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RE: Sun Kepelerians..



> Your question about Keps for the Sun intrigued me. Now, I'm 
> no expert but I
> believe Keplarian Elements only define orbits for bodies 
> traveling around
> the earth.  It has been pretty well proven that the Sun 
> doesn't [hi hi]. I
> checked my Nova software and the "Keps" listed for the Sun 
> are all zero [out
> to 7 or 8 places!] except Mean Motion which shows "1.00000000".

Hm m, you're getting your replies mixed up, but I answered someone else's
post... You can simulate the Sun as a satellite.   The distance calcs will
be out, but the keps will be perfectly good for antenna pointing. :)

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