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SB What's Observable

This tool provides a list of small-bodies only (asteroids and/or comets) which are optically observable from the specified location on the night of the specified date/time with the specified observing constraints satisfied.

Current Settings

Observation Time [change] :  2014-10-01 14:00 UT
Observer Location [change] :  Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood [673] ( 242°19'04.2''E, 34°22'53.4''N, 2285.0 m )
Observer Constraints [change] :  Mag. Limit=16, Zenith Dist. (max. deg.)=60, Require Mag. Param's.=yes, Max. Output=20
CAUTION: This tool uses two-body dynamics to propagate asteroid and comet positions from their orbit solution epoch to the requested observing time. For most asteroids, this approximate solution is reasonably accurate. However, for some asteroids and most comets, if the observation time is on the order of a few years or more from its orbital epoch, the error in the approximate position can be significant. Use our HORIZONS system to generate precise ephemerides to verify individual object results as necessary.

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