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This snapshot shows a comet loading process with progress
Plausibility checks or actions are usually only carried out after leaving the
cursor in the input field.
Actual NEOCP objects:
It is possible here to load the current NEOCP objects for information. This is
not necessary for the actual planning, as the NEOCP data is always reloaded
All selected NEO are
determined based on the current NEAM00.txt.
The loading should only be done after the
DOU (Daily Orbit Update) of the MPC has been published.
Usually the update takes place
after 12UT of the current day. In fact, the calculation process in the Neo
Planner only makes sense after the current DOU!
Loading the current comets, which
were last published by the MPC with MPEC XXX: OBSERVATIONS AND ORBITS OF COMETS
AND A / OBJECTS.
The list shows those comets which
have been newly observed since the last publication.
In addition, all recently
observed comets are loaded from the Spanish comet observer site
and supplemented with the MPC list.
The Spanish comet watchers usually publish their measurements once a week on
Thursdays. So it makes sense to load the comets once a week on Friday.
Attention: Due to the waiting time
of weeks before the publication of new observations, there may be shifts to the
current real Vmag.
Also rarely observed outbursts of brightness can deviate from the MPC
In the case of comets, however, due
to the great distance from the Earth, usually there are no significant
deviations in the brightness and are therefore not relevant for the planning
The last observation date of
the observable comets is loaded and the Vmag of the last 10 observations is
averaged to determine the
current real Vmag.
The MPCOrb.dat file is not used for planning.
However, it is used by Astrometrica and can optionally be loaded here. Please
adjust the file settings in Astrometrica if necessary.
The DAILY.DAT file is not used for planning and can optionally be loaded here.