CARA Project

All about us and the project itself

Welcome to CARA Project website

CARA stands for Cometary ARchive for Afrho (previously named  Cometary Archive Amateur Astronomers).

Database general information

The database contains Afrho quantity data organized in a format suitable for an immediate analysis. The columns contain:

Afrho measures DB

We putted the Afrho measures DataBase off-line for maintenance reasons.
It will be on line as soon as possible.
We apologize for he inconvenience.

New CARA Project logo

As probably already noticed we have modified our logo to be "coherent" with the new designations ot the acronym CARA.
Thanks to Mauro Facchini, from Osservatorio Astronomico "G.Montanari" for design the new logo.


A release of the CARA database is on line containing a sample of data.
The numbers of measures and comet are displayed in the "Search Afrho Database" page.
Other data on recent and past comets are going to be entered.

Notice that available datas are provided "as is", by the observers or teams that made the measurements.


Giovanni Sostero

It is with much sadness that I share with you the loss of our friend Giovanni Sostero.

Comet 168P/Hergenrother outburst

Here you can find a preliminary Af[rho] plot of 168P/Hergenrother, referring to its recent outburst:

103P/Hergenrother outburst

Report of the annual meeting of UAI research sections on meteorites, asteroids and comets.

Hereafter a brief report of the annual meeting.

(clic picture to enalarge)

foto di gruppo

Afrho Databased available

The Afrho Database is now online.
It is browsable by authenticated users only.

We are going to implements the export filters; at the moment we can export as CSV file the data displayed by the query.
Feel free to contact me to notice me errors and/or implementation as well as help requests (just use the contact module and write to webmaster).

the admin

Documentation section updated

Hello everybody
we've just update the Documentation as well as the Software page including more files.

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