The group of ASTROSOFT’s designers
The group was created March 1, 2009 and is working on the astrosoft’s elaboration, scientific articles and thesis in its members’ spare (from their full-time jobs) time.
The first project carried on by the group yielded the first (on the territory of CIS) automatic discovery of an asteroid (May 2010), done by observers from Andrushevsk astronomical observatory (Kiev, founder and manager Yurii Ivashchenko). 35 asteroids have been discovered despite the bad astronomic weather within this observatory (April 12, 2011) using the present software. Observers stated that using the software, they had neither irritability nor insomnia after the work.
The software is under continual refinement. For the end of 2010 the present software was used by 3 CIS observatories.
Since November 27, 2010 СoLiTec (СLT) has been successfully used by Russian remotely ISON-NM observatory (Mayhill, New Mexico, USA) within its project dedicated to the observation and cataloging of space debris ISON (International Scientific Optical Network), managed by Igor Molotov. More than 1000 asteroids have been discovered in this observatory using the present software (dedication to the 50th anniversary of the first human’s flight in space April 12, 2011)
December 10, 2010 – Leonid Elenin (Russian astronomer, scientific associate of Keldysh Institute of applied mathematics, ISON-NM leading asteroids’ observer) discovered the comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) using СoLiTec. That was the first discovery made by a Russian astronomer for the last 20 years. The Comet Elenin is moving in ecliptic plane and in October 2011 will be so close to the Earth that it will be for some time visible to the naked eye. As a result the Comet Elenin was widely discussed in the international media.
By the end of 2011 the present astrosoft will be able to discover asteroids approaching the Earth, new stars and supernovas; automatically define tracks of satellites and meteors.
By 21.12.2012 we plan the following: development of the complete version of astrosoft for minor astronomy, considering wishes of amateur astronomers; participation in creation of software for Ukrainian, European and other professional and amateur observatories (access to the complete astrodata through the Internet; methods of this data processing and possibility to discover celestial objects with nonzero apparent motion); creation of the original astrosoft for processing data of known and promising space observatories.
Savanevich Vadim. Professor of computer engineering department of Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics. Doctor of technical sciences, professor. (thesis on “ Models and methods of data processing while detecting and estimating the trajectory parameters of a compact group of small-sized space objects.” – defended in 2006, speciality 01.05.02 « mathematical modelling and computation methods ».); leading designer of computing algorithm of the software; administrator of The Software of Automatic Detection of Asteroids’ project.
Bryukhovetskiy Alexander – engineer on the station of the National Space Facilities Control and Testing Center (Evpatoria, Ukraine); leading designer of software code; observer.
Kozhukhov Alexander – engineer on the station of the National Space Facilities Control and Testing Center (Evpatoria, Ukraine), designer of computing algorithm and project documentation, researcher.
Dikov Eugen– professional programmer and astronomer; leading programmer of 3Recearch and Design Institute of Micrography (Kharkiv); designer of all programming parts of software code; of web application and frames’ viewer; took part in the development of matching module.
Vlasenko Vladimir – engineer in the group of the National Space Facilities Control and Testing Center (Evpatoria, Ukraine); designer of frames’ correction software.
Gerasimenko Oleg – student of KhNURE, php-programmer.
Annenkov Alexander – engineer, researcher, teacher of Computer Science at the Zaporizhzhya Institute of Economics and Information Technologies.
Bezkrovniy Michail – programmer, researcher, teacher at the Zaporizhzhya Institute of Economics and Information Technologies.