To allow an observer to get ephemerides (utilizing the latest
published elements) and/or elements for an arbitrary set of (up to
100 at a time) minor planets or comets.
To allow an observer to check the current observability of an
arbitrary set of (up to 100 at a time) minor planets, then to get ephemerides
and/or elements for those deemed to be observable.
To allow an observer to prepare an HTML document that can be placed
on their own website, with the aim of encouraging others to perform
follow-up astrometry of their minor planet discoveries. Of course,
this facility can also be used to generate a page for any arbitrary
set of minor planets.
Once a page has been placed on your site, you can forget about it.
You do not need to update the page as orbits are improved or as objects
are identified or numbered--this is all handled transparently by this
service. You need only modify the page as you discover new objects.
In either case, enter your list of desired objects in the text-area indicated.
By default, ephemerides will be returned. If you desire a HTML document
to be returned, check the appropriate box. Further options, specific to each
purpose are accessible further down this page.