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'libnova' is a general purpose, double precision, celestial mechanics and astronomical calculation library. It can calculate aberration, nutation, apparent position, dynamical time, Julian day, precession, proper motion, sidereal time, solar coordinates (using VSOP87), coordinate transformations, planetary positions (Mercury - Neptune using VSOP87), planetary magnitude, illuminated disk and phase angle, lunar position (using ELP82), phase angle, elliptic motion of bodies (Asteroid + Comet positional and orbit data), asteroid + comet magnitudes, parabolic motion of bodies (comet positional data), orbit velocities and lengths, atmospheric refraction, rise/set/transit times, and semidiameters of the Sun, Moon, planets, and asteroids.


Download version 0.10.0 (beta)
released on 2 June 2004

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LGPLv2orlaterJanet Casey5 August 2003

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Liam Girdwood Maintainer

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Weak prerequisite doxygen (to build documentation)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 June 2004.


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