Heavens Above Nixes Comet Magnitude Algorithm

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Christopher K.
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Heavens Above Nixes Comet Magnitude Algorithm

Post by Christopher K. » July 7th, 2012, 1:26 pm

Chris Peet at Heavens Above is stating the old algorithm used for estimating comet magnitudes was inaccurate enough to jettison. From this time, Heavens Above will simply post the magnitude estimates (down to magnitude 14) of comets sent into the Minor Planet Center.

The announcement:
http://www.heavens-above.com/CometsUpdate.aspx

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