Asteroids and Comets Tool

This tool allows you to display positions and  trajectories of asteroids and comets deduced from their orbital elements. To get information about one of the commands in this tool, left click on it in the image below:

The Auto import button allows you to download automatically from the Internet orbital elements of observable comets and certain classes of asteroids. It is the fastest way to update the orbital elements loaded in C2A and it is advisable to use this tool first. Clicking the button invokes the following dialogue box:

The section How to display asteroids and comets explains step by step how to display positions and trajectories derived from orbital elements. The section How to declare orbital elements in a file provides the syntax to use in order to declare orbital elements for asteroids and comets in a text file.

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