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Re: [skymap] Re: Planetary Series 96

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  • Mark Crossley
    ... and hope they don t find this group via Google :) ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 9 , Dec 5, 2012
      ... and hope they don't find this group via Google :)


      On 5 December 2012 08:55, bammgabriana <bamm@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > Thank you Chris!
      >
      > You just gave me an idea. I'll tell my students that this is an algorithm
      > for calculating planet positions and that the explanation is too
      > complicated for the course, hehe. :)
      >
      >
      > Bamm
      >
      > --- In skymap@yahoogroups.com, "Chris Marriott" <chris@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I'll be honest with you, Bamm - I don't understand it either! I just did
      > a
      > > line by line conversion of the FORTRAN sample code supplied with the
      > files
      > > into C++, and it worked. It's just a "black box" as far as I'm concerned.
      > >
      > > I have no idea about how one would go about converting the data from
      > DE402
      > > to 405, I'm afraid. Sorry.
      > >
      > > Chris
      > >
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: bammgabriana
      > > Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2012 1:52 AM
      > > To: skymap@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [skymap] Re: Planetary Series 96
      > >
      > > Hi Chris,
      > >
      > > Hmm, I don't seem to understand the code. But I'll do my best to
      > understand
      > > it step by step. I want to be able to teach this to my students, because
      > I
      > > know it is the most accurate method.
      > >
      > > Furthermore, I read that the PS96 method is based on DE402. Would it be
      > > possible to update the data based on DE405? Would this increase the
      > accuracy
      > > even more?
      > >
      > > Bamm
      > >
      >
      >
      >


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