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Software for automated asteroids and comets discoveries

CoLiTec the software for automated asteroids and comets discoveries with visual verification of received results. The world's only software that works reliably in the wide fields. The only program in the CIS and Baltic countries.


CoLiTec the only program in open access with automatic selection of objects with nonzero apparent motion. One of the best programs of the world in terms of accuracy of observations.



...has plugins detection of very slow and very fast objects. Also CoLiTec detects the optical afterglow of the gamma-ray bursts and in 2014 will be able to find supernovae.



...clearly presents the results of processing with the results viewer with a friendly user interface. Mobile version of the viewer is available. CoLiTec results can be controlled by any modern mobile phone or tablet.


Free download the most current version of the CoLiTec software. It's time for discoveries!

Free download brief manuals of the CoLiTec software.

Free download full documentation of the CoLiTec software.

OnLine Data Analysis System

Processing pipeline managed by OLDAS and allows for real-time data processing and assigns confirmation of the most interesting objects at the night of their preliminary discovery.



Modern viewer of obtained results with a user-friendly GUI. The viewer runs independently of the main program and it can be used for independent review of CoLiTec operation results .


Storage and access to all obtained images

Software allows to manage of archive, including searching for data by parameters (coordinates). Retrieve additional data via VizieR (SDSS v8 and 2MASS).


Mobile viewer of CoLiTec results

CoLiTec operation results can be monitored from anywhere in the world. All that is required is any modern smartphones, a tablet or laptops running on any OS platform.


  • Comet C/2010 X1 Elenin, 29/10/2011.

  • Comet C/2010 X1 Elenin, 29/10/2011.

  • Comet C/2012 S1 ISON, April 10, 2013.

  • Comet C/2012 S1 ISON, April 10, 2013.

  • Comet C/2012 S1 ISON, April 10, 2013.

  • Near Earth asteroid 2011 QY37.

  • Near Earth asteroid 2013 TB80.

  • Trojan asteroids of Jupiter.

CoLiTec discoveries

Trojan asteroids of Jupiter

Group of asteroids that are in the vicinity of the Lagrange points L4 and L5 of Jupiter in a 1:1 orbital resonance. These asteroids were named after characters in the Trojan War, described in the Iliad.

2010 XR32, 2010 XG21, 2010 VO138, 2010 VT36, 2011 QJ9, 2011 QQ47,
2011 QZ75, 2011 YD47, 2011 YA3, 2011 QB76, 2012 SC50, 2012 AF1,
2012 CF52, 2012 BB27, 2012 RZ4, 2012 RM6, 2012 SD3, 2012 SN9,
2013 BP2, 2013 UF9, 2013 VD


Small celestial body having a foggy view, orbiting the Sun in conic section with a very extended orbit. When a comet approaching the sun can form a long tail of gas and dust.

(MPEC 2010-X101)   C/2011 X1 (Elenin)
(MPEC 2011-O10)    P/2011 NO1(Elenin)
(MPEC 2012-S63)    C/2012 S1 ISON
(MPEC 2013-V45)    P/2013 V3 (Nevski)

Near Earth asteroids

Relatively small celestial body of the Solar System, orbiting the Sun. Asteroids are much lower on the mass and size of the planet, are irregular in shape, and have no atmosphere, although it and they can have satellites.

(MPEC 2011-Q51)    2011 QY37
(MPEC 2012-S16)    2012 RQ16
(MPEC 2013-T86 : 2013 TB80)    2013 TB80
(MPEC 2014-K23 : 2014 KH2)    2014 KH2


Class of small planets in the Solar System, moving between the orbits of Jupiter and Neptune. By May 2000, the family of centaurs were already about 15 members; all of them give the names of the mythical centaurs: Foul, Ness and other centaurs diameters of 100-300 km and they have a very dark surface.

2013 UL10

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"Since November 2010, the search processing surveys carried out using software package CoLiTec. Its use greatly increased the efficiency of observations and dramatically increased the number of discovered objects. In 2011 was commissioned system OLDAS, would allow for automatic processing of frames as they are received from the telescope, almost in real time. The program is constantly evolving and currently the main task is to increase efficiency and detection of fast and dim objects."

"Guys, today held the first small survey fully on the new software, as the observatory management and processing. CoLiTec software was worked without any problems, on 3 fields (on the Moon rose) 120 objects were found, 7 of them are new. Work satisfied, continue to refinement and tuning."
Igor Molotov, ISON

"Our observatory opened the hundredth asteroid! This is an ordinary main-belt asteroid, designated 2010 XU12. The asteroid was discovered by entering our "record" review on December 2nd , the entrance of which was discovered 139 new objects! And made ​​3196 measurements per night. Our survey program is going to a new level, completely replaced by automatic detection of moving objects. In this lunation a new program (CoLiTec software), developed by Ukrainian team of programmers, is run and adjusted. I am confident that the new year will bring us a lot of interesting discoveries!"

"…The Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (Russian Academy of Sciences) scientist Leonid Elenin discovered a new comet tenth day of December last year, the survey by analyzing frames taken from a remote-controlled telescope automated observatory ISON-NM. This non-governmental Observatory built by the project of the International Astronomical International Scientific Optical Network (ISON). It is located in the mountains of New Mexico (USA), at a height of more than two kilometers, the main mirror of its review of the telescope has a diameter of 455 mm. Frames were processed by the CoLiTec software, created by Ukrainian specialists to detect moving space objects - asteroids, comets and debris - debris rockets and satellites, randomly moving around the Earth. After mathematical frames processing Leonid manually checked to weed out the noise and identify the set of celestial bodies such objects of interest. During this test, L. Elenin discovered slightly blurred trail, not like the asteroid left, and concluded - a new comet was found…"
Sergii Trankovsky

"The first two asteroid in 2010 (WX3) and 2010 (WY), discoveried by the CoLiTec software on our ISON-NM observatory."
Igor Molotov, ISON

"On behalf of the ISON project and the ISON-NM observatory, congratulations with Happy New Year to all website readers! I wish you all happiness and good luck in the future, in 2011! I want to sum up the past year the main, more about this later - January 13, 2011 will celebrate six months of our survey program. During this time, discovered more than a hundred new objects, one of them is the astroid near-Earth (NEA) 2010 RN80, and the most important discovery is the first Russian comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin). In the Minor Planet Center (Minor Planet Center, MPC) sent tens of thousands of measurements on thousands of small bodies in the Solar System. At the beginning of the observatory used new CoLiTec software, in particular software package CLT for image processing and ACP + ACPS for effectively remote observatory management."

"Leonid opened his and our first comet. Hooray! Congratulations! Here it is on the pictures with the AZT-22 Maidanak. Comet was opened with help of CoLiTec software from Vadim Savanevich and his team!"
Igor Molotov, ISON

"Yes, without Igor it would not be a telescope and comet. Without Vadim Savanevich program it would not be a comet too. Well, thank you all of course (as in Oscars). Well, thank you, I still decided to finish last night such a success."
Leonid Elenin, ISON

"Congratulations to Igor Molotov, developers of the CoLiTec search program, Yura Ivashchenko, who supported these developments, and thanks Jure Kruglomu, who made ​​this night so happy for many!"
Tymur Kriachko, ISON