Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Keplerian Ellipse Apsides Needed For Calculating Positions

  I tried using the apsides from MICA's 2017 positions for the Earth to calculate positions on the Keplerian ellipse but got a 0.02 radian difference between the curves for MICA's radii and the ellipse radii. Using apsides based on the fit brought both curves together.

These angular separation between these two apsides was very close to π as it should be.

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