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Old 10-08-2019, 02:55 PM
The Stafford Cripps is offline
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So would he use the length of time between the 2 observations and the angle between them to first get a ballpark figure for the object's distance from the sun?

And then use that distance to work out plausible parabolic (ie non-orbital) curves? Would any other variables be required before you start comparing the hypothetical parabolas with the actual 3rd observations?