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Asteroid Search
Dynamical Type
 
 
Total Known:  Total Plotted:
X-axis: Semi-Major Axis Y-axis: Inclination
Lowell Observatory offers this website to assist with asteroid observation planning and to faciliate data mining across multiple surveys. Orbital solutions are calculated in-house based on Minor Planet Center observations.

Asteroid populations are based on computed dynamical types.
Advanced Query:
Constraints:
Min.
Max.
Semi-major Axis (au):
Aphelion (au):
Perihelion (au):
Current Heliocentric Distance (au):
Eccentricity:
Inclination:
Absolute Magnitude:
Plot Settings:

Tool Descriptions


UpObjects

Interactive table of observable NEOs

AstEph

Asteroid and observatory-specific ephemeris generator.

AstFinder

Build finder chart for a given asteroid and time.

AstInfo

Return orbital and physical properties for a given asteroid.

AstObs

Observability chart for asteroids and observatory.

MOID List

Asteroids whose orbits are near one or more of the major planets.

Critical List Of Asteroids

Pre-defined lists of asteroids observable tonight.

Asteroid Orbital Elements

Access to, and information about, the astorb orbital elements database.

Hierarchical Observing Protocol

Generate asteroid observing priority list given a set of criteria.


Lowell Observatory offers these tools to assist with asteroid observation planning and to facilitate data mining across multiple surveys. Orbital solutions are calculated in-house based on Minor Planet Center observations.

This website is in the process of being upgraded and as such is in beta status; some tools may experience bugs. If a bug is particularly important, please direct concerns to asteroid@lowell.edu.


Recent Updates

For the full history of updates see the updates page.