• MPC Preparation (Info)

  • Deprecated Pages

    Pages to be Deleted or Replaced

    We are in the process of cleaning the MPC's website and removing deprecated pages. We will use this page to alert users of upcoming deletions and to report what has already been deleted. All pages are tracked with git and can be restored if need be. If you are using one of the pages below, please submit a JIRA ticket through the Minor Planet Center Help Center.

    Last Updated on Apr. 30, 2024


    Pages to be deleted on June 1st, 2024

    1. Old PostgreSQL documentation schema page: https://data.minorplanetcenter.net/postgres-schema/schema.html.
    2. Old PostgreSQL documentation schema example page: https://data.minorplanetcenter.net/postgres-schema/schema
    3. Old ADES-related documentation: https://minorplanetcenter.net/iau/info/ADES.html


    Pages deleted in 2023

    1. Old page about Photometry: https://minorplanetcenter.net/iau/info/Photometry.html.
    2. Another old page about Photometric data: https://minorplanetcenter.net/photometry.
    3. Old page for submissions of astrometric observations in MPC1992 format: https://minorplanetcenter.net/cgi-bin/feedback_submit_obs.cgi page.
    4. Outdated NEOCP page used for internal development: https://minorplanetcenter.net/iau/NEO_dev/toconfirm_tabular.html.
    5. NEO Checker page : https://minorplanetcenter.net/cgi-bin/checkneo.cgi.
    6. NEO & Comet Checker page: https://minorplanetcenter.net/cgi-bin/checkneocmt.cgi.
    7. Comet Checker page: https://minorplanetcenter.net/cgi-bin/checkcmt.cgi.


    Pages deleted in 2022

    1. 2021 NEOCP-DEV Draft updates (old development page): https://minorplanetcenter.net/deprecated/iau/NEO_dev/neocp.txt.
    2. The outdated explanatory page: https://minorplanetcenter.net/deprecated/iau/plot/Explanation.html.
    3. The photo of a single object's orbit from '96 and '97, along with other objects (
      J96J01A.gif, J96T66L.gif, J97M01W.gif
      ) from: https://minorplanetcenter.net/deprecated/iau/plot/J96J00G.gif.
    4. RSS Feeds under: https://minorplanetcenter.net/iau/rss/mpc_feeds.html.
    5. Outdated temporary files, such as: https://minorplanetcenter.net/deprecated/iau/NEO/tmp/17R1421_resids.txt
    6. All pages beginning with
      , such as 2011 The same directories exist for 2008 : 2018, and
      . These pages are superseded by the ephemeris service.
    7. Outdated MPChecker page used for development
      , which is superseded by MPChecker.
    8. Outdated text page
      , which is superseded by the same URL with a .html suffix.