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Re: Keps for Sun and Moon.



At 03:11 PM 9/1/98 -1000, Hans P. Scheller wrote:
>Does anyone have or knows where to get the keps
>for the sun and the moon ??? They would be greatly
>appreciated, especially in NASA format.
>73 de Peter,  NH6VB.

Keplerian elements for the Moon have to be regenerated
now and then, since the Moon doesn't actually follow the
kind of orbit modelled by satellite tracking programs.  So
what you need is a program to generate Moon keps on
demand.  A program like that (for DOS) is available in the
AMSAT archives at
ftp://ftp.amsat.org/amsat/software/PC/tracking/moonkeps.zip

That zip file also includes elements for the Sun.

73  -Paul
kb5mu@amsat.org


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