40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2014


Observation of small solar system bodies at the review programs observatory ISON-NM and ISON-Kislovodsk

Savanevych, Vadym; Molotov, Igor; Elenin, Leonid; Bryukhovetskiy, Alexandr; Sokovikova, Nataliia; Nevski, Vitali; Bezkrovniy, Michael; Movsesian, Iana; Khlamov, Sergeii; Dikhtyar, Mykola

Abstract

For the increasing of efficiency of NEA detection and monitoring, it’s necessary to create the automated software for detection of moving objects on series of CCD-frames. To improve observation operativeness, it is necessary to create (develop) software for automated (non-automatic) processing of asteroid survey frames. Presently, CoLiTec software is solving the problem of processing frames of current night asteroid surveys to detect asteroids automatically with subsequent visual confirmation of results. CoLiTec already used in Ukraine (A50) and Russia (H15, D00). CoLiTec helped to detect 4 (C/2011 X1 (Elenin), P/2011 NO1(Elenin), C/2012 S1, P/2013 V3 (Nevski)) out of 7 comets discovered in CIS and Baltic countries within more then 20 recent years. In all, there are about 1500 asteroids discovered due to CoLiTec. Among them, there are 4 out of 16 Earth approaching objects discovered throughout the whole Soviet and post-Soviet CIS and Baltic astronomy history. There are 21 Jupiter Trojans and one of the two centaurs discovered in CIS and Baltic countries. Separate MPC electronic circulars were dedicated to three of the asteroids. During 2011 and 2012 at least 80% observations and 75% preliminary asteroids designations has been done in CIS and Baltic countries. By the overall results of 2011 and 2012, observatory ISON-NM, equipped with a 45-cm telescope and CoLiTec software, ranked 7th worldwide in both number of observations of asteroids and the number of their preliminary discoveries. In 2013, CoLiTec was installed in observatories of Ussuriysk and Krasnodar. More widespread of software among amateur and professional observatories, that use narrow-field and wide-field telescopes, may be started in 2014.

Publication link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014cosp…40E2895S

40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2014
40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2014