Re: [guide-user] 45P in 3 different locations?

Woodchuk Feb 27, 2017

Pete

Go to:
http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/Ephemerides/EphemOrbEls.html

click on "Comets"
On page select "Orbital elements in form suitable etc,etc, etc"
On that page Select "Guide(Project Pluto)"
Right click on page and "Save as" to where you want it to go
Then alter name to "soft02cm.txt"

Voila

Larry Wood

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On 2017-02-27 12:30 PM, pecorp@... [guide-user] wrote:
> HI Bill,
>
>
> So the simple solution is to use the Guide 9 EXTRAS/ADD MPC
> COMETS&ASTEROIDS/DOWNLOAD UPDATED COMET DATA. This did fetch/update the
> Soft02cm.txt file you referred to as Soft02Cmt.txt in a current email to Ted.
> Is this text file what Guide uses directly as the comet data file?
>
>
> Just did that. Don't know where Guide will clue me that the orbital elements
> were published
> on MPEC 2017-C71. But Soft02cmt.txt is showing as being downloaded today.
>
>
> And I'm not sure what files we're dealing with or where Soft02cm.txt comes
> from. The MPC downloads do have a CometElx.txt that may be downloaded. Would
> one normally download this and rename it as a .dat file if the observatory
> network link were down and I had to carry data on a flash drive?
>
>
> Thanks for your patience Bill.
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>
> Pete
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