Database of Asteroid Models from Inversion Techniques – more about DAMIT


Project ‒ About

What is DAMIT?

DAMIT (pronounced /ˈdæmɪt/ or /ˈdʌmɪt/; abbreviation of Database of Asteroid Models from Inversion Techniques) is a database of three-dimensional models of asteroids that were computed using inversion techniques. The database and its web interface is operated by The Astronomical Institute of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

A paper describing DAMIT has been published by Ďurech et al. (2010), DAMIT: a database of asteroid models, A&A, 513, A46, ADS: 2010A&A...513A..46D, preprint (PDF 1.4 MiB).

Any comments, questions and/or suggestions are welcome at durech@sirrah.troja.mff.cuni.cz (Josef Ďurech, administrator).

Technical details

Project name: Database of Asteroid Models from Inversion Techniques (DAMIT, pronounced /ˈdæmɪt/ or /ˈdʌmɪt/)

Web address: http://astro.troja.mff.cuni.cz/projects/asteroids3D

Software environment:

  • Apache (Apache HTTP Server) – a web server serving DAMIT's web interface; website: http://httpd.apache.org/.
  • PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) – a scripting language used for constructing the HTML output of DAMIT's web interface; website: http://www.php.net/.
  • MySQL (My–Structured Query Language) – a database system, the core of DAMIT; website: http://www.mysql.com/.

This web interface has been inspired by Wikipedia and uses some of its graphics.