The new Execute Search feature was developed jointly by the NEO
Planner user team. Knowledge of spherical geometry was essential for displaying
the star map and calculating the mosaic positions.
Within the picture, click on the area that you want to be explained: (not in all browsers available)
The Execute Search function creates
two files in the planning folder of NEO Planner for loading into
The mosaic feature can be used for all observing purposes, including deep sky observing.
Active camera. Clicking takes you to the CCD parameters and you can select the active camera there.
The size of the active camera's sensor.
Size of the entire recording area according to the mosaic size. (Mosaic selection area)
Amount of the overlap of the individual mosaic fields in percent
in right ascension and declination.
Specifies the size of the mosaic. A maximum of 10 rows and 10 columns is possible.
Central position of the mosaic. This also forms the center of
the mosaic in the star field.
in local time.
When searching for Near Earth Objects, the key is to find
objects moving faster than Main Belt asteroids or comets.
Experience has shown that objects up to approx. 19 mag can be flashed visually under these conditions taken with high-intensity sensors.
The sequence of shots for N.I.N.A. follows this rule:
Star map selection:
Vmag and Check Boxes:
The faintest Vmag brightness of stars and galaxies can be set. Objects from the S function in Revise are not affected.
With deep sky: checked -> display galaxies
both from the
the revised NGC/IC
After performing the Execute Search, the star map is displayed with the central
search position in the middle of the single field / mosaic.
The star map shows all Yale bright stars, Tycho and Hipparchus stars and all
UCAC-3 stars up to about 17 mag.
The revised NGC/IC catalog is copyrighted by Dr. Wolfgang Steinike et al. Corresponding information on the use of this catalog can be found here.
Clicking any object displays all available information of
the star, galaxy or of the selected object from the solar system
below the star map.
(see the red circle in the star field).
When using the S-function in Revise, the calculated start
position of the object is positioned in the middle of the star map
In the example above, the center position was set to a star to get a different positioning of the object on the FoV of the starmap.
Also an advantage is the visibility of the path of the object
with the star background.
The position map shows the R.A. and declination positions of the
mosaic and their values in milliseconds.
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