MPC Development Projects
Below is a set of links for MPC Development Projects along with a
description of its purpose. Also listed are projects that have
recently been released in full.
Please note these are active development projects and therefore may not work as finally intended as the developers could be actively working on them.
We will be actively looking for feedback from these developmental services as future MPC products and services. This includes working toward standard data formats, incoming and outgoing data, API services and more.
Please provide feedback to the MPC via the MPC Helpdesk.
Projects/Services that are now fully released
All reports of new cometary activity should be made using the following web-form.
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If you want to report identifications, details can be found from the identifications documentation page.
The top level documentation page can be found here.
Submitting Pointings Information
Please use this link to find information on submitting pointings data to the MPC.
Last Updated 2019-02-15
Querying the Pointings Database
Please use this link to query the MPC pointings database.
Last Updated 2019-09-18
Please use this link to find sky-plane location for current NEOCP candidates and figures showing orbital elements of variant orbits and the nominal solution for current NEOCP candidates. The information on this page is updated every hour.
Last Updated 2019-08-19
Please use this link to find information on current NEOCP objects that includes, NEO digest2 score, population score based on variant orbits, median H, arc in days, number of sets, current 1-sigma sky-plane uncertainty (sq.deg) and current median magnitude and 1-sigma uncertainties in orbital elements:q,e,i. The information on this page is updated every hour.
Last Updated 2019-08-19
Previous NEOCP Objects
Please use this link to find information on previous NEOCP objects.
Last Updated 2019-11-15
Current NEOCP objects: status and links
Please use this link to find information on NEOCP objects. (observations, orbits, plots, objects ready to designate, etc. Note: some sublinks contain private information and are configured for internal use only.
Last Updated 2019-09-13
Minor Planet Electronic Circulars (MPECs)
Please use this form to search for MPECs.
Last Updated 2020-01-31
Requesting a New Observatory Code
Please use this link to view and test new observatory locations (using Google Maps API). Note at the moment the test page is for checking the location matches where you say your observatory is located. In future, we intend that this will turn into a submission request from users who wish to register an observatory with the MPC.
In the meantime, please follow this link to find information on how to currently obtain an observatory code.
In processing requests for new observatory codes, verifying the precise location of the observatory and evaluating the quality of test observations can be time-consuming. However, these steps are necessary to maintain the quality and integrity of the MPC data collection. The MPC endeavors to process all requests as time permits. We prioritize requests from observatories that will submit large volumes of observations of reliable quality or that will submit crucial, high quality observations.
Last Updated 2019-12-16
Observation Disposition Search Page
Please use this link to view and test a new tool that will search our database for observations to determine whether they were received, processed, and their current statuses (published, pending, which object they were identified as, etc.). At present, this application will recognize only observations in 80-column format.
Last Updated 2019-12-11
NEO observations waiting for recovery MPEC
Please use this link to find information on new unpublished observations of NEOs and TNOs that are extending the arc from one opposition to multiple oppositions.
Last Updated 2021-10-27