CSS Orbit View

Plot by Elements

Name:

Epoch:

a:

M:

e:

I:

Peri:

Node:

P:

q:

T:





Plot from File

MPC #:


NEOCP:


FILE:


Time

Change Time Speed:

Follow
Credit: CSS, D. Rankin
Date Options

Go To Date:


YYYY:

MM:

DD:



View Options

Inner Planets:

Outer Planets:

Asteroid Orbits:

Axes:

Names:

Scene:






Status

Welcome to the CSS Orbit View application.


Features:

Import objects directly from Minor Planet Center database files.
Easily share orbits with copy paste of a URL.
Time (rewind and fast forward) - jump to date.
Fully interactive interface, orbit, zoom.
Save out .PNG images.
Plot interstellar object 1I/Oumuamua by default.
Plot and animate hundreds asteroids or comets at once.
View uncertainty plots of objects on the NEOCP. Top 100 orbits.
Load elements from text file generated by FindOrb.
Explore orbit types by downloading this file: Orbit Types. Unzip and plot each class text file using the "Choose File/Browse" feature.


Load multiple objects - one object per line in txt file, comma separated as follows:
Object Name, JDT, a, M, e, I, Peri, Node, P (optional), q (optional), T (optional)


For comets where e > .98, q and T must be provided.