Observatory Code

When the program is first run it requires a Minor Planet Center observatory code to be entered. Enter your 3-character observatory code, or the code of a nearby observatory into Obs code in the toolstrip, highlighted here:

The code is validated against a list of the Minor Planet Center's observatory codes loaded during the installation of the program. If the code is not found then the latest list of codes from the Minor Planet Center will be automatically downloaded if an internet connection is available and retained for subsequent use.

The current list of observatory codes from the Minor Planet Center can be viewed at: https://minorplanetcenter.net/iau/lists/ObsCodesF.html

Initial settings required to integrate with other applications

See Astrometrica integration, Find_Orb integration and GoogleSky integration for details and see Settings for general information on changing program settings.

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