Asteroid Observation Strategy Chart Builder

From this page you may build a chart which indicates a possible observation strategy for an asteroid. The strategy is designed to quickly define the asteroid's orbit well enough that it can be numbered while reducing the total number of observations required. The suggested observation dates are based on an instrument with the parameters selected below.

MPC's Observatory Selection List

Other Selection Criteria

Chart Start Date Max. Zenith Angle
Min. Gal. Lat.
Min. Solar Elong. V
(Limiting Mag.)
Min. Prob. of Imaging FOV
Year Month Day Width (arcsec) Height (arcsec)

Asteroid Name

Please allow a minute or so for chart construction.

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