This article was previously published under the article number 1008.
I want to obtain the most recent orbital element data for a comets, minor planets(asteroids) or satellites.
TheSky6 allows you to easily download comet, minor planet and satellite data fromthe web. Or, you can visit the appropriate web site to download the data yourself.
From TheSky6, click Data | Comets and Minor Planets.
Click the Comet tab.
Click Observable in the From the Web group to list comets that are currentlyobservable. (Requires Internet connection.)
Select the desired comets from the list and click OK.
TheSky6 now displays these comets using the latest orbital element data. Search TheSky6 Help for "Comet Orbital Elements" for further details.Comet Web Site: Ephemerides and Orbital Elements Web Site
Click the Minor Planets tab.
Click either Distant, Critical or Unusual in the From the Web group tolist these minor planets. (Requires Internet connection.)
Select the desired minor planets from the list and click OK.
Minor Planet Web Site: Asteroid Observing Services Web Site
TheSky6 will now display the updated TLE's for these satellites.Search TheSky6 Help for "Satellite TLE" for further details.
Satellite TLE Web Site: T.S. Kelso's Web Site
Found in: TheSky6 Serious Astronomer and Professional Editions.
TheSky6, all Editions
Last Reviewed: 11/24/2004
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