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Asteroids@home - A BOINC distributed computing project for asteroid shape reconstruction

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015

Josef Durech, Josef Hanus, Radim Vanco
(Submitted on 27 Nov 2015)

We present the project Asteroids@home that uses distributed computing to solve the time-consuming inverse problem of shape reconstruction of asteroids. The project uses the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) framework to distribute, collect, and validate small computational units that are solved independently at individual computers of volunteers connected to the project. Shapes, rotational periods, and orientations of the spin axes of asteroids are reconstructed from their disk-integrated photometry by the lightcurve inversion method.

Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Journal reference: Astronomy and Computing 13 (2015) 80-84
DOI: 10.1016/j.ascom.2015.09.004
Cite as: arXiv:1511.08640 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1511.08640v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Josef ġurech
[v1] Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:14:23 GMT (183kb)
http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.08640

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