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Re: Sun/Moon keps



>Hi to the list,
>pse anybody can tell me where can i find the keplerians elements for the
>Sun and for the Moon?

The Moon's orbit doesn't really follow the Keplerian model very well, 
but it's possible to generate temporary elements that predict the 
Moon's orbit with reasonable accuracy for a limited period. At 
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftpsoft.html#pc-eme there's a DOS program 
called MoonKeps that can generate pseudo-Keplerian elements for the 
Moon. The documentation for that program also includes elements for 
the Sun.

Note that some tracking programs won't accept Sun or Moon elements 
because the parameters are way outside the normal range for 
artificial satellites.

73  -Paul
kb5mu@amsat.org
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