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© Copyright: The data comes from official access to web services from MPC, JPL, NASA and ESA, whose origins are the tireless measurements of dozens of professional and amateur observatories around the world
A guide for getting an IAU observatory code you find here: Guide to Minor Body Astrometry (minorplanetcenter.net)
List of observatory codes: List of observatory codes - Wikipedia
The object types are: Comet in Green, NEO in Blue and NEOCP objects in Red
The ephemeris are displayed by the minute for the selected hours.
The observation period in local time of the coming night.
The basis is the daily loading
of current astronomical data of a location from
IpGeolocation.io, which takes place automatically when NEO Planner is
started. See also: GEO
On the one hand, the entire window is saved as .jpg in the archive folder. In
addition, the content of the list display is saved both in .txt
and .csv files for further
File Structure settings).
Neo Planner calculates observation times in R.A. order of
currently visible comets according to the official publication of the MPC
In addition, all NEOCP objects that can be observed according to the parameter settings are displayed.
In addition, visible NEOs are included that have not yet been numbered, i.e. have a provisional number.
The local observation time by the minute. Ephemeris times outside the slot times are shown in red.
The indicated position in R.A. and Dec. corresponds to the shown observation time.
The altitude corresponds to the height of the object above the horizon at the
time of the displayed observation time.
The elongation of the object = Angular distance of a celestial body from the sun.
The Vmag for comets and NEO come from the MPC, those for NEOCP objects from JPL's Ephemeris Scout.
The displays for arcsec / minute (s / min) and position angle (PA) refer to the observation time and come from JPL's Ephemeris Scout.
Display of the dRA and dDec proper motion of NEOCP objects to enable the proper movement in RA and Dec for direct tracking of the objects.
The distance between the moon and the object in degrees
By pressing the E key in a line of an objects
in Revise window, you get a display of
ephemeris to the minute here, which can be selected up to a period of 8 hours.
Copyright: The author of NEO Planner and all sites of this web is Bernhard Haeusler, Dettelbach, Germany, all rights reserved