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Minor Planets Catalog

Post #1by Gurren Lagann » 12.05.2019, 19:22

Yes you heard it right, this addon actually has all of the ~793700 asteroids from March 31st, 2019's MPCORB.DAT file.

The resulting .ssc file is over 360 MB big (zipped: 42.6 MiB), so it might take a while to download it all.

WARNING: The .ssc file, as a whole, might (or will) bring Celestia (or even your PC) to a complete halt (unless you have asteroid orbits turned off), because of the number of asteroids added by it. Proceed with caution.


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Post #2by toutatis » 12.05.2019, 21:44

Cool !!! :smile: :smile: :smile:

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Post #3by Lafuente_Astronomy » 12.05.2019, 23:54

Perhaps you can contribute your addon to the Celestia Origin team for inclusion in their next release
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Post #4by Art Blos » 13.05.2019, 07:01

Lafuente_Astronomy wrote:Perhaps you can contribute your addon to the Celestia Origin team for inclusion in their next release
1) We have our own full base from which the release is formed.
2) Include the full base in the release = the release will be very heavy for the vast majority of systems. :fie:
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Post #5by Gurren Lagann » 13.05.2019, 22:33

Art Blos wrote:2) Include the full base in the release = the release will be very heavy for the vast majority of systems. :fie:

The warning is there for a reason.
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Post #6by Lafuente_Astronomy » 02.03.2020, 13:45

Well, I don't think I got all the posts from your topic but here it is.
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Post #7by Gurren Lagann » 02.03.2020, 13:53

This seems to be all of then...

Added after 1 hour 7 minutes:
First update! Now I will try my best to update this catalog monthly.
The updates minor planet catalog now consists of 930,678 minor planets.

mpc_02-03-2020.zip
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Little acknowledgement before the MPC comes in:
This research has made use of data and/or services provided by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center.
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Post #8by Lafuente_Astronomy » 02.03.2020, 15:11

Thanks for the addon! Well, in order for you to upload monthly, how would you find your sources?
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Post #9by Gurren Lagann » 02.03.2020, 15:46

I use the MPC as my source for minor planets, since they are literally the main authority over minor planet discoveries and observations.
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Post #10by Lafuente_Astronomy » 02.03.2020, 22:41

Gurren Lagann wrote:I use the MPC as my source for minor planets, since they are literally the main authority over minor planet discoveries and observations.

Ahhhhhhh. That great! However, you could try other sources from time to time, since information varies between them
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Post #11by Gurren Lagann » 07.04.2020, 22:34

Minor Planet Catalog - April update

I'm late on this one, so I better be quick...

The catalog now has 930,678 minor planets.

mpc_april-2020.zip
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Post #12by Lafuente_Astronomy » 07.04.2020, 22:40

Nice
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Post #13by Gurren Lagann » 11.05.2020, 18:06

The May Update of the MPC is here!

It now includes 950k+ minor planets.

mpc_may-2020.zip
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