Hierarchical Observing Protocol for Asteroids

Version 0.6

Potential observers supply information about their observing site, equipment, and the type of asteroid (e.g., planet crossers) they wish to observe, and a customized list of asteroids is returned, ranked according to user-chosen criteria. Observers may commit themselves to observe particular asteroids.

Version 0.3 added "cookies" to store default values on the user's web browser. If you suppress cookies on your browser, you will have to re-enter your name, e-mail address, observatory code, etc, each time you use this service.

Version 0.4 fixed the scheduling system.

Version 0.5 uses an improved library and removed internal tracking files. It also adds sorting and formatting capabilities for the asteroid list.

User Identification

Your Name Your email Address

User Instrument Parameters

Observatory and Code

Limiting Magnitude (Mag) Maximum Zenith Angle (Deg) Minimum Solar Elongation (Deg) Minimum Lunar Elongation (Deg)

Galactic Latitude (Deg) Probability of Imaging (%) Field of View (arcsec)

Asteroid Selection Criteria

Asteroid Types
(Excluding Trojans)
(Including Trojans
and unusual MBOs)
Mars Crossers Inner-Planet

Other Selection Criteria
Danger of loss Maximize orbit improvement Numbered asteroids with substandard orbits Numbering imminent Asteroids needing confirmation Mass determination Spacecraft or occultation targets

Output Format
Style Sort Sort
Maximum Number
of Asteroids

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Last modified: 2023 Mar 20