Database of Asteroid Models from Inversion Techniques – more about DAMIT

This version of DAMIT is now deprecated and will be completely switched off after 31 March 2020. The models contained here will not be updated after 31 October 2019. Please start using the new DAMIT version 3 available at https://astro.troja.mff.cuni.cz/projects/damit.


Download – Software

The source codes of lightcurve inversion routines together with brief manuals, example lightcurves, and the code for the direct problem are available. The code was developed by Mikko Kaasalainen in Fortran and converted to C by Josef Durech. There are two programs for lightcurve inversion: convexinv, that optimizes all parameters and uses spherical harmonics functions for shape representation, and conjgradinv, that optimizes only shape and uses directly facet areas as parameters – it should be used at the final stage of the inversion process for 'polishing' the final shape model. You can also compute synthetic lightcurves with lcgenerator.