A problem with Cassini

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Mariusz
2011-10-18
2013-07-28
  • Mariusz

    Mariusz - 2011-10-18

    I'm trying to run Cassini spacecraft. Unfortunately, the spacecraft appears on
    bad side of Saturn, additionally too close to it. I compared my results to
    pictures on: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/presentposition/. I'm using ephemeris generated for
    2011/10/17:

    name = CASSINI
    parent = Saturn
    radius = 0.0034
    albedo = 0.35
    lighting = true
    halo = false
    color = 1.0,0.9,0.8
    tex_map = cassini.png
    rot_periode = 24.0
    coord_func = comet_orbit
    orbit_TimeAtPericenter = 2455854.016683237627
    orbit_PericenterDistance = 1.313937118212946E-03
    orbit_Eccentricity = 8.505899707257258E-01
    orbit_ArgOfPericenter = 7.770967565932847E+01
    orbit_AscendingNode = 1.694674170088383E+02
    orbit_MeanAnomaly = 3.091446305276572E+02
    orbit_Period = 1.781534526019160E+01
    orbit_Inclination = 4.351472

    Anyone else tried to run Cassini?

     
  • Mariusz

    Mariusz - 2011-10-20

    OK, I changed Argument of Pericenter 120 degrees rigth and now the spaceship
    is in
    quite correct position in respect of Saturn.
    orbit_ArgOfPericenter = 3.177096756593285E+02

     
  • wildespace

    wildespace - 2013-07-28

    I hope the author or someone else will see this thread. How do I import Cassini into Stellarium? Please tell me step by step. Thanks.

     

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