Contents  on 26 June '20

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NEOCP Activity  on 26 June '20

The MPC's NEO Confirmation Page has 25 listings

When last checked at 2358 UTC today, the Minor Planet Center's Near Earth Object discovery Confirmation Page (NEOCP) had 25 objects listed. Of these, fifteen were "one nighters." So far The Tracking News has counted a total of 36 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 26 June '20

Minor Planet Electronic Circulars

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


<< OOC on 26 June '20 -- MPEC 2020-M114 - "22:34 UT" - Observations and Orbits of Comets and A/ Objects


MPEC 2020-M113 - "19:51 UT" - 2017 YD8


MPEC 2020-M112 - "15:22 UT" - 2020 MW2


MPEC 2020-M111 - "15:00 UT" - 2017 XL62


<< DOU on 26 June '20 >>  MPEC 2020-M110 - "12:01 UT" - Daily Orbit Update


MPEC 2020-M109 - "11:33 UT" - 2011 CN2


MPEC 2020-M108 - "11:29 UT" - 2020 MV2

Observers  on 26 June '20

A total of 109 observers appear in today's MPECs.

CodeObserver / observatory
349Ageo Obs. in Japan, 3 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 257P, 246P, 210P
L43Ager Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 155P
G18ALMO Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 N1
K40Altdorf Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 88P
H21Astronomical Research Obs. Westfield in Illinois, 2 in MPECs 2020-M112 & 2020-M114 -- 2020 MW2, C/2019 Y1
T05ATLAS Haleakala in Hawaii, 21 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 K3, C/2020 F2, C/2019 N1, C/2019 L3, C/2019 K7, C/2019 F1, C/2018 U1, C/2018 A6, C/2017 U7, C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2, 278P, 257P, 246P, 210P, 124P, 115P, 88P, 87P, 74P, 28P
T08ATLAS Mauna Loa in Hawaii, 48 in MPECs 2020-M110 & 2020-M114 -- 2020 MK, C/2020 K8, 2019 T2, C/2019 S4, C/2019 N1, C/2019 K7, C/2019 F1, C/2018 U1, C/2017 Y2, C/2017 U7, C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2, C/2017 B3, 2016 FY14, 2015 HH10, 2010 EC135, 2005 MR5, 2003 OC3, 2003 OA3, 2003 BK47, 85989, 85804, 68350, 66391, 66253, 495615, 477885, 425450, 415711, 186822, 145656, 138847, 136874, 106589, 4055, 1917, 296P, 278P, 257P, 246P, 210P, 117P, 115P, 88P, 87P, 74P, 28P, 10P
467Auckland Obs. in New Zealand, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 K4
069Baldone Obs. in Latvia, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2I
Q68Blue Mountains Obs. in New South Wales, 14 in MPECs 2020-M110 & 2020-M114 -- C/2020 J1, C/2020 H6, P/2020 G1, C/2020 F2, C/2019 F1, C/2019 C1, C/2017 U7, C/2017 M4, 420302, 278P, 124P, 88P, 87P, 28P
G20Brignoles Obs., 3 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 K7, C/2017 T2, 246P
B96Brixiis Obs. in Belgium, 10 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 N1, C/2019 L3, C/2019 K7, C/2018 U1, C/2018 N2, C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2, C/2016 Q2, 246P, 88P
746Brooks Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 190P
215Buchloe Obs. in Germany, 14 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- P/2020 K9, C/2020 K6, C/2020 F2, 2019 T2, C/2014 B1, 395P, 377P, 278P, 246P, 210P, 88P, 87P, 2I, 10P
Z84Calar Alto Schmidt in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2020-M111 -- 2017 XL62
X74Campo dos Amarais Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 B3
160Castelmartini Obs. in Italy, 24 in MPECs 2020-M110 & 2020-M114 -- 2020 MK, C/2019 K7, C/2018 U1, 2014 LW21, 2010 EC135, 2005 MR5, 85275, 66391, 66251, 495615, 477885, 331471, 137199, 136874, 106589, 7977, 6569, 257P, 246P, 155P, 115P, 88P, 87P, 78P
703Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) in Arizona, 5 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 210P, 155P, 124P, 87P, 2I
A77Chante-Perdrix Obs. in France, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 K7, 246P
V94Cherokee Ridge Obs., 4 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2015 FP332, 85184, 68350, 1917
J01Cielo Profundo Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2
V16Dark Sky New Mexico Obs. in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 85275
K87Dettelbach Vineyard Obs. in Germany, 11 in MPECs 2020-M110 & 2020-M114 -- 2020 MT2, 2020 MS1, C/2019 K7, 2015 HH10, 2014 LW21, 2010 JV153, 2006 UD63, 2006 HB, 2005 MR5, 2004 LU3, 498066
G377program code 7 via Discovery Channel Telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 12P
N31Eden Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 163348
K77EHB01 Obs., 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 K8, C/2020 K3
J19El Maestrat Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 N1, C/2017 T2
F65,program code "," (21) via Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 Y1
K83Forti Obs., 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 N1, C/2017 K2
W46Foxfire Village Obs., 4 in MPECs 2020-M110 & 2020-M114 -- C/2019 F1, 2005 MR5, 2004 LU3, 66407
157Frasso Sabino Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2019 O2
G26Fushan Obs. in China, 6 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 N1, C/2019 K7, C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2, 246P, 88P
C73Galati Obs. in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2I
E89Geyserland Obs. in New Zealand, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 F1, 88P
E94Gisborne Obs. in New Zealand, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 88P, 2I
U76Glendora Obs., 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 246P, 115P
U55Golden Ears Obs., 2 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2020 MT2, 106589
A17Guidestar Obs. in Germany, 4 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2020 KJ7, 2020 JU, 2020 FW3, 357058
P87Hirao Obs., 5 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2019 T2, C/2019 N1, C/2018 U1, C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2
196Homburg-Erbach Obs. in Germany, 3 in MPECs 2020-M110 & 2020-M114 -- 85628, 539940, 124P
C43Hoyerswerda Obs. in Germany, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2
H06iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2019 T2
H06|Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Mayhill in New Mexico, 14 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 K8, C/2020 K3, 2019 T2, 2019 O4, C/2019 L3, C/2018 N2, C/2017 E3, C/2016 Q2, 372P, 246P, 218P, 210P, 155P, 124P
Q62iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 9 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 J1, 2020 A1, C/2019 U6, C/2019 B3, C/2018 KJ3, C/2017 B3, C/2016 N6, C/2015 XY1, C/2011 KP36
Q621Hidetaka Sato in Japan via iTelescope Obs. Siding Spring in New South Wales, 8 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 U6, C/2019 A9, C/2018 W2, 395P, 220P, 186P, 58P, 31P
K85Kelmis Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 88P
1861program code 1 via Kitab Obs., 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 249P, 210P
C401program code 1 via Kuban State Univ. Obs. in Russia, 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 8014
D95Kurihara Obs. in Japan, 7 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 Y1, C/2019 L3, C/2019 K7, C/2019 F1, C/2017 T2, 257P, 28P
J38La Vara Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2
Z43Landehen Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2020 MK
T03LCO Haleakala Clamshell#3 in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- P/2020 K9
D35Lulin Minor Bodies Tracking in Taiwan, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2I
K38M57 Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2
C10Maisoncelles Obs. in France, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 29P
620Mallorca Obs. on Mallorca, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 153P
232Masquefa Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2
K95MASTER-II Sutherland in South Africa, 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 20826
568"Jana Pittichova Chesley on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 70P
568^R. Wainscoat on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2020-M112 -- 2020 MW2
568_Marco Micheli on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, 12 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 K4, C/2020 K3, 2020 H9, C/2020 H7, C/2020 F6, 2019 T2, 2019 O4, 2019 O2, C/2019 C1, C/2019 A5, 2018 V3, C/2017 K2
G49Minnetonka Obs. in Minnesota, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2
152Moletai Obs. in Lithuania, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2, 2I
474Mt. John Obs. in New Zealand, 3 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 K4, P/2020 G1, C/2019 U6
G96Mt. Lemmon Survey (MLS) in Arizona, 4 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 395P, 231P, 220P, 210P
Z80Northolt Branch Obs. in England, 2 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2020 MP1, 441987
C23Olmen Obs. in Belgium, 16 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 Y1, C/2019 T3, C/2019 N1, C/2019 L3, C/2019 K7, C/2018 U1, C/2018 N2, C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2, C/2016 Q2, C/2010 U3, 257P, 246P, 210P, 115P, 88P
J43Oukaimeden Obs. in Morocco, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2I
F51Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) in Hawaii, 19 in MPECs 2020-M108, 2020-M112, 2020-M113 & 2020-M114 -- 2020 MW2, 2020 MV2, P/2020 M1, C/2020 K7, C/2020 K4, C/2020 H7, C/2020 F2, 2017 YD8, C/2016 R2, P/2011 U2, P/2011 R3, 395P, 294P, 210P, 191P, 186P, 155P, 49P, 28P
F52Pan-STARRS 2 (PS2) in Hawaii, 20 in MPECs 2020-M110 & 2020-M114 -- 2020 LH, 2020 KC1, C/2020 K7, C/2020 K2, C/2020 F2, C/2018 U1, 2002 VR85, 495891, 368949, 218863, 175189, 377P, 284P, 278P, 231P, 220P, 191P, 117P, 88P, 49P
K63Pascoli Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2015 FP332
B49Paus Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 H3
323Perth Obs. in Western Australia, 3 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- P/2020 G1, 246P, 88P
H45Petit Jean Mtn. South Obs. (PJMSO) in Arkansas, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 246P, 88P
V93Pin Oak Obs., 6 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2010 JV153, 2010 EC135, 2006 HB, 2004 LU3, 477885, 163348
941Pla D'Arguines Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 257P, 115P
6581Dave Balam via Plaskett 1.8m Telescope in British Columbia, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 H8
K81PMPHR Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2I
D29Purple Mtn. Obs. Xuyi Station in China, 3 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 F2, C/2017 K2, 49P
L18QOS Obs., 4 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2020 MK, 2015 HH10, 2005 MR5, 441987
L04ROASTERR-1 in Romania, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 N1
X03SADR Obs., 4 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 296P, 162P, 124P, 17P
Q02Sakai Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2
104San Marcello Pistoiese Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2020-M108 -- 2020 MV2
233San Vito Obs. in Italy, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2004 Q1
H36Sandlot Obs. in Kansas, 3 in MPECs 2020-M108, 2020-M110 & 2020-M114 -- 2020 MV2, 2020 MU1, C/2019 Y1
B74Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 H3, C/2019 F1
C95SATINO-1 in France, 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 11405
204Schiaparelli Obs. in Italy, 5 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 Y1, 278P, 246P, 210P, 88P
K14Sencelles Obs. in Spain, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2
Q11Shinshiro Obs., 13 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- P/2020 K9, C/2020 K8, P/2019 LM4, P/2019 LD2, C/2019 F1, C/2018 U1, C/2017 B3, C/2016 R2, 257P, 231P, 117P, 115P, 74P
G40Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2020 MP1
G40"G. Gasparovic in Croatia via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 T3
G40.program code "." (23) via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2020 MP1
G402program code 2 via Slooh.com Canary Islands Obs. in the Canary Islands, 6 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 N1, C/2017 K2, 246P, 88P, 58P, 29P
W883B. Lutkenhoner in Germany via Slooh.com Chile Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2I
W885M. Kumrucu-Lohmiller in Massachusetts via Slooh.com Chile Obs. in Chile, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 U6
Y00SONEAR in Brazil, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 249P
691Spacewatch 0.9m telescope in Arizona, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2I
A71Stixendorf Obs. in Austria, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 249P, 210P
673!Jana Pittichova Chesley via Table Mtn. Obs. in southern California, 2 in MPECs 2020-M108 & 2020-M112 -- 2020 MW2, 2020 MV2
I66Taurus Australis Obs. in Brazil, 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2020 F8, C/2019 F1
A98Taurus-1 Obs. in Belarus, 3 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2018 U1, C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2
954Teide Obs. in the Canary Islands, 2 in MPECs 2020-M109 & 2020-M114 -- 2011 CN2, 2I
C35Terrassa Obs. in Spain, 3 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 N1, C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2
I76Tesla Obs. in Spain, 2 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2014 LW21, 2004 LU3
W33Transit Dreams Obs., 7 in MPECs 2020-M110 & 2020-M114 -- 2020 MK, 2020 ME1, 2019 U5, C/2018 U1, C/2016 Q2, 210P, 8P
Z53TRAPPIST-North in Morocco, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- 2I
T12UH/Tholen NEO Follow-Up 2.24m Telescope in Hawaii, 1 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 2019 HR2
Z55Uraniborg Obs., 2 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2, C/2017 K2
H47Vicksburg Obs. in Mississippi, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 K7
Z92West Park Obs. in England, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 T2
C51WISE in Earth polar orbit, 4 in MPECs 2020-M109 & 2020-M114 -- 2011 CN2, 246P, 88P, 87P
I15Wishing Star Obs. in Rhode Island, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 N1
367Yatsuka Obs. in Japan, 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2019 U6
Z57Zuben Obs., 1 in MPEC 2020-M114 -- C/2017 K2
I41Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) in southern California, 3 in MPEC 2020-M110 -- 354663, 16834, 141052
For a list of all participating observatories that have Web addresses, see A/CC's Observatory Links page.

Impact Risk Monitoring  on 26 June '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 MP1NEODyS1643210522.39e-06-6.50-6.740NEODyS: "Based on 140 optical observations (of which 0 are rejected as outliers) from 2020-06-21.286 to 2020-06-25.092."
JPL Sentry16422105-210522.1066e-06-6.55-6.640JPL: Computed at 06:34 today Pacific time based on 140 observations spanning 3.8067 days (2020-Jun-21.284759 to 2020-Jun-25.091455). Diameter approximately 0.021 km. from weighted mean H=26.07.
2019 NP5JPL Sentry16422106-211672.621791e-05-6.29-6.670JPL: Computed at 06:43 July 15th of 2019 Pacific time based on 22 observations spanning 7.7450 days (2019-Jul-06.51525 to 2019-Jul-14.260279). Diameter approximately 0.010 km. from weighted mean H=27.59.
2019 HR2NEODyS16432063-209625.38e-11-12.33-12.520NEODyS: "Based on 42 optical observations (of which 2 are rejected as outliers) from 2019-04-25.201 to 2019-05-09.502."

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 26 June '20

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

2300Grabbed MPEC 2020-M114 - Observations and Orbits of Comets and A/ Objects - see above
2200Grabbed MPEC 2020-M113 - 2017 YD8 - see above
1643Noted that NEODyS has updated its 2019 HR2 risk assessment - see above
Noted that NEODyS has updated its 2020 MP1 risk assessment - see above
1642Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2019 NP5 risk assessment - see above
Noted that JPL Sentry has updated its 2020 MP1 risk assessment - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-M108 - 2020 MV2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-M109 - 2011 CN2 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-M110 - Daily Orbit Update - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-M111 - 2017 XL62 - see above
Grabbed MPEC 2020-M112 - 2020 MW2 - see above