CM Science-Asteroid Search

If you are interested in learning more about searching for asteroids (perhaps using your own telescope), there are many resources available. Here are a few links to get you started and to learn more.

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) is responsible for the efficient collection (computation), checking and dissemination of astrometric observations and orbits for minor planets (including asteroids) and comets, and administers naming for the new discoveries.

Here is a Guide to Minor Body Astrometry

There is quite a lot of software, including shareware, available to help identify asteroids

Here is a good article about hunting asteroids from your backyard telescope.


There is quite a lot of software, including shareware, available to help identify asteroids

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