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A project log for How Far is Mars

A project to continually display the distance to every planet

Bill SmithBill Smith 10/25/2018 at 22:560 Comments

I've given up on making this in hardware and am developing a web page instead.

I have a Perl script to convert the data tables from VSOP87 ftp://ftp.imcce.fr/pub/ephem/planets/vsop87 and described in

The coefficient tables used by the website are derived from 
Planetary" class="redactor-linkify-object">http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1988A%26A...202..309B">Planetary theories in rectangular and spherical variables-VSOP 87 solutions by 
Pierre Bretagnon, Pierre, and Gérard Francou and published in
Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 202, Aug. 1988, p. 309-315. 

I've attached the VSOP87C tables converted to Javascript.

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