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Access to new SkyBot from Aladin

Posted by Thomas Boch on 03 December 2009 10:03 CET

Aladin backend has been updated in order to be able to access the new version of the SkyBot service (SkyBot2), developped at IMCCE.
If you want to take advantage of this change, there is no need to update your Aladin software. You might have nevertheless to update the definitions of services Aladin is using : access the User preferences from the Edit menu, find the Registry site entry, and click Update.

Access to SkyBot from Aladin allows one to retrieve the list of available solar system objects (asteroids, planets and comets) for a given epoch and position on the sky.