Find Orb

Find Orb is a program that will calculate orbital elements from observations. It is developed and published by Bill Gray as part of Project Pluto.

I use Find Orb frequently to analyse the positional uncertainty of asteroids and to assess the quality of my observations. Here are some notes based on my understanding of Find Orb.

 

Find Orb Reference Guide

The Find Orb Reference Guide is an accumulation of my understanding of what Find Orb actually does.

Find Orb Reference Guide

Find Orb Usage

Using Find Orb explains how the program can be used in the context of asteroid tracking.

Using Find Orb

Find Orb sigma.txt

Sigma.txt is a set of "sigmas" for use with Find Orb and produced using the MPC's observatory performance statistics.

sigma.txt

 

 

 

 


Tony Evans 2004-2013

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