Orbital Elements: xephem (E. Downey)This page lists links to orbital elements suitable for loading into xephem by E. Downey.
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The following sets of orbital elements are currently available:
- Observable comets
- Observable distant minor planets (including Centaurs and transneptunians)
- Observable unusual minor planets (including NEOs)
- Bright minor planets at opposition
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