The software informs owners of telescopes of their location to be covered by the shadow of an asteroid of some star other than our sun. I volunteering to stay up that night, and with good seeing conditions, reports on the exact (!) timing of the begin and end of the star's intensity drop are collected. That data gives information on the length of the asteroid, and when combined with additional observations from other locations, in analogy to how scanners take images from passing sheets of paper, it allows for computing the complete shape of the asteroid.
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