Old 03-21-2010, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Astrometrica Settings for H11

Attached are a series of screen captures showing the settings you'll want to use in Astrometrica if you are using LightBuckets LB-0001, MPC Code H11. As mentioned in the Using Astrometrica video tutorial in the LightBuckets Support area, I don't like to use Astrometrica's built-in email system for sending observations to the MPC.

If you want to send your report through your own email client, just copy and paste the MPC Report data from Astrometrica into your email client (make sure everything is formatted correctly or they may bounce it back to you), put "Observations" as the subject, and address the message to 'mpc@cfa.harvard.edu' (no quotes).

I also highly recommend you browse around the Minor Planet Center Website to see all of the tools and information available to you. One area in particular that you'll want to pay attention to is the information on Minor Body Astrometry.

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Old 03-21-2010, 06:29 AM   #2
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I'd just like to point out that you may need to change the value of Position Angle to match that of your telescope run.

More importantly, if you want to submit your data to MPC, you should really set the value of Astrometric Limit in the "Residuals" section to much lower than 1.00" (I use a value between 0.25" and 0.4" depending on seeing). The aim is to have data reduction with dRA and dDe with about 0.1". Occasionally Astrometrica won't be able to match stars, in which case, you'll need to increase this value (until a match is produced)
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
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Default Astrometrica Settings for South Alpen

Hello All!

Does anyone have the same data and/or screen shots for the South Alpen site (LB-0002 thru LB-0004)?

It would be great to use Astrometrica for images from there, but I am stuck in trying to set up this data, not knowing all the important details that need to be entered.

If anyone can post this info, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks, and "Clear skies"!

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:06 AM   #4
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Hi Bob,

MPC code is B10 for LB0002 to LB0004

Latitude 44°24'31" North
Longitude 05°30'54" East
Alitude 820 m

you have all others informations in the observatories panel
at the bottom of the web site by clicking on more details

position angle is 360 degrees or 0 degrees
(CCD cameras position for all instruments)
pixel size are all 9 microns

Our best regards

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:43 AM   #5
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Thanks All!

One last question on this subject: Is the MPC code for LB-0001 H11, but B10 for LB-0002 through LB-0004?

Thanks very much, and happy imaging!

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Old 12-02-2012, 03:27 AM   #6
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Hi Bob

UAI MPC code is B10 for all telescopes
from LB0001 to LB0005 because there are all located at the same observatory
www.obs-bp.cpm

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Old 12-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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Thanks Marc!
Makes perfect sense...I just wanted to be sure. :-)
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