MPEC index

The Minor Planet Center provides a list of the 50 most recent MPECs. Depending on how much activity is occurring, that'll usually mean those issued in the last week or two.

It can be a little difficult to find a particular older MPEC. Therefore, I've built an index starting at the first MPEC in 1993 and continuing to the present. Or use the grid below and select the year you're interested in.

My index also gives (for MPECs starting in 2017) a bit of data concerning the orbital elements, Earth MOID, and size of the object. That's because I'm sometimes trying to find "that object I saw a week or so ago that came really close to us", or "that TNO that got MPECed a while back." For older MPECs, you don't get the orbital elements data; I've not bothered (as yet) to re-run the program to generate indices that include an element summary.

Starting in 2017, the codes for the first four stations in the MPEC are listed, with the discoverer (if any) in bold.

Source code used to build this index is available. That repository, as its miscell name suggests, has "miscellaneous" programs in it; you'd be looking for mpecer.c and reverser.c.

1993 1996 1999 2002 2005 2008 2011 2014 2017 2020
1994 1997 2000 2003 2006 2009 2012 2015 2018 2021
1995 1998 2001 2004 2007 2010 2013 2016 2019 2022