C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)

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2011-06-14
2013-03-19
  • Augusto D'Angelo

    Someone could give me the comet's orbital parameters C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) for
    stellarium? thanks!

     
    • Anonymous - 2013-01-14

      Hello Augusto, i'm nem here, but i was searching the same thing that you were. As some guys give the parameters, were i put it? i never install new parameters in my Stellarium before. I know i'm a noob here, but could you help me?

       
    • Anonymous - 2013-03-10

      I found the parameters given on the Stellarium web site are not accurate. The following seem to be pretty close. They are given at http://mpcapp1.cfa.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/returnprepeph.cgi?d=c&o=CK11L040

      name = PANSTARRS
      parent = Sun
      radius = 10
      oblateness = 0.0
      halo = true
      color = 1.0,1.0,1.0
      tex_halo = star16x16.png
      tex_map = nomap.png
      coord_func = comet_orbit
      orbit_TimeAtPericenter = 2456360.5
      orbit_PericenterDistance = .3015433
      orbit_Eccentricity = 1.0000127
      orbit_ArgOfPericenter = 333.6516
      orbit_AscendingNode = 65.66583
      orbit_Inclination = 84.20692
      lighting = false
      albedo = 1
      orbit_visualization_period = 365.25

       
  • Kird

    Kird - 2011-06-14

    name = C/2011 L4

    parent = Sun

    radius = 10

    oblateness = 0.0

    halo = true

    color = 1.0,1.0,1.0

    tex_halo = star16x16.png

    tex_map = nomap.png

    coord_func = comet_orbit

    orbit_TimeAtPericenter = 2456329.3937

    urbit_PericenterDistance = 0.337628

    orbit_Eccentricity = 1.0

    orbit_ArgOfPericenter = 331.2931

    orbit_AscendingNode = 67.5247

    orbit_Inclination = 59.95487

    lighting = false

    albedo = 1

    orbit_visualization_period = 365.25

     
  • Augusto D'Angelo

    thank you very much!

     
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-07

    PANSTARRS]
    name = C/2012 L1 (PANSTARRS)
    parent = Sun
    radius = 10
    oblateness = 0.0
    halo = true
    color = 1.0,1.0,1.0
    tex_halo = star16x16.png
    tex_map = nomap.png
    coord_func = comet_orbit
    orbit_TimeAtPericenter = 2456329.3937
    orbit_PericenterDistance = .337628
    orbit_Eccentricity = 1.0
    orbit_ArgOfPericenter = 331.2931
    orbit_AscendingNode = 67.5247
    orbit_Inclination = 59.95487
    lighting = false
    albedo = 1
    orbit_visualization_period = 365.25

     
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-19

    I'm new as well, where do you enter this information?

    Thanks chich

     
    • Anonymous - 2013-03-04

      I found this on YouTube. Looks a lot easier than entering it yourself. You just have to know that PanSTAARS is C/2011 L4 and ISON is C/2012 S1
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJOjSlVRD-c

       
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-26

    izit something wrong with the parameters?
    i get a different path for it...

     
  • Anonymous - 2013-03-04

    Why don't you just install the Solar System Editor plugin?

    Config Window -> Plugins -> Solar System Editor

    Then just import C/2011 L4 from the list of comets...

     
    • Anonymous - 2013-03-16

      I could not see a list of comets inn the Solar System Editor, only a list of Solar System Objects. There is only one comet shown, C/2007 P1 McNaught.
      Am I looking in the right place?

      Thanks

       
      • Alexander Wolf

        Alexander Wolf - 2013-03-16

        You are use or very old Stellarium or don't have direct connection to Internet.

         
  • barrykgerdes

    barrykgerdes - 2013-03-04

    Comet C/2011 L4 is going to be at perihelion on Saturday so it is changing its apparent position quite quickly.

    The latest Coords from MPC configured for Stellarium are.

    [C/2011 L4]
    parent = Sun
    name = C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS
    lighting = false
    tex_map = nomap.png
    color = 1.0, 1.0, 1.0
    radius = 1
    oblateness = 0.0
    halo = true
    albedo = 0.04
    coord_func = comet_orbit
    orbit_TimeAtPericenter = 2456361.669
    orbit_PericenterDistance = 0.301543
    orbit_Eccentricity = 1.000031
    orbit_Inclination = 84.2072
    orbit_ArgOfPericenter = 333.6516
    orbit_AscendingNode = 65.6659
    slope_parameter = 10.0
    absolute_magnitude = 5.5

    I have modified my comet finder program to now printout any comet that is in the Database in a form suitable for insertion into the Stellarium ssystem.ini file

    http://barry.sarcasmogerdes.com/qb64/cometfinder.zip

    Barry

     
  • Anonymous - 2013-03-05

    I have stellarium running, and comets ISON and C/2011 L4 (panstarrs) are in my ssystem.ini. Will they show up in my display with a label?

     
  • barrykgerdes

    barrykgerdes - 2013-03-05

    The label won't show until you zoom in

    Barry

     
  • Anonymous - 2013-03-07

    You can either use the search function F3 to get to the comets

    OR

    If you want to see the labels without zooming in:
    In settings check the box for "show planet markers" and go full throttle on the "slider for planets"

     
  • Anonymous - 2013-03-10

    You can import directly from stellarium setup...
    Open stellarium,
    Click on "configuration window" - f2
    Then "plugins"
    "Solar System Editor"
    "Configure"
    "Solar System" tab
    "import orbital elements in MPC format"
    Click "comets button"
    And from drop down select "MOC's list of observable comets" and click "download"

    Alernatively click "online search" and enter the full correct name of the comet "C/2011 L4 Panstarrs" and it will find just that comet and you can download that and add it to the data base.

    Bye
    kArLaNdeR from Italy

     
  • Anonymous - 2013-03-14

    Thanks for that!!

     


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