Dear observers of asteroids and satellites!
The CoLiTec team has developed the Lemur software, which is able to detect the moving space objects (asteroids/satellites) in a series of astronomical frames. We hope that an automation level of the image processing we offer will allow you to reduce the time for routine processing operations and concentrate on the question of “where to look” and not “how to process” – at least that was our goal.
Who would benefit from the Lemur software especially? If you are engaged in asteroid or satellite surveys on a regular basis and receive large volumes of astronomical frames that need to be processed quickly, the Lemur software can solve this problem in an automated mode.
Lemur’s main features (more details on Features page):
search for the new frames in specified folders – the data are sent for processing as soon as the telescope has formed these frames
brightness equalization of frames with a built-in filter – dark/flat frames are not needed
detection and estimation of parameters of any types of images in a frame (dashes/dots) at the low signal-to-noise ratios
astrometric and photometric reduction of frames
detection of the moving asteroids or satellites
identification of the detected asteroids or satellites with the MPC or NORAD catalogs
visual control of the detected objects, creation of reports
We have prepared a small demo server where you can try to process your frames. Such demo server has a restriction on the amount of processed data – no more than 500 frames per day from one user. Also, a set of test series (asteroid and satellite) has also been prepared, on which you can check and try the entire processing process.
How to use the Lemur service:
download the Lemur client (see Download page)
download the test series of frames (see Demo page)
read the user guide (see Download page)
If you are interested in the Lemur software, we can:
install Lemur on your server
take into account the peculiarities of your data
integrate Lemur into your processing pipeline