MPCAT-OBS: Observation Archive
The links below provide access to complete observational sets for
numbered and unnumbered minor planets and comets. Due to the size of the
files, they are available only in gzip-compressed form.
You are reminded that any use of these data, or of data derived from
these data, requires you to maintain the reference information on any redistribution.
The file sizes are for the uncompressed versions and the files
are complete through the
2013 APR. 25
batch of Minor Planet
Circulars. The gzip-compressed versions of the data files
are roughly 20% of the size of the uncompressed data files.
- Numbered minor planets
- Unnumbered minor planets
- Natural outer irregular satellites of the giant planets
- Minor-planet observation files updated through the most recent
mid-month MPS batch (dated 2013 MAY 12) are now available. The
sizes of the files will be comparable to the
sizes listed above but (obviously) somewhat bigger.
- MD5 checksums
- Monthly numbered minor planets : <--#include virtual="/iau/ECS/MPCAT-OBS/NumObs.inc"-->)
- Monthly unnumbered minor planets : <--#include virtual="/iau/ECS/MPCAT-OBS/UnnObs.inc"-->)
- Monthly comets : <--#include virtual="/iau/ECS/MPCAT-OBS/CmtObs.inc"-->)
- Monthly natural satellites : <--#include virtual="/iau/ECS/MPCAT-OBS/SatObs.inc"-->)
- Mid-monthly numbered minor planets : <--#include virtual="/iau/ECS/MPCAT-OBS/midmonth/NumObs.inc"-->)
- Mid-monthly umnumbered minor planets : <--#include virtual="/iau/ECS/MPCAT-OBS/midmonth/UnnObs.inc"-->)
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The File of One-Night Stands
The file of observations of one-night stands can be download
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