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Computer languages C  +
Full description 'Nightfall' simulates eclipsing binary sta'Nightfall' simulates eclipsing binary stars and produces animated views, synthetic lightcurves, radial velocity curves, and eventually determine the best-fit model for a given set of observational data of an eclipsing binary star system. It takes into account the non-spherical shape of close binary stars, mutual reflection, and some other effects. It comes with documentation, on-line help, and observational data of real binary stars. The program supports but does not require the Gnome desktop. 'Nightfall' can handle the following configurations: overcontact (common envelope) systems, eccentric (non-circular) orbits, surface spots and asynchroneous rotation (stars rotating slower or faster than the orbital period), and the possible existence of a third star in the system ('third light'). third star in the system ('third light').
Homepage URL http://www.lsw.uni-heidelberg.de/~rwichman/Nightfall.html  +
Interface x-window-system  +
Is GNU false  +
Keywords astronomy  + , simulation  + , binary  + , stars  + , nightfall  + , orbit  + , rotation  +
Last review by Janet Casey +
Last review date 22 January 2008  +
License GPLv2orlater +
License verified by Janet Casey  +
License verified date 27 August 2002  +
Name Nightfall  +
Prerequisite description GTK+ 1.0.4 or later  + , OpenGL *or* MesaGL  + , gtkglarea (both for OpenGL support)  + , Gnome  + , gnuplot  +
Prerequisite kind Required to use  + , Weak prerequisite  +
Real name Rainer Wichmann  + , See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list  +
Related projects Hitchhiker 2000 + , Celestia + , Spacechart +
Resource URL http://www.la-samhna.de/contact.html  + , mailto:nightfall-l@seul.org  + , mailto:support@la-samhna.de  +
Resource audience Bug Tracking  + , Developer  + , Help  + , Support  +
Resource kind VCS Repository Webview  + , E-mail  +
Revisionid 6,010  +
Revisiontimestamp 12 April 2011 10:00:03  +
Revisionuser User:WikiSysop +
Role Maintainer  + , Contributor  +
Science astronomy  +
Short description Simulate eclipsing binary stars  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
Use science  +
User level none  +
Version comment 1.42 stable released 2004-06-30
Version date 30 June 2004  +
Version download http://www.lsw.uni-heidelberg.de/~rwichman/nightfall-1.42.tar.gz  +
Version identifier 1.42  +
Version status stable  +
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