WAMO Viewer is
designed to make submitting data to the Minor Planet Center's (MPC)
'Where Are My Observations?' (WAMO) web service more flexible and to
make the results from WAMO easier to analyse.
The MPC's 'Where Are My Observations?' web service allows the observer
to find out what has happened to astrometry submitted to the Minor
Planet Center and if appropriate, provides a reference to the
publication it has appeared in.
Text entered into the Input area of the WAMO Viewer is sent to the MPC's
'Where Are My Observations?' (WAMO) web service. The response from the
web service is reformatted and displayed in the Output area where it can
be copied and pasted into e.g. a spreadsheet for further analysis.
The MPC WAMO web page requires input in one of three formats:
- Observation IDs as received in an acknowledgement
message from the MPC (e.g. MK73oI010000DZYs010000123), one per line,
with no other text.
- Astrometry in MPC1992 80-column format, exactly
as originally submitted.
- If you submitted astrometry in ADES format,
specifying the "trkSub" you used for your submission, and your "stn"
code, separated by a space with nothing else on the line.
The WAMO Viewer
takes input in the three formats specified by the MPC above, as well as:
- ADES format astrometry which can be pasted or
drag and dropped onto the input area of the Viewer. Before
submitting to the WAMO web service the ADES astrometry is
automatically converted to the 80-column format required by the
- MPC acknowledgement messages which can be pasted
or drag and dropped onto the input area of the viewer.
Acknowledgement messages contain Observation IDs and these are
automatically located and used to submit to the WAMO web service.
- Observation IDs can be entered with multiple
Observation IDs on a single line. These will be automatically split
onto separate lines before submitting to the WAMO web service.
The reformatted response from the WAMO web service is
placed in the output area with column headings and each field separated
from others using a configurable output separator, ready for pasting
into a spreadsheet.
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