Near-Earth Object Confirmation Page Status

Real-time info

Sky-plane location of NEOCP candidates in equatorial coordinates, opposition-centric (left) and fixed (right). Ecli\ ptic is depicted by blue curve, galactic plane with green. Moon is depicted with its phase, Sun in orange. Asteroid ca\ ndidates color correspnds to the current V-band magnitude.


FATE OF NEOCP OBJECTS. Statistics on the recent 180 days of NEOCP candidates. NEOCP candidate can became a NEO discovery (MPEC issued), non-NEO attribution (ATTRIB MB) or NEO attribution (ATTRIB NEO), a comet, unconfirmed, artificial satellite (NA), retracted by observers (DNE). Unconfirmed candidates reside in ITF, where they can be linked at any time later (Unconfirmed - LINKED). Some small fraction is currenty not traceable (OTHER).

FOLLOW-UP SITES. Pie charts of most prolific follow-up telescopes that contributed to follow-up of NEOCP candidates in last 4 years

OBJECTS THAT ARE ABOUT TO BE REMOVED FROM NEOCP. Observers are strongy encouraged to observe these as well:

Objects that are on NEOCP longer than 7 days without any follow-up activity and are going to be removed.

Submission delay per obscode in hours for NEOCP candidates. Table shows observatory code average delay in hours, its standard deviation and number of objects per observatory. Delay is the difference between observation time of last detection of the discovery tracklet and time when it appeared on NEOCP.

Current NEOCP submission delay in hours for NEOCP candidates. Table shows designation, discovery observatory and delay in hours. Delay is the difference between observation time of last detection of the discovery tracklet and time when it appeared on NEOCP.

Statistics on NEOCP submission delays. Most recent year and month. Most active surveys: Pan-STARRS PS: (F51, F52), Catalina (G96, 703, I52), ATLAS (T05, T08), NEOWISE, ZTF and Mauna Kea observatories (568). All NEOCP candidates, including unconfirmed ones, except of comets, satellites and retracted submissions.

Statistics on how long NEOCP candidates reside on NEOCP web. Categories contain the MPEC-ed objects (NEO discoveries), unconfirmed objects, attributed objects (either non-NEO = mostly MB or NEO).Most recent year and month.

More statistics on ITF and observations and other metrics.

Unconfirmed NEO candidates

LIST OF UNCONFIRMED NEOCP candidates in a comma separated text file sorted by date

List was compiled from the data from 2013 until now, except of first half of 2014. Unconfirmad NEOCP candidates:

a) are still present in "isolated_tracklets" table with "removed" flag equal to 0
b) do not have matching RA, DEC, DATE, OBSCODE in "observations" table - they are not attributed or linked to any known orbit
c) were labeled as "lost" in Previous NEO Confirmation Page Objects

Useful resources

Minor Planet Mailing List (YAHOO)
NEOCP follow-up reports (MPC)
Recently discovered NEOs (MPC)
NEA and PHA summary by year of discovery (MPC)
SCOUT tool of CNEOS at JPL (JPL)
ESA NEO priority list (ESA)
Small Body Browser (JPL)
JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine (JPL)
Project Pluto NEOCP (Bill Gray)
NEODYS (University or PISA/SpaceDys)
ASTORB (Lowell Observatory)

Physical Properties of Asteroids

Asteroid Lightcurve Database (Brian Warner)
SMASS asteroid spectra (MIT)
Pan-STARRS asteroids H and G (IfA Hawaii)
SDSS asteroid colors (PDS-SBN)
NEOWISE H and albedo (PDS-SBN)