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This program schedules what comet you should observe at each time from the sunset of the inputted day through the sunrise of the next day. You can set not only the date or location data, long., lat. and time zone, but also the limit of magnitude to see and how long it takes to observe one comet. You can restrict the observing time.

The orbital elements are the latest ones provided by Kenji Muraoka. The magnitude parameters are the latest values calculated by Seiichi Yoshida.

The scheduler runs on a neural network. It considers such conditions as the magnitude and altitude of each comet, the evening and morning glow, and the moonlight. It works to find a solution that indicates much more comets can be observed. You can command it to ignore the influence of the moonlight, or to select brighter comets preferentially.

This program views the time of sunrise and sunset, the beginning of morning glow and the end of evening glow, the time of moon rise and set, the moon phase, and the change of altitude at each time of each comet. You can see the best time of a comet to see, the busy time with many comets being observable at the same time, and so on.


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Copyright(C) Seiichi Yoshida (comet@aerith.net). All rights reserved.
Tue Apr 15 03:17:05 JST 1997