Method of Gauss input format

Full details on the Orbit Determination (OD) Code and Report to come later this week, but the beginning is always a good place to start. Here is the required format for your OD input file.

The input file should contain one line for every possibly usable night with the following info:

  • UT date/time at middle of observation (yyyy mm dd hh:mm:ss)
  • RA (hh mm ss.ss)
  • Dec (dd mm ss.s)
  • solar vector in x,y,z format, given to precision reported by JPL Horizons
  • earth velocity vector in x,y,z format, given to precision reported by JPL Horizons
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