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HORIZONS Web-Interface
This tool provides a web-based limited interface to JPL's HORIZONS system which can be used to generate ephemerides for solar-system bodies. Full access to HORIZONS features is available via the primary telnet interface. HORIZONS system news shows recent changes and improvements. A web-interface tutorial is available to assist new users.

Current Settings

Ephemeris Type [change] :  OBSERVER
Target Body [change] :  Mars [499]
Observer Location [change] :  Geocentric [500]
Time Span [change] :  Start=2020-10-25, Stop=2020-11-24, Step=1 d
Table Settings [change] :  defaults
Display/Output [change] :  default (formatted HTML)

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Table Settings

Select observer quantities as a list of numbers:
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1.Astrometric RA & DEC        17.North Pole position angle & distance        33.Galactic longitude & latitude
* 2.Apparent RA & DEC        18.Heliocentric ecliptic lon. & lat.        34.Local apparent SOLAR time
3.Rates; RA & DEC        19.Heliocentric range & range-rate        35.Earth->obs. site light-time
* 4.Apparent AZ & EL        20.Observer range & range-rate        > 36.RA & DEC uncertainty
5.Rates; AZ & EL        21.One-way (down-leg) light-time        > 37.Plane-of-sky error ellipse
6.Satellite X & Y, pos. angle        22.Speed wrt Sun & observer        > 38.POS uncertainty (RSS)
7.Local apparent sidereal time        23.Sun-Observer-Target ELONG angle        > 39.Range & range-rate 3-sigmas
8.Airmass & extinction        24.Sun-Target-Observer ~PHASE angle        > 40.Doppler & delay 3-sigmas
9.Visual mag. & Surface Brght        25.Target-Observer-Moon angle/ Illum%        41.True anomaly angle
10.Illuminated fraction        26.Observer-Primary-Target angle        42.Local apparent hour angle
11.Defect of illumination        27.Sun-Target radial & -vel pos. angle        43.PHASE angle & bisector
12.Satellite angular separ/vis.        28.Orbit plane angle        44.Apparent longitude Sun (L_s)
13.Target angular diameter        29.Constellation ID        * 45.Inertial apparent RA & DEC
14.Observer sub-lon & sub-lat        30.Delta-T (TDB - UT)        46.Rate: Inertial RA & DEC
15.Sun sub-longitude & sub-latitude        * 31.Observer ecliptic lon. & lat.         
16.Sub-Sun position angle & distance        32.North pole RA & DEC         
Notes:
   *     affected by optional atmospheric refraction setting (below)
   >     statistical value that uses orbit covariance if available

Observer quantities are described in the HORIZONS documentation.

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Optional observer-table settings:

date/time format :  -- display date/time in year-month-day and/or Julian-day format  
time digits :  -- controls output precision of time  
angle format :  -- select RA/Dec output format  
output units :  -- units for most output quantities  
range units :  -- units for range-type quantities  
refraction model :  -- select atmospheric refraction model  
airmass cut-off :  -- suppress output when airmass is greater than limit [1 to 38]  
elevation cutoff :   (deg) -- suppress output when object elevation is less than limit [-90 to 90]  
solar elong. cut-off :   -  (deg) -- suppress output when solar elongation is outside (min,max) range [0 to 180, min to 180]  
hour angle cutoff :   (h) -- suppress output when the local hour angle (LHA) exceeds value [0 to 12]  
angular rate cutoff :   (arcsec/h) -- suppress output when the RA/Dec angular rate exceeds this value [0 to 100000]  
suppress range-rate :  -- suppress range-rate for range/range-rate output  
skip daylight :  -- suppress output during daylight  
extra precision :  -- output additional digits for RA/Dec quantities  
RTS flag :  -- output data only at target rise/transit/set (RTS)  
reference system :  -- reference frame for geometric and astrometric quantities  
CSV format :  -- output data in Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) format  
object page :  -- include object information/data page on output  

       
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