NEOCPNear Earth Object Confirmation Page (observer service; Minor Planet Center)
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Gleason with the Spacewatch telescope on 2000 Oct 7 and placed on the NEOCP but removed on Oct 20 for lack of follow-up.
Following placement in the NEOCP, further observations were reported.
Williams) and posted on the NEOCP was found to be slightly diffuse with coma diameter 8" on CCD images taken at Klet on May 27.
Another category of object appearing on the NEOCP is objects that don't do what they are supposed to do.
This was the first confirmed case of such an asteroidal collision, but a second was reported via the NEOCP in December of the same year.
Although unusual objects like these do get put on the NEOCP, the main bulk of objects are Near Earth Asteroids, and amateurs can make useful contributions by helping to follow up newly discovered objects, allowing their orbits to be improved.
20 and posted on the NEOCP was observed to be cometary by F.
Williams to LINEAR observations on April 4 and 8 demonstrated the cometary nature of the orbit, and the object was placed in the NEOCP.
39 was noted by other observers, following posting on the NEOCP, as being cometary in appearance.
36 and 17, and linked by G V Williams to LINEAR observations on June 8 and 10 by way of a comet-like orbit, was posted on the NEOCP for additional observations.
Following posting of this object on the NEOCP, numerous observers confirmed the cometary appearance, and additional astrometry and an orbit were given on MPEC 1999K23.
33, and posted on the NEOCP, was reported as cometary by M.