Unidentified subject!

Craig Cholar (3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL)
Wed, 21 Jan 98 15:16:41 PST

David Dunhame wrote:
>...  You can generate your own topocentric ephemeris
>of NEAR at the "topocentric ephemeris for NEAR flyby" item that is
>available at the I.A.U. Minor Planet Center's Web site:
>
>http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/cfa/ps/mpc.html

The specific page for the NEAR flyby is:
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/special/NEARFlyby.html

It's nice to be able to generate custom NEAR predictions without
having to download any programs, but be aware that when using
the above site that the calculated azimuth values may not be
what some of us expect. For example, my NEAR glint should be
at about azimuth 303, but the web site above calculated an
azimuth of 123, a difference of 180 degrees.  It seems to be
using 0 for South, 90 for West, 180 for North, 270 for East.

 Craig Cholar    3432P@VM1.CC.NPS.NAVY.MIL
 Marina, California
 36 41 10.3N,  121 48 17.9W    (36.6862, -121.8050)      UTC -8