NEAR Prediction Program

JWHoltz (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 21:20:07 EST

I have written a short BASIC program that reads the "ground track" table from
the NEAR web site ( The program is very
simple: input your latitude, longitude and elevation, and it calculates the
R.A., Declination, elevation (altitude) and azimuth.

Although it is limited to the data in the ground track table (Jan 23, 0h UT -
15h UT) and doesn't calculated magnitudes (nor if NEAR is in sunlight or
shadow!), it may be better than nothing. E-mail me if you'd like a copy.

John Holtz