CoLiTec and ACM’2014

From June 30 to July 4, 2014 in Helsinki (Finland) took place the 12th International Conference ACM’2014 (Asteroids, Comets, Meteors). The scale of the conference was really impressive. At the ACM’2014 was attended by about 500 scientists from 44 countries. Sokovikova Natalia, member of the CoLiTec group, presented a poster on the topic «Automated software for CCD-image processing and detection of small Solar System bodies». The report aroused great interest. It should be noted that interest in to the CoLiTec group representative been reheated by a huge number of papers devoted to the study of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), which was discovered using the CoLiTec software by Vitaly Nevsky and Artem Novichenok on ISON-Kislovodsk observatory.

CoLiTec software application. Updated results (13th July, 2014 – 10thAugust 2014).

MPC monthly circular MPC 89089- 89388 MPC 89089- 89388. Observation results of observatories using CoLiTec software (13th July, 2014 – 10th August 2014):

Observatory (MPC-code)

Number of measurements

Number of objects

Number of asteroids discoveries

ISON-NM (Н15) 4255 1143 0
ISON-Ussuriysk (C15) - - -
ISON-Kislovodsk (D00) 2692 696 0

1523 asteroids’ discoveries and four comet discoveries with CoLiTec software application.

The most prolific asteroid observation observatories in 2014 year (from January 16th 2014 to August 10th 2014) (an extended list)

Name,
МРС-code
Number of measurements (number of objects) Number of asteroid discoveries σ,″ (Ast-DyS) Instruments FOV Scale, ″/pix Altitude, m
1 PanSTARR-1, Haleakala (USA), F51 2674429
(514133)
21652 0.128 1.8-m f/4.4 Ritchey-Chretien 2.6ºх2.6º
(3ºх3º ?)
0.3 3052
2 Mt. Lemmon Survey (USA), G96 1519450
(283149)
9488 0.276 1.50-m f/2.0 reflector 1.0ºх1.0º
1.2ºх1.2º [1]
1.0 2800
3 Catalina Sky Survey (USA), 703 995716
(180729)
674 0.575 0.575 3.9ºх3.9º 2.6 2510
4 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak (USA), 691 591890
(105988)
3571 0.295 0.9-m f/3 reflector 2.9ºx2.9º 1.1 2095
5 Purple Mountain Observatory (China), D29 305882
(81562)
93 0.437 1.04-m f/1.8 Schmidt 2.0ºх2.0º 1.7 267
6 Palomar Mountain—PTF (USA), I41 178002
(21300)
240 0.163 1.2-m f/2.44 Schmidt [2] 2.3ºx3.4º [3] 1.01 [2] 1708 [4]
7 WISE, C51 164990
(7493)
82 0.569 ? ? ? ?
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MPC released a new circular

We offer you the statistics on the data of the eighth Circular MPC (MPC 89089- 89388) for August 10, 2014. You can also view a list of the most productive observatories in the world by the number of measurements.

CoLiTec software application. Updated results (14th June, 2014 – 12th July 2014).

MPC monthly circular MPC 88763- 89088. Observation results of observatories using CoLiTec software (14th June, 2014 – 12th July 2014):

Observatory (MPC-code) Number of measurements Number of objects Number of asteroids discoveries
ISON-NM (Н15) 2605 715 1
ISON-Ussuriysk (C15) - -

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ISON-Kislovodsk (D00) 4 1 0

Discovery of 1 asteroids, that makes 1523 asteroids’ discoveries and four comet discoveries with CoLiTec software application.

The most prolific asteroid observation observatories in 2014 year (from January 16th 2014 to July 12th 2014) (an extended list)

Name,
МРС-code
Number of measurements (number of objects) Number of asteroid discoveries σ,″ (Ast-DyS) Instruments FOV Scale, ″/pix Altitude, m
1 PanSTARR-1, Haleakala (USA), F51 2130512
(445285)
10370 0.129 1.8-m f/4.4 Ritchey-Chretien 2.6ºх2.6º
(3ºх3º ?)
0.3 3052
2 Mt. Lemmon Survey (USA), G96 1496004
(280082)
9461 0.275 1.50-m f/2.0 reflector 1.0ºх1.0º
1.2ºх1.2º [1]
1.0 2800
3 Catalina Sky Survey (USA)”, 703 989838
(179411)
668 0.574 0.574 3.9ºх3.9º 2.6 2510
4 Steward Observatory, Kitt Peak (USA), 691 568092
(100400)
3548 0.294 0.9-m f/3 reflector 2.9ºx2.9º 1.1 2095
5 Purple Mountain Observatory (China), D29 305817
(81541)
93 0.438 1.04-m f/1.8 Schmidt 2.0ºх2.0º 1.7 267
6 Palomar Mountain—PTF (USA), I41 174506
(20686)
230 0.162 1.2-m f/2.44 Schmidt [2] 2.3ºx3.4º [3] 1.01 [2] 1708 [4]
7 WISE, C51 133552
(6184)
61 ? ? ? ? ?
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