Comet Machholz...

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2004-12-20
2012-10-09
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Hi guys..

    I'm just wondering if there is a possibility to get in data for tracking the Machholz comet ?? Have anyone done that already ??
    /Markku

    Thank you for a wonderful starmap.

     
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Add this line to the bottom of your messier.fab file:

      9999 00 04 17.4 -10 -27 4.8 5.0 0 Machholz C2004Q2 No_Photo

      This is the ephemeride for today (12/20/2004)

      I don't think the program will calculate the changing position of the comet automatically but you could update the ephemeride daily from this web site to plot the current position:

      http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/Ephemerides/Comets/2004Q2.html

      Steve
      Oklahoma City, OK, USA

       
    • Silveradogold

      Silveradogold - 2004-12-21

      Comet_Machholz Charting Add On

      Hi Folks, you might want to take this and run with it.
      This works well on my Pitiful Pentium III, running with Windows ME.
      Now realize this just makes it possible to chart Comet Machholtz,
      not actively track it. You would have to change and match the data
      yourself.
      Just put this in the Messier.fab at the end.

      9991 00 04 17.4 -10 -20 4.7 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_12/21 m9999 Photo_Credit
      9992 00 04 06.0 -02 -31 4.5 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_12/26 m9999 Photo_Credit
      9993 00 03 54.0 +06 +51 4.3 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_12/31 m9999 Photo_Credit
      9994 00 03 47.0 +13 +02 4.2 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/03 m9999 Photo_Credit
      9995 00 03 40.0 +19 +27 4.1 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/06 m9999 Photo_Credit
      9996 00 03 33.0 +25 +51 4.1 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/09 m9999 Photo_Credit
      9997 00 03 26.0 +32 +05 4.1 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/12 m9999 Photo_Credit
      9998 00 03 20.0 +37 +58 4.2 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/15 m9999 Photo_Credit
      9999 00 03 10.0 +46 +47 4.3 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/20 m9999 Photo_Credit

       
      • Silveradogold

        Silveradogold - 2004-12-21

        Comet_Machholz Charting Add On

        Hi Folks, you might want to take this and run with it.
        This works well on my Pitiful Pentium III, running with Windows ME.
        Now realize this just makes it possible to chart Comet Machholtz,
        not actively track it. You would have to change and match the data
        yourself.
        Just put this in the Messier.fab at the end.

        9991 00 04 17.4 -10 -20 4.7 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_12/21 m9999 Photo_Credit
        9992 00 04 06.0 -02 -31 4.5 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_12/26 m9999 Photo_Credit
        9993 00 03 54.0 +06 +51 4.3 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_12/31 m9999 Photo_Credit
        9994 00 03 47.0 +13 +02 4.2 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/03 m9999 Photo_Credit
        9995 00 03 40.0 +19 +27 4.1 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/06 m9999 Photo_Credit
        9996 00 03 33.0 +25 +51 4.1 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/09 m9999 Photo_Credit
        9997 00 03 26.0 +32 +05 4.1 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/12 m9999 Photo_Credit
        9998 00 03 20.0 +37 +58 4.2 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/15 m9999 Photo_Credit
        9999 00 03 10.0 +46 +47 4.3 5.0 0 Comet_Machholz_C2004Q2_01/20 m9999 Photo_Credit

        By the way, Thank you Steve,Oklahoma City, a wonderful idea! I owe the credit to you.
        Thank you, Silveradogold

         
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Hi there..

      Thank you very much for the tip.. :) A little pity that there is no calculation for objects but I can live with it.

      /Markku

       
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Thanks for the tip, and thanks to the developers for a wonderful program.

      The enhancement I'd most like to see is the ability to track the position of comets and man-made satellites in real-time.

      Julian Moss

       
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      im just curious, how the code its form, so i can update it with this page that was given http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/Ephemerides/Comets/2004Q2.html

       
      • Silveradogold

        Silveradogold - 2005-01-10

        I will tackle this problem soon. It should be possible but there may be special problems that I might not have the ability to solve. I am not a programmer, just a tinkerer with a little astronomy knowledge.
        Still it's an honor and fun to contribute to such an awesome project.

        Clear Skies --- Silveradogold

         
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      How find this object messier in the sky? whit P not appears

       


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