CoLiTec – Collection Light Technology

CoLiTec – software for automated asteroids and comets discoveries in a series of CCD-frames.

The CoLiTec group was created March 1, 2009 and is working on the astrosoft’s elaboration and scientific articles.

CoLiTec is the only public application that provides automated detection of objects with nonzero apparent motion. This application has one of the world best observation accuracy indices. This is the only application in the world which has stable performance when working with wide fields, the only program in CIS and Baltic states.

CoLiTec software performs intraframe and interframe personnel processing. Kernel of CoLiTec software detects objects based on the accumulation of statistics, proportional energy image along the possible trajectories of the object.

CoLiTec implemented parallelization method for data processing that allows you to quickly process data and to confirm the most interesting objects found in their opening night. CoLiTec includes plugins for detecting very slow, very fast objects and objects with near-zero apparent motion (for example, comet ISON). CoLiTec can also detect optical lightening of gamma-ray bursts. Currently, the program is adapted for use on wide-field telescopes.

CoLiTec displays its performance results via a user-friendly viewer. Viewer is separate from the main program – you can see the results independently in CoLiTec software while the main program continues processing.

The viewer mobile version is available. With a modern mobile phone or pad, it is possible to monitor CoLiTec performance results from anywhere in the world.

The software ( developed by CoLiTec team gives the opportunity to publish the Observatory’s frames under the SIA protocol, and, in future, will support on-time upload of open data provided by observatories that are included in IVOA.

The software is divided into different executable modules which are connected through files. It represents the ideology of open architecture and permits to use independently created software at each stage of processing.

By means of CoLiTec for the first time in the CIS and Baltic an asteroid and a comet in the automated mode were discovered. With CoLiTec in 2012(2011) 80 (86) % of observations and 74 (75) % of discoveries of asteroids in the specified countries are accomplished.

Using CoLiTec 5 of 7 comets were discovered in the CIS and Baltic states over the last 20 years. December 10, 2010 using the CoLiTec program was discovered comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin), which was the first comet discovered by astronomer CIS over the past 20 years.

Interesting objects discovered by CoLiTec software (CLT)