NAME: kbompck PURPOSE: Pre-check and summary for MPC data submission for KBO/Centaur observations DESCRIPTION: Reads all the .ast files contained in the astrometry directory and sifts through the information therein. These are files that were generated previously by ASTCOL. It also needs to find a file that lists all the non-designated objects of concern (oblist.dat). These non-designated objects are assumed to be KBO/Centaur objects. Once all the observations are read in, EPHEM is used to get the orbital elements of all objects. Those objects with orbital elements indicative of KBO/Centaur objects are called out for special mention in the summary. After the list of interesting objects is generated, the observations of DESIGNATED KBO/Centaur objects are written to 'new_special_ted' in the current directory. Note that the previous contents of this file are deleted prior to saving the new file. This file has the same format as the special_ted file used at Lowell to include observations prior to MPC publication. Once the contents of the new file are checked and known to be good, it is usual to APPEND these observations to the end of the existing special_ted file. Again, remember that this file is not relevant for non-designated objects. Finally, please note that this program really doesn't do much other than summarize the observations. It is not perfect and often this information needs to be edited and/or reformatted before it's useful to forward to the Minor Planet Center along with the submitted data. CATEGORY: Astrometry CALLING SEQUENCE: kbompck INPUTS: None OPTIONAL INPUT PARAMETERS: KEYWORD INPUT PARAMETERS: ASTDIR - Directory where pending astrometry is located, default is /net/frakir/raid/buie/astrometry KBODIR - Directory where master list of objects of interest are located (file name is 'oblist.dat'). The default directory is /net/frakir/raid/buie/kbo. OUTPUTS: KEYWORD OUTPUT PARAMETERS: COMMON BLOCKS: SIDE EFFECTS: RESTRICTIONS: PROCEDURE: MODIFICATION HISTORY: Written by Marc W. Buie, Lowell Observatory, 2001/10/05 2001/11/01, MWB, added new category 2002/01/14, MWB, added ASTDIR and KBODIR keywords. 2003/10/01, MWB, converted my Delfile call to system file_delete routine 2004/02/09, MWB, changed defaults for ASTDIR and KBODIR 2004/9/21, MWB, removed obsolete call to Findfile 2004/10/27, MWB, fixed some output bugs 2005/05/25, MWB, changes to file handling in reponse to changes in ASTCOL and AST2TED for separating KBOs.