2


MPEC 2019-V82 - "21:29 UT" - 2019 VY2


MPEC 2019-V81 - "21:27 UT" - 2019 VX2


MPEC 2019-V80 - "21:27 UT" - 2019 VW2


MPEC 2019-V79 - "21:25 UT" - 2019 VV2


MPEC 2019-V78 - "21:19 UT" - 2019 VU2


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Observers  on 6 November '19

A total of 35 observers appeared in this day's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
E23Arcadia Obs. in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2019-V88 -- 2019 VE3
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 14 in MPECs 2019-V77, 2019-V78, 2019-V83, 2019-V84, 2019-V89, 2019-V90, 2019-V94, 2019-V96, 2019-V97 & 2019-V100 -- 2019 VZ2, 2019 VU2, 2019 VT2, 2019 VR3, 2019 VO3, 2019 VL3, 2019 VG3, 2019 VF3, 2019 VA3, 2019 UV6, 2019 UR12, 2019 UB11, 2019 OP2, 2019 OL1
T05ATLAS Haleakala in Hawaii, 14 in MPEC 2019-V77 -- 2015 WH13, 2015 VL142, 2010 UH7, 99248, 528609, 442243, 344074, 248926, 18172, 162723, 162273, 137084, 6455, 3200
T08ATLAS Mauna Loa in Hawaii, 24 in MPEC 2019-V77 -- 2019 LK5, 2001 UX4, 88959, 87311, 85236, 492143, 489486, 483878, 481985, 467317, 458745, 35107, 333555, 297418, 254419, 163696, 159399, 154278, 142555, 11405, 106589, 7092, 3102, 1620
Z84Calar Alto Schmidt in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2019-V88 -- 2019 VE3
703Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2019-V88 -- 2019 VE3
807|Robert Holmes in Illinois via Cerro Tololo Inter-American Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2019-V103 -- 2019 VU3
850Cordell-Lorenz Obs. in Tennessee, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
203GiaGa Obs. in Italy, 2 in MPECs 2019-V87 & 2019-V97 -- 2019 VO3, 2019 VD3
J95Great Shefford Obs. in England, 5 in MPECs 2019-V77, 2019-V87, 2019-V89, 2019-V92 & 2019-V101 -- 2019 VS3, 2019 VJ3, 2019 VF3, 2019 VD3, 2019 UH3
H06iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
P93JAXA Space Tracking & Communications Center in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
585Kiev Comet Station in Ukraine, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
Q63LCO Siding Spring A in New South Wales, 1 in MPEC 2019-V77 -- 2019 UN12
K91LCO Sutherland A in South Africa, 1 in MPEC 2019-V77 -- 2019 UM12
H01Magdalena Ridge Obs. (MRO) in New Mexico, 12 in MPECs 2019-V78, 2019-V81, 2019-V83, 2019-V85, 2019-V86, 2019-V92, 2019-V94, 2019-V97, 2019-V101, 2019-V102, 2019-V103 & 2019-V105 -- 2019 VZ2, 2019 VX2, 2019 VW3, 2019 VU3, 2019 VU2, 2019 VT3, 2019 VS3, 2019 VO3, 2019 VL3, 2019 VJ3, 2019 VC3, 2019 VB3
V01Mountainville Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2019-V77 -- 2019 UR2
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 25 in MPECs 2019-V77, 2019-V78, 2019-V80, 2019-V81, 2019-V83, 2019-V84, 2019-V85, 2019-V86, 2019-V89, 2019-V90, 2019-V91, 2019-V92, 2019-V93, 2019-V94, 2019-V95, 2019-V96, 2019-V97, 2019-V98, 2019-V99, 2019-V100, 2019-V101, 2019-V102, 2019-V103, 2019-V104 & 2019-V105 -- 2019 VZ2, 2019 VX2, 2019 VW3, 2019 VW2, 2019 VV3, 2019 VU3, 2019 VU2, 2019 VT3, 2019 VT2, 2019 VS3, 2019 VR3, 2019 VQ3, 2019 VP3, 2019 VO3, 2019 VM3, 2019 VL3, 2019 VK3, 2019 VJ3, 2019 VH3, 2019 VG3, 2019 VF3, 2019 VC3, 2019 VB3, 2019 VA3, 2019 TG5
Z80Northolt Branch Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
G34Oberfrauendorf Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPECs 2019-V77 & 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3, 2019 UM12, 2015 JD1, 489486
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 30 in MPECs 2019-V77, 2019-V78, 2019-V79, 2019-V80, 2019-V81, 2019-V82, 2019-V83, 2019-V84, 2019-V85, 2019-V86, 2019-V88, 2019-V89, 2019-V90, 2019-V91, 2019-V92, 2019-V93, 2019-V94, 2019-V95, 2019-V96, 2019-V99 & 2019-V105 -- 2019 VZ2, 2019 VY2, 2019 VX2, 2019 VW3, 2019 VW2, 2019 VV2, 2019 VU2, 2019 VT2, 2019 VQ3, 2019 VM3, 2019 VL3, 2019 VK3, 2019 VJ3, 2019 VH3, 2019 VG3, 2019 VF3, 2019 VE3, 2019 VC3, 2019 VB3, 2019 VA3, 2019 UF7, 2011 YH6, 2004 EO20, 2003 SD201, 2001 QJ, 430440, 334673, 232691, 138971, 5646
F52Pan-STARRS 2 (PS2) in Hawaii, 17 in MPECs 2019-V77, 2019-V79, 2019-V80, 2019-V81, 2019-V82, 2019-V84, 2019-V90, 2019-V93, 2019-V96, 2019-V97, 2019-V100 & 2019-V102 -- 2019 VY2, 2019 VX2, 2019 VW2, 2019 VV2, 2019 VT3, 2019 VT2, 2019 VR3, 2019 VO3, 2019 VK3, 2019 VG3, 2019 VA3, 2007 RV19, 2003 RW10, 285567, 153814, 138013, 106538
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
L04ROASTERR-1 in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 1 in MPEC 2019-V83 -- 2019 VZ2
K96Savelli Obs., 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 23 in MPEC 2019-V77 -- 2019 VU, 2019 UO5, 2019 UN3, 2019 UL5, 2019 UG1, 2019 UF5, 2019 UE1, 2019 UD3, 2019 UC, 2019 TR2, 2019 TQ4, 2019 TQ2, 2019 SF9, 2019 LX4, 2017 SN14, 2016 EX27, 2015 RZ35, 2015 PC228, 2015 JD1, 2014 PF68, 2010 UH7, 1998 WL4, 85839
G40!M. Kumrucu-Lohmiller in Massachusetts via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2019-V77 -- 2015 JD1
Y00SONEAR in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 2 in MPECs 2019-V77 & 2019-V91 -- 2019 VH3, 2019 TG5
W34Squirrel Valley Obs. in North Carolina, 2 in MPECs 2019-V87 & 2019-V97 -- 2019 VO3, 2019 VD3
I52Steward Obs. Mt. Lemmon Station in Arizona, 21 in MPECs 2019-V78, 2019-V80, 2019-V81, 2019-V83, 2019-V84, 2019-V86, 2019-V88, 2019-V89, 2019-V90, 2019-V93, 2019-V94, 2019-V95, 2019-V96, 2019-V97, 2019-V98, 2019-V99, 2019-V100, 2019-V101, 2019-V102, 2019-V103 & 2019-V104 -- 2019 VZ2, 2019 VX2, 2019 VW2, 2019 VV3, 2019 VU3, 2019 VU2, 2019 VT3, 2019 VT2, 2019 VS3, 2019 VR3, 2019 VQ3, 2019 VP3, 2019 VO3, 2019 VM3, 2019 VL3, 2019 VK3, 2019 VG3, 2019 VF3, 2019 VE3, 2019 VC3, 2019 VA3
381Tokyo-Kiso Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
L01Visnjan Obs., 4 in MPECs 2019-V87, 2019-V96, 2019-V97 & 2019-V98 -- 2019 VT2, 2019 VP3, 2019 VO3, 2019 VD3
718Wiggins Obs. in Utah, 1 in MPEC 2019-V87 -- 2019 VD3
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 6 November '19

Summary Risk Table for Risk Assessments Updated Today   (last checks: NEODyS at 2333 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
1998 US18JPL Sentry0300R E M O V E DJPL: Risk listing removed at 1236 UTC Sept. 22nd

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 '19

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

2359Generated Traffic Report
2333Grabbed MPEC 2019-V97 - 2019 VO3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V98 - 2019 VP3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V99 - 2019 VQ3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V100 - 2019 VR3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V101 - 2019 VS3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V102 - 2019 VT3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V103 - 2019 VU3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V104 - 2019 VV3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V105 - 2019 VW3 - see above
2248Grabbed MPEC 2019-V78 - 2019 VU2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V79 - 2019 VV2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V80 - 2019 VW2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V81 - 2019 VX2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V82 - 2019 VY2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V83 - 2019 VZ2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V84 - 2019 VA3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V85 - 2019 VB3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V86 - 2019 VC3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V87 - 2019 VD3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V88 - 2019 VE3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V89 - 2019 VF3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V90 - 2019 VG3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V91 - 2019 VH3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V92 - 2019 VJ3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V93 - 2019 VK3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V94 - 2019 VL3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V95 - 2019 VM3 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2019-V96 - 2019 VT2 - see above
1330Grabbed MPEC 2019-V77 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
0300Noted that JPL Sentry has removed 1998 US18 as an impact risk - see above