The Spaceguard System is a
collection of observatories all around the world that are engaged in Near Earth
Object (NEO) observations. At this time these observatories are all ground-based.
A few of these centers are conducting "discovery" programs, while others are
mainly involved in "follow-up" observations.
It is the purpose of the Spaceguard Central Node to provide
these observatories with services that may result useful in optimizing the level of
international coordination for follow-up of NEOs.
The participation of observatories to the services offered by the SCN
is on a volouteer basis. All information contained here is available to the visitors only
upon explicit consensus of the originators.
The body of the Spaceguard System
consists of four subsections. The NEO Coordination System is the most
important of them:
NEO Coordination System:
it provides services for the international coordination of NEO follow-up observations.
These services are divided into two subsections: the Priority List and the
Menu of Opportunities. Please read the instructions
on how to use these services by browsing the NEO Coord. System
link on the left side of this page. - ACTIVE
for information on the current researches.
Includes information about the participating observatories,
their programs and observing schedule.
- TO BE UPDATED
Software Tools: contains a collection of
freeware software programs for observation, computation and data analysis.
- NOT ACTIVE
contains orbital and
observational databases, archives of images and lists of existing archives.