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Message started by Tony on 02/06/06 at 22:46:04

Title: A few new simulations
Post by Tony on 02/06/06 at 22:46:04

Check the Simulations link for a few new simulations.  Included are two Pluto simulations.  The first shows the Plutonian system, with 3 moons.  The orbits of the 2 newly-discovered moons are my best guess of their orbits based on the limited data available.  The 2nd shows its 3:2 resonance with Neptune.

There's also a Triton simulation.  It's taken from fullsystem.gsim.  The objects irrelevant to Neptune are deleted to speed things up.  It shows Triton orbiting Neptune in retrograde fashion.

Title: Re: A few new simulations
Post by frank kestens on 02/07/06 at 12:07:21

Hallo Tony ,

thanks for the new simulations . a lot of people will know what to do at evening :-) .

I have one general question : it is possible to fix a point , fi a planet to which the simulation "looks " , but I wonder how one can determine the direction of the view , in other words : can one determine the fixed point FROM where one is looking TOWARDS ...

Fi . one could look to neptune from the sun , or from the earth , or ...from ... Can one determine this ?

Kind Regards
Frank - Belgium

Title: Re: A few new simulations
Post by Tony on 02/07/06 at 12:39:43

At this time, it's not possible to do that.  I may incorporate more control over perspective views in the future.

For now, if the scroll bar on the right of the screen is all the way up, you are viewing from an infinite perspective looking down on the ecliptic plane.  If the scroll bar is centered, you are viewing from an infinite perspective in the plane of the ecliptic.  The vernal equinox is in the left direction.

Title: Re: A few new simulations
Post by Tony on 02/07/06 at 16:43:57

I've uploaded 1 more.  It simulates the orbit of the Spitzer Space Telescope.  Spitzer is in a horseshoe orbit.

Title: Re: A few new simulations
Post by Tony on 02/22/06 at 21:26:23

New upload today: The Milky Way's central black hole.  

This is cool because once I got my hands on the orbital elements of the 7 stars with measured proper motion around this black hole, Gravity Simulator traced an identical plot to the one included in The Astrophysical Journal's article "Stellar Orbits Around the Galactic Center Black Hole".

My cat is mesmerized by the dots with the trails turned off and time step pumped up a little.

Title: Re: A few new simulations
Post by Tony on 07/20/06 at 20:39:29

Asteroid 2006 BQ6 will pass close to Earth on July 29, 2006.  

http://orbitsimulator.com/gravity/articles/2006BQ6.html

Title: Re: A few new simulations
Post by Tony on 08/22/06 at 19:13:56

http://www.orbitsimulator.com/gravity/articles/joviansystem.html

A simulation of Jupiter's 62 moons



http://www.orbitsimulator.com/gravity/articles/ceres.html

A simulation of the 4 largest asteroids.

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