6178 1986 DA

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the-isz
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6178 1986 DA

Post #1by the-isz » 03.04.2011, 19:18

Quick question (new to Celestia).

I looked through the add-ons, but didn't see one for asteroid 6178 1986 DA.
Can anyone tell me if this has been created? It's kind of an obscure one, but I'm on a writing project and am looking for data on where this asteroid will be located on a specific date.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: 6178 1986 DA

Post #2by Hungry4info » 03.04.2011, 19:42

If an add-on of the sort doesn't exist, it should be fairly easy to create one using data from the JPL Small Body Database.

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=6 ... ;cad=0#orb
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Re: 6178 1986 DA

Post #3by selden » 03.04.2011, 20:15

If you need help translating their orbital acronyms into Celestia's SSC keywords, a table showing the equivalents is available at http://www.lepp.cornell.edu/~seb/celest ... s.html#2.0
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Re: 6178 1986 DA

Post #4by the-isz » 03.04.2011, 20:37

I haven't worked with the add-on feature, but will give it a go.

Thanks!
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