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Orbital elements
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The orbital elements of an object can be manually input as a user defined object in most planetarium software, or used with dedicated software such as Orbfit

ElementDescriptionUnits 
TTTerrestrial Time Julian Ephemeris Date
Mmean anomalydegrees
nmean motiondeg/day
asemi-major axisau
eeccentricity 
Porbital periodsidereal years
periargument of periheliondegrees
Nodelongitude of the ascending nodedegrees
Incl.inclinationdegrees
H absolute magnitude (magnitude 1AU from Sun/observer) mag
GSlope parameter (apparent increase in reflectivity at opposition) 
UOrbital Uncertainty 
Earth MOIDMinimum Orbit Intersection Distanceau
Qaphelion distanceau
PHAPotentially Hazardous Asteroid 
qperihelion distanceau

 



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RE: OrbFit
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OrbFit version 4.0 is now available

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OrbFit version 3.3.2 has been released, (written in Fortran90 for UNIX). The new version can now compute the Arc Type.
Click on the "Attributable" menu in the program.

The program for other operating systems are also available.

http://newton.dm.unipi.it/orbfit/

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