Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-222
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
2015
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the Minor Planet Center (MPC) website as it existed on November 30, 2015. The Minor Planet Center operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, under the auspices of Division X2 of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The Minor Planet Center is the single worldwide location for receipt and distribution of positional measurements of minor planets, comets, and outer irregular natural satellites of the major planets. The website provides information about services provided to observers and about available publications and software. It also includes technical information and other documentation. Observational data is not included in this accession.
The website also includes two blogs, "The Daily Minor Planet" and the "Near-Earth Object Confirmation Page Blog," which were crawled separately on the same day. Due to technical issues, only the first page of each blog was captured.
Materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-222, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Website Records

Keywords
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Minor Planet Center (Cambridge, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Near-Earth Object Confirmation Page Blog Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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