Report data to the Minor Planet Center (requires AIJ v3.1.0+)
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After performing Multi-Aperture (MA) photometry on a series of images, magnitude and/or astrometric data from the measurements table can be formatted by AIJ to submit to the Minor Planet Center. To report magnitude, follow the steps in the post below to create target star magnitudes based on reference star apparent magnitudes:
Re: Report data to the Minor Planet Center (requires AIJ v3.1.0+)
To create a Minor Planet Center formatted report, open the
measurements table in Multi-plot (MP) and select
Multi-plot_Main->File->'Create Minor Planet Center (MPC)
format...'. The setup panel below will open.
Select the Julian date column (usually JD_UTC), the RA and Dec
columns (Usually RA_Tn and DEC_Tn, where n is the aperture number
for the target being reported).
To report apparent magnitude as calculated by AIJ at each epoch,
select the appropriate magnitude column (usually Source_AMag_Tn) and
select the appropriate filter in the 'Filter' box about 1/3 of the
way down from the top of the panel.
To report a constant magnitude, select 'blank' for the JD UTC
column, enter the constant magnitude number in the "Fixed Magnitude"
box, and select the appropriate filter.
To report no magnitude data, select 'blank' for the filter.
When OK is clicked, a log panel will open with the formatted
results. Copy and paste the lines from the log panel into your MPC
submission email, or save the log data to a file to use the upload