Re: hubble elset

Ed Cannon (ecannon@mail.utexas.edu)
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 03:19:28 -0500

wklsddcl@aol.com wrote on Sun, 29 Nov 1998, at about 17:37:45 
EST:
 
> Does anyone know elset's for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Jay Respler mentioned his VISUAL file of about 140 objects:  

   http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/visual.txt (elsets)
   http://www.satellite.eu.org/britelst.html (list)

For reference, for those who may not yet know, some other 
sources of elements for HST (and other bright visual sats) 
are:

(1) Rainer Kracht's "Top 50" (54 objects currently, a small 
    but inclusive list):

      http://home.t-online.de/home/R.Kracht/nhellesa (elsets)
      http://home.t-online.de/home/R.Kracht/top50.htm (list)

(2) of course -- the Molczan file (a comprehensive list of 
    about 1,300 objects of interest to many visual observers):

      http://www.fc.net/~mikem/ftp/molczan.zip (and many 
      other sites)

(3) OIG files (no classified objects):

      http://oig1.gsfc.nasa.gov/files/visible.tle (a file of 
      about 265 brighter objects -- but incomplete in that 
      it omits quite a few other bright ones; also sometimes 
      contains blank lines)

      http://oig1.gsfc.nasa.gov/files/interest.tle (a small 
      but *very* mixed bag of about 40 objects, including 
      some geosynchs, decayed objects, and blank lines)

There are numerous other files, of course.  Jay mentioned in a
different message about the elset links on the VSOHP page:

   http://www2.satellite.eu.org/getkeps.html  *and*
   http://www2.satellite.eu.org/tletools.html#two

Ed Cannon - ecannon@mail.utexas.edu - Austin, Texas, USA