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.
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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.
Star map selection:
After performing the Execute Search, the star map is displayed with the central
search position in the middle of the mosaic.
The sequence of shots for N.I.N.A. follows this rule:
The star map shows all Yale bright stars, Tycho and Hipparchus stars and all
UCAC-3 stars up to about 17 mag.
In the Star map section you can select the faintest brightness of the stars, display galaxies from the UCAC-3 catalog or switch cardinal directions.
The position map shows the R.A. and declination positions of the
mosaic and their values in milliseconds.
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