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Does anyone have orbit data and know how to add it?
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Author:  Janus [ Fri, 27-10-17, 13:26 GMT ]
Post subject:  Does anyone have orbit data and know how to add it?

Apparently we had a visitor from out of town.
Came in from near Lyra, and is headed outward toward Pegasus.

https://www.space.com/38580-interstella ... stery.html

Just wondering of anyone has any orbit data and knows how to add it?

I am curios and would like to use celestia to visualize its path.
Not sure on date or data limitations since it is a one time occurrence.


Janus.

Author:  t00fri [ Fri, 27-10-17, 13:52 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Does anyone have orbit data and know how to add it?

Janus wrote:
https://www.space.com/38580-interstella ... stery.html
...
Just wondering of anyone has any orbit data and knows how to add it?
...
Janus.


Certainly, since a number of days, Guillermo Abramson and myself are working on dealing with the hyperbolic orbit (eccentricity > 1) and some bugs in the code. We have two threads open about A/2017 U1. Note the object was first misinterpreted as a comet (designated as C/2017 U1) and then very recently recognized and renamed as an asteroid (A/2017 U1).

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=918
and
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=919

You find links to the orbit data sources in there as well.

Fridger

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