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MPC released a new circular

We offer you the statistics on the data of the eleventh Circular MPC (MPC 96939- 97570 )
for December 25, 2015. You can also view a list of the most productive observatories in the world by the number of measurements.

CoLiTec 2015 – Winter

Developers of CoLiTec Company team have announced a new beta-version of software:
CoLiTec 2015 – Winter (1.5.12.1) from 19 December, 2015.
Please try this beta-version of CoLiTec software. All modules except of LookSky are cross-platform.
Full cross-platform version will be announced next month.

Required to use installed Java 7!
Download jdk-7u51-windows.zip

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International meeting on variable stars research KOLOS 2015

In the period from 3 to 5 December 2014 took place an International Astronomy Conference KOLOS 2015. The conference was held in Stakčín (Slovakia) at the Vihorlat observatory .

The participants of the conference

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MPC released a new circular

We offer you the statistics on the data of the eighth Circular MPC (MPC 95313- 95806 )
for September 28, 2015. You can also view a list of the most productive observatories in the world by the number of measurements.

MPC released a new circular

We offer you the statistics on the data of the seventh Circular MPC (MPC  94743- 95312 )
for August 29, 2015. You can also view a list of the most productive observatories in the world by the number of measurements.

CoLiTec published article in MNRAS

24 June, 2015 Oxford Journals published new article «A new method based on the subpixel Gaussian model for accurate estimation of asteroid coordinates» in «Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society» journal (Impact Factor – 5.107 & 5-Yr impact factor – 4.734).

We describe a new iteration method to estimate asteroid coordinates, based on a subpixel Gaussian model of the discrete object image. The method has been tested as the basis of our Collection Light Technology (COLITEC) software. For demonstration abilities of described method the article contains MPC (Minor Planet Center) data by accuracy «ТОP-20» most effective world asteroid surveys by 2011-2013 years. Data is presented in graphical and table view.

Article contains accuracy comparison between CoLiTec and Astrometrica software by the same series of frames. This comparison of the statistical characteristics of measurements indicates that the limits of reliable measurements from CoLiTec software are more wide, than from Astrometrica software. This benefit corresponds to the extremely low SNR, so in the result objects is not observable by eye. This range of low SNR is more important because all objects in it are new. The results are about the same when SNR value is greater than 6.

Also accuracy parameters of «ТОP-30» most effective world asteroid surveys are available in ««ТОP-30»» section.
Full version of article «A new method based on the subpixel Gaussian model for accurate estimation of asteroid coordinates» is available in «Publications» section or by the following link: MONTHLY NOTICES of the Royal Astronomical Society / Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (2015).


Use full citation in scientific articles during CoLiTec using:

«A new method based on the subpixel Gaussian model for accurate estimation of asteroid coordinates. V. E. Savanevych; O. B. Briukhovetskyi; N. S. Sokovikova; M. M. Bezkrovny; I. B. Vavilova; Yu. M. Ivashchenko; L. V. Elenin; S. V. Khlamov; Ia. S. Movsesian; A. M. Dashkova; A. V. Pogorelov. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2015 451 (3): 3287-3298. doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv1124»